You must submit a copy of your drug and alcohol recovery support specialist certification with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2011-029

ISSUED  MARCH 9, 2011

REVISED MARCH 27, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

RECOVERY SUPPORT SPECIALIST

(Local Government)

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Recovery Support Specialist

L0675

*

 

*Local government salaries vary.  Contact the Human Resources Office of the local government agency where you are interested in working for specific 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 out veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will work in a county Drug and Alcohol Program where you will provide support services to individuals in recovery from substance abuse disorders by helping them gain access to needed resources in the community, assisting them in overcoming barriers, and helping them bridge gaps between their needs and available resources.  You will assist individuals to self-identify their personal goals for recovery, determine the steps to reach their recovery goals, and provide an environment of mutual respect, empowerment and opportunity to promote self-sufficiency.  You will serve as an advocate and help link individuals to public services, educational opportunities, employment and vocational skills services.  You will actively provide individuals in recovery with feedback to help them recognize their strengths and recovery options.

 

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 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.

 

Some of the positions in this job title come under the provisions of the Child Protective Services Law.  If you are a final candidate for one of these positions, you will have to provide reports on your background from such sources as the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.  If your background is unacceptable, you will be disqualified for employment in such positions.  You will receive information about these requirements and how to obtain the required reports at the time you are being considered for employment.

 

Necessary Special Requirement

Full certification as a drug and alcohol recovery support specialist by a statewide certification body which is a member of a national certification body or certification by another state government’s substance abuse certification board.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Lists created by this test will be used to fill future classified service vacancies as they occur in nearly all counties throughout the Commonwealth.

 

Employment and promotion preference may be given to residents of the county where the jobs are located.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Human Resources Office of the local Drug and Alcohol program where you are interested in working (located in the telephone directory under “Government-County”).

 

TESTING

 

You must submit a copy of your full certification as a drug and alcohol recovery support specialist by a statewide certification body which is a member of a national certification body or certification by another state government’s substance abuse certification board.

 

Your application and your certification will be evaluated to determine if you meet the Necessary Special Requirement.  If you meet this requirement, you will receive a score.

 

You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application or result in disqualification.

 

If you were previously determined to be ineligible and now meet the job requirements, you may reapply during the life of this announcement by submitting a new application and certificate of completion of a drug and alcohol recovery support specialist training program approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

 

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

 

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."