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Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist 2
Salary
$52,348.00 - $79,617.00 Annually
Location
Centre County, PA
Job Type
Civil Service Permanent Full-Time
Department
Department of Corrections
Job Number
CS-20181371-38430
Closing
12/3/2018 11:59 PM Eastern
Job Code
38430
Position Number
00145070
Bargaining Unit
F4
Pay Group
ST07
Bureau/Division Code
00117000
Bureau/Division
CR SCI Rockview
Worksite Address
1 Rockview Place
Worksite Address
Box A
City
Bellefonte
Zip Code
16823
Contact Name
Mandy Confer
Contact Phone
814-355-4874 X203
Contact Email
mconfer@pa.gov
+ Description
+ Benefits
+ Questions
THE POSITION
The Department of Corrections, State Correctional Institution at Rockview is seeking a highly motivated Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist 2 to join our Treatment Team.
IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE. YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY. ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.
+ Full-time employment
+ 40 hour work week
+ This position is eligible for full retirement benefits at age 50 or 55
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
This is professional level work in the care, treatment and rehabilitation of persons within a drug and/or alcohol abuse treatment program in a state institution or facility.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY
Qualifications:
+ Must meetPA residency requirement
+ Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: One year of experience as a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist 1;OR Two years of professional experience providing drug and alcohol counseling services directly to clients in a social work setting; and a bachelor's degree that includes 18 credits in the behavioral sciences; OROne year of para-professional and one year of professional experience providing drug and alcohol counseling services directly to clients in a social work setting; and certification by the PA Chemical Abuse Certification Board as a "Certified Addictions Counselor"; OROne year of professional experience providing drug and alcohol counseling services directly to clients in a social work setting and a master's degree with major coursework in addictions science, psychology or social work; ORAn equivalent combination of experience and training which includes 18 college credits in the behavioral sciences.
+ Must be able to perform essential job functions
Veterans:Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. ?7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, visit the Commission's website, Job Seekers page, forVeterans; visit one of our offices; or contact us atra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.
EXAMINATION INFORMATION
+ Score valid for this specific posting only
+ Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions
+ Provide complete and accurate information or:
+ score may be lower than deserved
+ application processing may be delayed
+ disqualification may result
+ May only testonceunder this announcement
+ Email notice of test results provided
+ Only most recent exam score is counted
Further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference, and other items can be obtained from:
Harrisburg: 2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O. Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (717) 783-3058
Philadelphia: 110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone (215) 560-2253
Pittsburgh: 411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone (412) 565-7666
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)
Internet: http://www.scsc.pa.gov/
PA CareerLink offices
Health & Wellness
We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.
Work/Life Balance
We understand that there is more to life than work ? and we want you to enjoy it!
We offer paid vacation days, paid sick days, military leave, as well as paid time off for most major U.S. holidays. Alternate work schedules and telecommuting arrangements are available for certain positions.
Career Development
We want to help you grow and see your goals become a reality! Supervisors and human resource staff are available to help employees create a plan to develop skills for their current jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers. Employees can easily transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new challenges while retaining leave and benefits. Additionally, there are a variety of programs available to help get you where you need to be.
Other Rewards
Commonwealth employees enjoy many other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable giving, and even special employee-only discounts.
For more information about benefits, health and wellness, work-life balance, career development, and other rewards go towww.employment.pa.govand click on the benefits box.
Eligibility rules apply.
01
Do you have at least one year of full-time experience as a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist 1 employed with the Commonwealth of PA?
+ Yes
+ No
02
How many years of full-time professional experience providing drug and alcohol counseling services directly to clients in a social work setting do you possess?
+ A. 2 or more years
+ B. 1 year to less than 2 years
+ C. Less than 1 year
03
CS-MET 1 If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experiencemustalso be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below.
04
Have you completed a bachelor's degree that includes 18 credits in the behavioral sciences?
If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted.
+ Yes
+ No
05
Do you have at least 1 year of full-time para-professional experience providing drug and alcohol counseling services directly to clients in a social work setting?
+ Yes
+ No
06
CS-MET 2 If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experiencemustalso be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below.
07
Do you possess certification by the PA Chemical Abuse Certification Board as a "Certified Addictions Counselor"?
+ Yes
+ No
08
If you answered Yes to the question above, please provide your certification number and expiration date in the text box below. If you answered No to the question above, please write N/A in the text box below.
