Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
11/08/2019 to 05/08/2020
Pay scale & grade
$64,490 to $83,840 per year
Plus applicable allowances.
Permanent - Regular
Full-Time - Full Time
8 vacancies in the following locations:
Sigonella Sicily, Italy
Sigonella Sicily, Italy
Sigonella Sicily, Italy
This job is open to
Federal employees - Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Family of overseas employees
Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas.
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
COUNSELING AND ADVOCACY:
The incumbent will provide a variety of psycho-educational workshops on core issues such as sexual assault, suicide prevention, and various wellness and resiliency topics. Workshop offerings may include stress management, anger management, effective communication, parenting education, operational stress control, successful adaptation to military life, financial education, and child abuse or domestic abuse identification/prevention and interpersonal violence.
The incumbent provides effective, independent clinical assessments, develops and executes short-term solution focused clinical counseling treatment plans for individuals who request such services and who present with commonly occurring life circumstance issues. These counseling services may be provided to individuals and groups while deployed, and to individuals, couples, families or groups while at the homeport. The incumbent refers clients to military or civilian behavioral health providers who present with issues falling outside the authorized
scope of care within Fleet and Family Support Programs; specifically individuals presenting with any psychiatric diagnosis other than those categorized as "other conditions that may be a focus of Clinical Attention or adjustment disorder". The incumbent will provide critical incident intervention both ashore and afloat when requested, and be responsible for the assessment, triage and referral of clients presenting with a risk of harm to themselves or others and refer to the nearest behavioral health provider. The incumbent receives and assesses referrals made by military and civilian agencies and maintains case records in the Fleet and Family Support Management Information System (FFSMIS), and statistics in accordance with Navy policies and regulations, complying with FFSC clinical quality standards, Counseling and Advocacy Program Desk Guides.
This incumbent will provide safety assessment, safety planning and triage of allegations of alleged child or domestic abuse, referring allegations requiring Family Advocacy Program (FAP) involvement to the homeport Fleet and Family Support Center once immediate safety concerns have been addressed. The incumbent may also provide individual or group treatment addressing sexual assault and for open FAP cases as recommended by the homeport FAP Clinical Case Staff Meeting (CCSM).
SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE COORDINATION:
The incumbent will serve as a liaison to the Region Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) while deployed/TDY and will receive all the training as a SARC, however, the Region SARC shall have the responsibility for overall case management and case entry into the Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database (DSAID). The incumbent will ensure that cases are transferred to the Region SARC expeditiously and that victim confidentiality is maintained.
The incumbent's primary responsibilities for sexual assault cases will be to provide an immediate response and coordination to allegations of sexual assault which includes receiving the restricted or unrestricted report, assuring the victim is assigned a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate and receives medical care, and completing required notifications which includes notifying the Region/homeport SARC and the victim's Command within 24 hours. In addition, the incumbent may provide sexual assault awareness and prevention training when deployed. Toward this end, the incumbent will be required to be trained in all positions within the SAPR program and be credentialed by the DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Credentialing Program. The incumbent
communicates directly with the supported Commanding Officer to provide regular updates regarding SAPR implementation and assist with meeting annual SAPR training requirements. While deployed this position is also responsible for providing SAPR training as requested by Commands and training volunteer SAPR Victim Advocates as needed to further support the Region SARC.
Occasional travel - Local and outside travel may be required
Conditions Of Employment
- May be required to oversee/support the Regional New Parent Support Program (NPSP) under the supervision of the RCAP when not deployed.
- Local travel may be required between installations
- The incumbent will receive compensatory time for additional hours worked up to 80 hours while deployed/TDY in accordance with EURAFSWA/NAF policy. The work schedule while deployed will vary depending on requirements, within a typical work week of 40
- The incumbent will be required to deploy/TDY to remote sites and installations within EURAFSWA AOR. Deployment lengths will vary from a few days to over 6 months at a time.
- While deployed/TDY, the incumbent may share billeting with a junior officer; meals are obtained from on-site messing, galley or other designated establishments.
- The incumbent will be on call 24 hours a day while deployed for critical crisis intervention situations.
Knowledge of the dynamics of sexual assault, knowledge of the military, Department of Defense (DoD), and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program guidance, along with local, state, and federal laws and military regulations pertaining to victims of sexual assault is preferred.
