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Job Title:CLINICAL SPECIALIST

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:U.S. Marine Corps

Job Announcement Number:5667

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$47,299.00 to $57,221.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, June 27, 2013 to Monday, July 29, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

NF-0101-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time (4 POSITIONS - NOT TO EXCEED 4 YEARS WITH POTENTIAL CONVERSION TO PERMANENT WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION)

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

XX

DUTY LOCATIONS:

4 vacancies - MCAS, New River, Jacksonville, NC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All Sources

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps community. We offer a team-oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively. As a service-oriented organization, we never waver in our commitment to our Corps.

This position is located at Behavioral Health, Marine & Family Programs Division. Candidates selected for this position will serve as a Clinical Specialist for MCCS.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • MON-FRI, TO INCLUDE WEEKENDS AS NEEDED AND MAY SERVE "ON CALL"
  • Background Check Required
  • Valid Driver's License Required

DUTIES:

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Serves as the Clinical Specialist within the Behavioral Health program, Community Counseling Center. Implements policies, conducts screenings, clinical counseling services and case management services for Behavioral Health Branch programs. Serves as the first point of contact for behavioral health services for active duty Marines, retired military members, their families, and others as authorized by DoD policy. Comprehensive counseling services include: screening, clinical case management, individual, marital, group, and family treatment. Reviews, develops, coordinates and provides case management services concerning Behavioral Health participants to include but not limited to anxiety, depression, stress, coping and other factors which detract from an individual’s behavioral health. Serves as Subject Matter Expert (SME) on all Behavioral Health counseling treatment services, to include conducting screenings, determination of client's level of functioning, prognosis, treatment or need for appropriate referral.

Conducts psychosocial assessments with emphasis on diagnosis and recommendation for treatment. Conducts assessments, evaluations and studies of new, existing, and proposed programs to determine effectiveness and impact, and recommends changes or improvements in methods and procedures to diagnosis and develops treatment plans based on identified problems, psychosocial factors and treatment capabilities. As a credential Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP), performs diagnosis of mental health disorders and determine level of patient treatment that focuses on treatment intensity and individual patient needs.

Applies established therapeutic techniques, principles, theories and methods screens, evaluates and provides counseling for clients as indicated by interviews and assessment. Assessments include complete psychosocial evaluations, risk assessments for behavioral health related issues. Develops documents and presents identified problems and proposed treatment plans to individuals, groups and families. Identifies or develops sources for needed therapy and other support services. Conducts assessments or evaluates policies and programs regarding short term, individual or conjoint counseling with individuals, families and groups.

Uses a variety of modalities and techniques as appropriate for situations and clients. Prepares required reports and records. Informs appropriate points of contact of status, progress, duty limitations and ways to facilitate the treatment process. Works with associated staff from work, school, and treatment facilities to ensure accurate and proper handling of cases.

Administers a multi-modality comprehensive rehabilitation and treatment program to deal with Behavioral Health related issues. Provides evaluations for rehabilitation/treatment efforts, evaluates progress, adequacy of treatment and follow up.

Plans, develops and implements programs designed to foster positive healthy relationships within the family structure. SME on Behavioral health issues relating to rehabilitation and treatment plans with projections for proposed changes to improve programming. Evaluates community resources to determine availability, applicability and best utilization of services for potential implementation Marine Corps wide. Conducts ongoing review of treatment plans and treatment effectiveness to improve services. Promotes and maintains communication and harmonious working relationships with federal, state, and local government agencies to develop and maintain good working relationships.

May attend conferences and meetings. Prepares supporting documentation for presentations and proposals. May prepare correspondence, briefs, action documents, routing sheets, point papers and slide presentations for use by management officials. Reviews, researches and benchmarks emerging trends and analyzes the functional impacts on systems.

Represents the Marine Corps, as required, at different forums concerning Behavioral Health. Maintains contacts with officials in appropriate Marine Corps commands, as well as other Services, DoD, and Congressional staffs, to monitor current policies, determine Marine Corps compliance with current programs, and to identify trends which affect Marine Corps programs. Collects data from diverse sources and uses them to produce meaningful management analysis. Develops correspondence, point papers, briefs, and other items for HQMC Flag Officers.

May work a fluctuating work schedule to complete work assignments outside of the typical work week and work hours (to include weekends as necessary).

