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Counseling Psychologist

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Civilian Corps Fort Polk , LA 71459

Posted 7 months ago


This position is located at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, Department of Behavioral Health, Fort Polk, LA. The surrounding community is comprised of the towns of Leesville, DeRidder, New Llano, and Anacoco.

The nearest cities are Alexandria (45 miles northeast) and Lake Charles (55 miles south). The area is considered rural with the Kisatchie National Forest, which offers hunting and recreational activities, located nearby. Also located nearby are Toledo Bend Lake, Vernon Lake and Anacoco Lake for those interested in fishing, boating, swimming, etc. May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job.

You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)

  • Executive Order (E.O.) 12721

  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473

  • Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant

  • Reinstatement

  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

  • ONLY United States Citizens may apply.

1.Develops and documents an individualized treatment plan for each assessed individual, child or family group to help them reach their goals. Plans include: (as appropriate) psychosocial family risk issues, cognitive/behavioral skills training, and referral to medical services, and community agencies and programs. Provides appropriate prevention and education services including behavioral skill training to couples, families, groups and individuals. Assists patients in formulating and implementing goals and objectives for behavioral changes and works with them to help them achieve individual/family goals. Documents all education, training, and prevention assistance provided to patients as well as their progress as they learn, and applies new skills and concepts to accomplish their goals. Reassess patient risk factors, dynamics, goals, and progress on a recurring basis and assist the patient in modifying goals as indicated. Provides monthly statistics, quality assurance and other documentation as requested or required by the Clinic supervisor. Participates in the performance improvement process to include peer reviews and other quality assurance activities. Refers any reportable conditions or behaviors (child or spouse maltreatment, suicidal or homicidal ideation, psychological conditions that present a danger to self and/or others, felony offenses, etc.) to the appropriate command, medical, or legal authority. Consults with and advises medical staff on appropriate interventions in reported cases. 2. Provider performs duties of a Marriage and Family Therapist treating marital and family relational problems/challenges. Services shall be provided to soldiers and their family members and occasional members of other branches of the military. This may include, retirees and other DEERS eligible personnel. Services shall include work with individuals, children, couples, families, and groups to provide therapy, education and skill building. Sees individuals, children, couples, and families who self-refer, or are referred by any MEDDAC Clinic for marriage or family distress by a variety of installation resources. Helps couples and families improve their knowledge and skills in personal relationships, and family and military living. Assesses couple and/or family strengths and dynamics for stressors, behavioral patterns, and psychosocial and environmental factors that contribute to marriage and family relationship problems. 3. Participates in staff development programs and assists in the development of appropriate policy. Maintains close working relationships with other members of the Behavioral Health staff by attendance at professional and administrative staff meetings, and conferences. Provides in-service training and presentations to allied and community staff/commands involved in related activities. Services performed shall be in accordance with the established principles, practices and ethics of the behavioral health services of MEDACC. Performs other duties as assigned.


Incumbent must possess a valid state license to practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or a Licensed Psychologist and must be able to be credentialed as an Independent Practitioner.- Incumbent must pass a pre-appointment physical.- In accordance with memorandum, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), 23 October 1996, DOD civilian personnel hired on or after 1 January 1997 and with duties involving direct patient contact are subject to complete a series of three immunizations against Hepatitis.- On-call duties may be required.

This position has a mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirement and is therefore subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations.

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