The ability and skill to provide effective trainings and briefings.
Independent clinical skills and sound judgment necessary to provide assessment, triage and referral of clients presenting with a risk of harm to themselves or others
The ability to understand, be sensitive to, and have empathy for victims.
Incumbent must also have the ability to develop trusting helping relationships and to work effectively with individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
The analytical ability to intervene in crisis situations, using sound professional judgment, ethical practice, and common sense.
The incumbent must have the ability to work cooperatively with military and civilian medical, social service, law enforcement, and legal personnel on behalf of victims.
The ability to perform skillful oral and written communications.
The incumbent must have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, be skilled in the use of office software applications to prepare management reports and use software to develop information; able to enter data in required management reports.
The incumbent must maintain professional boundaries and ethics to the highest extent in using extreme caution when interacting with sailors while deployed/TDY to remote sites in order to assure that no harm is done to clients due to the inappropriate crossing of professional boundaries.
The incumbent shall be Tier III qualified as outlined in Navy FFSP Credentials Review and Clinical Privileging requirements. These include:
(1) Current, valid, unrestricted state licensure or certification that provides legal authority to provide clinical services as an independent practitioner.
(2) When the state licensing or certification requirements include a written examination, candidates must have achieved a passing score on that examination.
(3) Possess at least a master's degree from an accredited program in one of the following clinical fields: Social Work or an equivalent degree, Marriage and Family Therapy from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) or an equivalent degree; or doctorate in Psychology approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) or equivalent degree from an accredited program.
(4) Must have engaged in 2 years (which includes at least 2000 hours) full-time, postmasters supervised clinical experience.
(5) Have two years, full-time post-license clinical experience
Position has been designated Non-Critical sensitive. As a position of trust and ITII position, employment is conditional on the successful completion of an Access National Agency Check (ANACI) and contain no convictions of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Position requires a Secret Security Clearance to be obtained and maintained.
Must successful complete DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification, DD Form 2950, and obtain DoD Certification within 6-months of hire.
Due to the unique nature of the position, selectees will be required to complete a physical examination upon entry to duty and annually thereafter and be determined to be physical fit for deployed/remote site duty at all times.
Due to worldwide travel, all required vaccinations, including the anthrax vaccination, may be required as a condition of employment per DoD requirements.
The incumbent must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and operate a motor vehicle.
The incumbent must apply and maintain a US No-Fee Passport upon employment.
Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to submit proof of education, participate in medical screening, drug testing, etc. All selections are contingent upon satisfactory employment reference checks. Employment is subject to successful National Agency Background Check. Occupants of this position must maintain the privacy of official work information and data and demonstrate the highest level of ethical conduct.
Selectees initially recruited from the United States or who are already on a Transportation Agreement may be entitled to transportation and moving costs for themselves and their family members. Household goods may be shipped and a Living Quarter Allowance (LQA), is paid to cover monthly housing and utility costs.
Overseas tour lengths are the standard tours established for the specific location and can be accompanied or unaccompanied tour.
Applicants recruited from the United States are entitled to a tax-free Post Allowance (PA) and Living Quarters Allowance (LQA). In addition, incumbents are authorized use of the Navy Exchange, Defense Commissary and MWR programs. Use of Navy Medical Facilities is authorized on a reimbursable basis. Additional information will be provided upon selection. Information on allowances can also be obtained via internet at http://www.state.gov/travelandbusiness then click on foreign per diem rates.
The Department of Navy (DON) 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, genetic information or any other non-merit factor. The DON provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should call 011-39-081-568-5612 or e-mail their request to NAFPersonnel@eu.navy.mil to ensure proper consideration. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating and ranking criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each application.
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Background checks and security clearance
- Attach an OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment
- Resume with complete work history including job title, start and end dates, and highlighting qualifications relevant to the vacancy announcement
- Attach proof of education (transcripts, degree, etc.).
- Veteran of U.S. Armed Forces? Attach the member-4 page of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty".
- Current or former Federal employee? Attach most recent SF-50 or Personnel Action Report (PAR) from your personnel record.
IF RESIDING IN THE AREA:
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
schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
A comprehensive benefits package is available.
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