As the Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center will be closing two of its inpatient wards, the Central New York Psychiatric Center will be expanding.
The CNY Psychiatric Center will be creating thirty jobs as a result of an increase in requests from the courts to create a sex offender facility.
Those thirty jobs are being offered to the Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center employees who are being laid off or transferred to Syracuse.
Earlier this month, we reported that the Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center will be closing down their inpatient wards and having one of the wards transferred to Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse.
Richard, Azzopardi, a spokesperson from Governor Andrew Cuomo's office says the Office of Mental Health will be moving forward with its plans as a part of a state-wide realignment.
Azzopardi says... "It makes sense to offer employees the job from the Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center who are currently trained and experienced... The workers probably will be paid slightly more dealing with the sex offender patients."
He also says the thirty position will not be filled from outside unless the Mohawk Valley Psychiatric employees do not want to apply.