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Job Title:Clinical Counselor (Family Advocacy Program)

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:U.S. Marine Corps

Job Announcement Number:5668

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:

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PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

XX

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - MCAS, New River, Jacksonville, NC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All Sources

$22.74 per hour ($47, 299 annualized) Tier I

$25.04 per hour ($52, 083 annualized) Tier II

$27.51 per hour ($57,221 annualized) Tier III

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, Family Advocacy Program, Marine & Family Programs Division. Candidates selected for this position will serve as a Clinical Counselor for MCCS.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    Serves as Marine Family Services Clinical Counselor providing expert advice, comprehensive counseling, and case management services to active duty personnel, retired military members. Provides Family Advocacy 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. The incumbent conducts individual, marital, group and family counseling using various complex techniques. Screens, evaluates and provides counseling for individuals as indicated by interviews and assessment methods based upon expert research in associated fields. Includes but not limits individuals with emotional problems, behavioral problems, domestic violence and child abuse. Exercise independent judgment to apply expertise in conducting initial assessments to match an individual’s needs to the most appropriate resources. Assesses individuals, couples and families as well as determining diagnosis and treatment plans. Conduct complete psychological evaluations, risk assessments for violence and assessment of multi-problem, dysfunctional families. 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.

    Facilitates training programs and seminars focused on both prevention and intervention. Plans, develops and implements programs designed to foster positive healthy relationships within the family structure. Develops and maintains professional standards of service, community referral resources and a close network with the clinical staff of other service providers.

    Provides World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on courtesy. Assists customers and communicates positively in a friendly manner. Takes action to solve problems quickly. Alerts the higher-level supervisor, or proper point of contact for help when problems arise. Adheres to safety regulations and standards. Promptly reports any observed workplace hazards, and any injury, occupational illness, and/or property damage resulting from workplace mishaps to the immediate supervisor. Adheres to established standards of actively supporting the principles of the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment.

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

    This is a white-collar position where occasional lifting up to 20 lbs may be required.

    Performs other related duties as assigned.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    ALL TIERS

    A Masters’ degree in a social science field such as social work or marriage and family therapy or a Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an accredited program. Must have a current state license to practice independently as a Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Psychologist or a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) per Secnav 1752.7A and must provide a photocopy with their application. Must be current in continuing education credits, be able to provide master’s level transcripts from an accredited university and obtain peer level references. Four years’ experience conducting qualified counseling services assisting clients in resolving related issues. Experience counseling a wide range of persons, both military and civilians in stressful situations. Must be able to work effectively with representatives of local, county, state, and federal social services agencies.

    This position is designated as a Position of Trust, and the incumbent must be eligible for a background check. Appointment and continued employment is subject to a favorable National Agency Check (NAC) Background Security Investigation.

    Due to the nature of work in this position, the incumbent may serve in an “on call” duty status outside of normal work hours that includes: remaining in a reasonable call back radius, carrying a cell phone or pager, or regularly checking email to respond to emergencies; remaining in a state of readiness to perform work with limitations on pursuing outside leisure activities, and/or reporting to a designated post of duty to be ready to or to perform work.

    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 year's 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. The individuals selected for these positions may be made permanent without further competition.


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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. Describe your experience with evidence-based practices used in domestic violence, child trauma, adult trauma, individual, marital, family, and group counseling (to include both prevention and treatment services).

    B. Describe the education and skills that you possess that demonstrate you have the ability to provide comprehensive counseling services to include: screening, clinical case management, individual, marital, group, and family treatment.

    C. Describe your knowledge and understanding of existing ethical codes and regulation affecting practice in domestic abuse and child maltreatment cases, as well as professional counseling proactive with children, individuals, couples and families.

    D. Describe your ability to independently assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of clients (including their family members, and the knowledge to formulate, implement, and re-evaluate a treatment plan through continuous assessment.

    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).

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    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).

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    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
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    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:

    5668

    Control Number:

    346598400