New York City Temporary

Customized Assistance Services (CAS) helps Human Resources Administration (HRA) clients with health and/or mental health conditions reach their highest attainable level of functioning and self-sufficiency by providing comprehensive, integrated, individualized clinical and support services. CAS works with other components of HRA and with other governmental and non-governmental service providers to create new programs and to integrate and refine existing services so the people it serves can achieve their maximum functional capacity. CAS provides clinical expertise, recommendations, and direction to HRA in the fields of health, mental health, substance use and vocational rehabilitation. CAS staff provide psychiatric evaluation and crisis intervention services, housing eligibility services and assistance in obtaining federal disability benefits. CAS manages contracts that serve individuals and families with medical, mental health, and/or substance use disorders. CAS programs also provide clinically focused case management and utilizes sophisticated clinical tracking and reporting systems.

The Customized Assistance Services (CAS), is recruiting for two (2) Per Diem Psychiatrist to function as a Visiting Psychiatric Services (VPS) Psychiatrist in CAS’ Office of Health and Mental Health Services’ Visiting Psychiatric Services Unit, who will:

Under the supervision of the Medical Director, with latitude for independent judgement and initiative, the VPS Psychiatrist is responsible for performing psychiatric evaluation of clients at home, at HRA sites, or at other designated sites and will:

Coordinate daily activities with the Clinical Intake Unit on an ongoing basis to ensure proper assignment of cases.

Coordinate time and place of evaluation with client’s caseworker.

Review all available clinically relevant material, including referral information and previous VPS evaluations prior to the psychiatric evaluation.

Perform comprehensive psychiatric evaluations of clients as per OHMHS’ policies and procedures.

Prepare a detailed mental health report as per OHMHS policies and procedures.

Formulate service and treatment recommendations to assist the referring agency in planning for the client’s biopsychosocial needs.

Arrange for the involuntary transport to the hospital of individuals who are dangerous to themselves and/or others in coordination with police, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and hospital personnel.

Refer appropriate cases to HRA’s Office of Legal Affairs for guardianship, Guardian-Ad-Litem, STIPSO, and other legal interventions.

Execute Orders to Gain Access (OGA) in coordination with the Police Department and Adult Protective Services.

Review and sign legal affirmations prepared by the Office of Legal Affairs.

Testify in court proceedings for guardianship and other legal interventions.

Consult with the Medical Director regarding utilization off MHL Section 9.37 authority.

Attend clinical supervision and training sessions.

Comply with OHMHS quality assurance standards.

Minimum Qual Requirements

Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York; and 2. Completion of three years of approved residency training in psychiatry.


Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM

Salary Range: $79.23 – $84.86 (Hourly)

New York City offers an excellent and comprehensive benefits package.



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