Louisiana Department of State Civil Service SOCIAL SERVICE COUNSELOR 1/2/3 in Bridge City, Louisiana

SOCIAL SERVICE COUNSELOR 1/2/3

Salary

$2,014.00 - $4,240.00 Monthly

$11.62 - $24.46 Hourly

$2,014.00 - $4,240.00 Monthly

Location

Bridge City, LA

Bridge City, LA

Job Type

Classified

Department

Office of Juvenile Justice

Job Number

403BCCY-87241-SM

Closing

12/11/2016 11:59 PM Central

  • Description

  • Benefits

Supplemental Information

Job # 403BCCY-87241-SM

These vacancies are located at Bridge City Center for Youth and may be used to fill position numbers 50363683, 50382099, and 50334477 .

As part of a Career Progression Group, this vacancy may be filled from this recruitment as a Social Service Counselor 1, 2 or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for the Social Service Counselor 3 is $62,317.00. 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 for each level.

The Social Service Counselor 1 (pay grade level SS-410) has a Special Entrance Rate of $1,153.60 Biweekly.

The Social Service Counselor 2 (pay grade level SS-411) has a Special Entrance Rate of $1,230.40 Biweekly.

The Social Service Counselor 3 (pay grade level SS-413) has a Special Entrance Rate of $1,400.80 Biweekly.

Applicants must have Civil Service scores for 8100-PLE- Professional Level Exam in 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.

Applicants without a current test score can apply to take the test here.

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 can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

Checking for required test score - 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.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

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 canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

NOTE: When submitting a paper application, it is imperative that you use the latest revised Civil Service application, which is available on the Department of Civil Service's website. Older versions of the Civil Service application/SF10 will not be accepted and will be returned to you. You may download a Civil Application here. Please include on your application the job number(403BCCY-87241-SM) and job title (Social Service Counselor 1/2/3).

All applications must be received OR postmarked by the closing date of this announcement. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date of this announcement will be returned.

If submitting a paper application you must answer, print and submit the supplemental questions with your paper application or it will be considered incomplete and rejected.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of work experience. Applications without the education and/or work experience sections completed will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply for this vacancy online, you may mail or fax your Civil Service application to (225) 219-1041 or you may mail it to:

Staffing Division

Department of State Civil Service

P.O. Box 94111

Capitol Station

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9111

For more information about this vacancy you may contact:

Shanna Magee, DPS / Human Resources

Email: Shanna.A.Magee@la.gov

In the event there is a preferred reemployment list for this position, the position may be filled from that list with no other interviews.

If you are contacted for an interview, please let us know at that time if you will need special accommodations.

NOTE: Prior to an appointment, the selected applicant must take and pass a drug screening test, possess a valid Louisiana Driver's License and clear a background check.

This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.

Qualifications

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 Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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.