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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 359F
Category: Social Services

Class Series Concept



Supervise Alcoholism Therapists, support staff and others engaged in alcohol therapy or counseling. Coordinate, develop and provide therapy/counseling services for an alcohol treatment program.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Supervise Alcoholism Therapists and other staff engaged in an alcoholism therapy program.

Typical Work

With delegated authority, interview and recommend selection of applicants, train new employees, assign and schedule work, act upon leave requests, conduct annual performance evaluations and recommend disciplinary action;

Supervise Alcoholism Therapists and other staff engaged in an alcoholism therapy program; review subordinates' case loads; provide advice regarding the treatment of cases as necessary;

Develop and implement policies, procedures and operational guidelines for an alcohol therapy program; establish and coordinate the process by which referrals are made to other health care agencies;

Maintain a client case load;

Perform the duties of an Alcoholism Therapist I;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree, and three years of experience in the direct delivery of professional alcohol therapy; OR Master's Degree in a social or behavioral science, public health, nursing, or related field to include training in alcoholism counseling/therapy, plus one year of experience. Completion of a college/university alcohol studies program can be substituted for one year of experience. Additional professional-level experience may be substituted for education on an equal basis.

Class Specification History

New Class: 2-19-81
New class code, formerly 6119, effective July 1, 2007.