Professional Counselor 1
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - Houma, LA

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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 is located in the South Central LA Human Services Authority/OAD in Houma.

There is a Special Entrance Rate of $1,308.00 biweekly for this position.

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.

Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected. However, there is no guarantee that everybody that applies to this posting will be interviewed.
As part of a Career Progression Group, this vacancy may be filled from the recruitment as a Professional Counselor 1, 2, 3, or 4, depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for the Professional Counselor 4 is $71,344.00. 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.

Your application status can be checked online. If your status reads that you have been placed on the eligibles list that means that your application has been forwarded to the hiring supervisor.

Keep in mind that the hiring supervisor has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make an offer of employment.

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Lori Fakier at

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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