Trainer (Part-Time), Bureau of Systems Strengthening and Access

New York City DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE - Queens, NY

Full-time | Part-time
Part-time-21 hours/Week

**Please note: This is a Part-time position with a regular schedule of Saturday, Sunday and Monday. There will also be a 5 day training from Monday-Friday staff will be required to attend once on-boarded to receive their certification to conduct Mental Health First Aid Trainings.

The Bureau of Systems Strengthening and Access (BSSA) within the Mental Health Division of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene drives innovation and scalable solutions in behavioral health policy, practice and research in support of new and existing initiatives. In addition, BSSA works 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; and promote community ties and mental health resilience throughout the City of New York. The Office of Community Resilience is responsible for expanding mental health responder capacity within New York City and developing and maintain systems for activation and deployment in cases of urgent need, natural disasters, etc.

The office also leads on several strategies to promote community ties and resilience as sources of mental health, such as leading a city-wide effort to implement Mental Health First Aid which has been expanded under THRIVE NYC The Office of Community Resilience is responsible for expanding mental health responder capacity within New York City and developing and maintain systems for activation and deployment in cases of urgent need, natural disasters, etc. The office also leads on several strategies to promote community ties and resilience as sources of mental health, such as leading a city-wide effort to implement Mental Health First Aid which has been expanded under THRIVE NYC.

We are seeking part time Trainers for the Office of Community Resilience. As a Trainer for this office you will be expected to conduct Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) trainings and other Mental Health modules as introduced to New York City community organizations, Faith-Based Organizations, constituents behavioral health placement sites, primary health care and other community stakeholders up to 3 days per week at locations across the city while maintaining fidelity to the training curriculum/model. In addition to training, you will be coordinating the promotion of collaborative networking relationships with community based organizations and the establishment of mental health resilience throughout the City of New York.
Other duties will include collaborating and coordinating with other internal and external trainers as needed to assist with administrative tasks related to citywide training including confirming logistics for upcoming trainings, data entry and community outreach and engagement as needed. Internal collaboration will include working closely with DOHMH Action Centers and City agency partners to provide emergency and crisis support as needed.

  • You will conduct Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) trainings and other Mental Health modules as introduced to New York City community organizations, Faith-Based Organizations, constituents behavioral health placement sites, primary health care and other community stakeholders up to 3 days per week at locations across the city while maintaining fidelity to the training curriculum/model.
  • Coordinate the promotion of collaborative networking relationships with community based organizations and the establishment of mental health resilience throughout the City of New York.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other internal and external trainers as needed to assist with administrative tasks related to Citywide training including confirming logistics for upcoming trainings, data entry and community outreach and engagement as needed.
  • Work closely with DOHMH Action Centers and City agency partners to provide emergency and crisis support as needed.
Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.
Preferred Skills
  • Master's degree from an accredited college in Psychology, Public Health or Social Work or other related fields
  • Ability to work with a diverse community
  • Solution oriented and comfortable dealing with logistical needs on the ground during trainings.
Additional Information

**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.

**LOAN FORGIVENESS

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:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service
To Apply
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 380188.

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.