In a state agency behavioral health program as part of a multi-disciplinary team at one or more locations this class is accountable for skilled clinical counseling treatment and leadership services involving complex case assignments.
Works under the limited supervision of a Supervising Clinician or other clinician of higher grade.
May provide administrative and/or clinical supervision to clinical professional counselor staff of lower grade and/or to clinical or administrative staff in other disciplines; as assigned provides clinical and administrative supervision to graduate and undergraduate professional counselor students.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Independently provides highly skilled direct professional counseling treatment services to clients with complex emotional, behavioral or interpersonal problems through comprehensive clinical assessments and provision of individual, family and group treatment;
Provides individual field work instruction and/or clinical supervision which includes instruction in use of comprehensive psychosocial assessments, case management, needs assessment and supportive counseling;
Develops and maintains comprehensive treatment and/or rehabilitation plans including measurable treatment objectives;
Initiates consultation and collaboration with other mental health providers to improve delivery of current services and/or identify unmet needs within current service system;
Assists in resolution of administrative, personnel and clinical issues in program;
Develops data for statistical and planning systems and/or research and publication;
Prepares administrative reports and suggests operational policies and procedures;
Oversees development and/or implementation of individual client treatment plans;
May be assigned administrative oversight of research projects;
May provide expert testimony to courts;
May represent program in liaison relationships with other community agencies and resources;
May chair or serve on unit committees that develop services for clients;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to instruct others on principles, methodology, casework and techniques of counseling, interviewing and psychosocial assessment;
family and interpersonal relationship dynamics;
statutes, regulations and standards relating to mental health services;
state law governing licensed professional counselor practice standards;
oral and written communication skills;
integrate theory and case material in assessing and devising comprehensive treatment plans for difficult and/or complex case assignments;
lead task groups including but not limited to treatment teams.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of experience as a licensed professional counselor with some experience working in a behavioral health facility or in a juvenile justice setting.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license to practice professional counselor work pursuant to Sec. 20-195 (a-f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Incumbents in this class may be required to have knowledge of sign language and communication ability with the deaf and hearing impaired in certain designated positions.
Incumbents in this class may be required to have ability in Spanish oral and written communication in certain designated positions.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive clients.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Associate Professional Counselor (40 Hour) in Salary Group FP 26 approved effective July 5, 2007. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-204