Qualifications: Masters’ degree from an American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) accredited genetic counseling training program required. 2-3 years of experience as a genetic counselor in prenatal or postnatal genetic counseling. Experience in a diagnostic laboratory setting preferred.
License, Registration or Certification required: American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) certification and California Genetic Counselor License
Knowledge Skills and Abilities Required: Thorough knowledge of principles of human genetics. Knowledge of counseling techniques. Experience in pedigree analysis, risk assessment, screening, testing, counseling, and identification of support resources. Knowledge of clinical features and natural history of a broad range of genetic diseases. Familiarity with general indications, limitations and methodology of common tests used in the areas of cytogenetics, biochemical genetics, and molecular genetics. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated leadership, problem-solving, and group process skills.