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.