Licensed Professional Counselor

Job title: Licensed Professional Counselor

Company: DeKalb County

Job description: Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to seve as a counselor by providing a variety of professional services including clinical interventions, organizational consultation and program development and teaching.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Administers direct patient care by providing psychotherapy to department employees; evaluates problems and diagnoses issues; and recommneds individualized treatment modalities.

Assesses patients to detect mental health concerns to recommend interventions when necessary; and conducts workplace violence threat assessments as directed.

Plans counseling and treatment programs in accordance with departmental policies and procedures; provides on-site and follow-up counseling sessions in response to a variety of patient needs; selects, administers, and interprets various psychological test instruments for the diagnosis and evauation of mentally or emotionally disturbed or maladjusted patients.

Serves in an emergency 24-hour on-call capacity for crisis intervention services and may respond in the field as part of the Crisis Incident Stress Debriefing Team; provides immediate professional counseling services; consults with or assists personnel as needed; debriefs personnel involved in on/off duty shootings, serious crime situations, traumatic incidents; and provides group debriefings following exposure to major critical incidents.

Provides operational consultations regarding case-specific behavioral analyses; develops health interventions; and conducts research and statistical analyses.

Consults with department on organizational and operational matters including work-group dynamics and cohesiveness, productivity, team building, leadership development, executive coaching, and morale issues; and applies sound organizational principles to design and implement organizational interventions.

Prepares lesson plans and teaches a variety of subjects to department personnel related to psychological, physical, and physiological health; and develops health promotion materials on various psychological, physiological and social issues i.e, suicide prevention, resiliency, responsible drinking, pain management, leadership development, emotional intelligence, performance, and disease prevention.

Researches topics and presents comprehensive training programs, workshops, and lectures on a variety of topics to department staff, including supervisors, management, and training officers.

Conducts psychological research, initiates studies, and provides research data to implement departmental programs; and collaborates on multi-disciplinary investigations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Psychology, Educational Psychology or a related field; two years of professional experience providing counseling; experience administering Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2, Inwald Personality Inventory, California Psychological Inventory, Inwald Survey 5R, and Wunderlic Personnel Test preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess State of Georgia Board of Professional Counselors license to practice as a Professional Counselor. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

Expected salary: $50784 – 78714 per year

Location: Decatur, GA

Job date: Fri, 10 Dec 2021 08:48:42 GMT

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