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Mental Health Program Specialist 3 Clinical

Grade 61

New York State has approximately 12 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.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Mental Health Program Specialist 2 Clinical

    Grade 23

  2. Mental Health Program Specialist 3 Clinical

    Grade 61

Summary of Job Description

As a Mental Health Program Specialist 3 (Clinical), you may perform specialized non-supervisory assignments for the most critical and technically complex program functions requiring extensive programmatic and/or clinical experience. You may also perform professional, administrative and technical duties promoting the development, implementation and evaluation of mental health service delivery systems and their component services for State and/or local operations requiring clinical experience. You may supervise subordinate staff in assignments requiring clinical expertise.

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 to be held for this title. Please note that some employees of New York State may qualify for both.

For employees of New York State, on or before the date of examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office of Mental Health and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Mental Health Program Specialist 2 (Clinical).

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must have a bachelorís degree  in one of the major fields of study as follows: social work, psychology, counseling and community psychology, nursing, mental health counseling, psychoanalysis, or rehabilitation counseling; AND you must have had four years of professional clinical experience in a mental health program**. One year of the of the required four years of clinical experience must have been at a supervisory level. (See descriptions and definitions below.) You must clearly and sufficiently describe your experience or your application may be disapproved.

Substitution:
◾A master's degree in one of the major fields of study indicated above may be substituted for one year of the required experience above.
◾A doctoral degree in one of the major fields of study indicated above may be substituted for two years of the required experience above.

Note: The maximum degree substitution is up to two years of the required experience.

**Mental Health Program: For the purposes of this examination, a mental health program is defined as a federal, state, or local government operated, licensed, certified, or funded mental health program in which the primary population served (75% or more) consists of individuals whom have been diagnosed with mental illness and are receiving mental health services.

Non-qualifying programs include, but are not limited to, programs in which the primary population served consists of individuals receiving developmental disabilities services, juvenile justice services, criminal justice services, health services, foster care services, social services, or substance use disorder services.

Professional Clinical Experience: For the purposes of this examination, professional clinical experience is defined as: the provision of professional level care, treatment, or instruction, to individuals who have been diagnosed with mental illness, in the disciplines of psychology, social work, nursing, mental health counseling, psychoanalysis, or rehabilitation counseling.

Examples of qualifying professional clinical experience includes but are not limited to providing: psychotherapy; psychological diagnosis, assessment, and evaluation; psychological services treatment plan development; mental health counseling; and psychiatric registered nursing.

Examples of non-qualifying clinical experience includes but are not limited to: intern/externships; and providing direct care and/or support services, such as those normally provided by therapy aides, nursing assistants, direct support aides, and caseworkers.

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.

26-556 38-177

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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