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Delgado Community College

Job Description

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 some positions, clinical supervision related to licensure requirements may be provided by the appropriately licensed agency staff at no cost to the employee.

For more detailed information on some of these benefits, you may click on the “Benefits” tab located above.
This Professional Counselor 3 or 4 position is for a vacancy located in our Behavioral Health Clinic in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Please see the Examples of Work below for additional information for this position.


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

This position is in a Career Progression Series and may be filled as either a Professional Counselor 3 or a Professional Counselor 4, depending on the applicant’s level of experience. Please note that there is only one vacancy to be filled. 

Preference may be given to individuals who have at least 6 months of substance abuse treatment experience or have passed the ADC, AADC, or EMAC exam at the time of appointment.

Salary may be negotiable depending on the chosen applicant’s level of experience. Below is a list of the pay range for the position: 

  • Professional Counselor 3: $22.76/hour minimum - $36.07/hour maximum
  • Professional Counselor 4: $24.35/hour minimum - $38.59/hour maximum

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:
Connie Taylor, HR Specialist
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
FPHSA Human Resources
835 Pride Drive, Suite B
Phone: (985) 543-4333




Registration as either a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor or a Provisional Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist by the Louisiana Board of Licensed Professional Counselors plus two years of professional level counseling experience.
Pursuant to Act 484 of the 2014 Legislative Session and effective May 1, 2015, Counselor Interns are now called "Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors" (PLPCs) and MFT Interns are now called "Provisional Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists" (PLMFTs).



Job Concepts


To provide professional counseling services.
Broad from a licensed behavioral health professional or higher-level manager or administrator.
May serve as a lead-worker or provide functional supervision over lower-level professional counselors and professionals in other disciplines.
May be used by all state agencies.   
Differs from the Social Service Counselor job series by presence of recognition as a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern or a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners.
Differs from the Professional Counselor 2 by the presence of responsibility for specialized caseloads and/or lead-worker duties. 
Differs from the Professional Counselor 4 by the absence of licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Differs from the Professional Counselor 5 and other supervisory counselor jobs by the absence of supervisory responsibilities.



Examples of Work

This clinician position provides clinical assessment and treatment of clients with various mental health diagnoses, substance use disorders, medication assisted treatment, and high-risk patients in crisis. The clinician completes comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments, treatment plans, screenings, treatment via individual/family/group therapy, as well as discharge plans for patients, and families as needed. The clinician works on an interdisciplinary treatment team in order to provide thorough and comprehensive care, as well as continuity of care, and will prepare and send progress reports to the appropriate social service agencies and referral sources as required. The clinician may also assist in the acquisition of appropriate resources as needed. The clinician may also collect routine urine drug samples for labs and rapid assessment if required. 
Additionally, the clinician attends annual and PRN trainings and webinars to improve competency in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. The clinician also works collaboratively with Peer Support Specialists, Case Management, and Care Coordination for patients with mental health and substance use disorder that may require additional support and coordination of services.


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