09
Have you completed a master's degree with major coursework in addictions science, psychology, or social work?
If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted.
+ Yes
+ No
10
You must complete the supplemental questions below. These supplemental questions are the exam and will be scored. They are designed to give you the opportunity to relate your experience and training background to the major activities (Work Behaviors) performed in this position. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification. You may attach a resume, but youmustalso complete the applicationandanswer the supplemental questions.
All information you provide on your application and supplemental questions is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. If requested, you must provide documentation, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals who can verify the validity of the information you provide in the application and supplemental questions.
Read each work behavior carefully. Determine and select which "Level of Performance" most closely represents your highest level of experience/training. List the employer(s)/training source(s) from your Work or Education sections of the application where you gained this experience/training.The "Level of Performance" you choose for each work behavior must be clearly supported within the description of the experience and training information entered in your application or your score may be lowered.In order to receive credit for experience, you must have worked in a job for at least six months in which the experience claimed was a major function.
If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the "Yes" button and proceed to the exam questions.
+ Yes
11
WORK BEHAVIOR 1 ? Screen, Assess and Interview Patients
Screens, assesses, and interviews patients who have documented histories of substance use/dependence and have been referred for co-occurring services. Obtains information from patients concerning their substance use and mental health histories for the purpose of developing and implementing treatment plans.
Levels of Performance
Select the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.
+ A. I have experience screening, assessing and interviewing patients who have documented histories of substance use/dependence and have been referred for co-occurring services. I have obtained information from patients concerning their substance use and mental health history for the purpose of developing and implementing treatment plans.
+ B. I have experience ASSESSING patients who have documented histories of substance use/dependence and have been referred for co-occurring services. I DO NOT have experience screening and interviewing patients.
+ C. I have experience SCREENING AND INTERVIEWING patients who have documented histories of substance use/dependence and have been referred for co-occurring services. I have obtained information from patients concerning their substance use and mental health history for the purpose of developing and implementing treatment plans. I DO NOT have experience assessing patients.
+ D. I have taken courses in areas such as Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, Introduction to Substance Abuse Counseling and Clinical Psychology that prepared me to screen, assess and interview patients.
+ E. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior.
12
In the text box below, please provide details concerning your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed above. Make sure your response addresses the two items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.
+ The name of the employer(s) where you gained this experience
+ What specific work activities did you perform related to this work behavior, and what was your level of responsibility (assessing, screening, interviewing)?
13
If you are claiming education/training related to this work behavior, please provide the Training Source, If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.
1. College/University (or Training Source)
2. Course Title
3. Credits/Clock Hours
14
WORK BEHAVIOR 2- Treatment Plans
Develops, plans and conducts treatment activities and counseling services for patients on a group and individual basis. Attends treatment team meetings; writes and updates co-occurring treatment plan goals and interventions in collaboration with the patient; maintains records.
Levels of Performance
Select the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.
+ A. I have experience developing, planning and conducting treatment activities and counseling services for patients on a group and individual basis. I attend treatment team meetings; write and update co-occurring treatment plan goals and intervene in collaboration with the patient, maintain records.
+ B. I have experience DEVELOPING AND PLANNING treatment activities and counseling services for patients on a group and individual basis. I attend treatment team meetings; write and update co-occurring treatment plan goals and intervene in collaboration with the patient, maintain records. I have NOT conducted treatment activities and counseling services.
+ C. I have experience CONDUCTING treatment activities and counseling services for patients on a group and individual basis. I have NOT developed or planned treatment activities and counseling services for patients.
+ D. I have taken courses such as Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Case Management that have prepared me for developing, planning or conducting treatment plans.
+ E. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior.
15
In the text box below, please provide details concerning your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed above. Make sure your response addresses the item listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.
+ The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience
+ What type of treatment activities and services were you developing, planning and conducting?
16
If you are claiming education/training related to this work behavior, please provide the Training Source, Course Title and Credits/Clock Hours in the text box below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.
1. College/University (or Training Source)
2. Course Title
3. Credits/Clock Hours
17
WORK BEHAVIOR 3 ? Counsel Patients
Counsels patients in order to obtain their participation in planned rehabilitation programs; facilitates change in thinking and behavior by using motivational interviewing principles as well as other methods; encourages their participation in other facility provided programs and activities; conducts individual and group therapy sessions; explains available services; assists patients in adjusting to their current living environment; and may recommend community supports and programs to maintain recovery.
Levels of Performance
Select the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.
