The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) is giving a Juvenile Counselor exam. The filing periods for this test are June 2, 2014 to June 30, 2014. The walk-in multiple-choice test, will be given at two locations on; Mondays at 5:00 p.m., Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and Thursdays and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. The testing locations are; Manhattan: 2 Lafayette Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10007 and Brooklyn: 210 Joralemon Street, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
**There will be no walk-in tests on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at the Brooklyn sit. No testing at both Manhattan and Brooklyn sites on Saturdays, June 14 and June 21, 2014 and no testing at both Manhattan and Brooklyn sites on Tuesday, June 24, Wednesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 26, 2014.
The exam number is 4338 and the application fee is $47.00. The application fee is payable by debit, credit, money order or gift card. If paying by debit/credit or gift card, you will be charged an additional, non-refundable 2.49% of the payment amount. By June 30, 2014, all candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent, in addition to either a Baccalaureate, Associate or 60 college credits with two years satisfactory full-time employment working with youth 10 to 18 years of age or disabled/adolescents 10 years of age and up.
The starting salary is $34,977.00 annually. Upon hire, Juvenile Counselors are expected to work shifts including overnight, Saturdays and Sundays, holidays and mandatory overtime. Facilities operate 24/7 and are located in the Bronx and Brooklyn. Some of the duties a counselor will be responsible for are; supervising meals, visits and recreational activities, conduct searches to ensure safety of youths and staff, and oversee the hygiene and sanitary practices of youth.
For a complete and detailed description of education and responsibilities, please go to http://www.nyc.gov/jobs and hit on the link 'NYC exams', scroll down and hit on the link 'open competitive exams', once there find Juvenile Counselor #4338, where you will be able to read in detail. To be updated about upcoming test or test date cancellations, please go to http://www.nyc.gov/dcas.
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