TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2012-046

ISSUED  JUNE 13, 2012

REVISED JUNE 12, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

SEXUAL RESPONSIBILITY AND TREATMENT PROGRAM AIDE

 

Positions are located at

Torrance State Hospital, Westmoreland County.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Sexual Responsibility and Treatment Program Aide

30011

ST04

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

VETERANS:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. ß7103) 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 Commissionís website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will work with sexually aggressive individuals who have been committed to the Sexual Responsibility and Treatment Program.  Work involves guiding residents to carry out daily activities including self-care and therapeutic and recreational activities; aiding professional staff in implementing individual treatment plans; reporting and documenting behavior and incidents; confronting residents on problem behaviors to help identify and resolve problem behaviors; escorting residents to appointments, hearings, and activities.  You will be responsible for maintaining safety and security for both residents and staff.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

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

 

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

 

After you receive a conditional offer of employment, you must undergo a medical examination.

 

Conditions of Employment

You will be working with individuals who have committed violent sexual crimes.  You will be subjected to detailed accounts of residentsí sexual encounters and fantasies.  Individuals who have experienced past trauma may not be well suited for employment in this type of position. By submitting an application, you are indicating your willingness to 1.) Work directly with individuals who have committed violent sexual crimes; 2.) Work inside a secure facility; and 3.) Work mandatory overtime as required.

 

Minimum Requirements

One year as a Psychiatric or Therapeutic Activities Aide; OR 18 months of experience in the care, activities, and personal guidance of individuals in a behavioral, educational, or community based program.

 

Clarification of Requirements

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

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

All positions are in the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare at Torrance State Hospital, Westmoreland County.

 

There are approximately 7 appointments and promotions from lists made annually to this job title.

 

Additional opportunities may occur due to normal turnover from 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, Health and Welfare Building Ė Room 106, P.O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, PA  17105-2675; Telephone:  (717) 787-5068, Internetwww.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 2 1/2 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

 

 

 

Following Directions

10

 

Effective Expression

10

 

Reading Comprehension

15

 

Effective Working Relationships

25

 

Individual and Group Behavior

25

 

Providing Services to Individuals with Mental Health Disabilities

_25_

 

Total

110

 

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 Commissionís 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 this job title 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 Commissionís 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

 

Applications and further information can be obtained from:

 

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."

 

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 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."