Department of Administrative Services

Associate Professional Counselor (35 Hour) (4249HC)

$36.66-$49.44 Hourly / $2,566.21-$3,460.89 BiWeekly /
$66,978.08-$90,329.23 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the limited supervision of a Supervising Clinician or other clinician of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

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; considerable knowledge of family and interpersonal relationship dynamics; knowledge of statutes, regulations and standards relating to mental health services; knowledge of state law governing licensed professional counselor practice standards; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable interpersonal skills; ability to integrate theory and case material in assessing and devising comprehensive treatment plans for difficult and/or complex case assignments; ability to 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to have ability in Spanish oral and written communication in certain designated positions.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive clients.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(33)-Social Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

HC 26

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

New Class.

EFFECTIVE DATE

7/5/2007

CLASS: 4249HC; EST: 7/5/2007; REV: ;