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Rehab Counselor 2

Grade 19

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Rehab Counselor 1

    Grade 17

  2. Rehab Counselor 2

    Grade 19

  3. Supvr Rehab Services

    Grade 23

  4. Supvr Rehab Services Voc

    Grade 23

Summary of Job Description

As a Rehabilitation Counselor 2, you would perform duties similar to those of a Rehabilitation Counselor 1. However, you would independently handle the more complex issues and cases (i.e., assessment and long-range planning); assist higher-level clinical and rehabilitation staff in developing rehabilitation service programs; and may supervise Rehabilitation Counselors 1 and other subordinate staff.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

There are two examinations for this position. Please note: New York State employees may qualify for both.

For employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office of Mental Health or the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Rehabilitation Counselor 1 AND a qualifying bachelor's or higher degree*.

*Qualifying degrees are: Applied Psychology, Art Therapy, Audiology, Clinical Mental Health, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Communication Disorders, Community and Human Services, Community Mental Health Counseling, Counseling, Counseling and Community Psychology, Counseling Education, Creative Art Therapy, Education, Experimental Psychology, Expressive Art Therapy, Forensic Mental Health, Forensic Psychology, Gerontology, Health Administration, Health and Human Services, Human Development, Human Services, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Recreation Therapy, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Welfare, Social Work, Special Education, Speech Communication, Speech/Language Pathology, or Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling.

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, you must have a qualifying bachelor's degree* AND three years of qualifying experience;**

*Qualifying degrees are: Applied Psychology, Art Therapy, Audiology, Clinical Mental Health, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Communication Disorders, Community and Human Services, Community Mental Health Counseling, Counseling, Counseling and Community Psychology, Counseling Education, Creative Art Therapy, Education, Experimental Psychology, Expressive Art Therapy, Forensic Mental Health, Forensic Psychology, Gerontology, Health Administration, Health and Human Services, Human Development, Human Services, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Recreation Therapy, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Welfare, Social Work, Special Education, Speech Communication, Speech/Language Pathology, or Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling.

**Qualifying experience: You must have professional experience providing vocational, psychosocial, or rehabilitative/habilitative services in an agency primarily serving individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities, mental illness, or addictions. Internship experience does not count if it was credited toward the qualifying degree.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

26-908 38-857

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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