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Mental Health Therapy Aide/ Trainee, Elmira Psychiatric Center - Seneca Falls Community Residence, P19032

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. As a Mental Health Therapy Aide Trainee, you would participate in a 12-month traineeship. At the successful conclusion of your traineeship, you would advance without further examination to Grade 9.
Job Function
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. As a Mental Health Therapy Aide Trainee, you would participate in a 12-month traineeship. At the successful conclusion of your traineeship, you would advance without further examination to Grade 9.
Salary Range: From $32325 to $44311 Annually
Minimum Qualification
Candidates must be on the current eligible list and be reachable for appointment. Transfer Opportunity - New York State employees with one year of permanent service currently serving in this title and eligible for transfer or in a title approved for transfer by the Department of Civil Service. OR Provisional Opportunity - In the event that there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the following open-competitive qualifications may be qualified for a provisional appointment: Mental Health Therapy Aide Trainee: Candidates must have graduated from high school or have earned a high school equivalency diploma (such as a GED) or higher. Mental Health Therapy Aide: Candidates must have graduated from high school or have earned a high school equivalency diploma (such as a GED) or higher AND possess a Nursing Home Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) certification issued by the New York State Department of Health AND have one (1) year of full-time direct patient care experience working in a health care setting, such as a: hospital, long-term care facility, skilled nursing facility, skilled nursing home, rehabilitation center, adult day care center, personal home, or assisted living facility. Direct patient care experience includes, but not limited to, attending to patient's personal hygiene, grooming, nutrition, and daily living needs. Non-qualifying direct care experience includes, but not limited to, filing, housekeeping, medical scribe, pharmacy technical/aide, receptionist, and transportation. If you are appointed provisionally, you must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title and your score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before you can be permanently appointed. If you do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score, you may not be retained.

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