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Professional Counselor 3/4

at Louisiana Department of Civil Service

Posted: 8/28/2019
Job Reference #: 2385373

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

LPC needed at the Lake Charles Behavioral Health Clinic to provide services for children and adults. ?

Position serves primarily as the Children & Youth clinician. Previous experience working with children preferred. Position may also service adult clients as assigned.

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 by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account.  Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.
Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review.  Passing candidates will designate as "Pass".  Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".
Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.
Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager.  You may or may not be called for an interview.
Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.
Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.  If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.  
(Please note:  Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.  Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process.  Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available.  Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Leigh Conway


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.

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

To provide professional counseling services.
Broad from a licensed behavioral health professional or higher-level manager or administrator.
May serve as a lead-worker or provide functional supervision over lower-level professional counselors and professionals in other disciplines.
May be used by all state agencies.   
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

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.