Job Overview


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 CAMP FOSTER. Candidates selected for this position will serve as a FAP CLINICAL COUNSELOR for MCCS.

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.

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.


FAP-CM conducts psychosocial assessments on cases involving child and spouse abuse. Conducts interviews with individuals and families involved in child/spouse abuse situations. Provides detailed social histories as appropriate. Develops and implements appropriate treatment plans for victims of abuse or neglect in accordance with the decisions made in the Clinical Case Staffing Meeting.                                                                     

Conducts intake interviews for advocacy-related programs. Counsels individuals and families experiencing family violence, emotional abuse and neglect. Provides short term, non-medical individual, marital or family counseling to active duty and DoD civilian clients and/or families who may be experiencing family breakdown and coordinates referrals to appropriate community agencies. Conducts interviews, counsels, and processes case management tasks according to recognized professional techniques and procedures in order to assist clients’ attempts to effect changes, make decisions and resolve problems while maintaining client privacy and confidentiality according to legal and CAP requirements. FAP-CM is available for follow-up, and on a rotating on-call basis, to provide crisis intervention after regular work hours when required and/or appropriate.                                                                                                             

Facilitates/conducts workshops/classes on Family Advocacy issues for community groups, commands, troops and special interest organizations. Provides treatment groups for men and women identified needing such treatment. Facilitates/leads/teaches skill-building and support groups, including parenting and other groups, as assigned. Assigns individuals to particular programs based on professional assessment of need.                                                                                                  

Performs CAP and FAP Quality Assurance duties including establishing appropriate client records, required statistical reports, accurate client and  Incident Determination Reports, documents and correspondence, case histories and assessments, progress and summary notes in compliance with CAP requirements. Prioritizes work goals by analyzing current caseload.

Provides oversight, training and supervision of interns through co-counseling and evaluation of skills and techniques employed. Assigns cases to interns from their own caseload as appropriate. Assists interns in assessing the needs of clients and developing a treatment plan.                                                                                                               

Coordinate liaison and referral services between PMO, NIS, SJA, Spouse Abuse Shelter, U.S. Naval Hospital and other appropriate community resources.

Provides World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on courtesy.  Assists customers and communicates positively in a friendly manner.  Acknowledges customers, smiles and makes eye contact.  Asks questions to determine, verify and solve problems.  Checks for satisfaction on the quality of goods and services.  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.  Uses required safety equipment, and observes safe work procedures.  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. 

Performs other related duties as assigned.                                        

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

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 being subject to unannounced random drug testing under the Department of Navy's Drug-Free Workplace Program.  The selected applicant must have a negative drug test result before employment may begin.  An offer of employment will be rescinded if the selected applicant fails to report to any of the scheduled appointments or fails the pre-employment drug test.

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.