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Hillsborough County Government

Treatment Counselor (#TRTCOUGENP) GENP
$20.72-$32.89 Hourly / $3,591.47-$5,700.93 Monthly / $43,097.60-$68,411.20 Yearly


Performs professional 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
Three 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 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 techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of professional ethics related to the counseling profession.
  • Skill in the application of interviewing techniques.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.

  • Ability to identify and determine individual treatment needs.
  • Ability to clinically review and supervise the maintenance of client files.
  • Ability to administer and interpret test results.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to solve problems.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to interpret laws, regulations and policies.


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.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of various treatment and educational plans.
  • Interviews, evaluates, and counsels children, adolescents, and family members.
  • Administers and interprets various diagnostic and assessment tests.
  • Evaluates various treatment programs and makes recommendations concerning appropriate revisions and adjustments.
  • Maintains, reviews and supervises the maintenance of client history files
  • Prepares reports on psychological examinations for staff dissemination.
  • Provides case management services including case management of at risk children and children with disabilities.
  • Participates in various inservice training programs.
  • On a project or assignment basis, may supervise and train subordinate professional personnel.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Possession of a valid Driver License.

CLASS: TRTCOUGENP; EST: 10/2/1998; REV: 1/25/2011;