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Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist 2

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Collegeville, PA
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Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist 2









Salary







$53,913.00 - $81,996.00 Annually











Location







Montgomery County, PA















Job Type







Civil Service Permanent Full-Time











Department







Department of Corrections















Job Number







CS-20192602-38430























Closing







9/23/2019 11:59 PM Eastern











Job Code







38430











Position Number







00210250











Union







SEIU Local 668











Bargaining Unit







F4











Pay Group







ST07











Bureau/Division Code







11/5750











Bureau/Division







DOC/SCI Phoenix











Worksite Address







1200 Mokychic Drive











City







Collegeville











Zip Code







19426











Contact Name







James Torres











Contact Phone







610-409-7890











Contact Email







jatorres@pa.gov













+ Description



+ Benefits



+ Questions













THE POSITION





The Department of Corrections, State Correctional Institution at Phoenix is seeking a highly motivated Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist 2 to join our Treatment Team.





IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE. YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY. ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.



+ Full-time employment

+ Work Hours - Days and Hours To Be Determined

+ 40 hour work week

+ This position is eligible for full retirement benefits at age 50 or 55















DESCRIPTION OF WORK





This position provides professional, journeyman level work in the care, treatment and rehabilitation/habilitation of individuals with drug and/or alcohol substance abuse/dependence problems; provides professional planning of Alcohol and other Drugs services, to include treatment and participates in the implementation of these planned treatment activities; provides orientation to new inmates regarding AOD services offered by the AOD Department. This includes the review of records and interview of inmates during their initial reception; provides individual counseling on an as needed basis to assist inmates in overcoming their anxieties, obtaining their cooperation in the continuance of their AOD treatment services and discussing any other issues related to their ongoing recovery; prepares case summaries when requested for parole/pre-release processing regarding inmate's recommendations, participation and progress.





REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY





Qualifications:



+ Must meetPA residency requirement- For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow thelinkand click on Residency

+ Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: One year of experience as a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist 1;OR Two years of professional experience providing drug and alcohol counseling services directly to clients in a social work setting; and a bachelor's degree that includes 18 credits in the behavioral sciences; OROne year of para-professional and one year of professional experience providing drug and alcohol counseling services directly to clients in a social work setting; and certification by the PA Chemical Abuse Certification Board as a "Certified Addictions Counselor"; OROne year of professional experience providing drug and alcohol counseling services directly to clients in a social work setting and a master's degree with major coursework in addictions science, psychology or social work; ORAn equivalent combination of experience and training which includes 18 college credits in the behavioral sciences.

+ Based on your answers to the supplemental application questions regarding education, you may be instructed to upload a copy of your college transcripts to your application

+ A resume needs to be submitted with your application. You may upload your document as an Attachment during the application process. You must still complete the application and answer the supplemental questions.

+ Must be able to perform essential job functions











Legal Requirements:



+ A conditional offer of employment will require submission of criminal history reports

+ You must pass a background investigation









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 for veterans, go towww.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspxand click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.



The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity.





EXAMINATION INFORMATION









+ Score valid for this specific posting only

+ Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions

+ Provide complete and accurate information or:



+ score may be lower than deserved

+ application processing may be delayed

+ disqualification may result









+ May only testonceunder this announcement

+ Email notice of test results provided













Further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference, and other items can be obtained from:



Harrisburg: 2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O. Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (717) 783-3058

Philadelphia: 110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107

Pittsburgh: 411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)

Internet: https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx















Health & Wellness

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*



Work/Life Balance

We understand that there is more to life than work - and we want you to enjoy it!

We offer paid vacation days, paid sick days, military leave, as well as paid time off for most major U.S. holidays. Alternate work schedules and telecommuting arrangements are available for certain positions.



Career Development

We want to help you grow and see your goals become a reality! Supervisors and human resource staff are available to help employees create a plan to develop skills for their current jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers. Employees can easily transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new challenges while retaining leave and benefits. Additionally, there are a variety of programs available to help get you where you need to be.



Other Rewards

Commonwealth employees enjoy many other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable giving, and even special employee-only discounts.



For more information about benefits, health and wellness, work-life balance, career development, and other rewards go towww.employment.pa.govand click on the benefits box.



*Eligibility rules apply.

















01



Do you have at least one year of full-time experience as a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist 1 while employed with the Commonwealth of PA?



+ Yes



+ No











02



If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experience must also be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below.











03



How many years of full-time professional experience providing drug and alcohol counseling services directly to clients in a social work setting do you possess?



+ 2 or more years



+ 1 year to less than 2 years



+ Less than 1 year











04



If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experiencemustalso be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below.











05



Do you have a conferred bachelor's degree or higher, or are you within three months of completing a bachelor's degree or higher, that includes 18 credits in the behavioral sciences?

If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add a transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted.



If you answer "yes" to this question based on education acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visithttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3and click on Other Information.





