Mental Health Update

March 28, 2020

MH Update – 3/28/20 – OMH hiring for 48 bed SRO on grounds of Bronx Psychiatric Center


The New York State Office of Mental Health is looking to hire temporary staff for a 48-bed Single Room Occupancy Residence (SRO) located in The Bronx Psychiatric Center in Building 36. This program is being developed quickly to create room in local hospitals to address COVID-19.

The primary role of staff in this program is to provide support to residents to allow them to remain stably housed. Supports may include items such as supervision of medications, assisting residents to access external providers, educating residents regarding daily living skills such as budgeting, cooking, hygiene, apartment maintenance, etc.

The residence will be occupied by individuals ready for discharge from inpatient psychiatric units who were just waiting on housing, and those from other residential programs who can be stepped down to this level of care to make room for others on inpatient units who need a higher level of residential care. The program will be managed by a community provider who has significant experience running these types of programs, so they will have a strong resource available to them when they have questions on the job.

The qualifications for residential employment are a High School diploma and experience working with individuals with mental illness is preferred.

Please submit a resume or an email outlining your experience to: Julie.Duncan@omh.ny.gov


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