PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR 1, 2 or 3
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - Cottonport, LA

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Registration as either a Counselor Intern or a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern by the Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners, or its successor.

***This position will be filled by promotion of a Permanent Classified employee of The Department of Corrections/Corrections Services.*** *** PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO EMPLOYEES FROM J. LEVY DABADIE CORRECTIONAL CENTER ***
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR 1, 2 or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). The maximum salary for the PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR 3 is $66,685 . 00 . Please refer to the ‘Job Specifications’ tab located at the top of the LA Careers ‘Current Job Opportunities’ page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.

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. No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

Registration as either a Counselor Intern or a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern by the Louisiana Board of Licensed Professional Counselors s hould be listed under the "Certificates and Licenses" section of the application.

The required registration should be provided at interview for verification.

If a paper application is submitted, the Supplemental Questions which coincide with the job posting must be answered and attached to the application. ****REVIEW YOUR APPLICATION TO MAKE SURE IT IS CURRENT. Failure to provide your qualifying work experience may result in your application not being considered.****
This is a 24 hour facility. Any degree, certificate, special license, or DD-214 must be verified by official documentation prior to hire. Applicants may be required to work shift work. This Agency is a Drug Free Workplace.

Candidate Display Status: Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the ‘Application Status’ link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings. Application Status Message What it Means Application received Your application has been submitted successfully. Checking for required test score We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test. Evaluating experience Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Eligible for consideration You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position. 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 cancelled The agency has decided not to fill the position. There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. The hiring supervisor/manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.

For more information about this vacancy contact:
Madeline Terrell
(225) 342-2229 Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 94304
Baton Rouge , LA 70804 -9304

Job Concepts:
FUNCTION OF WORK: To provide professional counseling services. LEVEL OF WORK: Entry. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Close from a licensed behavioral health professional or higher-level manager or administrator. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None. 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 absence of greater independence and more complex caseloads.

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. Obtains and prepares social histories of clients for information to be reviewed by treatment teams and for use in referrals to other agencies. Participates in the decision making process of the treatment team including formulating therapeutic activities and recommending a treatment plan. Manages a caseload by scheduling appointments, evaluating client progress in counseling sessions, and making recommendations to the treatment team. Performs intensive individual interviews with patients experiencing crises and multiple situational problems. Evaluates information in case records in order to recommend changes in psychosocial intervention. Performs goal-directed and supportive individual and group interviews with clients experiencing crises or multiple situational problems. Assists in the procurement of needs such as institutional placements, transportation, financial assistance, medical equipment, shelter, food, clothing, etc. Serves as liaison between the client, family and the agency/institution.

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