+ A. I have experience counseling patients in order to obtain their participation in planned rehabilitation programs; facilitating change in thinking and behavior by using motivational interviewing principles as
well as other methods; encouraging their participation in other facility provided programs and activities; conducting individual and group therapy sessions; explaining available services; assisting patients in adjusting to their current living environment; and may recommend community supports and programs to maintain recovery. THIS EXPERIENCE WAS IN SETTINGS SUCH AS HOSPITALS, CRISIS INTERVENTION CENTERS, D/A REHABILITATION CENTERS, OUTPATIENT CENTERS, PARTIAL-HOSPITALIZATION FACILITIES AND CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES AND IN PRIVATE PRACTICE.
+ B. I have experience counseling patients in order to obtain their participation in planned rehabilitation programs; facilitating change in thinking and behavior by using motivational interviewing principles as well as other methods; encouraging their participation in other facility provided programs and activities; conducting individual and group therapy sessions; explaining available services; assisting patients in adjusting to their current living environment; and may recommend community supports and programs to maintain recovery. THIS EXPERIENCE WAS IN SETTINGS SUCH AS HOSPITALS, CRISIS INTERVENTION CENTERS, D/A REHABILITATION CENTERS, OUTPATIENT CENTERS, PARTIAL-HOSPITALIZATION FACILITIES AND CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES. THIS WAS NOT IN PRIVATE PRACTICE.
+ C. I have experience counseling patients in order to obtain their participation in planned rehabilitation programs; facilitating change in thinking and behavior by using motivational interviewing principles as well as other methods; encouraging their participation in other facility provided programs and activities; conducting individual and group therapy sessions; explaining available services; assisting patients in adjusting to their current living environment; and may recommend community supports and programs to maintain recovery. THIS EXPERIENCE WAS IN PRIVATE PRACTICE.
+ D. I have taken courses in classes such as Motivational Interviewing, Co-occurring Disorders, Behavioral Interventions, and Group Counseling to prepare to counsel patients.
+ E. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior
18
In the text box below, please provide details concerning your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed above. Make sure your response addresses the item listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.
+ The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience
+ The setting (hospital vs. private)
19
If you are claiming education/training related to this work behavior, please provide the Training Source, Course Title and Credits/Clock Hours in the text box below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.
1. College/University (or Training Source)
2. Course Title
3. Credits/Clock Hours
20
WORK BEHAVIOR 4- Multidisciplinary Treatment Team Member
Participates as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team (i.e., psychiatry, nursing, social work, therapeutic recreation, etc.) including attendance and contribution to discussions in patient review and treatment team meetings regarding patient's participation level in group sessions as well as patient's treatment progress.
Levels of Performance
Select the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.
+ A. I have experience participating as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team (i.e., psychiatry, nursing, social work, therapeutic recreation, etc.) including attendance and contribution to discussions in patient review and treatment team meetings regarding patient's participation level in group sessions as well as patient's treatment progress. THIS EXPERIENCE WAS IN AN ENVIRONMENT WITH PATIENTS WHO HAVE DOCUMENTED HISTORIES OF SUBSTANCE USE/DEPENDENCE AND HAVE BEEN REFERRED FOR CO-OCCURRING SERVICES.
+ B. I have experience participating as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team (i.e., psychiatry, nursing, social work, therapeutic recreation, etc.) including attendance and contribution to discussions in patient review and treatment team meetings regarding patient's participation level in group sessions as well as patient's treatment progress. THIS EXPERIENCE WAS IN AN ENVIRONMENT WITH PATIENTS BEING TREATED FOR CONDITIONS OTHER THAN SUBSTANCE USE/DEPENDENCE.
+ C. I have experience MAKING REFERRALS for patients to other service professionals such as psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, recreation therapists, etc., but I have not followed up on that referral.
+ D. I have taken courses such as Introductory to Substance Abuse Counseling to prepare me for participating as a member or the multidisciplinary treatment team.
+ E. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior
21
In the text box below, please provide details concerning your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed above. Make sure your response addresses the item listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.
+ The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience
+ Your involvement with or as a multidisciplinary team member
22
If you are claiming education/training related to this work behavior, please provide the Training Source, Course Title and Credits/Clock Hours in the text box below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.
1. College/University (or Training Source)
2. Course Title
3. Credits/Clock Hours
Required Question
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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Address
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Website
http://www.employment.pa.gov


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