These are requirements for job to "counsel" at the GH they are propsing difficult child go to: To provide direct supervision, case management and individual, group & family counseling to at-risk adolescents in a residential group home for boys. Evening/weekend shifts required. Ideal candidate is competency-based, a strong team player, has worked in residential care and has individual, group & family counseling experience. Substance abuse experience a bonus. 1 year experience working with at-risk youth and bachelor's degree in human services or related field required. It's a full time, $30,500/year job and drug screening and good driving record are required, with verficcation. Oddly, there is NO mention of a background check or requirement to certify there have been no incidents of "moral turpitude' like there is to do any work in a school. Now, here is one exemption listed in the state's board of counseling requirements- which requires providers of individual, family, subastance abuse, and sexual treatment be licensed individuals. The other exemptions are understandable- religious leades giving spiritual counseling, students working under direct supervision, etc. Persons employed as salaried employees or volunteers of the federal government, the Commonwealth, a locality, or of any agency established or funded, in whole or part, by any such governmental entity or of a private, nonprofit organization or agency sponsored or funded, in whole or part, by a community-based citizen group or organization. Any person who renders psychological services, as defined in Chapter 36 (§ 54.1-3600 et seq.) of this title, shall be subject to the requirements of that chapter. Any person who, in addition to the above enumerated employment, engages in an independent private practice shall not be exempt from the requirements for licensure. The referenced section listed in that is solely on requirements for a licensed psychologist. There is another section on 'professional counselor" that requires licensure but I'm not sure if the above exemption means anyone working for a gov agency can claim to provide counseling, and give "therapy" without a license. That doesn't quite add up to me. How do you interpret it?