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Louisiana Department of State Civil Service PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR 1-4 (FUNCTIONAL FAMILY THERAPY - CHILD WELFARE THERAPIST/COUNSELOR) in Hammond, Louisiana

PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR 1-4 (FUNCTIONAL FAMILY THERAPY - CHILD WELFARE THERAPIST/COUNSELOR)

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PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR 1-4 (FUNCTIONAL FAMILY THERAPY - CHILD WELFARE THERAPIST/COUNSELOR)

Salary

$3,445.87 - $5,734.00 Monthly

Location

Hammond, LA

Job Type

Classified

Job Number

194872-PC1-4-FFT

Department

LDH-Florida Parishes Human Services Authority

Opening Date

05/15/2024

Closing Date

5/26/2024 11:59 PM Central

  • Description

  • Benefits

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Supplemental Information

EMBRACING OUR DIVERSITY MAKES US STRONGER

We believe that our individual differences are our strength, and it forms the foundation that allows our agency to empower individuals to experience a greater quality of life.

Our agency’s vision is that all people will be empowered to lead meaningful and productive lives among friends, relatives, and neighbors regardless of behavioral health needs or developmental disabilities. We have been lighting the path forward into r ecovery by providing person-centered services to adults and children who meet the treatment criteria for substance use disorders, developmental disabilities, and/or mental health.

To learn more about our agency, please Visit our website (http://fphsa.org/)

Potential Benefits:

  • Some of our facilities are approved HRSA/NHSC sites . S taff in specific positions at approved sites may be eligible to apply for certain student loan relief programs, which may also include those through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

  • Educational opportunities made available to staff .

  • Paid holidays for eligible staff . This includes up to 10 statutory holidays as well as additional holidays as declared by the governor.

  • Earned Annual (personal) AND Sick Leave for eligible staff. Leave is accumulated and balances roll over each year.

  • Health , Life, and Miscellaneous Insurance Plans available for eligible staff, with multiple options at varying costs.

  • Retirement Options for eligible staff .

  • For some positions, clinical supervision related to licensure requirements may be provided by the appropriately licensed agency staff at no cost to the employee.

    For more detailed information on some of these benefits, you may click on the “Benefits” tab located above .

This Professional Counselor position is for a vacancy located in our Family Functional Therapy Unit located in Hammond, Louisiana. Providing services and traveling throughout Tangipahoa, St. Helena and Livingston Parishes will be required.

Please see the Examples of Work below for additional information for this position.

This position may be filled as a Probational Appointment or Job Appointment. Applicants may be asked to serve a probationary period of not less than 6 months and not more than 24 months.

This position is in a Career Progression Series and may be filled as either a Professional Counselor 1, 2, 3 or 4 , depending on the applicant’s level of experience. Please note that there is only one vacancy to be filled.

Salary may be negotiable depending on the chosen applicant’s level of experience. Below is a list of the pay range(s) for the position(s) --Note the entrance rate is a Special Entrance Rate (SER) established for these job titles within this agency:

  • Professional Counselor 1: $19.88/hour minimum - $33.08/hour maximum

  • Professional Counselor 2: $21.27/hour minimum - $35.40/hour maximum

  • Professional Counselor 3: $22.76/hour minimum - $37.88/hour maximum

  • Professional Counselor 4: $24.35/hour minimum - $40.53/hour maximum

Note regarding the advertised pay range: The maximum amount listed is the maximum salary a person can make while in this title and NOT the maximum amount we are allowed to pay a new hire.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

  • Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. *

For additional information about this vacancy contact:

Emily Barthelemy, HR Analyst

Florida Parishes Human Services Authority

835 Pride Drive, Suite B, Hammond, Louisiana 70401

emily.barthelemy@fphsa.org

Minimum Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION:

Registration as either a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor or a Provisional Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist by the Louisiana Board of Licensed Professional Counselors.

