Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for
appointment from the appropriate Civil Service eligible list for
Transfer Opportunity - Candidates must have one year permanent
competitive or 55-b/c service in this title and be eligible for
lateral transfer; OR be eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 of
Civil Service law. To qualify for Section 70.1 transfer, candidates
must be licensed and currently registered by New York State as a
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social
Worker (LCSW) and have at least one year of permanent competitive
or 55-b/c service in a title approved for transfer by Civil Service
within two salary grades of the Grade 18 level for Licensed Master
Social Worker 1 or Grade 20 level for Licensed Master Social Worker
Temporary Appointment -
In the event there is not a valid eligible list at this
location, candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for the
Licensed Master Social Worker 1 or 2 examination may submit an
employment application and resume to St. Lawrence Psychiatric
Center and if hired, will be appointed with temporary status.
Candidates must also submit an online application for the
Licensed Master Social Worker examination during the next
application period in July, 2021. The examination announcement and
the online application can be found at the following link:
Candidates appointed temporarily must receive a score that is
reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be
permanently appointed. Candidates who do not pass the examination
or achieve a reachable score may not be retained.
Licensed Master Social Worker 1: Licensed and currently
registered by New York State as a Licensed Master Social Worker
(LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Licensed Master Social Worker 2: Either A. licensed and
currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Master Social
Worker (LMSW) AND have one year of post NYS licensure professional
social work experience;
OR B. licensed and currently registered by New York State as a
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Registration and licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor
is not considered qualifying for these examinations.
Professional social work experience involves activities such as
screening, assessing and diagnosing individuals' and families'
psychosocial needs, strengths and limitations; participating in the
development of treatment plans and discharge plans; counseling and
educating individuals, groups and families to promote mental,
emotional, physical and social functioning; helping access needed
services; providing client/patient advocacy and crisis
intervention; and developing, coordinating and evaluating services
and support systems. Experience limited to social work research or
social work administration is NOT considered qualifying.
Duties Description As a Licensed Master Social Worker 1 or
Licensed Master Social Worker 2, you would serve as a member of an
interdisciplinary treatment team providing the full range of social
work services to individuals in a variety of settings. As a
Licensed Master Social Worker 2, you would be required to handle
more complex issues and to exercise a high level of independent
professional judgment throughout the course of your activities. You
may also be required to supervise and train subordinate staff.
In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain
employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or
entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare
exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally
assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as
an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded
from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be
terminated from your employment.
If appointed you may be required to become an enrolled Medicare
provider; obtain and provide to your employer a National Provider
Identifier (NPI) number issued by the National Plan and Provider
Enumeration System (NPES); and otherwise actively participate to
the degree necessary to allow for your services to be billed
through Medicare and Medicaid. If you are appointed and you lose
the ability to bill through Medicaid and Medicare, you may be
terminated from your employment.
- Continued employment as a Licensed Master Social Worker 1 or 2
is dependent upon current licensure and registration by New York
State as a Licensed Master Social Worker or Licensed Clinical
Social Worker. Loss of licensure and registration may result in
removal from employment.
Additional Comments Background Investigation/Justice Center
Review: Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the
Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the
Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees
whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for
serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from
appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible
list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a
Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal
Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported;
conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted
information on the prospective appointee's employment application,
may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each
case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the
applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and
regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order
to obtain a record of their criminal history information and may be
required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the
Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR).
Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees.
Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on
the SCR may be barred from appointment.
Licensed Master Social Worker 1 salary range is $56,604 -
Licensed Master Social Worker 2 salary range is $62,726