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Office of Mental Health

Direct Care Careers

The new Mental Health Therapy Aide examination is now available at OMH Jobs.

Direct care staff at the Office of Mental Health (OMH) are part of a treatment team. They support hope and recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances. The job title for this position is Mental Health Therapy Aide.

OMH is currently recruiting for direct care staff at locations throughout the state.

About the Job

Mental Health Therapy Aides assist patients working toward recovery. You may work in a hospital, clinic, or a group residential setting:

  • Supporting patient health and safety
  • Accompanying patients to treatment, social and recreational activities
  • Teaching patients daily life skills like cooking, grooming or doing laundry
  • Writing notes describing patient activities and their progress toward recovery goals

Please Note: Direct Care positions located at OMH facilities require employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. For more information see mandatory vaccine requirement.

Benefits and Opportunities

All OMH employees receive a generous benefits package including:

  • 13 paid vacation days the first year of employment
  • 5 paid personal days and 13 paid holidays each year
  • Paid sick leave
  • Dental, vision and healthcare coverage
  • A retirement pension plan
  • Access to tuition assistance programs

How to Apply


* This “application” is your test and is best viewed using the Chrome Browser. It is important that you answer all questions completely and accurately. Your answers to the test are subject to verification. Additional information provided after you submit this test will not be accepted.

Comments or Questions? Please contact OMH Center for Human Resources Management for questions related to Direct Care Careers.