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Ithaca, NY 14850
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Service Specialist

Minimum Qualifications

In order for County Personnel to determine a candidate's eligibility for a position the applicant must document in writing on the application how they meet the minimum qualifications related to the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

(a) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college with an Associate’s Degree AND one year of full-time paid (or the equivalent part-time and/or volunteer) experience involving program development, planning, or evaluation in a community health service organization, human service agency, or school system; OR

(b) Graduation from high school or possession of a HSE diploma AND three years of full-time paid (or the equivalent part-time and/or volunteer) experience involving program development, planning, or evaluation in a community health service organization, human service agency, or school system; OR

(c) Any combination of training and experience equal to or greater than that described in (a) and (b) above.
   
NOTE: The incumbents of some Service Specialist positions are required to travel to and conduct business at another physical location, such as a member school or another community setting. As a result, candidates must possess and maintain a valid New York State driver's license and reliable transportation or otherwise demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the BOCES, that they are able to meet the transportation requirements of the position.

 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT 2:  In order for BOCES to receive program funding through NYS OASAS grant, within 24 months of appointment, candidate will be required to possess one of the following credentials:
 
(a) Credentialed Prevention Professional (CPP); OR
 
(b) Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS) who has an additional year of qualifying prevention work experience (minimum total of 2 years) and has completed an additional 150 hours of OASAS approved education and training (minimum total of 250 hours); OR
 
(c) Prevention Professional who is licensed, certified or credentialed in a related discipline (see below); has two (2) years of qualifying prevention work experience, and has completed 60 hours of prevention-specific education and training. Related Disciplines: include: Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), Credentialed Problem Gambling Counselor, Certified Teacher, Certified Health Educator, Certified School Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Professional Nurse, Licensed Physician, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and National Board Certified Counselor.