NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Special Consultant, Bureau of School Health/SH Mental Health in New York, New York

Job Description

The Family and Child Health Administration (FCH) is a division comprising of the Office of School Health (OSH), the Bureau of Maternal Infant & Reproductive Health (BMIRH), the Bureau of Early intervention (BEI) and FCH Administration. OSH promotes the health of the 1.3 million school children enrolled in approximately 1,800 public and non-public schools in New York City. Services to students include management of chronic health problems, preventive health screenings, urgent care, medication administration, preventive counseling and health education.


  • Oversee and facilitate consulting in 10 school campuses.

  • Mentor school administrators to support effective leadership at the intersection of social, emotional, and academic issues.

  • Provide consultative support to school support staff on clinical assessments and interventions.

  • Provide technical assistance in identifying qualified mental health providers and partners to establish referral network/linkages with outside agencies for both schools and DOE staff.

  • Train school staff about mental health and community-based resources in their borough and how to utilize appropriate community alternatives to the ER; Provide presentations, workshops, and trainings to school community as needed.

  • Help develop and strengthen schools' referral networks and relationships with "qualified" providers by providing school support staff with referral criteria, protocols that assure appropriate and timely interventions for mental health.

  • Co-design & co-implement training & effective outreach for principal education, buy-in, and value, for mental health services in schools.

  • Track and follow up on all requests for technical assistance; Build on existing DOE, DOHMH, and other NYC resources to address emotional needs of students.

  • Provide presentations, workshops, and trainings to school community as needed; Advise schools during emergency and crisis situation sand facilitate communication and collaboration with BFSC.

  • Connect schools to key city, community and other relevant resources necessary to support high risk schools and/or students.

  • Act as a to lead School Mental Health Services representative at the school and have ability and interest in being the face of School Mental Health Services within the school building; and 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

  1. 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

  2. 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 Power Point. Presentation skills to large groups. Ability to travel throughout the five boroughs.

Additional Information


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 # 340982.

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.

Job ID: 340982

# of Positions: 1

Business Title: Special Consultant, Bureau of School Health/SH Mental Health


Title Classification: Competitive

Job Category: Health

Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)

Work Location: 1 Court Square, Queens

Division/Work Unit: SH Mental Health

Title Code No: 5100101

Level: 01

Proposed Salary Range: $ 55,977.00 - $ 75,600.00 (Annual)

POSTING DATE: 04/16/2018

POST UNTIL: 08/07/2018