DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is professional level work with responsibility for administrating the coordination of local governmental (e.g. Social Services, Mental Health, Youth Bureau) mental health services for high-risk/high-need adults. Administrative responsibilities include program development, planning and implementation of systems and processes to coordinate activities and services provided to individual clients, and to establish and maintain single point of access and provider accountability for such clients. Work is performed under general direction of the Deputy Commissioner of Mental Health. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate staff. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of principles and techniques used in coordinating delivery of community services; good knowledge of administrative procedures and techniques associated with budget, personnel, and other departmental processes; ability to organize work effectively and to function independently; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to work cooperatively with high level personnel; ability to effectively use computer applications to produce reports, tables, charts, correspondence, etc.; ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing to groups and individuals; ability to deal effectively and objectively with clients of diverse socio-economic backgrounds and mental health needs; initiative; tact; confidentiality; good judgment.
SUBSTITUTION NOTE: Thirty (30) college credits of post-graduate studies in any field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience indicated in b) above.
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State is required.