PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES ASSOCIATE, CORRECTIONS (ONLINE EXAM) (Latrobe)

Compensation

: $50,080.00 - $74,710.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Scientific Research



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PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES ASSOCIATE, CORRECTIONS (ONLINE EXAM) Print Apply PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES ASSOCIATE, CORRECTIONS (ONLINE EXAM) Salary $49,076.00 - $74,641.00 Annually Location State-Wide, PA Job Type CIVIL SERVICE ONLINE EXAM FOR FUTURE VACANCIES Department Department of Corrections Job Number CS-20180###-####2 Closing Continuous + Description + Benefits + Questions THE POSITION If you are driven and have a passion for helping others, apply to be a Psychological Services Associate! IMPORTANT:YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS ONLINE EXAM POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS, AND RECEIVE YOUR SCORE PRIOR TO APPLYING TO A SPECIFIC VACANCY POSTING FOR THIS TITLE. YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA E-MAIL EACH TIME A SPECIFIC VACANCY FOR THIS JOB TITLE IS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE. YOU MUST SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR EACH SPECIFIC VACANCY IN WHICH YOU ARE INTERESTED. PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU APPLY TO A VACANCY POSTING PRIOR TO RECEIVING A SCORE, YOU WILL BE DEEMED INELIGIBLE. YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO APPLY TO THIS EXAM POSTING AND COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS. + Full-time employment DESCRIPTION OF WORK You will administer, score, and interpret psychological tests; conduct interviews and counseling sessions; and write and implement behavioral plans for offenders in correctional facilities. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is known as a leader in the corrections field. Join this distinguished team - apply today! Conditions of Employment + Successful completion of a two (2) week training program at the Training Academy in Elizabethtown, PA + Report for work in all weather conditions REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY Qualifications: + Must meetPA residency requirement + A Master's degree in psychology or a closely related field, which includes fifteen graduate level credits in psychology, counseling, educational counseling, rehabilitation, human development, learning, or motivation. + 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 + Must be able to perform essential job functions Legal Requirements: + Must successfully complete a background investigation + Must successfully complete a medical screening 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 Info/Pages/default.aspxand click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at ...@pa.gov. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity. EXAMINATION INFORMATION + 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 retest 6 months after date of last exam + Email notice of test results provided + Only most recent exam score is counted Further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference, and other items can be obtained from the State Civil Service Commission offices: Harrisburg: 2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O. Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (717) ###-#### 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: Info/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 a conferred master's degree with a major of psychology or closely related field which includes 15 credits in psychology, counseling, educational counseling, rehabilitation, human development, learning or motivation?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. 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 transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted. + Yes + No 02 If your master's is not conferred, what date will it be conferred? If not within three months, do not apply at this time. 03 CS-INSTRUCTIONS - 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 04 WORK BEHAVIOR 1 - PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT Assesses mental, behavioral, emotional, and developmental disorders of patients/clients/inmates by observing patients/clients/inmates; reviewing data and information, psychological reports, etc., provided by other professionals and staff; interviewing patients/clients/inmates, family, and/or staff to elicit information concerning patients/clients/inmates; administering and interpreting standardized tests of personality, interest, vocational aptitude, intelligence, academic achievement, degree of symptom severity, and/or risk assessment; and makes appropriate referrals in narrative reports based upon the patient's/client's/inmate's need. Levels of Performance Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim. + A. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above which includes assessing mental, behavioral, emotional, and developmental disorders of patients/clients/inmates by observing patients/clients/inmates AND reviewing data and information, psychological reports, etc. AND interviewing patients/clients/inmates, family, and/or staff to elicit information concerning patients/clients/inmates AND administering and interpreting standardized tests of personality, interest, intelligence, achievement, and/or risk assessment. + B. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above such as interviewing and assessing individuals OR administering OR interpreting standardized tests OR providing feedback to other professionals/individuals. + C. I have college or graduate level coursework OR I have completed an internship related to this work behavior. + D. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior. 05 In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on Work Behavior 1. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. 1. The name of the employer where you gained this experience. 2. The actual duties you performed related to psychological assessment. 3. Your level of responsibility. 06 If you have selected the level of performance which included college-level coursework, please provide the name of the college/university, course titles, and the number of 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.(Ex. ABC University/Writing Basics/3) 07 WORK BEHAVIOR 2 - TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS Treats patients/clients/inmates/family and/or staff by utilizing various psychological techniques and ongoing assessment tools to continuously update the degree of symptom(s) severity and progress; selecting the appropriate approach to use in individual and/or group therapy and planning the frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy; collaborating with other professionals/specialists in diagnostic and evaluative multi-disciplinary team meetings to discuss diagnosis, etiology, treatment disposition, and community re-entry issues; prepares progress notes, psychological reports, behavioral safety and support plans, treatment plan statements, etc. related to the mental and emotional/behavioral status of patients/clients/inmates/family and/or staff which include data on diagnosis, risk analysis, level of functioning, prognosis, and remediation. Levels of Performance Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim. + A. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above which includes treating patients/clients/inmates/family, or staff by utilizing various psychological techniques AND selecting the appropriate approach to use in individual and/or group therapy AND planning the frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy AND collaborating with other professionals/specialists in diagnostic and evaluative multi-disciplinary team meetings to discuss diagnosis, etiology, treatment disposition, and community re-entry issues AND preparing progress notes, psychological reports, treatment plan statements, etc. related to the mental and emotional/behavioral status of patients/clients/inmates/family, or staff which include data on diagnosis, risk analysis, level of functioning, prognosis, AND remediation. + B. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above which includes treating individuals OR selecting the appropriate approach to use in individual/group therapy OR collaborating with other professionals/specialists or preparing progress reports/treatment plans for individuals in a setting where the treatment options are limited to a particular type of treatment/individual. + C. I have college or graduate level coursework OR I have completed an internship related to this work behavior. + D. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior. 08 In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on Work Behavior 2. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. 1. The name of the employer where you gained this experience. 2. The actual duties you performed related to the treatment of individuals. 3. Your level of responsibility. 09 If you have selected the level of performance which included college-level coursework, please provide the name of the college/university, course titles, and the number of 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.(Ex. ABC University/Writing Basics/3) Required Question Agency Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Address 613 North StreetHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120 Website
Associated topics: addict, behavior science, clinical psychologist, dayrehab, mental health, neuroscience, psych, psychology, social worker, therapist * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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