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Job Title:  Clinician – Community Counseling Center (Behavioral Health)
Department:  Department of the Navy
Agency:  U.S. Marine Corps
Job Announcement Number:  6319

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$16.53 to $29.00 / Per Hour
Monday, August 05, 2013 to Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Regular Full-Time Position - not to exceed four years with potential for conversion to permanent without further competition.
5 vacancies - Okinawa Island, JA  View Map

Worldwide (Open to SOFA and non-SOFA status, DON, and CONUS)

NOTE: *** Candidate must be a United States citizen if recruited from the United States  or a family member residing in Japan under the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA.)



MCCS is a branch of the Department of Defense.

Mission Statement: “Utilizing innovative business practices, we consistently provide a diverse blend of quality programs, products and services for our multi-faceted community. MCCS Makes Okinawa Home.”


The tropical island of Okinawa is surrounded by the turquoise and emerald green waters of the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The weather is hot in the summer with cool winters. It has incredible beaches with great diving and water sports. There is a large English-speaking population. The Military Bases and Camps offer schooling in English for children. It is a fun and very safe environment to raise a family. We are a stone’s throw from mainland Japan and exotic places such as Hong Kong, Thailand and Korea.

This position is located in the Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Counseling and Advocacy Program (CAP), Family Advocacy Program (FAP), Marine Corps Base Camp S.D. Butler. The purpose of this position is to serve as a Case Manager to those seeking or being referred to the Family Advocacy Program. The Family Advocacy Case Manager (FAP-CM) assists in the development of, and facilitates and conducts a variety of educational, prevention, intervention and treatment programs addressing Family Advocacy issues. The FAP-CM consults with military and civilian agencies in order to carry out the goals of the Family Advocacy Program and the Navy and Marine Corps.



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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.


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    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. Two years of post-graduate experience in various modalities and skill to provide individual, group, couples and family treatment/counseling.


    1. 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.

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

    3. 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.

    4. Knowledge of family structure, dynamics, needs and problems, interpersonal, economic, social, cultural, environmental, and psychological factors in relation to changing social patterns.

    5. Diagnostic skills in areas of psychological pathology and psychosocial dynamics. Skill in program development, teaching and counseling.

    6. 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.





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    ** SPECIAL NOTE- This position is an overseas assignment tour of duty which may include the following benefits: Transportation Agreement, LQA/BOQ, Post Allowance, Annual Leave, and Sick Leave, 401(K) Retirement Plan, Medical, Dental and Life Insurance.


    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.

    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.


    Benjamin Moriniere

    Phone: 011-81-98-970-3052



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    Applications must be submitted online via the MCCS Jobs Website:


    • Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.
    • If prior military, DD214 Member Copy


    Phone: 011-81-98-970-3052
    Fax: 111-111-1111
    Agency Information:
    U.S. Marine Corps
    Marine Corps Community Services
    MCB Camp S.D. Butler
    Unit 35023
    FPO, AP
    Fax: 111-111-1111


    As soon as you apply online, you will receive a notice that your application was submitted. The afternoon after the closing date, applications are screened for minimum qualifications. If your application meets minimum qualifications, you will be notified again. Then your application will be reviewed again to determine experience level and, if sufficient, it will be routed to the hiring manager. At that point, you will receive an email that your application was released for further consideration. If your application was not released, you will receive an e-mail to that effect.

    Once the manager receives the screened applications, a panel is assembled to rate and rank applications. From that rating and ranking list, applicants will be selected for interview. If you are selected for the position, you will be contacted by an HR representative who will extend a contingent offer. After the offer is accepted, if you were not selected for the position, you will receive a notice that the position has closed.

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