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School Mental Health Training Coordinator, Bureau of School Health/SH Mental Health - 324718

School Mental Health Training Coordinator, Bureau of School Health/SH Mental Health - 324718

Job Description The Office of School Health (OSH) is a joint Program of the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene responsible for promoting the health of the 1.1 million school children enrolled in approximately 1,800 public and non-public schools in the New York City. The OSH School Mental Health Program manages, among other programs, enhanced mental health services for the Community School Model, High Suspension Schools, School Mental Health Consultant Program, and School Based Mental Health Clinics programs at all school levels.

The School Mental Health Training Coordinator will report to the Director of the School Mental Health Program and will perform the following duties:

Oversee and manage the daily operations of the Office of School Health (OSH) School Mental Health Unit's mental health training program. Includes developing a training calendar aligned to the school schedule that provides opportunities for in-service, professional development, and continuous learning.

In collaboration with School Mental Health Unit senior staff, identify mental health training priorities and develop an overall training plan, including technical assistance plan as needed for staff.
Identify and assess the school mental health landscape to see which Evidence Based Treatment (EBT) can inform the work of OSH. while planning, organizing, and creating implementation plans for staff to turn key training to schools.

--Responsible for identifying potential content experts and trainers and developing training schedules.

--Arrange and manage the delivery of training for School Based Mental Health (SBH) staff.

--Responsible for maintaining current and ongoing training in the unit including coordination of Screening The-At-Risk Student (STARS) Program with Nursing Unit and Suicide Prevention with Office of Mental Health (OMH).

--Seek and initiate Grant related opportunities to pilot school based interventions.

--Provide feedback to senior management on other areas of training and development needed to foster work force development.

-- Align training with core competencies framework developed for each program's staff.

--Provide presentations, workshops, and trainings to School Mental Health (SMH) staff as needed. Develop and implement trainings on specific mental health topics identified by SMH Director and SMH unit senior staff.

--Coordinate provider trainings with School-based Adolescent Unit Trainer for SMH providers.

--Handle all training requests;Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of training programs by reviewing workshop evaluations and other data, including MH module data and make recommendations.

--Prepare reports on MH training program for review by SMH Unit 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.
Preferred Skills --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

--Knowledge of how to train adult learners and transfer knowledge

--Must have knowledge of school settings Proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

--Presentation skills to large groups

--Ability to travel throughout the five boroughs.

Please note:  If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
• A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license. 

• Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title. 

• Current Resume  

• Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)

Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment.   By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.


The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements. 

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
To Apply Apply online with a cover letter to  In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 324718.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.

All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
Residency Requirement New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
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