Performs other related duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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A Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW), Counseling, Mental Health, or other behavior health field from an accredited program and a state license or certification, at the licensed independent practitioner level, which meets the criteria established by USMC and CHAMPUS for licensed independent provider status. The specific disciplines are: Clinical Psychologist, Ph.D.; Clinical Social Worker, MSW, Ph.D., or DSW; Counseling Psychology, MS, MA or M.Ed.; and Marriage & Family Therapist, Ph.D. M.A, or M.S. Licensed independent health care practitioners are subject to credentials review by the USMC credentialing board. They shall be granted delineated clinical privileges by the designated Privileging Authority before providing care independently.

Master’s Degree in one of the behavioral sciences, able to meet Credentialing and Privileging standards in MCO P1754.11 and SECNAV Instruction 1754.7A. Must have a current state license to practice independently as a Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Clinical Psychologist and must provide a photocopy with their application. Two years of post-graduate experience in various modalities and skill to provide individual, group, couples and family treatment/counseling. Ability to provide Behavioral Health related counseling services as well as comprehensive counseling and case management services to active duty and retired military members, the Reserve components of the military services, their families, and DOD civilians as space permits. Skill to provide comprehensive counseling services for: anxiety, depression, stress, violence, and coping areas amenable to brief solution-focused therapy. Knowledge of and skill to apply human social services principles and practices, family and group dynamics, human behavior and chemical dependency dynamics in providing counseling services. Knowledge of legal information pertaining to family relationships and laws protecting children and elders, as well as professional ethics of marriage, group, family and child counseling.

College transcripts (indicating degree conferred) and state license must be submitted in order to be considered for the position. Unofficial transcripts and state license may be submitted at the time of application; however, official transcripts must be submitted within 30 days of hire date.

COUNSELOR TIER I: Includes entry-level providers who are collecting their supervised clinical hours to be applied toward full licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in a Department of Defense recognized state: Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington State, Wisconsin, and Wyoming; or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Licensure/certification must be completed within a 36 month period upon hire.

COUNSELOR TIER II: Must have one year experience in child and domestic abuse counseling. Must have two years, which includes 2,000 hours, full-time post-masters supervised clinical experience; and must be able to obtain privileges at Tier II as established by Marine Corps Headquarters and consistent with SECNAVINST 1754.7A and MCO P1700.24B. Must have a valid state license and comply with all legal and regulatory requirements of a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) are recognized by the Department of Defense as independent providers in the following states: Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington State, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

COUNSELOR TIER III: Must have one year experience in child and domestic abuse counseling. Must have two years’ experience that includes at least 2,000 hours post licensure or 4,000 hours post graduate degree, full-time clinical experience in a clinical setting field; must meet licensing requirements and obtain privileges at Tier III as established by Marine Corps Headquarters and consistent with SECNAVINST 1754.7A and MCO P1700.24B and have no breaks in practice in the past two years. Must have a valid state license and comply with all legal and regulatory requirements of a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) are recognized by the Department of Defense as independent providers in the following states: Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington State, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Special Notes: Must possess a valid driver’s license; or be able to obtain within 30 days of hire date. In accordance with MCO 1754.11, the selected applicant will receive a tentative employment offer contingent on being credentialed by the Credential Review Board.


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

This vacancy will be filled by the best qualified applicant as determined by the selecting official.


BENEFITS:

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Benefits package to include: (Medical/Dental/Retirement/Life Insurance/Flexible Spending Plan/Long Term Care)



OTHER INFORMATION:

Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review: https://www.donhr.navy.mil/NoFearAct.asp

As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report.  Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.

Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.

This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

VACANCIES MAY BE FILLED BY METHODS OTHER THAN INTERNAL COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES WHEN IT APPEARS THAT THE BEST QUALIFIED PERSON CAN BE OBTAINED FROM OTHER SOURCES. CURRENT AND FORMER NON APPROPRIATED FUND (NAF) FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MUST LIST CURRENT AND/OR PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION TO BE CONSIDERED FOR NONCOMPETITIVE APPOINTMENT.

INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FROM A VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT ADVERTISED FOR A FLEXIBLE POSITION MAY BE CHANGED TO PARTTIME OR FULL-TIME AT MANAGEMENT'S DISCRETION WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION.

Resumes/applications emailed or mailed will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.

ALL ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your MCCS user account and review your application status.

 

CONTACT US:

For questions related to a specific position or the application process please contact us at:

Human Resources Division

Marine Corps Community Services

(910) 449-6577 | http://mccsnr.com/human_resources.html

Email questions to: newriver.vacancies@usmc-mccs.org (applications nor documents will not be accepted via email)

For technical difficulties navigating through or using the Career Page send an email to mccscareers@usmc-mccs.org.



