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Treatment Unit Clerk

Grade 07

New York State has approximately 65 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Mental Health, Office of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled. If you are viewing a trainee title, please note this number reflects the number of positions established at the journey level. Agencies may fill at the trainee level(s) or at the journey level based on employee qualifications. GOT-IT does not provide information on any job postings or job availability. For information on current job postings, please visit State Jobs NY. You may also visit specific New York State Agency websites for information about an agency and its job opportunities.

Career Ladder

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  1. Treatment Unit Clerk Trainee

    Similar to Grade 06

  2. Treatment Unit Clerk

    Grade 07

Summary of Job Description

As a Treatment Unit Clerk Trainee, you would work on a ward or unit of a psychiatric center and be responsible for the preparation, maintenance, and monitoring of a variety of clerical records and reports related to the activities of employees and patients in the assigned work area. You would also be required to respond to routine inquiries regarding the functions/programs of the unit or treatment service from visitors or employees and patients from other areas of the facility. Responsibilities may also include ordering and maintaining an inventory of unit supplies and performing miscellaneous clerical duties necessary for the efficient operation of the assigned work area. Depending on the organization of the facility, you might have responsibility for performing these functions for a building, treatment unit, service ward, or group of wards. In all cases, you would be assigned to work in patient areas.

An appointee's performance in the trainee position and in prescribed training and development programs will be observed and evaluated. The prescribed training and development program will include extensive on-the-job training and carefully designed and monitored work experience. An appointee not meeting required standards can be terminated at any time after the initial eight weeks and before completion of the traineeship. An appointee will be placed on leave from their permanent title and will revert to that title if they do not successfully complete the traineeship.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

There are two examinations held for this position.  Please note:  New York State employees may qualify for both.  

For employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office of Mental Health and have had three months of permanent competitive, non-competitive, labor class, or 55-b/55-c service in a position allocated to Grade 5 or higher.

For all other qualified applicants:

On or before the date of the examination, you must have one year of clerical, secretarial, or direct care experience in a mental health facility or setting. Examples of qualifying settings include but are not limited to: inpatient and outpatient psychiatric or mental health clinics, facilities, or units; and substance abuse clinics or programs. Examples of non-qualifying settings include but are not limited to: facilities or programs serving the developmentally disabled; hospitals, clinics, or other settings providing general medical care or rehabilitation; and nursing homes.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

00-386 26-283

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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