Generalist Counselor Advocate Job in SAN DIEGO, CA

Vacancy No. OC-SW-161(2021) Department Commander, Navy Installations
Salary $72,355.00 to $77,179.00 Grade 4 to 4
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 4/27/2021 Close Date 4/26/2022
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
SAN DIEGO, CA

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 04/27/2021 to 04/26/2022

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Pay scale & grade

    NF 4

  • Salary

    $72,355 to $77,179 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-time

Locations
  • San Diego, CA Few vacancies
Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes Negotiable

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Announcement number

OC-SW-161(2021)

Control number

599748500

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    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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    Responsibilities

    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.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Varies

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    04

  • Job family (Series)

    0101 Social Science

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer
    • 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.
    Qualifications
    • 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
    Education

    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

    Additional information

    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).



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    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Secret

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents
    • If you are a veteran claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, receipt of medals and campaign badges, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). The member 4 copy of your DD-214, “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty,” is preferable.
    • A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.

    - Resume

    - Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree)

    - Proof of 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.

    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.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    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.).

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  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    Please follow application process via https://www.usajobs.gov/


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    Agency contact information HR Representative HR Representative
    Address

    Commander, Navy Installations Command
    2375 Recreation Way, Building 3210
    San Diego, CA 92136
    US
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    Navy Region Southwest (NRSW) offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. NRSW provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. The mission of the Fleet and Family Readiness (FFR) Programs is to maximize the physical, emotional and social development of the fleet, fighter and family. FFR enables a ready Navy force through its Fleet Readiness, Family Readiness, and Housing Programs. We provide direct and support services to all non-appropriated fund (NAF) employees who work for Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS), and Navy Getaways throughout the FFR Program worldwide.

    Next steps

    Applicants who do not meet the above requirements or submit all required forms may not be considered. Due to volume of applications received, applicants may not be notified of non-selection.

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