Job Overview

Summary

As a Social Worker, for the Office of Human Resources, Staff Care Unit, you will counsel employees and their eligible family members providing guidance in matters which may require specialized medical and/or mental health treatment.

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance in less developed countries and countries that are experiencing or emerging from conflict. We operate in five regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia; the Middle East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia.

This vacancy announcement has been extended to July 19, 2013.

USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit http://www.state.gov/g/tip. For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov

This position may require travel to developing countries, supporting Missions, our workforce and their eligible family members during critical incidents, high threat posts and direct social work practices in cases with the most complex and challenging problems.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Duties

  • Provides behavioral and mental health services to Agency staff members and eligible family members on a broad range of personal and work related issues.
  • Serves as a technical expert assisting employees with medical and/or behavioral health issues in high stress environments such as high threat posts.
  • Establishes a referral system with medical and social service back-up support for troubled employees and their families.
  • Plans, organizes and coordinates briefing and information exchanges with USAID workforce.
  • Works collaboratively across the Agency, with the USAID Staff Care Center and the United States Department of State (DOS), and across cultures.
  • Responds/deploys to USAID location worldwide.
  • Implements and evaluates behavioral health programs and policies to ensure effectiveness and efficiency for mental health treatment.
  • Ensures that behavioral/mental and medical services are delivered in accordance with established professional guidelines, requirements, and standard protocols.
  • Represents the USAID Staff Care Program.