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School Temporary Housing Field Supervisor, Bureau of School Health/SH Mental Health - 306519

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 over one (1) million school children enrolled in approximately 1,700 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. The School Mental Health Consultant Field Supervisor (SMHCFS) is responsible for overseeing the School Mental Health Consultant Program-Students in Temporary Housing Initiative and working citywide to coordinate efforts among Consultants, School Teams, DOE Central Staff, and Shelters. The SMHCFS will supervise 9 Consultants covering 44 schools in four boroughs in the day-to-day operations of and provides overall leadership to implement and monitor the School Mental Health Consultant Program.  


--Serve as a liaison for The Citywide Affinity Group (AFSA) and be assigned to the AFSA Field Support Center in Brooklyn North.

----Coordinate efforts with SMHC Program's Field Supervisors and DOE staff working in Field Support Centers throughout NYC; Builds relationships with District Superintendents, STH Leadership and Affinity Leadership.

--Provide administrative and clinical supervision and direction to staff, including on-site observation and school visits and weekly staff meetings.

--Attend school-based meetings (e.g. with Pupil Personnel Team, School Leadership Team, Community School Team) and school-wide events as needed; Oversee and assist with completions of school mental health assessments and school plans to guide consultation; Collaborate with school administration and staff on needs of students, families and school community.

--Provide regular and routine supervision, consultation, and training to field staff; Integrate into and engage with school culture through development of positive relationships with school community.

--Support students and families in crisis when called upon.

--Collaborate with SMHC Program members in formulating clinical and administrative policies and procedures, implementing and maintaining established policies and procedures, and proposing modifications and revisions of policies and procedures, as needed.

--Collect and monitor data pertinent to the program. Reports relevant data to central administration as needed; Promote cooperative working relationships within the team and between schools and other agency programs.

--Orient all new staff to the policies and procedures of the program; Directs and monitors the activities of all team members including hiring, supervision and evaluation.

--Investigate all complaints registered by schools and outside agencies; Represents program by serving on committees related to child and adolescent mental health in the DOE; Interpret and implement agency philosophy and policies to staff; Develops staff; delivers tasks and standards; conducts performance reviews.

--Participate in program evaluation activities and establishes specific job related goals; Identify intra-team problems and recommends solutions, including counseling of team members; Serve as program liaison to other community agencies, negotiating formal liaison and organizing consultation and education for referral sources.

--Assist with planning, developing, and implementing in-service trainings to develop staff; Participate in special projects and performs other duties, as requested; Prepare regular activity, documentation and statistical reports on a timely basis. Maintain records and statistics in accordance with program requirements.
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 --LMSW, LCSW, LMSW/MPH, LMHC preferred.

--Master's degree in Social Work after successfully completing a prescribed course of study at a graduate school of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and the Education Dept. and who is certified or licensed by the Education Dept. to practice Social Work in New York State At least three years' experience supervising professionals working as social work, counselors, or human service professionals in a related field

--At least one year's experience in school setting, and strong experience working with students and families in transition.

--Work with fidelity to model while also being able to implement model according to specific school needs.

--Interest in and comfort with working with data to inform practice.

--Work in fast-paced environment, flexible and can-do attitude

--Work across multiple child serving systems to collaborate, coordinate, and solve problem

--Extensive travel required: must be able to conduct field visits/site visits to schools, shelter, and other community locations to support staff working across the city.

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 # 306519.

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 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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