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Professional Counselor 3/4

at Louisiana Department of Civil Service

Posted: 11/15/2019
Job Reference #: 2617519
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Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy. 
 
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
 
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Leigh Conway
leigh.conway@la.gov

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Registration as either a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor or a Provisional Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist by the Louisiana Board of Licensed Professional Counselors plus two years of professional level counseling experience.

NOTE:
Pursuant to Act 484 of the 2014 Legislative Session and effective May 1, 2015, Counselor Interns are now called "Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors" (PLPCs) and MFT Interns are now called "Provisional Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists" (PLMFTs).

Job Concepts

FUNCTION OF WORK:
To provide professional counseling services.
 
LEVEL OF WORK:
Advanced.
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Broad from a licensed behavioral health professional or higher-level manager or administrator.
 
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
May serve as a lead-worker or provide functional supervision over lower-level professional counselors and professionals in other disciplines.
 
LOCATION OF WORK:
May be used by all state agencies.   
 
JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from the Social Service Counselor job series by presence of recognition as a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern or a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners.
 
Differs from the Professional Counselor 2 by the presence of responsibility for specialized caseloads and/or lead-worker duties. 
 
Differs from the Professional Counselor 4 by the absence of licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor.
 
Differs from the Professional Counselor 5 and other supervisory counselor jobs by the absence of supervisory responsibilities.

Examples of Work

EXAMPLES LISTED BELOW INCLUDE BRIEF SAMPLES OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
 
Participates in the decision making process of the treatment team including formulating therapeutic activities and recommending a treatment plan.
 
Fulfills the duties of case manager for a specialized caseload of clients with medical or behavior problems requiring coordination of services with many professionals, and having severe consequences of injury or harm.
 
Manages a caseload by scheduling appointments, evaluating client progress in counseling sessions, and making recommendations to the treatment team.
 
Conducts complex assessments and independent selection and use of varied in-depth therapies in the treatment of individuals with multi-problem dual diagnosis substance abuse problems (as defined by the Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners in Rule (LAC 46:LX.503.e)).
 
Develops and plans services that address and/or include family therapy, marital counseling, child abuse and sexual abuse therapy, major family disruption, developmental disabilities, death, and suicide.
 
Serves as co-therapist with other behavioral health professionals to perform case management or direct treatment services for a specialized complex caseload of clients with alcohol and drug abuse problems.
 
May provide expert testimony and recommendations on behalf of clients in court cases in response to judges and other officers of the court.
 
Serves as liaison and coordinator between clients, families, communities, and service providers.