Overview

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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 recovery 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

Potential Benefits:

  • Some of our facilities are approved HRSA/NHSC sites. Staff in specific positions at approved sites may be eligible to apply for certain student loan relief programs.
  • 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 more detailed information on some of these benefits, you may click on the “Benefits” tab located above.

This Professional Counselor position provides behavioral health services and works in collaboration with the Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS). This position may require travel to multiple DCFS locations within our service area, to include offices in Livingston, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes. This position is domiciled in the Livingston DCFS office; however, a different domicile may be considered depending on the chosen applicant.

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

  • Professional Counselor 4: $24.35/hour minimum – $38.59/hour maximum?

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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:

Kasi Silbernagel, HR Analyst
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Florida Parishes Human Services Authority/Human Resources
835 Pride Drive, Suite B, Hammond, Louisiana 70401
985-543-4333 ext. 1220

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Licensure as either a Licensed Professional Counselor or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist by the Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners; plus two years of professional level counseling experience.

Job Concepts

FUNCTION OF WORK:
To provide intensive developmental and therapeutic assessment and treatment in serious or complicated cases that require a range of therapeutic and intervention skills.

LEVEL OF WORK:
Advanced.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Broad from a licensed behavioral health professional or higher-level manager or administrator.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
May provide functional supervision to lower-level counselors and other direct care providers.

LOCATION OF WORK:
May be used by all state agencies.

JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from the Professional Counselor 3 and the Social Service Counselor job series by the presence of licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Differs from the Professional Counselor 5 and other supervisory counselor jobs by the absence of supervisory responsibilities.

Examples of Work
Conducts Behavioral Health Assessments at both DCFS offices and FPHSA offices as required, which will address substance use disorders and mental health needs of each person referred. Completes these assessments with a focus on addressing current problems, past history, family history, and current functioning, and provides recommendations based on the results of the assessment. Ensures urine drug screens are conducted with each assessment, which will be utilized in a therapeutic manner. Coordination of care: Makes recommendations and referrals to appropriate programs in order to assist the client and family with obtaining the appropriate services based on the needs identified in the assessment. Sets up follow-up appointments for services at FPHSA clinics and/or other programs, as appropriate. Refers clients to peer support/recovery coach, as appropriate. Ensures correspondence, written reports, and other communications are carried out with other agencies as required. Participates in case staffing’s at the DCFS offices and provides treatment recommendations based on presented case materials. Serves as the liaison between DCFS Covington Region and FPHSA to address concerns identified by either agency. Provides training to DCFS staff relative to mental health and substance use assessment and treatment, as needed. Traveling to DCFS locations is required for this position.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $38.59 per hour