clerical staff (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – June 5, 2017
Overall, the company provides stability and excellent benefits. However, there is no room for growth within the company. Although there are opportunities to take examinations, they hire outsiders before current employees.
Trainer/Consultant-Training Video Producer (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – May 22, 2016
I spent 10 years at OMH and they functioned like most government organizations. Most of the workers were career civil service people and they did not have the proper incentives to do quality work. Many good people with very poor management and structure.
Secretary (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – January 24, 2016
Great Experience working for OMH. Cordial and friendly coworkers. Most enjoyable part of job was working with people. Learned how to set up meetings, Managing multiline phone system and how to direct calls. Lots of other clerical duties. Was very comfortable with workload.
Licensed Master Social Worker (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – December 7, 2015
My first foray into mental health. Excellent ground work, but difficult and not always immediately rewarding. Very challenging system, bureaucratically antiquated. Great opportunities for growth in the SW industry if one is interested in developing their own private practice. The Office of Mental of Health is one of the foremost NYS government institutions that provides necessary training for certification advancement. Pros, a permanent job and permanent paycheck after probation. Cons, Top heavy with management, ulterior motives and machavellian tactics utilized to insure the growth of very few individuals. Co-workers not interested/too scary to hold union feet to the fire, therefore nothing much changes from year to year. Also, takes seven years to reach top salary.
A good place to work if you are devoted to creating and maintaining healing environments.
Facilities Design, Bureau of Environmental Design (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – November 5, 2015
The offices of NYSOMH employed a devoted staff who were committed to providing inpatients and outpatients with safe and healthy environments. This required travel with long hours and meetings with a diverse population of staff and consultants.
Survey Editor (On contract) (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 26, 2014
A typical day at work was on paper review/editing.
• Review yearly New York State Mental Health Survey conducted in Albany • Edit and flag out discrepancies • phone contact to various mental health programs throughout the State of New York to report discrepancies and ask for updated of all records for compliance according Make NYS Mental Health regulation. • Making sure that all documents are securely kept for reference purpose • Answer phone calls to address questions regarding survey • Attend to routine office paper work
Safety/Security Officer (Former Employee) – Marcy, NY – May 21, 2013
• Monitored inmates' daily activities, watching closely for unusual behavior, improper conduct, or signs of possible conflict. • Performed periodic patrols of the entire correctional facility area to maintain order and prevent escapes. • Searched cells, living quarters, visiting areas, recreational areas, and buildings for contraband or unapproved items. • Guarded inmates in penal institution in accordance with established policies, regulations, and procedures • Supervised up to 20 inmates in a maximum-security facility maintaining 100% accountability. • Patrols assigned areas for evidence of forbidden activities, infraction of rules, and unsatisfactory attitude or adjustment of prisoners.
Data Quality Review Clerk (Current Employee) – New York, NY – March 30, 2012
I enjoy my current position within the Office of Mental Health. My coworkers are professional and I find the work interesting. I feel challenged, which I enjoy, and feel that I learn something new every day.
Administrative Supervisor (Former Employee) – Albany, NEw York – March 9, 2012
At New York State Office of Mental Health is a very professional Establishment....I personaly managed a team of employee to do basic office duties when there where budget and claim's time line to be meet....OMH was an experiance I will never forget, the professional setting has trained me to a well rounded and straight to point person.