Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Social Workers (005)
$43.74-$52.41 Hourly / $3,280.50-$3,930.75 BiWeekly /
$7,107.75-$8,516.63 Monthly / $85,293.00-$102,199.50 Yearly
This classification specification describes the entry level of the Rehabilitation Counselor classification flexibly-staffed series. Under close supervision, to be responsible for counseling clients in Mental Health, Vocational or Forensics programs; to formulate client assessments, treatment plans and provide rehabilitation counseling for assigned clients; to gather and present case history data; and to do related work as required.
This classification is part of a two-level flexibly-staffed class series of the Rehabilitation Counselor classifications. Incumbents in this entry-level rehabilitation counselor class receive close supervision in their work and in the development of professional competence. The class of Rehabilitation Counselor I is distinguished from the next higher-level one of Rehabilitation Counselor II who provides a full range of rehabilitation services, involving considerable latitude and independence of judgment and seeks supervisory review and guidance only for selected cases.
Rehabilitation Counselor I’s are expected to gain experience, demonstrate proficiency, and acquire master’s level academic training to qualify them to promote to the Rehabilitation Counselor II level after satisfactory completion of twelve (12) months at the level of Rehabilitation Counselor I.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.
Possession of six (6) years direct rehabilitation counseling or clinical work experience in a clinical, vocational or forensics settings.
Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in rehabilitation counseling, clinical or educational psychology, or social work/marriage and family counseling/professional counselor can substitute for the required experience.
Some positions in this class require a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license. Applicants must possess such license prior to appointment to such positions.
In compliance with the Administrative Simplification provision of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), employees in this classification are required to possess a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number prior to their first day on the job.
In compliance with the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Federal Cures Act, Employees in this classification who are required to render direct specialty mental health services in the course of their assignment must successfully be enrolled in Provider Application and Validation for Enrollment (PAVE) web portal prior to commencing employment.
NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Examples of Duties" section of this specification.
CLASS SPEC HISTORY
DW:lm-h Revised: 2/85
LB:pb Revised: 4/4/89
Old document: 0647h
New document: Jobspecs/6638
CSC Date: 5/24/89
KU:pf Rev. 1/24/02; 5/1/02
CSC Date: 5/22/02
SG:po Revised 7/16/09
CSC Date: 8/12/09
NLB:ah Revised 8/7/18
CSC Date: 10/11/18
RE:saa Revised 11/02/2022
IL:saa Revised 3/16/23
Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being. These benefits include but are not limited to*:
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*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement. This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.