Immediate Contractual Employment Opportunities

We are currently seeking to fill the following contractual positions:

  • Special Project Assistant & Family Navigator
  • Project Manager
  • Surveillance Coordinator
  • Community Mental Health Specialist (you must have your LMSW to qualify for this position)
  • Psychiatrist; or Child Psychiatrist: or Child Psychiatrist-Spanish Speaking-Serving Children
  • Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry and/or NPP-Spanish Speaking – Serving Children

Please go to https://www.orangecountygov.com/1314/Contractual-Employment-Opportunities-RFQ to complete the Request For Qualifications (RFQ) if you need assistance navigating the contractual hiring process, please feel free to call or email me.

Psychiatrist; or Child Psychiatrist; or Child Psychiatrist-Spanish Speaking – Serving Children

POSITION #OCDMH0004

$100–$150 per hour

  • Valid license to practice medicine in New York State; and
  • Certification in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry; or be eligible to be certified by either Board; and
  • Where applicable, satisfactory completion of a training in child and adolescent psychiatry approved by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; and
  •  Possess Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license to prescribe medications; and
  • Possess National Provider Identifier (NPI) Number; and
  • Possess at least one (1) year experience working in a mental health and/or substance abuse treatment setting
  • To qualify as a Child Psychiatrist- Spanish Speaking, fluency in Spanish is required (Communication, reading and prescribing)

Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry and/or NPP-Spanish Speaking – Serving Children

POSITION #OCDMH0005

Seeking Nurse Practitioner and/or NPP- Spanish Speaking

$68 – $85 per hour

  • Certification or permit as a nurse practitioner with an approved specialty area of psychiatry (NPP) in accordance with NY State Education Law, Title 8, Article 139; and
  • Where appropriate, current ANCC Board Certification as a Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; or ANCC Certification in Adult Psychiatry
  • Possess Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license to prescribe medications; and
  • Possess National Provider Identifier (NPI) Number; and
  • Possess at least one (1) year experience in a mental health and/or substance abuse treatment setting.

 To qualify as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner- Spanish Speaking: fluency in Spanish is required (Communication, reading and prescribing)

Community Mental Health Specialist

POSITION #OCDMH0034

Seeking Community Mental Health Specialist

$30 - $45 per hour

Qualifications

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Preferably with R credential, or Licensed Master Social Worker, or Licensed Mental Health Counselor in accordance with NY State Education Law, Title 8, article 154 and
  • Possess National Provider Identification (NPI) Number; and
  • Possess at least one (1) year experience working within a the mental health field

CONSULTANT shall possess the following skills:

  • Experience with various software applications
  • Experience with electronic record keeping
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interface well with the public
  • Bilingual in English / Spanish preferred
  • Effective writing skills
  • Sound professional judgment

As a member of the mental health clinic team, CONSULTANT will carry a caseload. The scope of work includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Community-based assessment, education, treatment, treatment planning, Individual and group psychotherapy for enrolled individuals and families; and
  • Maintain a valid New York State license to practice social work and supply a valid National Provider Identification (NPI) number; and
  • Adhere to all New York State Office of Mental Health Part 599 Regulatory Guidelines as well as all New York State Medicaid service-delivery and billing requirements as outlined in 14 NYCRR Parts 587 and 588; and
  • Adhere to mental health clinic operational policies and procedures, OCDMH Corporate Compliance Plan and Code of Ethics; and
  • Complete all clinical documentation using the OCDMH electronic medical record software (Avatar) either concurrently or no later than one (1) business day of the date of service for each patient; and
  • Function as a member of the clinic inter-disciplinary team by participating in case-conferencing with staff and incident-review committee investigations, as needed; and
  • Respond to inquiries via phone and email in a timely fashion; and
  • Effectively communicate and interface well with professionals and those served.