+ Yes



+ No











06



If you do not have a conferred bachelor's degree or higher, on what date do you expect to receive your degree? Type N/A in the text box if this does not apply.











07



Do you have at least one year of full-time para-professional experience providing drug and alcohol counseling services directly to clients in a social work setting?



+ Yes



+ No











08



If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experiencemustalso be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below.











09



Do you possess certification by the PA Chemical Abuse Certification Board as a "Certified Addictions Counselor"?



+ Yes



+ No











10



If you answered Yes to the question above, please provide your certification number and expiration date in the text box below. If you answered No to the question above, please write N/A in the text box below.











11



Do you have a conferred master's degree or higher, or are you within three months of completing a master's degree or higher, with major coursework in addictions science, psychology or social work?

If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add a transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted.



If you answer "yes" to this question based on education acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visithttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3and click on Other Information.





+ Yes



+ No











12



If you do not have a conferred master's degree or higher, on what date do you expect to receive your degree? Type N/A in the text box if this does not apply.











13



You must complete the supplemental questions below. These supplemental questions are the exam and will be scored. They are designed to give you the opportunity to relate your experience and training background to the major activities (Work Behaviors) performed in this position. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification. You may attach a resume, but youmustalso complete the applicationandanswer the supplemental questions.

All information you provide on your application and supplemental questions is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. If requested, you must provide documentation, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals who can verify the validity of the information you provide in the application and supplemental questions.



Read each work behavior carefully. Determine and select which "Level of Performance" most closely represents your highest level of experience/training. List the employer(s)/training source(s) from your Work or Education sections of the application where you gained this experience/training.The "Level of Performance" you choose for each work behavior must be clearly supported within the description of the experience and training information entered in your application or your score may be lowered.In order to receive credit for experience, you must have worked in a job for at least six months in which the experience claimed was a major function.



If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the "Yes" button and proceed to the exam questions.





+ Yes











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WORK BEHAVIOR 1 - Screen, Assess and Interview Patients



Screens, assesses, and interviews patients who have documented histories of substance use/dependence and have been referred for co-occurring services. Obtains information from patients concerning their substance use and mental health histories for the purpose of developing and implementing treatment plans.



Levels of Performance



Select the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.



+ A. I have experience screening, assessing and interviewing patients who have documented histories of substance use/dependence and have been referred for co-occurring services. I have obtained information from patients concerning their substance use and mental health history for the purpose of developing and implementing treatment plans.



+ B. I have experience ASSESSING patients who have documented histories of substance use/dependence and have been referred for co-occurring services. I DO NOT have experience screening and interviewing patients.



+ C. I have experience SCREENING AND INTERVIEWING patients who have documented histories of substance use/dependence and have been referred for co-occurring services. I have obtained information from patients concerning their substance use and mental health history for the purpose of developing and implementing treatment plans. I DO NOT have experience assessing patients.



+ D. I have taken courses in areas such as Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, Introduction to Substance Abuse Counseling and Clinical Psychology that prepared me to screen, assess and interview patients.



+ E. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior.











15



In the text box below, please provide details concerning your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed above. Make sure your response addresses the two items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.



+ The name of the employer(s) where you gained this experience

+ What specific work activities did you perform related to this work behavior, and what was your level of responsibility (assessing, screening, interviewing)?

















16



If you are claiming education/training related to this work behavior, please provide the Training Source, If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.



+ College/University (or Training Source)

+ Course Title

+ Credits/Clock Hours



















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WORK BEHAVIOR 2- Treatment Plans



Develops, plans and conducts treatment activities and counseling services for patients on a group and individual basis. Attends treatment team meetings; writes and updates co-occurring treatment plan goals and interventions in collaboration with the patient; maintains records.



Levels of Performance



Select the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.



+ A. I have experience developing, planning and conducting treatment activities and counseling services for patients on a group and individual basis. I attend treatment team meetings; write and update co-occurring treatment plan goals and intervene in collaboration with the patient, maintain records.



+ B. I have experience DEVELOPING AND PLANNING treatment activities and counseling services for patients on a group and individual basis. I attend treatment team meetings; write and update co-occurring treatment plan goals and intervene in collaboration with the patient, maintain records. I have NOT conducted treatment activities and counseling services.



+ C. I have experience CONDUCTING treatment activities and counseling services for patients on a group and individual basis. I have NOT developed or planned treatment activities and counseling services for patients.



+ D. I have taken courses such as Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Case Management that have prepared me for developing, planning or conducting treatment plans.



+ E. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior.











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In the text box below, please provide details concerning your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed above. Make sure your response addresses the item listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.



+ The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience

+ What type of treatment activities and services were you developing, planning and conducting?

















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If you are claiming education/training related to this work behavior, please provide the Training Source, Course Title and Credits/Clock Hours in the text box below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.