NOTE:

Pursuant to Act 484 of the 2014 Legislative Session and effective May 1, 2015, Counselor Interns are now called "Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors" (PLPCs) and MFT Interns are now called "Provisional Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists" (PLMFTs).

Job Concepts

FUNCTION OF WORK:

To provide professional counseling services.

LEVEL OF WORK:

Entry.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Close from a licensed behavioral health professional or higher-level manager or administrator.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

None.

LOCATION OF WORK:

May be used by all state agencies.

JOB DISTINCTIONS:

Differs from the Social Service Counselor job series by presence of recognition as a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern or a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners.

Differs from the Professional Counselor 2 by the absence of greater independence and more complex caseloads.LMFTs).

Examples of Work

This Professional Counselor position is for a vacancy located in our Family Functional Therapy Unit located in Hammond, Louisiana. Providing services and traveling throughout Tangipahoa, St. Helena and Livingston Parishes will be required.

This clinician provides Functional Family Therapy-Child Welfare (FFT-CW) for youth and families served by Florida Parishes Human Services Authority that are involved in the criminal justice system, Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) programs, wraparound services with youth families that are at-risk of child abuse and/or neglect. The clinician will provide services in the community or in the home and rarely in an office setting and are available to work non-traditional and flexible work hours including being available on weekends.

The clinician completes comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments, treatment plans, treatment via the FFT-CW model, as well as discharge plans for families as needed. The clinician works on a FFT-CW team with oversight from FFT, LLC in order to provide thorough and comprehensive care, as well as continuity of care, and will prepare and send progress reports to the appropriate social service agencies and referral sources as required. The clinician may also assist in the acquisition of appropriate resources as needed.

Additionally, the clinician attends annual and PRN trainings and webinars to improve competency in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. The clinician also works collaboratively with Peer Support Specialists, Case Management, and Care Coordination for family members with mental health and substance use disorders that may require additional support and coordination of services.

Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity tomake a differencethrough public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career.

As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits, and have access to a great professional development program:

Insurance Coverage More information can be found at https://info.groupbenefits.org/

Parental Leave– Up to six weeks paid parental leave

More information can be found athttps://www.civilservice.louisiana.gov/Parental-Leave/Default.aspx

Holidays and Leave – State employees receive the following paid holidays each year:

  • New Year's Day

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,

  • Mardi Gras,

  • Good Friday,

  • Memorial Day,

  • Independence Day,

  • Labor Day,

  • Veteran's Day,

  • Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

* Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor

State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement – State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to):

  • Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (www.lasersonline.org). LASERS has provided this video (https://lasersonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Your_Retirement_System.mp4) to give you more detailed information about their system

  • Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (www.trsl.org),

  • Louisiana School Employees Retirement System (www.lsers.net), among others

    01

    Do you understand this position is based in Hammond, Louisiana, and will conduct field work in Tangipahoa, Livingston, and St. Helena parishes?

  • Yes

  • No

    02

    Do you have transportation and required insurances to be able to travel in Tangipahoa, Livingston, and St. Helena parishes?

  • Yes

  • No

    03

    Do you have experience working with families through the child welfare system?

  • Yes

  • No

    04

    If you answered YES to the question above, please briefly describe your experience working with families in the child welfare system. If you answered NO, please enter N/A.

    05

    Do you have experience providing services in family homes and/or in the community?

  • Yes

  • No

    06

    If you answered YES to the question above, please briefly describe your experience working in family homes and the community. If you answered NO, please enter N/A.

    07

    Please select the current licensure(s) you possess:

  • Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor

  • Provisional Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

  • Licensed Professional Counselor

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

  • None of the above

    08

    If you possess one of the licensures listed in the previous question, please list your license type, number, original issue date, and expiration date. If you answered none of the above, please enter N/A.

    Required Question

Agency

State of Louisiana

Address

For agency contact information, please refer to

the supplemental information above.

Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802

Phone

(866) 783-5462

Website

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/louisiana/default.cfm

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