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Project Assistant (ID: 109172) for Fall 2022


Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Ave
Albany , NY 12229
E-Mail: angela.keller@omh.ny.gov
Phone: (518) 473-6903

Division/Unit: Division of Children/Families


Web Site: http://omh.ny.gov/(New Window)


School Affiliation

SUNY Albany

Proposal Information


Assist and coordinate the development of a family toolkit to communicate available services and access points, particularly for children with both mental health and developmental disabilities' concerns:
* Coordinate the activities of a cross-system workgroup to identify workplan tasks and a timeline to complete the family toolkit.
* Conduct research, compile information, summarize information digestible for multiple audiences, and facilitate workgroup and focus groups.
* Meeting coordination, agenda setting, phone outreach, stakeholder engagement, regular communication via email to gather information and move project forward.
* Content development of the toolkit.
* Due to the temporary nature of this assignment, tight adherence to the workplan will be necessary.

Assist in technical assistance provision to counties implementing a System of Care framework.
* Research to package technical assistance materials for counties' requesting assistance.
* Review data and reports for trends on needed technical assistance.
* Make recommendations on needed technical assistance based on data review.
* Assist in developing a workplan for addressing lower performing areas of implementation.



Independent initiative on project tasks

Excellent written communication skills

Communicate fluently in English

Coordinating/leading focus groups

Develop written materials


Internship Areas: Human Services, Planning/Analysis/Research, Public Policy

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 20 - 30

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Graduate Student

Minimum Standing: Graduate Student

Degree Concentrations: Human Services, Public Administration, Social Science, Social Work