Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
03/08/2021 to 12/31/2021
This job is open continuously and will remain open for an extended period of time. We will fill jobs as they become available. The next consideration date is 12/31/2021. Learn more
Pay scale & grade
$72,355 to $77,179 per year
Hourly range: $34.67 - $36.98
San Diego County, CA
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
This position is that of a fully credentialed clinical counselor/advocate located within the Counseling and Advocacy Program (CAP) at the Fleet and Family Support Center, Navy Region Southwest (NRSW).
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The primary purpose of the position is to provide direct service in the form of counseling individuals, couples, families, and groups on matters pertaining to family dynamics, parent-child interaction, couples communication, stress reduction, adjustment to military lifestyles, Family Advocacy Program (FAP) case management, treatment services and psycho-educational training programs. Clinical counseling includes the psychosocial assessment of individuals, development of treatment plans, treatment delivery, and appropriate referral. Case management services include the identification, reporting, risk assessment, safety planning, psychosocial assessment, treatment planning, treatment, referral, and follow-up of child and spouse abuse allegations for active duty military members and their families. The position requires knowledge of intensive psychosocial services and a wide range of skills (casework, group work, individual and family therapy). Cases may involve multiple difficult and complex family problems including dual diagnoses, violence and impulsivity, and a variety of other mental health problems. Performs other duties as assigned.
Occasional travel - Varies
Conditions Of Employment
- Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment
- Must provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or U.S. National
- Must meet Federal Employment suitability requirements and successful completion of background investigation. Background Investigations are conducted using fingerprint identification and completion of background inquiry forms.
- Engaged in two years (which includes at least 2000 hours) full-time, post-masters supervised clinical experience
- State licensure or state certification that provides legal authority to provide clinical services as an independent practitioner, as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker, or Psychologist. When the state licensing or certification requirements include a written examination, candidates must have achieved a passing score on the examination
- Minimum of two years’ experience working in the field of family violence (i.e., child abuse and/or domestic violence) preferred.
- Prefer significant direct non-supervisory work experience, during the previous two years of employment
- Occasional travel outside the local commuting area is sometimes required. Incumbent may be required to travel for up to two weeks for the purpose of attending or giving trainings.
- Knowledge of the specific demands of the military lifestyle, such as frequent separations, and high stress working environments that have an extensive impact on individuals and their families
- Ability to present sensitive, at times controversial, information to groups of people in a clear, concise manner
- Knowledge of dynamics and diagnostic skills necessary for family violence identification, risk assessment, and safety planning
- Ability to effectively interview, and clinically respond to the needs of clients including assessing suicidal and homicidal and substance abuse
- Ability to communicate in writing to develop and prepare case management memos, correspondence, and reports; to document psycho-social assessments, treatment plans, and IDC reports; to develop lesson plans for briefing and classroom presentations
- Knowledge and ability to use a personal computer and a variety of software programs to develop multi-media presentations and to facilitate work assignments
- Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing in English
Must have a master’s degree in one of the following clinical fields; Marriage and Family therapy, Social Work, or Psychology from an accredited program
How You Will Be Evaluated
All applications are carefully reviewed and evaluated for qualification requirements which are based on job requirements (knowledge, skills and abilities) in the position description (PD).
Background checks and security clearance
- Proof of state licensing/certification and education (transcripts/copy of degree) <Depending on qualifications of position>
- If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a complete copy of sponsor’s orders. NF-3 and below.
- If claiming Veteran’s Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4).
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.
Comprehensive benefits package available (medical, dental, life insurance, spouse & dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan, annual and sick leave, tuition reimbursement, etc.).
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
How to Apply
Submit a NAF employment application to the NAF Human Resources Office, Building 3210, Anchors Catering and Conference Center, Naval Base, San Diego, 2375 Recreation Way, San Diego, California 92136-5518 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (619) 556-9537. For more information, visit our website at http://navylifesw.com/sandiego/about/jobs/.
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