+ College/University (or Training Source)

+ Course Title

+ Credits/Clock Hours



















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WORK BEHAVIOR 3 - Counsel Patients



Counsels patients in order to obtain their participation in planned rehabilitation programs; facilitates change in thinking and behavior by using motivational interviewing principles as well as other methods; encourages their participation in other facility provided programs and activities; conducts individual and group therapy sessions; explains available services; assists patients in adjusting to their current living environment; and may recommend community supports and programs to maintain recovery.



Levels of Performance



Select the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.



+ A. I have experience counseling patients in order to obtain their participation in planned rehabilitation programs; facilitating change in thinking and behavior by using motivational interviewing principles as

well as other methods; encouraging their participation in other facility provided programs and activities; conducting individual and group therapy sessions; explaining available services; assisting patients in adjusting to their current living environment; and may recommend community supports and programs to maintain recovery. THIS EXPERIENCE WAS IN SETTINGS SUCH AS HOSPITALS, CRISIS INTERVENTION CENTERS, D/A REHABILITATION CENTERS, OUTPATIENT CENTERS, PARTIAL-HOSPITALIZATION FACILITIES AND CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES AND IN PRIVATE PRACTICE.



+ B. I have experience counseling patients in order to obtain their participation in planned rehabilitation programs; facilitating change in thinking and behavior by using motivational interviewing principles as well as other methods; encouraging their participation in other facility provided programs and activities; conducting individual and group therapy sessions; explaining available services; assisting patients in adjusting to their current living environment; and may recommend community supports and programs to maintain recovery. THIS EXPERIENCE WAS IN SETTINGS SUCH AS HOSPITALS, CRISIS INTERVENTION CENTERS, D/A REHABILITATION CENTERS, OUTPATIENT CENTERS, PARTIAL-HOSPITALIZATION FACILITIES AND CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES. THIS WAS NOT IN PRIVATE PRACTICE.



+ C. I have experience counseling patients in order to obtain their participation in planned rehabilitation programs; facilitating change in thinking and behavior by using motivational interviewing principles as well as other methods; encouraging their participation in other facility provided programs and activities; conducting individual and group therapy sessions; explaining available services; assisting patients in adjusting to their current living environment; and may recommend community supports and programs to maintain recovery. THIS EXPERIENCE WAS IN PRIVATE PRACTICE.



+ D. I have taken courses in classes such as Motivational Interviewing, Co-occurring Disorders, Behavioral Interventions, and Group Counseling to prepare to counsel patients.



+ E. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior











21



In the text box below, please provide details concerning your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed above. Make sure your response addresses the item listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.



+ The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience

+ The setting (hospital vs. private)

















22



If you are claiming education/training related to this work behavior, please provide the Training Source, Course Title and Credits/Clock Hours in the text box below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.



+ College/University (or Training Source)

+ Course Title

+ Credits/Clock Hours



















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WORK BEHAVIOR 4- Multidisciplinary Treatment Team Member



Participates as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team (i.e., psychiatry, nursing, social work, therapeutic recreation, etc.) including attendance and contribution to discussions in patient review and treatment team meetings regarding patient's participation level in group sessions as well as patient's treatment progress.



Levels of Performance



Select the "Level of Performance" which best describes your claim.



+ A. I have experience participating as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team (i.e., psychiatry, nursing, social work, therapeutic recreation, etc.) including attendance and contribution to discussions in patient review and treatment team meetings regarding patient's participation level in group sessions as well as patient's treatment progress. THIS EXPERIENCE WAS IN AN ENVIRONMENT WITH PATIENTS WHO HAVE DOCUMENTED HISTORIES OF SUBSTANCE USE/DEPENDENCE AND HAVE BEEN REFERRED FOR CO-OCCURRING SERVICES.



+ B. I have experience participating as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team (i.e., psychiatry, nursing, social work, therapeutic recreation, etc.) including attendance and contribution to discussions in patient review and treatment team meetings regarding patient's participation level in group sessions as well as patient's treatment progress. THIS EXPERIENCE WAS IN AN ENVIRONMENT WITH PATIENTS BEING TREATED FOR CONDITIONS OTHER THAN SUBSTANCE USE/DEPENDENCE.



+ C. I have experience MAKING REFERRALS for patients to other service professionals such as psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, recreation therapists, etc., but I have not followed up on that referral.



+ D. I have taken courses such as Introductory to Substance Abuse Counseling to prepare me for participating as a member or the multidisciplinary treatment team.



+ E. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior











24



In the text box below, please provide details concerning your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed above. Make sure your response addresses the item listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.



+ The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience

+ Your involvement with or as a multidisciplinary team member

















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If you are claiming education/training related to this work behavior, please provide the Training Source, Course Title and Credits/Clock Hours in the text box below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.



+ College/University (or Training Source)

+ Course Title

+ Credits/Clock Hours

















Required Question

















Agency



Commonwealth of Pennsylvania











Address



613 North StreetHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120











Website



http://www.employment.pa.gov

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Address

Collegeville, PA
USA