Department of Administrative Services

CDHI Counselor For The Deaf And Hearing Impaired (2313SH)

$29.14-$37.16 Hourly / $2,331.38-$2,973.03 BiWeekly /
$60,849.02-$77,596.08 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired this class is accountable for independently providing either personal, group, family and/or marital counseling or vocational guidance counseling to a caseload of deaf and hearing impaired clients.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the CDHI Supervisor of Counseling Services or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead clerical staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

PERSONAL, GROUP, FAMILY AND/OR MARITAL COUNSELOR: Provides counseling relating to special language, communication and socio-economic problems unique to deaf and hearing impaired clients/and or their families; assists in maintaining a functioning referral system with cooperation from state, local and voluntary agencies; maintains an effective liaison with statewide deaf and hearing impaired community through their organization; maintains required records; prepares reports; performs related duties as required.

VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR: Assists in providing suitable employment guidance and counseling to deaf and hearing impaired clients; identifies and screens job ready clients for skill training, vocational rehabilitation, referral and placement; provides information about occupations, job training opportunities and support services; matches client with appropriate employment opportunities including transitional and supported job sites; cooperates with state, private and local agencies to implement employability plans; reviews client progress; maintains cooperative working relationship with public and private agencies; maintains required records; prepares reports; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of psychosocial implications of deafness and hearing impairment; knowledge of counseling, interviewing, referral and/or placement techniques; knowledge of vocational rehabilitation process; some knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act for the deaf and hearing impaired; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate comfortably and effectively through interpreters with deaf and hearing impaired individuals who may possess varying degrees of hearing loss or have an oral education background.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Five (5) years of experience as an individual, family, group or vocational counselor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in an organization, agency or institution engaged in programs serving the deaf and hearing impaired.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

College training in the behavioral sciences may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must be able to communicate fluently in American Sign Language.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(06)-Counseling

BARGAINING UNIT

(12)-SOCIAL SERV (P-2)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

SH 22

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for class of CDHI Counselor For The Deaf And Hearing Impaired in Salary Group SH 22 approved effective April 15, 1996. (2009 SCOPE Review)

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

7/31/2009

CLASS: 2313SH; EST: 9/24/1976; REV: 7/31/2009;