The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) is a not-for-profit, independent certification organization whose primary purposes are to establish and administer a national certification system and identify those counselors who have voluntarily sought and obtained board certification. NBCC is the premier certification body of the profession with a vision of enhancing society worldwide through quality counseling. NBCC and Affiliates is comprised of three organizational affiliates: the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE), and the NBCC Foundation (NBCCF).
NBCC and Affiliates has operations and partnerships in approximately 40 countries providing professional certifications, occupational credentials, training programs, educational activities, and public mental health services through institutes and other service-oriented programs. Over 66,000 board certified counselors serve the public and advance mental health efforts across the globe. With a portfolio of nine credentials related to professional counseling, mental health, addictions, human services, and career development, NBCC and Affiliates seeks to expand the professional capacity of counselors and human service professionals.
NBCC’s primary organizational functions relate to the development and operation of quality credentialing, certification, and quality assurance programs. CCE creates and administers other occupational programs, including education and training activities, and leverages credentials to best serve communities. Additionally, CCE provides management and examination development services for associations, boards, agencies, and other organizational clients. NBCCF administers programs focused on capacity building, the expansion of access to mental health services in underserved and never-served communities, and the development of high-quality professional development resources for counselors, including the administration of graduate-degree scholarship programs.
The Legal Support Department is an important part of the NBCC Operations Division. The department works with all organizational affiliates and divisions as a shared service providing a range of legal support services related to contracts; professional ethics; organizational policies; intellectual property; certification and licensure; and business registration and regulatory compliance. The Staff Attorney will take on a variety of legal tasks to assist with these responsibilities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties and responsibilities are a summary of the essential functions of the job. Other duties might be performed that are not mentioned below. Specific activities could change periodically.
Education and Experience/Key Requirements
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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