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Licensed Professional Counselor I

  • Licensed Professional Counselor I
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$36,360.00 – $57,792.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,515.00 – $2,408.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is entry-level licensed professional counseling work involving client counseling, assessment, and therapeutic applications.


Job Duties

Performs a variety of professional tasks including assessment, admission, client counseling, prognosis, placement, treatment, and/or discharge planning functions.

Interviews clients; administers, scores, and interprets standardized assessment instruments designed to assess individual or group aptitudes, intelligence, attitudes, abilities, achievement, interests, and personal characteristics.

Interprets tests and interview results; furnishes information to appropriate staff as an aid in admission, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and/or discharge planning functions.

Supervises Counselors-In-Training and other staff in the execution of their duties.

Serves as a member of a program evaluation review committee for client programs.

Confers with parents and/or guardians regarding clients' condition, prognosis, and habilitation/treatment goals.

Meets with outside agencies/educational facilities to develop programs and habilitation/treatment goals for clients.

Develops and implements programs for parent training/counseling or support groups, specialized focus groups, professional presentations, workshops for school screening, and other types of programs.

Participates in crisis intervention for immediate management of severely agitated, disruptive, self-destructive, and/or aggressive clients.

Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings to develop treatment plans, discuss client progress, and implement possible changes in treatment strategy.

Designs behavior modification programs for individual clients and monitors the implementation process; works with other staff members in implementing these programs; and answers questions from direct care staff concerning problem areas.

Exercises considerable independence within a determined area of competence; receives general supervision from a professional supervisor.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Possession of a current license to practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of the biological bases of behavior such as sensation and perception.

Comprehensive knowledge of the cognitive-affective bases of behavior such as learning, thinking, motivation, and emotion.

Comprehensive knowledge of the social bases of behavior such as the psychology of interpersonal relationships, group processes, and organizational and systems theory.

Intermediate knowledge of psychodiagnostic and psychotherapeutic theories and techniques, such as behavior modification and individual or group therapy.

Intermediate knowledge of individual differences such as personality theory, human development, and abnormal psychology.

Intermediate knowledge of the scientific methods and procedures of understanding, predicting, and influencing human behavior such as statistics, experimental design, and psychometrics.

Ability to administer, score, and interpret complex test results.

Ability to employ therapeutic methods and counseling techniques in an effective manner.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, staff, guardians, family members, and representatives of other agencies and organizations.

Ability to prepare summaries and other reports.

Ability to communicate effectively.

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