The Office of School Health (OSH) is a joint Program of the Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) responsible for promoting the health of over one (1) million school children enrolled in approximately 1,800 public and non 'public schools in the New York City. Services to students include case management of chronic health problems, preventive health screening, urgent care, medication administration, preventive counseling, health education, referral for care and assurance of ongoing effective treatment.
Under the general direction of the Director of the Adolescent Health Unit/OSH (or designee) the School Based Health Program Special Consultant provides and/or arranges for school-based mental health training, education and technical assistance for School Based Health Center (SBHC)/School-Based Mental Health (SBMH) providers. S/he will oversee and manage the scope, review and assessment of the Adolescent Health Unit mental health training program and collaborate with OSH leadership in developing school-based mental health program policies and procedures. Performs related work.
Reports to: DOHMH Director of Adolescent Health, OSH (or designee)
Key Relationships: Works closely with senior staff throughout OSH as well as SBHC mental health staff.
• Oversee and manage the daily operations of the Office of School Health (OSH) Adolescent Health Unit’s mental health training program.
• In collaboration with OSH Adolescent Health Unit senior staff, identify mental health training priorities and develop an overall training plan, including technical assistance plan as needed.
• Identify and assess SBHC/SBMH future and current training needs through consultation with key school-based stakeholders as well as through assessment and survey of targeted staff.
• Responsible for identifying potential content experts and trainers and developing training schedules.
• In collaboration with the Finance Director, negotiate agency contracts and agreements with mental health training vendors.
• Arrange and manage the delivery of training for SBHC/SBMH mental health staff. • Provide presentations, workshops, and trainings to SBMH/SBHC mental health staff as needed; develop and implement trainings on specific mental health topics identified by OSH Adolescent Health Director and OSH Adolescent Health unit senior management.
• Coordinate social work CEU’s with NYSED licensing board, and maintain all required documentation in accordance with NYSED regulations acting as a liaison between NYC DOHMH and NYSED.
• Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of training programs by reviewing workshop evaluations and other data, including OSCR MH module data.
• Prepare reports on MH training program for review by OSH AU leadership.
• Maintain an understanding of training trends, new developments and best practices in school-based mental health treatment/services.
• Present at internal and external meetings as needed.
• Implement philosophy and objectives of program.
Minimum Qual Requirements:
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and either: 1. A Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university in the school of social work, or 60 graduate semester credits from an accredited university in social work, psychology, health, rehabilitation, public health, psychiatric nursing or special education; plus one year of full-time, satisfactory experience providing direct care in a social, psychiatric, health, mental retardation/developmental disabilities or substance abuse/chemical dependency/alcoholism agency or in the administration of a program providing direct care as described above, or as a consultant on program planning or evaluation for such services; or
2. A Master's degree of at least 30 graduate semester credits from an accredited university in psychology, sociology, anthropology, public health, special education, psychiatric nursing, counseling, human services, health, rehabilitation, public administration, or business administration; plus two years of experience as described in "1" above; or
3. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience. Candidates without either a Master's degree as described in "1" or "2" above or at least 60 graduate semester credits in the areas listed in "1" above, must have at least: a) a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and one year of actual experience as described in "1" above; plus b) a satisfactory combination of: (i) graduate semester credits in the areas listed in "1" and "2" above; and/or (ii) additional experience as described in "1" above, to equal 60 graduate semester credits or 2 years of experience. Graduate semester credits from an accredited university may be substituted for the experience in qualification "3 b)" only, on the basis of 30 graduate semester credits for each year of experience. Experience may be substituted for graduate semester credits in qualification "3 b)" only, on the basis of one year of experience for each 30 graduate semester credits.
NOTE: For assignment to Assignment Level II, in addition to meeting the above qualification requirements, all candidates must have one additional year of experience as described in "1" above.
• Current, valid, and unrestricted licensure in NYS in mental health field (LCSW, LMSW, Psychology)
• Ability to work effectively with school principals, professionals and other personnel from a wide range of social institutions and mental health organizations
• Strong knowledge of child and adolescent mental health
• Experience working in a school setting
• Proficiency in Excel, Word, and Power Point
• Presentation skills to large groups
• Ability to travel throughout the five boroughs.
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID # 276968.