You must submit Application Supplement No. 2012-076-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2012-076

ISSUED  OCTOBER 3, 2012

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL RETARDATION STAFF DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS

AND COUNTY SOCIAL WORK TRAINING SPECIALIST

 

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT IS THE TEST.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

 

Mental Health Staff Development Specialist

41680

MA07

2.

 

Mental Retardation Staff Development Specialist 1

43700

MA07

3.

 

Mental Retardation Staff Development Specialist 2

43710

MA08

4.

 

County Social Work Training Specialist

L0813

*

 

When completing your application, please make sure you apply for all job titles for which you want to be tested.  You will NOT be permitted to add job titles after you test.

 

*Local government salaries vary.  Contact the Human Resources Office of the local government agency where you are interested in working for specific information.

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY APRIL 3, 2013, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

 

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 and opportunities for veterans, visit the Commission’s website www.scsc.state.pa.us; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

As a Mental Health Staff Development Specialist or a Mental Retardation Staff Development Specialist 1 you will plan, develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate training for the Department of Public Welfare.  You will assess staff training needs and develop training plans; identify participants; arrange for training locations; initiate contracts for training modules; and evaluate contracted training to validate the effectiveness of the course content.

 

A Mental Retardation Staff Development Specialist 2 supervises the staff training programs at a Commonwealth facility for the Department of Public Welfare.  You will meet with program managers to assess staff training needs, supervise the development of training plans, coordinate or conduct such courses for the facility, and evaluate contracted training.  You may supervise a staff of technical employees.

 

As a County Social Work Training Specialist you will develop, conduct, evaluate and coordinate staff development programs for social service staff in county mental health/intellectual disability, children and youth, and human services agencies.  You will determine training needs, select resources, design materials and programs, and conduct training.  You will provide advice and consultation to supervisory and administrative staff regarding performance problems, training, and follow-up.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If after reading the requirements you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement.

 

For some jobs, offers of employment will be made only if you are willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

You must be a Pennsylvania resident, of good moral character and able to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

Minimum Requirements

Mental Health Staff Development Specialist – Two years of professional experience in the field of mental health services provision, including or supplemented by one year of experience in developing curriculum or providing formal training, teaching or evaluating training or educational course work, and a bachelor’s degree; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training that includes or is supplemented by one year of experience in developing curriculum or providing, teaching or evaluating formal training or educational course work.

 

Mental Retardation Staff Development Specialist 1 – Two years of professional experience in the field of mental retardation, including or supplemented by one year of experience in developing, teaching, coordinating or evaluating training or educational course work, and a bachelor’s degree; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Mental Retardation Staff Development Specialist 2 – One year as a Mental Retardation Staff Development Specialist 1; OR three years of professional experience in the field of mental retardation, including or supplemented by two years of experience in developing, teaching, coordinating or evaluation training or educational course work, and a bachelor’s degree; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

County Social Work Training Specialist – Two years of professional experience in public or private social work, including or supplemented by one year of experience in staff development or supervision involving the development, coordination or evaluation of training programs; and a bachelor’s degree; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Clarification of Requirements

You may substitute related education for the required experience or appropriate experience for the required education.  Unrelated experience or education will not be accepted.

 

41680 – There is no substitution for the experience in developing curriculum or providing, teaching or evaluating formal training or educational course work.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Filled positions in the State government are with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare facilities located in Berks, Cambria, Luzerne, Snyder, and Venango counties.

 

Local government positions are in local government agencies including county mental health/intellectual disability, children and youth, and human services agencies throughout the Commonwealth.

 

Employment preference may be given to residents of the counties where jobs are located, and promotion preference may be given to employees who work in the counties where job openings occur.

 

Lists created by these tests will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Human Resources, Room 106, Health and Welfare Building, P.O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675; Telephone:  (717) 787-5068 or 1-800-346-4254; Internet:  www.dpw.state.pa.us; E-mail:  ra-pwemployment@pa.gov OR contact the Human Resources office of the local government agency where you are interested in working.  Current telephone numbers can be found in the telephone directory under “Government Offices-County.”

 

TESTING

 

You will be rated on your experience and training.  Your score will be based on information you report on your application and application supplement.

 

You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification.

 

You may take the test once under this announcement.  You may not reapply until another examination is announced.

 

If your name is on an eligible list for these job titles and you take this test, your most recent examination result will be the only one counted.

 

If this announcement does not produce enough names for a specific area, another test may be announced for that area only.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

You may complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2012-076-1 online at www.scsc.state.pa.us or submit your completed paper application and paper application supplement to:

 

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Applications, Application Supplement No. 2012-076-1 and further information can be obtained from:

 

1.

State Civil Service Commission:

 

 

 

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O.

 

Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (Voice) (717) 783-3058, Text

 

Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 772-2685

 

 

 

Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone

 

(Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (215) 560-4367

 

 

 

Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone

 

(Voice) (412) 565-7666, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (412) 565-2484

 

 

 

Internetwww.scsc.state.pa.us

 

 

2.

PA CareerLink offices

 

 

3.

The Human Resources offices listed under the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES" section of this announcement

 

For further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference and other items, refer to the instructions provided with the "Application for Employment/Promotion."