Mentoring Program Coordinator #61913
Civil Service Job: Yes
Applications received by mail must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Examinations will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2010
$16,000 - $20,000 per year
Information on the Mentoring Program Coordinator #61913 position
The State Civil Service Law requires our office to collect a processing fee from each applicant. The amount of the fee is ten dollars ($10) per applicant for Each examination applied for, payable at the time of filing of the application form, by check (personal or certified) or money order, payable to the “Cattaraugus County Treasurer”. Cash Will Not Be Accepted. Applicants whose personal checks are returned for insufficient funds will not be considered as candidates. Applicants must record the Examination Number(s) and Title(s) on their checks. Refunds of fees will not be issued to applicants who are disqualified for not meeting the minimum qualifications for admittance to the examination or who do not appear for testing on the scheduled test date. Therefore, Do Not Apply for an examination if you are not sure that you meet the minimum qualifications. Application Fees shall be waived for candidates that are unemployed and primarily responsible for the support of a household or are receiving public assistance. Please contact this office for an Application Fee Waiver Request and Certification Form.
Preference in appointment may be given to successful candidates who have been, at the time of examination and for at least one month prior thereto, a resident of the West Valley School District in which the vacancy exists.
The work involves responsibility for planning, oversight and administration of a student mentoring program with a goal toward improving both academic performance and social behavior. The incumbent is responsible for recruiting, interviewing and training student and adult volunteers and monitoring their performance. Work is performed under the general supervision of the School Superintendent or a higher level administrator. A Mentoring Program Coordinator does related work as required.
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology, psychology, social work, counseling, public administration, education, recreation or closely related field;
B) OR Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate’s degree including 19 credit hours in the degree fields in (a) and two (2) years experience working in youth, recreation, youth development, character building, delinquency prevention or closely related field:
C) OR Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four (4) years of experience listed in (b) above.
Subject of Examination:
A written test designed to evaluate knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the following areas:
- Administering and Coordinating Youth Programs - These questions test for knowledge of youth-related programs and the principles, practices, and techniques used to administer and coordinate youth programs. Questions may address such areas as planning, monitoring, evaluating, and managing youth education and recreation programs.
- Child and adolescent development - These questions test for knowledge and understanding of child and adolescent development. Questions may cover such topics as: concepts and principles of development; normal and abnormal patterns of behavior; dynamics of relationship formation; causes of problem behaviors; and the effects of peers, family, personality, and sociological influences on development and behavior.
- Preparing written material - These questions test for the ability to present information clearly and accurately, and to organize paragraphs logically and comprehensibly. For some questions, you will be given information in two or three sentences followed by four restatements of the information. You must then choose the best version. For other questions, you will be given paragraphs with their sentences out of order. You must then choose, from four suggestions, the best order for the sentences.
- Understanding and interpreting tabular material - These questions test your ability to understand, analyze, and use the internal logic of data presented in tabular form. You may be asked to perform tasks such as completing tables, drawing conclusions from them, analyzing data trends or interrelationships, and revising or combining data sets. The concepts of rate, ratio, and proportion are tested. Mathematical operations are simple, and computational speed is not a major factor in the test.
- Working with youth - These questions test for knowledge and understanding needed to work with youth and their problems. Questions may cover such topics as: normal and abnormal adolescent behavior and development; youth perspectives and points of view; environmental factors and effects; establishing rapport with youth; problems of alcohol and drug use/abuse; teenage pregnancy; and delinquency.
Candidates are allowed to use quiet, hand-held, solar or battery powered calculators. Devices with typewriter keyboards, spell checkers, personal digital assistants, address books, language translators, dictionaries or any similar devices are prohibited.
PARTICIPATION IN MULTIPLE EXAMINATIONS: If you have applied for both State and Local government examinations, you must take all your examinations at the State examination center. You will be advised by letter when and where to report for your examinations.
If you have applied for another local government examination with another local civil service agency, call or write each civil service agency to make arrangements. You must notify all government civil service agencies with whom you have filed an application of the test site at which you wish to take your examination.
SATURDAY SABBATH OBSERVERS - HANDICAPPED PERSONS: If special arrangements for testing are required, please indicate this on your application(s).
CANDIDATES PLEASE NOTE: Your application for this test is part of the examination process. Applications must be completely filled out with all pertinent information stated. The Commission does not refer to other applications on file for additional information. Applications which do not show training and/or experience to meet the minimum qualifications will be disapproved. Vagueness and ambiguity will not be resolved in your favor.
VETERANS: Disabled and non-disabled war veterans who are eligible for additional credits must submit an application for veterans' credits. Candidates who wish to claim veterans' credits on an examination should request an application and information sheet from the Cattaraugus County Civil Service Commission. Veterans' application forms will also be available upon request at the examination center. The completed forms must be received before the eligible list for the examination is established in order to utilize additional credits. Effective January 1, 1998, the State Constitution was amended to permit a candidate currently in the armed forces to apply for and be conditionally granted ve