$40.25-$54.29 Hourly / $2,817.79-$3,800.17 BiWeekly /
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.
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.
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.
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 may be exposed to some risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive clients.