You must submit Application Supplement No. 2011-062-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2011-062

ISSUED  SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

REVISED MAY 15, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

MENTAL RETARDATION UNIT MANAGER

 

Completing the Application Supplement is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Mental Retardation Unit Manager

30211

MA09

 

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 plan and direct work for therapeutic and habilitative programs within a self-contained unit for individuals with developmental disabilities, some of whom may also have additional unrelated disabilities.  You will direct and coordinate unit functions associated with 24 hour care and habilitation of individuals.  You will plan, develop, implement, and evaluate therapeutic and habilitative programs and program/clinical supportive services designed to meet the individuals' needs.  You will interact and communicate with families and related community agencies such as the county Mental Health/Mental Retardation Programs.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

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

 

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.

 

Minimum Requirements

Three years of professional therapeutic experience in a residential program providing rehabilitative, restorative and/or habilitative care program services for individuals with developmental disabilities, 2 years of which must have involved supervisory or consultative work in providing habilitative care and program services for individuals with a developmental disability; and a bachelor's degree in the behavioral sciences, psychology, social work, education, nursing, business or hospital administration; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training which includes 2 years supervisory or consultative experience in a residential program providing habilitative care program services for individuals with a developmental disability.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Filled positions are located at state centers operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare in Berks, Cambria, Luzerne, Snyder and Venango counties.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 months from the date of your application.  A new application and application supplement are required for a retest.

 

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 and Application Supplement No. 2011-062-1 on the Commissionís website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, 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. 2011-062-1 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 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."