CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

5A47
CORRECTIONAL SOCIAL WORK COUNSELOR

Specialties
( Bilingual ) (General )

GENERAL DEFINITION

This is counseling work interviewing, referring and aiding inmates in need of social services in the Prisons. An employee in this class interviews and screens inmates for possible drug or alcohol abuse problems and recommends and develops treatment plans. Work includes scheduling and conducting individual and group counseling session. Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with inmates, eliciting detailed personal history information and recommending appropriate courses of action are important aspects of the work. Work is performed under the supervision of a social work superior and involves conditions which can only be partially controlled.

ALLOCATING FACTORS:
(The following conditions must be met for a position to be approved for this class.)


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

BILINGUAL SPECIALTY

GENERAL SPECIALTY


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE OF:

ABILITY TO:


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
(The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 7/93.)

EDUCATION

BOTH SPECIALITES

AND
EXPERIENCE

OR

EDUCATION AND
EXPERIENCE

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR THE BILINGUAL SPECIALTY

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS


PAY RANGE: EP17
Class Established:
CSC - 1/88 ; Ad Board - 2/88
Spec. Revision:
CSC - 7/93 ; Ad Board - 8/93

Spec. 5D09 was consolidated with this class:
CSC - 7/01 ; Ad Board - 9/01

CO/vp/sb


END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 5A47