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Licensed Professional Counselor II

  • Licensed Professional Counselor II
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$35,308.00 – $56,092.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,471.00 – $2,338.00
Pay Grade: 

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

Job Duties

Develops, implements, and coordinates counseling and related therapeutic services in an assigned treatment/habilitation program of substantial scope; or performs comparable work of a specialized and complex nature in a treatment/habilitation program which is more limited in size or function.

Formulates and presents treatment plan recommendations for review during interdisciplinary treatment team meetings; participates as an active member of the treatment team, and may function as a team leader/coordinator.

Performs professional tasks with responsibility for behavioral, developmental, or clinical aspects of prognosis, habilitation, rehabilitation, and treatment of clients.

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; utilizes information as an aid in admission, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and/or discharge planning functions.

Conducts interventions using a wide variety of theoretical models for remediating behavioral and affective problems; consults with other staff members concerning problem areas; and provides parent training and individual, family, or group counseling.

Provides consultation services concerning counseling programs in contacts with other state or community agencies.

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

Directs the work of lower level Licensed Professional Counselors, Counselors-In-Training, other therapeutic professionals, interns, practicum students, technicians, and volunteers in test administration.

Collects and analyzes client-based data concerning intervention programs to improve quality of services.

Exercises independent judgment and discretion in accordance with agency policies; receives general supervisory review from an administrative or professional designee.

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.)

One or more years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.


Possession of a current license to practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri; and,

One or more years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor.

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.

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

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

Comprehensive 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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