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Security Hosp Treatment Assnt
As a Security Hospital Treatment Assistant, in a secure forensic unit or hospital, you would provide assistance with psychiatric treatment and rehabilitation. You will also be responsible for the safety and security of individuals diagnosed with mental illness who are considered to be dangerous to themselves and/or others. You would model acceptable behaviors and verbal skills, teach replacement behaviors and implement treatment goals through positive therapeutic interactions with patients. You would lead or co-lead therapeutic activity groups, escort patients off grounds to appointments, provide 1:1 patient supervision, complete reports and documentation, constantly monitor patients and provide for a safe and therapeutic environment. You will use verbal techniques to deescalate situations and will use approved physical intervention techniques as a last resort to ensure the safety of patients and others. You would also assist in the application of restraint or seclusion. You would assist with personal hygiene such as monitoring of vital signs, use of first aid, and CPR.
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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 an 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 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 or non-competitive service in a direct care position allocated to a Grade 9 or higher. The list of qualifying titles is available at: www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/00390titles.cfm AND you must also have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as a GED).
For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination the candidate must meet ONE of the following requirements:
1. a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma (such as a GED), AND one year of direct patient care experience providing treatment to individuals in secure institutions who have been diagnosed with mental illness or with emotional or social behavior problems;
2. a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as a GED), AND two years of direct patient care experience where the primary duties included treatment for emotional or social behavior problems;
3. an associateís degree or 60 college credits, AND one year of direct patient care experience where the primary duties included treatment for emotional or social behavior problems;
4. a bachelorís degree or 120 college credits.
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.00-390 26-361
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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.