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28 Pa. Code § 704.8. Qualifications for the position of counselor assistant.

§ 704.8. Qualifications for the position of counselor assistant.

 (a)  A person who does not meet the educational and experiential qualifications for the position of counselor may be employed as a counselor assistant if the requirements of at least one of the following paragraphs are met. However, a project may not hire more than one counselor assistant for each employe who meets the requirements of clinical supervisor or counselor.

   (1)  A Master’s Degree in a human service area.

   (2)  A Bachelor’s Degree in a human service area.

   (3)  Licensure in this Commonwealth as a registered nurse.

   (4)  An Associate’s Degree in a human service area.

   (5)  A high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) equivalent.

 (b)  A counselor assistant shall also complete the training requirements in §  704.11 (relating to staff development program).

 (c)  In addition to training, assignment of a full caseload shall be contingent upon the supervisor’s positive assessment of the counselor assistant’s individual skill level.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  704.9 (relating to supervision of counselor assistant).

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