The Mental Hygiene Division of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is responsible for policy, programs, and provider oversight related to mental health; alcohol and drug use; developmental delays and disabilities. The work of the Division is informed by the goals of improving clinical and rehabilitative services; integrating mental health, substance use, and primary care; promoting healthy childhood development; reducing racial/ethnic and socio-economic health inequities; and promoting recovery.
The Bureau of Systems Strengthening & Access (BSSA) enables the Division of Mental Hygiene (MHy) to drive innovation and scalable solutions in behavioral health policy, practice and research in support of new and existing initiatives enhancing the ability of the Division to respond to, and lead, substantial changes in the delivery, payment, and policy environment surrounding mental health care services throughout the City of New York.
Reporting to the Assistant Commissioner of BSSA, the Strategic Partnership Associate will support the strategic planning priorities of the Division and manage cross-agency and other partnerships that advance that strategy. The position will especially focus on building and supporting, tracking, and facilitating the efforts of other city agencies that advance initiatives and objectives of Thrive NYC and the NYC Mental Health Council. Furthermore the position will manage the Division’s work with Managed Care Organizations (MCO) to advance shared public mental health priorities.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
- Collaborate with program liaisons from other City agencies and organizations to support implementation of mental health strategies and promote continuous improvement processes.
- Work closely with City agencies to provide technical assistance as it pertains to the implementation and understanding of behavioral health policy and key objectives in Thrive NYC
- Develop new partnerships to disseminate and scale the City’s mental health agenda.
- Support the work of the City’s Mental Health Council and support the Health Department’s role as the technical advisor to the Council by working with appropriate internal or external content area experts to advance the Council’s areas of work.
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.
-Familiarity with the mental health landscape in NYC and NYS.
-Strong experience in strategic partnership management, including developing and implementing a comprehensive partnership strategy.
- Strong writing, editing and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to focus on attention to detail.
-Ability to excel in a fast-paced and high pressure environment.
-Advanced skills using excel, Salesforce, Tableau, and similar dashboard tools.
**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:
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:
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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.
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.
Internal Number: 340801
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