This position is that of a fully credentialed Tier II or Tier III Clinical Counselor located within the Counseling and advocacy Program (CAP) at a Naval District Washington (NDW) Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC, including the Joint Base Anacostia Bolling Military and Family Support Center, and the FFSC at Ft. Meade, MD), Clinical counseling includes the psychosocial assessment of individuals, development of treatment plans, treatment delivery, and appropriate referral.
Incumbent serves with the purpose of providing direct service in the form of short term, solution focused clinical counseling of individuals, couples, families, and groups on matters pertaining to family dynamics, parent-child interaction, couples communication, stress reductions, adjustment to military lifestyles, Family Advocacy Program (FAP) case management, treatment services and psycho-educational training programs. Receives, assesses, develops, and assists in treatments and referrals.
Identifies crisis situations and provides crisis intervention and safety planning. Provides on going case management services, to include serving as designated case manager and primary FAP point of contact for spouse and child abuse cases. Maintains case records, treatment plans, and statistics in accordance with policies and regulations.
Participates in community liaison meetings. Performs other duties as assigned.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel outside the local commuting area is sometimes required
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
Position is subject to CNIC Credential Review and Privileging requirements.
1.Education, Licensure, and Experience
A master's or doctoral-level Social Work degree from a school accredited by Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
A current, valid unrestricted state licensure or state certification that provides legal authority to provide clinical services as an independent practitioner.
When state licensing or certification requirements include a written examination, candidates must have achieved a passing score on that examination.
2 years (at least 2,000 hours) full-time, post-masters supervised clinical experience.
1 year of specialized experience in domestic abuse and child abuse counseling or treatment.
2.Understanding of, and ability to apply diagnostic, intervention, and treatment strategies, and is able to explain the strategy selected
Ability to recognize, identify, and assess mental disorders per the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
Knowledge of dynamics and diagnostic skills necessary for family violence identification, risk assessment, and safety planning.
Knowledge of family violence evidence-based treatment principles for victims and offenders.
Ability to effectively interview, and clinically respond to the needs of clients, including assessing suicidal and homicidal risk levels and substance abuse.
Knowledge in the areas of family systems.
Ability to recognize and define personal and social problems, to independently reach accurate conclusions, and to provide appropriate solutions.
Knowledge of group dynamics, and ability to facilitate treatment groups.
3.Knowledge of the military lifestyle that furnished the employee with an understanding of the specific demands of military lifestyles.
Ability to modify programs to meet the ever changing needs of the active duty military community.
Ability to adjust to meet the ever changing needs of the active duty military community.
4.Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Ability to present sensitive, possibly controversial, information to groups of people in a clear, concise manner.
Ability to interview alleged offenders and victims; maintain cooperative and professional relationships; make presentations; and to exercise strong facilitation skills for individual and group counseling.
Ability to develop and prepare case management memos, correspondence, and reports; document assessments, treatment plans, and IDC reports; and develop lesson plans for briefing and classroom presentations.
Knowledge and ability to use a personal computer and variety of software programs to develop presentations and facilitate work assignments.
Spouse preference does not apply to positions NF-04 and above.
Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. To request spousal preference, please complete and upload the Spousal request form along with current PCS orders. Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted.
Some positions have special requirements. In these cases selection is tentative pending satisfactory completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to provide proof of education, etc. All selections are contingent upon the obtaining of satisfactory employment reference checks.
As a condition of employment, the selected individual will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer program.
SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and at least 18 years of age, employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must register with the Selective Service System (military draft), unless you meet certain exemptions. If applicable, failure to register will prevent you from being considered for employment. To register, please visit the Selective Service web site at .
The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.
The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants must submit proof of education and licensure with their application. We will only accept college transcripts from institutions accredited by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Documents in a foreign language must be professionally translated into English. Applicants who fail to provide OF-306 (Declaration for Federal Employment) AND proof of education AND licensure/certification with their resume will be disqualified from further consideration. Completed documents can be submitted with resume on USAJOBS.
Ranking and Rating Criteria of knowledge, skills and abilities will be used for each application.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
APPLICATION FORMS - A complete packet of the following forms must be submitted for each position applying for:
Resume that includes 3 professional references
Please print out, complete, sign and upload in PDF format. NOTE: the SF 50 CANNOT be substituted for the OF 306 form
If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a clear, legible copy of your DD 214.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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Commander, Navy Installations