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GA70 - Human Services Coordinator III

Band 7  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Directs professional casework services in a state institution or agency.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Consults with state and regional staffs regarding the assessment and diagnosis of clients and assists in developing appropriate treatment options.
Supervises and advises subordinate staff concerning individual case diagnoses and treatment.
Plans, develops and coordinates administrative and professional activities for psychological services.
Conducts in-service training for professional staff.
Participates in treatment team meetings.
Designs research projects and assists subordinate staff in research activities.
Constructs specialized test instruments to test clients.
Supervises intern and practicum students.
Prepares assessment and outlines all limitations imposed by medical impairments.
Provides advice to administration to assist in policy and standards development.
Interprets and explains medical findings and recommends appropriate developmental action.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of current psychological theory and practice.
Knowledge of evaluation and assessment techniques.
Knowledge of ethical issues of the professional practice of counseling and casework initiatives.
Knowledge of community resources.
Ability to supervise, train and evaluate professional staff.
Ability to coordinate research activities and evaluate research findings.
Ability to communicate effectively with clients, program directors, agencies and the public.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Some positions require licensure by the South Carolina Board of Examiners as a Clinical Psychologist.

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

A master's degree and professional experience in a human service or social service program.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A master's degree and three years professional experience in human services or social services programs.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent)
Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Frequent)
Ability to crawl while performing job functions. (Frequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
Possess good grip strength.
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous)
Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 35 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 35 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lower objects, up to 35 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 75 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to push/pull patients up to 300 lbs. in wheelchairs, etc., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift and carry patients up to 300 lbs., assisted. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet.
Must be ambidextrous.
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)
Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually.

Additional New Requirements:
Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations.
Ability to learn and use new processes, tools and equipment as required.
Computer literacy.
Ability to work overtime as required.
Ability to work rotating shifts.


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