Mental Health Therapy Aide
New York State Office of Mental Health - Queens, NY

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Open to New York State Employees:
Transfer Opportunity - New York State employees with one year of permanent service currently serving in this title and eligible for transfer;

OR

eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law. To qualify for Section 70.1 transfer, the candidate must have one year of permanent status in a title approved for transfer by Civil Service.

Open to the Public:
Candidates must be on the current eligible list and be reachable for appointment.

DUTIES:
As a Mental Health Therapy Aide , you would provide direct treatment and rehabilitation 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. These positions may be physically demanding. You would need to be prepared to act to insure the health and safety of patients in emergency situations. You must be able to do such things as stand, bend and stretch for long periods of time.

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