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Hillsborough County Government

Senior Treatment Counselor (#SRTMTCGENR) GENR
$23.94-$38.02 Hourly / $4,149.60-$6,590.13 Monthly / $49,795.20-$79,081.60 Yearly


Performs supervisory duties pertinent to the intake, evaluation, diagnosis, counseling, treatment and case management of troubled children and their families which includes the clinical review and supervision of client files.


Graduation from an accredited four year degree granting college or university with a major in a Social or Behavioral Science; and
Four years of professional level experience in child care service, guidance and rehabilitative counseling or clinical social work.

Or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Considerable knowledge of management and supervisory practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of counseling methods and techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations concerning treatment and educational programs.
  • Considerable knowledge of human behavior, child development, social problems, family dynamics and community resources.
  • Considerable knowledge of child management and parenting techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of professional ethics related to the counseling profession.
  • Skill in the application of interviewing techniques.
  • Ability to solve problems.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with others.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Supervises the work of subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling and evaluating performance.
  • Develops and implements various treatment and educational plans.
  • Interviews, evaluates and counsels children, adolescents and family members.
  • Identifies, reviews and acts on management, administrative, and operational problems.
  • Coordinates with other departments/agencies to ensure efficient services are provided.
  • Identifies and procures resources needed by treatment counselors to perform their duties.
  • Prepares and maintains documentation on clients including complete psychosocial histories.
  • Provides case management services including case management of at risk children and children with disabilities.
  • Monitors client status to ensure quality care and aftercare.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: SRTMTCGENR; EST: 10/2/1998; REV: 7/27/2012;