Community Worker

Grade 10

New York State has approximately 2 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Addiction Services and Supports, Off of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

There is currently no Career Ladder information available for this title.

Summary of Job Description

Community Worker:  assists professional counselors and other Employment Service staff of the Division of Employment in providing employability and placement services to disadvantage youths and adults, and in conducting community relations programs; works with unemployed and inexperienced people, often from disadvantaged backgrounds, to motivate and help them to follow through on a plan of assistance developed by a Counselor;  establishes and maintains contact with formal and informa neighborhood centers where disadvantaged youths and adults congregate or are served;  recruits disadvantaged persons and encourages them to seek help and guidance to increase their opportunities for training and employment;  in a Youth Oppotunity Center, interviews applicants and explains center programs, determines need for placement and counseling services, and schedules appointments with professional staff; works with counseling staff and disadvantaged persons to formulate plans for vocational training and development; among other duties.

There is no classification standard available at this time for this title. For additional information regarding other titles this will bring you to the NYS Title and Salary Plan. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

This title is non-competitive.  No examination is necessary.  However, you must still meet the Minimum Qualifications of the position.

Candidates must have one year of experience working with youths or adults in a position such as recreation worker, street worker, welfare worker, peace corps worker, group leader, teacher, settlement house worker, etc; OR an Associate's Degree OR satisfactory completion of two years of a four-year program leading to a Bachelor's Degree OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of the above training and experience.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience. For additional information or clarification, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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