Social service counselor 1-4b

Company Name:
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service
Job Title: SOCIAL SERVICE COUNSELOR 1-4B
Agency: Acadiana Area Human Services District
Opening Date: Mon. 03/31/14
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 04/07/14 11:59 PM Central Time
State Salary Range: $11.62 - $24.46 hourly
$929.54 - $1,956.92 biweekly
$2,014.00 - $4,240.00 monthly
$24,168.00 - $50,880.00 annually
Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: Classified
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Qualifications Benefits Supplemental Questions
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree.
SUBSTITUTIONS:
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
Positions that provide addictive disorder counseling services require certification or eligibility for certification as a Counselor in Training (CIT), or a current practice credential as a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC), Registered Addiction Counselor (RAC), or Licensed Addictive Counselor (LAC) issued by the Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority (ADRA), or its successor, pursuant to the Addictive Disorders Practice Act, LA RS. 37.3386-3390.6
Positions that provide addictive disorder prevention services require certification or eligibility for certification as a Prevention Specialist in Training (PSIT), or a current practice credential as a Certified Prevention Professional (CPP), Registered Prevention Professional (RPP), Licensed Prevention Professional (LPP) issued by the Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority (ADRA), or its successor, pursuant to the Addictive Disorders Practice Act, LA RS. 37.3386-3390.6
NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Supplemental Information:
This position is located in the Acadiana Area Human Services District - Dr. Joseph Tyler Behavioral Health Clinic.
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Social Service Counselor 1, 2, 3 or 4B depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for the Social Service Counselor 4B is $66,685/yearly. Please refer to the 'Job Specifications' tab located at the top of the LA Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts of each level.
Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for8100-Professional Level Examin order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.
Applicantswithoutcurrent test scores can apply to take the testhere.
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.
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What it Means
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Your application has been submitted successfully.
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We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.
Evaluating experience
Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Eligible for consideration
You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
Referred to hiring manager for review
Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.
Position filled
Someone has been selected for the position.
Position cancelled
The agency has decided not to fill the position.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of job experience on the job application.
If you areselectedfor this position and indicate that you have a degree, you will be required to submit a transcript.
There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. The hiring supervisor/manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Jennifer Stelly
AAHSD-Human Resources
302 Dulles Drive
Lafayette LA 70505
Jennifer.
Job Concepts:
Function of Work:
To provide general social services work through direct services and/or general counseling.
Level of Work:
Entry.
Supervision Received:
Close from a Social Service Counselor 5, social worker, or other higher-level social services personnel.
Supervision Exercised:
None.
Location of Work:
Department of Health and Hospitals; LSU-Health Sciences Centers, Acute Care Hospitals, Medical Schools; Veterans Affairs; Department of Corrections; Department of Social Services.
Job Distinctions:
Differs from the Professional Counselor job series by the absence of a master''s degree and licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Differs from the Social Service Counselor 2 by the supervision received.
Examples of Work:
Obtains and prepares social histories of clients for information to be reviewed by treatment teams and for use in referrals to other agencies.
Participates in the decision making process of the treatment team including formulating therapeutic activities and recommending a treatment plan.
Manages a caseload by scheduling appointments, evaluating client progress in counseling sessions, and making recommendations to the treatment team.
Coordinates admissions, discharges, and follow-up services within various programs.
Serves as liaison between the client, family, and the agency/institution.
Assists in the procurement of needs such as institutional placements, transportation, financial assistance, medical equipment, shelter, food, clothing, etc.
Assists in determining eligibility for services provided.
Makes recommendations to the criminal justice system or to employers concerning a client''s progress, including occasional court appearances.

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