You must submit a copy of your transcript at the time of application. (See “How to Apply.”)

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2011-128

ISSUED  NOVEMBER 16, 2011

REVISED SEPTEMBER 10, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AIDE TRAINEE

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AIDE

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AIDE SUPERVISOR

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Youth Development Aide Trainee

41785

ST03

2.

Youth Development Aide

41790

 ST04*

3.

Youth Development Aide Supervisor

41791

 ST05*

 

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.

 

Youth Development Aide Trainee (41785):  Upon successful completion of the six-month training period, you will be promoted to the Youth Development Aide (41790) with an increase in salary.

 

*Contact your Human Resources Office for promotional salary information.

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

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, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Youth Development Aide Trainee (41785) - You will attend formal classroom training sessions and receive on-the-job training assignments to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to provide for the care, custody and training of court adjudicated youth requiring treatment and specialized program services in a Youth Development Center (YDC) or a Youth Forestry Camp (YFC).

 

Youth Development Aide (41790) - You will actively engage court adjudicated youth on a day-to-day basis to address personal problems and scheduled activities and to provide positive reinforcement and insight into responsible behavior and attitudes.  Work includes observing scheduled activities; assisting professional staff in implementing the youths’ treatment plans; reporting the youths’ progress in attaining program goals; and providing physical care, custody, and supervision of the youths’ daily activities including waking, personal hygiene, eating, recreating, work assignments, skill-building, and participating in treatment groups and other programmed activities. 

 

Youth Development Aide Supervisor (41791) – You will also assign, direct and supervise the work of a group of subordinate aides.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You will be tested before your qualifications are reviewed.  Your test results will count only if you meet all job 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.

 

You are subject to Pennsylvania residency requirements and must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for PA Residency Information.

 

If you are a final candidate for a position covered by the Child Protective Services Law, you will have to provide reports on your background, at your own expense, from such sources as the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

 

Necessary Special Requirements

Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

41785 - You must pass the test.

 

41790 - Successful completion of the Youth Development Aide Trainee program; OR 1 year of experience in the care, custody, activities or personal guidance of adolescents or adults in a behavioral, educational or community-based capacity; OR completion of 30 college credits, which included 12 credits in behavioral sciences or criminal justice.

 

41791 - One year of experience as a Youth Development Aide; OR 2 years of experience in the care, custody, activities or personal guidance of adolescents or adults in a behavioral, educational or community-based capacity; OR 1 year of experience in the care, custody, activities or personal guidance of adolescents or adults in a behavioral, educational or community-based capacity, and completion of 30 college credits, which included 12 credits in behavioral sciences or criminal justice.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

These positions exist exclusively in facilities for adjudicated delinquent youth operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

 

Positions are located in the following counties: Carbon (Youth Forestry Camp #2), Franklin (South Mountain Secure Treatment Unit), Huntingdon (Youth Forestry Camp #3), Montour (North Central Secure Treatment Unit), and Perry (Loysville Youth Development Center).

 

Youth Development Aide Trainees (41785) will be hired as operationally necessary.

 

For job titles Youth Development Aide (41790) and Youth Development Aide Supervisor (41791), lists created by these tests will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

Employment preference may be given to residents of the counties where the jobs are located.

 

Promotion preference may be given to employees who work in the counties where job openings occur. 

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Human Resources, Health and Welfare Building – Room 106, P.O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105-2675; Telephone: (717) 787-5068, Internet: www.dpw.state.pa.us, EmailRa-pwhdqpostings@pa.gov.

 

TESTING

 

The test will be administered on a computer.  Information about computerized testing is available online at www.scsc.state.pa.us OR in paper form at any State Civil Service Commission office. 

 

You will have a maximum of 3 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

 

Number of Questions

Subject Area

41785

41790

41791

Effective Written Communication

20

20

20

Effective Working Relationships

30

30

30

Following Written Instructions

30

30

30

Understanding, Instructing, and Teaching Delinquent Youth

--

30

30

Employee Supervision

--

--

30

Total

80

110

140

 

The test will be administered in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh State Civil Service Commission offices, Monday through Friday.

 

The test also will be held approximately 10 days a month at additional test centers located in Erie, Johnstown, Lock Haven, and Scranton.  For further details on test dates, contact the Commission’s Information Services Unit; Telephone (Voice) (717) 787-7811, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 783-8896. 

 

If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 months from the date of your test.  You must submit a new application to be retested.

 

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.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

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

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Complete your application on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, or submit your completed paper application to:

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

If you are applying for Youth Development Aide or Youth Development Aide Supervisor and expect to qualify through college coursework, online and paper applications both require submission of a copy of your transcripts at the time of application.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.  Enter your name and Social Security Number at the top of the transcripts.  Send by e-mail to RA-cs-transcripts@state.pa.us or fax to (717) 787-8650 or mail to the above address.

 

Applications 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 Resource office 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."