Job Analysis: Substance Abuse Counselor Term Paper by Spirittalk

A look at some of the research that has been performed in the filed of job analysis with a focus on the job description and selection process of a substance abuse counselor.
# 145719 | 1,813 words | 8 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 25, 2010 in Psychology (Theory) , Business (General)

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This paper discusses how a substance abuse counselor is one who provides guidance to individuals who suffer from alcohol or drug addiction. The paper also examines the methodology of using a combination of methods of unstructured interviews and structured interviews for candiate selection. It also looks at how research in the field of job analysis has been in existence since the beginning of contemporary warfare and how evaluation of performance appraisal methods focus on behaviors or markers which provide evidence of efficient or unproductive performance.

Job Description
Selected Job Analysis Method
How this Method Can be Used
Reliability and Validity of Analysis
Advantages and Disadvantages
Evaluation of Performance Appraisal Methods

Benefits and Vulnerabilities of Performance Appraisal Method

From the Paper:

"The advantages of unstructured interviews and structured interviews are they allow the employee or perspective employee to explain duties and tasks that cannot be observed. This type of interview analysis is a method that is flexible for all categories of jobs on a number of different levels. The interviewer possesses the latitude to focus on hypothetical's that may illuminate what would not be seen in a written test that would pertain to specifics that the job may involve. Interviews produce narrative information that allows an employee to interpret his or her activities. A high-quality interviewer can explore insightful subjects in depth. This cannot be done with structured questionnaires. Employees are capable of giving summations of their efforts and present observations and points of view concerning their environment and job; however, rigid questionnaires tend to be less effective where the more affective aspects of work are concerned. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Archer North Performance Appraisal System. (2010). Appraisal Methods. Retrieved from
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  • eHow. (2010). About the Benefits of a Performance Appraisal System Read more: About the Benefits of a Performance Appraisal System | Retrieved from
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  • HR management. (2010). Performance appraisal methods. Retrieved from

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