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SOCIAL SERVICE COUNSELOR 5-B

at State of Louisiana

Posted: 9/12/2020
Job Reference #: 2858666
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Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

This job opening is located at the Office of Juvenile Columbia Center for Youth in Columbia, Louisiana.
 
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:
Christal Walker
DPS/Human Resources
Christal.Walker@la.gov
 
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of work experience. An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and education sections are not completed.
 
The Office of Juvenile Justice is a State as a Model Employer (SAME) agency that supports improved employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. For more information on employment-related resources available for those with disabilities, refer to the Louisiana Employment Resource Guide.

In the event there is a preferred reemployment list for this position, the position may be filled from that list with no other interviews.
 
NOTE: Prior to an appointment, the selected applicant must take and pass a drug screening test, possess of a valid Louisiana Driver's License and clear a background check.
 
If you are contacted for an interview, please let us know at that time if you will need special accommodations.

This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree plus three years of professional social services experience.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS:
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.
 
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
 
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
 
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
 
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
 
A baccalaureate degree in social work, sociology, psychology, behavioral science or human service counseling from an accredited institution will substitute for one year of the required experience.
 
Graduate training in social work, sociology, psychology, or human service counseling from an accredited institution will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.
 
A master's degree in the above fields will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.
 
Specialized college course work will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.
 
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
Positions that provide addictive disorder counseling services require a current practice credential as a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC), Registered Addiction Counselor (RAC), or Licensed Addictive Counselor (LAC) issued by the Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority (ADRA), or its successor, pursuant to the Addictive Disorder Practice Act, LA RS. 37.3386-3390.6
 
Positions that provide addictive disorder prevention services require a current practice credential as a Certified Prevention Professional (CPP), Registered Prevention Professional (RPP), Licensed Prevention Professional (LPP) issued by the Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority (ADRA), or its successor, pursuant to the Addictive Disorders Practice Act, LA RS. 37.3386-3390.6
 
NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies:  the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
 
 
NOTE:
The baccalaureate, graduate training, or master's degree in social work must be from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To supervise subordinate professional and/or paraprofessional social services staff in the delivery of social services treatment.

Level of Work:
Supervisor.

Supervision Received:
Broad review from a facility manager/director, higher-level social services personnel, or administrative professional.

Supervision Exercised:
Direct-line over lower-level counselors.

Location of Work:
Department of Health and Hospitals; LSU-Health Sciences Centers, Acute Care Hospitals, Medical Schools; Veterans Affairs; Department of Corrections; Department of Social Services.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from lower-level counselors by responsibility for direct-line supervision.

Examples of Work

Provides direct-line supervision of treatment staff through supervisory conferences, staff meetings, on-the-job training, case reviews, and review of completed work assignments.

Reviews requests for client services and approves/disapproves request according to agency guidelines.

Guides employees in the assessments of needed services and placement of their clients, develops psychosocial assessments of case goals, objectives, and case plans for clients and their families, implements case plans.

Determine work assignments, coordinates work flow, monitors subordinates' activity and productivity.

Reviews, evaluates, and counsels subordinates regarding work performance.

Responsible for orientation and continuing staff development functions for unit staff.