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Chief Of Forensic Unit 1

Grade 62

New York State has approximately 29 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Central New York Psych Center. 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.

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Career Ladder

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Summary of Job Description

As a Chief of Forensic Unit 1, you would be responsible for planning, supervising, and evaluating the implementation and provision of mental health services to a diverse population in New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision facilities. You would have program and administrative responsibility for an interdisciplinary treatment team providing a comprehensive program tailored to meet the individual needs of patients. You would be responsible for negotiating and coordinating your unitís activities with those of both Central New York Psychiatric Center and the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

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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.

On or before the date of the examination, candidates must have:

Either

1. a bachelorís degree and five years of professional experience providing treatment in a mental health setting (including a psychiatric hospital, unit, or ward; an inpatient treatment facility; a community based clinic; or a residential setting that serves patients whose primary diagnosis is mental illness), an alcohol or substance abuse treatment facility, or criminal justice setting where inmate/patients have mental health issues (including correctional services, juvenile justice, or parole). Two of the five years must have included the clinical supervision* of staff;

Or

2. a masterís degree and four years of professional experience providing treatment in a mental health setting (including a psychiatric hospital, unit, or ward; an inpatient treatment facility; a community based clinic; or a residential setting that serves patients whose primary diagnosis is mental illness), an alcohol or substance abuse treatment facility, or criminal justice setting where inmate/patients have mental health issues (including correctional services, juvenile justice, or parole). Two of the four years must have included the clinical supervision* of staff.

*Clinical supervision is defined as the supervision and oversight of one or more credentialed clinical disciplines such as nursing, social work, rehabilitation counseling, recreation therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, and special education.

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.

26-300

How to Apply

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Career Mobility

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