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Social Services

Notice: On Thursday, Dec. 13, the information on this page will move to the commonwealth’s jobs website, www.employment.pa.gov.

Do you have a passion for helping others?

Whether you're assisting members of the community on their journey toward financial self-sufficiency, breaking down barriers that disabled individuals face when seeking employment, or counseling youth and adults in correctional institutions as they begin their reintegration into society, you're making a valuable difference in peoples lives. The Commonwealth's state and local government agencies offers careers in social services that enable individuals to give the extra push others need to get over the speed bumps of life.

Commonwealth and local government opportunities provide ample room for career growth and advancement. Many entry-level positions are stepping stones to fulfilling and rewarding careers. For example, you can start your career as a Youth Development Aide and promote to Youth Development Aide Supervisor before advancing to Youth Development Counselor. After gaining experience, doors open to many different opportunities in the field of social services including not only direct service positions but also higher level program development and policy positions. Each step along this path comes with additional responsibilities as well as an increase in compensation. In addition to numerous entry-level employment opportunities, the Commonwealth also has a vast number of careers for seasoned professionals. There are many paths like this available within the Commonwealth; you only need to find the one that is right for you. As some positions may require bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English, bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

For information on currently available positions, please visit the Commonwealth's employment website at www.employment.pa.gov. Visitors to the website may also subscribe to receive Job Alerts to be informed via email each time a new position is posted. To subscribe, go to the Open Jobs page, click on "Subscribe to Job Alerts," and then select the Social Services and Veterans Services categories. For additional information, you may also view the online version of our Social Services Opportunities in the Commonwealth Brochure.