Mental Health Therapy Aide Trainee - Similar to Grade 07

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This title exists in Mental Health, Office of and has approximately 3515 positions.

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Job Duties

As a Mental Health Therapy Aide Trainee, you would provide direct services, treatment, rehabilitation, and support to individuals diagnosed with mental illness that receive services in an institutional or community-based setting. You would help individuals to participate in games and recreational programs; coach and encourage individuals to develop daily living skills; and provide a clean, safe, and comfortable environment. You would work with other staff to develop, carry out, and record care plans, and, in accordance with special instructions, you may administer medication. This position may be physically demanding. You would need to be prepared to act to ensure the health and safety of patients and staff in emergency situations. You must be able to do such things as bend, stretch, and stand for long periods of time.

The Classification standard for this title illustrates the nature, extend, and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. There is no classification standard available currently for this 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 for this position  Please note:  New York State employees may qualify for both.

For qualified employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee NYS Office of Mental Health and have had three months of permanent competitive, non-competitive, labor, or 55-b/55-c service in a position allocated to Grade 3 or higher; AND you must have graduated from high school or have earned a high school equivalency diploma (such as a GED) or higher.


For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, candidates must have graduated from high school or have earned a high school equivalency diploma (such as a GED) or higher.

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.

00-362 26-217

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. Job postings on StateJobsNY will contain the most up-to-date qualifications.

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 email notification so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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