Special Project Assistant & Family Navigator

POSITION #OCDMH0037

Seeking Special Project Assistant & Family Navigator

$17 – $30 per hour

Qualifications

  • Parent of a child or young adult with a developmental disability; and
  • Ability to run all software applications required for the job from home

CONSULTANT will provide support services to the Developmental Disabilities Division including but not limited to the Coordinated In-Home Supports (CIHS) Project, the Clinical Resource Team and the Orange County Community Supports Initiative (OCCSI) and provider information/referral including, but not limited to the following:

Coordinate, manage and facilitate the flow of communication between and amongst the clinical team, families; community support providers and care managers involved with the CIHS Project; the team, families and care managers served through the Family Support grant; and •maintain client records in AVATAR and other locations; and •coordinate the creation and maintenance of reports needed with county employees; and maintain and organize information, team resources and tools; and organize annual training and maintain training records for all mentors; and •provide forms, picture schedules, icons to mentors, parents, team members as requested; and respond to inquiries via phone, email and forum posts in a timely fashion; and assist families seeking services/support and direction to navigate the system by providing information on a variety of topics including but not limited to the developmental disabilities system in Orange County, NYS OPWDD eligibility, etc.; and other project work as needed

Project Manager

POSITION #OCDMH0041

Seeking Project Manager

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health, public administration, social work or related field; and
  • Two (2) years of project-related management experience; and
  • Knowledge of health service systems in Orange County; and
  • Ability to travel across Orange County and to New York City for meetings; and
  • Possess a valid driver’s license; and
  • Pass a background check

CONSULTANT will provide project management services. Project management services will be broken up into two phases: pre-intervention phase and intervention phase. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to the following:
During pre-intervention phase & throughout project Manage Orange County’s participation in the New York State (NYS) Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Communities Study (“Project”), a large-scale multi-year research study; and represent the Orange County Department of Mental Health Commissioner’s Office to the research team and to local partners; and identify and provide updates on all organizations, regulations, policies, programs and initiatives related to opioid use during the study period; and provide regular reports to research team on these using reporting tools established by the research team; and work with local legislative and executive bodies to address laws, policies and regulations related to health data sharing, IRB/human subjects protections, evidence-based interventions (implementation period only), or to provide cooperation or leadership on cross-departmental efforts; and prepare annual reports (permissions, budgets, etc. needed to document Orange County participation or to get participation approved by local legislators; and manage all study-related communication with local partners, key stakeholders and with local press in accordance with Orange County policy, and keep the research team informed of any local developments that may impact public perception of the project; and supervise county surveillance coordinator and oversee collection and quality control of data related to fatal and non-fatal opioid overdose and access to and utilization of naloxone and medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in the county in collaboration with Columbia University’s research coordinator; and manage administrative tasks related to project, including rental of office space, purchase of equipment, management of receipts and other documentation in accordance with Orange County policy; and oversee project budget; and respond to inquiries via phone and email in a timely fashion; and effectively communicate and interface well with professionals and those served; Additional requirements during intervention phase: Supervise Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator and Community Engagement coordinator and manage community intervention roll-out according to established protocols; and work with Orange County Department of Mental Health Commissioner and community coalition to select network of integrated Opioid Use Disorder care continuum and prevention partners; and work with Orange County Department of Mental Health Commissioner and coalition to select continuum of evidence-based opioid overdose prevention, treatment and care interventions; and monitor progress of Orange County towards achieving Project milestones and prepare monthly reports of NYS HEALing Communities Study activities in Orange County; and oversee development, input of data and use of county dashboard by county staff and community coalition members to inform selection and optimization of interventions.

Data Surveillance Coordinator

POSITION #OCDMH0042

Seeking Data Surveillance Coordinator

Qualifications

  • Masters in Epidemiology, Bioinformatics, or Biostatistics; and
  • 2-3 years of related experience; and
  • Data management/processing skills and experience; and
  • Ability to travel across Orange County and to New York City for meetings; and
  • Ability to work flexible hours; and
  • Experience with various software applications; and
  • Possess a valid driver’s license; and
  • Pass a background check;
  • Experience with electronic health records strongly preferred.

CONSULTANT will provide data surveillance services and will report to the Project Manager, with additional oversight by Columbia University’s Research Coordinator. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to the following: Collection of data on primary outcome (opioid overdose deaths) and secondary outcomes (non-fatal opioid overdose, number and % of people screened for OUD, linked to medication treatment for opioid use disorder (MOUD) from Orange County records, NYS HEALing Communities Study provider agencies, and Orange County data bases; and Conduct data cleaning and transfer data to investigative team and data coordinating center; and Prepare study reports on surveillance; and Work with NYS DOH and Orange County Department of Mental Health Commissioners to improve surveillance on opioid use related indicators; and provide feedback on data points, functioning and usability of data dashboard and design.