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 and developmental delays and disabilities.
It is the mission of the Bureau of Systems Strengthening and Access (BSSA) to drive innovation and scalable solutions in behavioral health policy, practice and research in support of
new and existing initiatives, and to enhance 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.
The Office of Community Resilience in BSSA coordinates the mental health response to disasters and public health emergencies and initiatives designed to increase mental health
focused community resilience and resilience of the mental hygiene system.
This position reports directly to the Program Director of the ThriveNYC Mental Health First Aid program
-Supervises a unit of training instructors whose goals are to build community mental health resilience by providing evidence based public health education trainings.
-Oversee the evaluation of the effectiveness of health education programs
Report and document progress, issues, staff development needs, and unit needs to Program Director.
-Coordinate public health education campaigns on a citywide basis by marketing available training programs through appropriate channels for assigned regions.
-Provide public health education services and serves as liaison within the agency, with
other City agencies, and to community groups.
-Meet weekly training quota for trainings facilitated by supervised staff.
-Review trainer evaluation forms and improvement plans to ensure that trainers are meeting curriculum standards and fidelity. Follow-up with trainers about evaluations in order to
make adjustments as needed. ( please expand)
-Facilitate trainings as floater instructor as needed.
Maintain training calendar and other relevant events in data system.
-Report out on training metrics on a weekly basis to the Program Manager and Data Specialist. (to whom is this information being reported) .
-. Work with Program Director to maintain high instructor productivity and retention by reviewing amount of trainings completed by trainers on weekly basis and ensuring that trainer
resources are available. Discuss appropriate trainer development programs as needed. (please expand)
- Assess organizational and cultural requirements for training requests.
- Provide relevant event and community-based activities and information to Training Specialists.
--Perform additional duties and roles in the case of a national or city wide emergency.
- Supply field staff with appropriate and adequate resources for emergency responses.
--Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and two years of full-time satisfactory experience in: (a) developing public health education programs, including
identifying target populations, conducting needs assessments, designing educational materials, planning educational presentations or workshops, and evaluating health education
programs; (b) presenting public health education programs; and/or (c) counseling in areas such as communicable diseases, substance abuse, assault, sexual abuse, and/or family
2. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following areas: public health education, education, public/community health administration, public
administration or business administration and one year of full-time satisfactory experience as described in "1" above.
For Assignment Level II
In addition to meeting the "Qualification Requirements" above, to be assigned to Assignment Level II, candidates must have two additional years of full-time
satisfactory experience, for a total of four years of experience for candidates with a baccalaureate degree, and two years for candidates with a master's degree.
For Assignment Level III
In addition to meeting the "Qualification Requirements" above, to be assigned to Assignment Level III, candidates must have three additional years of full-time satisfactory experience
as described above, for a total of five years of experience for
candidates with a baccalaureate degree, and three years for candidates with a master's degree; at least one year of which, in either case, must have been in a
supervisory or administrative capacity.
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID # 294743.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
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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