You must submit Application Supplement No. 2011-131-1 with your online or paper application.


NUMBER 2011-131




Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission







(Local Government)





Job Title



Pay Schedule

and Range


County Social Casework Intern




*Local government salaries vary.  Contact the Human Resources Office of the local government agency where you are interested in working for specific information. Additional financial incentives are available for students attending schools participating in the CWEB (Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates) Program.  Please inquire at your school or contact the CWEB Coordinator at 1-866-275-2935 for additional information regarding this program.




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.




You will be trained during a structured six-month internship program in the performance of social casework duties.  Internships occur in a local government agency such as Children, Youth, and Families; Mental Health/Mental Retardation; Area Agencies on Aging; or other human service agency.  Interns may elect to serve one continuous six-month internship or two three-month internships.  The six-month internship occurs sometime between the end of the first semester of the junior year and approximately three months after graduation (variations of these time periods may occur).


Assignments are structured to provide practical work experience which applies general social work principles in order that knowledge acquired through course curriculum is transformed into working skills.  Upon completion of the internship period, the employee can function competently in the field of social services.  The intent of this program is to prepare employees and provide career opportunities for full-time employment within the field of social services.




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.


You must be willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.


You must be of good moral character and able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for this job title.


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.  If you are not a Pennsylvania resident, you must also obtain a report of Federal Criminal History Record Information, at your own expense, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


If you are a final candidate for a position covered by the Older Adults Protective Service Act, you will have to obtain a report of criminal record information, at your own expense, from the Pennsylvania State Police or a statement that the State Police Central Repository contains no information relating to you.  If you are not currently a Pennsylvania resident, or if you are currently a Pennsylvania resident and have not been a resident for two years prior to the date that you received notification that you are a final candidate, you are also required to furnish a report of Federal Criminal History Record Information, at your own expense, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Minimum Requirements


Enrollment as a full time student in a bachelor’s degree program in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, or other related behavioral science, and completion of 75 credits, including completion of 15 credits in one of the listed majors.






These positions are located throughout the state in local government Children, Youth, and Families; Mental Health/Mental Retardation; Area Agency on Aging offices; and other human services agencies.


There are no current positions or expected future job openings in Philadelphia.


Employment preference may be given to residents in counties in which these jobs are located.


Employment preference may be granted to individuals aged 60 and over for jobs with the Department of Aging and Area Agency on Aging Offices.


For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the local government agency where you wish to work.  Current telephone numbers can be found in the telephone directory under “Government Offices – County.”




At the time of application, you must submit the completed participation form (Application Supplement 2011-131-1) to participate in the Commonwealth’s County Social Casework Intern Program.  You may submit it by e-mail, fax or mail. See the “How to Apply” Section for directions.


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


Your application and participation form (Application Supplement 2011-131-1) will be evaluated to determine whether you meet the minimum requirements.  If you meet these requirements, you will receive a score.


If you were previously determined to be ineligible and now meet the job requirements, you may reapply during the term of this announcement by submitting a new application and application supplement.




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





Complete your application (and Application Supplement No. 2011-131-1) on the Commission’s 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. 2011-131-1, and further information can be obtained from:



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




PA CareerLink offices




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”.