Applicants for this position must have a professional knowledge of the behavioral or social sciences, as evidenced by: Completion of the requirements of a bachelor's or graduate degree in a behavioral or social science or related discipline;
Completion of a combination of education and experience that provided knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. OR
Completion of four years of appropriate experience that demonstrates an acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
GS-12 GRADE LEVEL: IN ADDITION to meeting the basic educational requirement, applicants must have at least 1 full year of experience (equivalent to the GS-11 level if in the Federal service) performing the following duties: managing and being responsible for the Family Advocacy Program for an organization or jurisdiction; handling significant aspects of a family violence (child abuse and neglect, spouse abuse, parent and elder abuse) program such as identification of high risk groups for abuse, prevention, intervention, investigation, case management, referral, and follow-up; functioning as a liaison with organizational personnel, Federal, state and local agencies, and community sources to provide advice and guidance, coordinate and promote services, and/or develop program aspects (e.g., training, educational resources); providing centralized assistance and technical expertise by offering consolidated services; determining serviced population needs; and, evaluating program quality and effectiveness.
Must possess and maintain the following: an unrestricted state license in mental health counseling at the clinical or highest level available in states that have tiered licensing schemes. Examples: Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. (Please provide a copy with your application.)
Must also possess passage of one of the following exams: National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination, Clinical Level Association of Social Work Boards Examination for the Licensed Clinical Social Worker, National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification, The National Counselor Examination, or, passage of another nationally recognized mental health counseling examination.
Minimum of a Masters degree in Mental Health Couseling or allied mental health field such as Social Work or Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Rehabilitative Counseling from an accreditated institution.
This position does have a positive education requirement.
If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line assessment to place you in one of three categories. The necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to perform this job are:
1.) Knowledge of the principles and practices of the administration of a human services oriented program to meet the needs of a wide variety of social problems of individuals and families.
2.) Knowledge of federal, state and local human services laws, policies, procedures, and regulations.
3.) Knowledge of clinical counseling principles and practices sufficient to conduct the psychosocial assessment of individuals, development of treatment plan, treatment delivery, and the provision of appropriate referrals.
4.) Knowledge of the aspects of military life and related situations which create individual and family stress.
5.) Ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing in terms understandable to a wide diversity of individuals.
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
2. Well Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
3. Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.
Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. For information on veterans' preference, click here. To preview questions please click here.