HOW TO APPLY:

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All applications must be submitted online via the MCCS Careers website: www.usmc-mccs.org/careers

Resumes/applications emailed, faxed or mailed WILL NOT be considered for this vacancy announcement.  To be considered for employment the application must be submitted online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of the announcement.

HOW TO APPLY:

STEP 1 – Answer REQUIRED Assessment Questions:

Prepare responses to the REQUIRED Assessment Questions. How to respond to Assessment Questions:

- List all paid or volunteer positions related to the experience asked for in the Assessment Questions

- Include position title, position dates and pay grade (as applicable) and provide detailed information regarding the experience asked for in the Assessment Questions.

- Need more information on how to respond to Assessment Questions? Visit our website: http://www.mccslejeune.com/jobs/assessment.html:

NOTE: You will not be prompted by the online system to answer or upload your Assessment Question responses; therefore, you must use one of the methods outlined in step 2 to submit your responses to Assessment Questions. Failure to include Assessment Questions will result in your application being considered incomplete, and you WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED for the position. Qualified applicants will be evaluated on the degree to which they answer the Assessment Questions shown below:

A. Ability to provide Behavioral Health related counseling services as well as comprehensive counseling and case management services to active duty and retired military members, the Reserve components of the military services, their families, and DOD civilians as space permits.

B. Skill to provide comprehensive counseling services for: anxiety, depression, stress, violence, and coping areas amenable to brief solution-focused therapy.

C. Knowledge of and skill to apply human social services principles and practices, family and group dynamics, human behavior and chemical dependency dynamics in providing counseling services.

D. Knowledge of legal information pertaining to family relationships and laws protecting children and elders, as well as professional ethics of marriage, group, family and child counseling.

STEP 2 - Submit application and/or upload resume online at: www.usmc-mccs.org/careers via one of the following three methods:

Upload a resume and REQUIRED responses to Assessment Questions, labeled A, B, C, etc. as the last page of your resume (Assessment Questions are listed above).

OR

Copy and paste your resume text and REQUIRED responses to Assessment Questions, labeled A, B, C, etc. at the conclusion of your resume (Assessment Questions are listed above).

OR

If you choose to apply without using a resume, you must include responses to the REQUIRED Assessment Questions in this job posting as an attachment to your profile under “My Career Tools” (Assessment Questions are listed above). Please name the file “Assessment Questions-Job Title-Job #”.

STEP 3 - College Transcript(s) or Education Certificate(s)

A Master's degree from an accredited college/university is REQUIRED for this position. You will not be considered if you do not submit a copy. You may upload a copy of your college transcripts as an attachment to your profile under “My Career Tools” www.usmc-mccs.org/careers. If selected for the position, you must provide an official copy of your transcript within 30 days of hire.

STEP 4 - Certification or License copies

A current certification/license is required for this position. You may upload a copy of your certification/license as an attachment to your profile under “My Career Tools” www.usmc-mccs.org/careers.

STEP 5 - If prior military, upload a copy of your DD214 Member 4 Copy as an attachment to your profile under “My Career Tools” www.usmcmccs.org/careers.

STEP 6 - If applicable, upload a copy of your *Spouse Preference form, copy of PCS orders, and copy of marriage certificate (unless the spouse is named on the PCS orders) as an attachment(s) to your profile under “My Career Tools” www.usmc-mccs.org/careers.  Spouse Preference Program: (May be requested for positions graded NF-3 and below or equivalent) Spouses of relocating active duty military members applying through Spouse Preference Program must upload all documents listed above in Step 6. Spousal Preference applicants hired in a flexible position will not lose their spousal preference eligibility until movement or hired into a regular Full-Time or Part-Time position.

STEP 7 - If applicable, upload a copy of your *Transition Assistance form and copy of ID card with “TA” stamped on front of card as an attachment to your profile under “My Career Tools” www.usmc-mccs.org/careers.  Transition Assistance Program: (May be requested for positions graded NF-3 below or equivalent) Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must upload all documents listed above in Step 7.

STEP 8 – Before you press “Submit Application”, be sure all requested documents, including REQUIRED Assessment Questions, have been attached or uploaded.

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

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Phone: 000-000-0000
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: newriver.vacancies@usmc-mccs.org
Agency Information:
U.S. Marine Corps
Human Resources Division
Marine Corps Community Services
., VA
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US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

To check the status of your application, log into your MCCS user account and review your application status.

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Job Announcement Number:

5667

Control Number:

346597600