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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:CLINICAL COUNSELOR, (FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM, RFT/NF4), CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, JAPAN

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:U.S. Marine Corps

Hiring Organization:CAMP BUTLER MCCS

Job Announcement Number:5961

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$16.53 to $29.00 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 to Thursday, April 10, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

NF-0101-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

NA

DUTY LOCATIONS:

4 vacancies in the following location:
Camp Foster, JapanView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to 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 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.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:

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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.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Incumbent must possess a Masters’ Degree (MA, MS, M.Ed, MSW), or a Doctoral Degree (DSW, PhD, Psy.D,) in Social Work, Counseling or a related field from an accredited college or university. The specific disciplines are: Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Marriage, Family and Child Therapy, Community Agency Counseling.
  2. Incumbent must be working toward or possess a valid state license or certification at the independent provider level. Candidates must meet the criteria established by CHAMPUS/TRICARE for independent provider status. Accepted licenses include LCSW, LCISW, LPC, LMFT, LMHC, or Licensed Psychologist.
  3. A minimum of two years post-graduate professional experience in behavioral health counseling, to include domestic and family violence/maltreatment assessment and treatment.
  4. Full professional knowledge of standard and accepted theories, methods, principles, practices and techniques of professional case management and counseling to include working with victims of abuse and neglect.
  5. Must successfully complete a background security investigation.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Ability to work well with peer professionals and to act as part of a multidisciplinary team, to include community and military representatives.
  2. Ability to discern clients’ presenting problems and to subsequently develop reliable and accurate treatment plans to meet the clients’ needs.
  3. Ability to provide professional Case Management services to individuals and families who may be hostile, suspicious and resistant.
  4. Knowledge of communication skills in order to teach those skills to clients both individually and in groups. Knowledge of group dynamics and interaction in order to work effectively with groups.
  5. Knowledge of administrative principles in order to fulfill responsibility for record- keeping and contribute to program planning and recommendation of actions or techniques that will increase efficiency of the CAP.
  6. Knowledge of community agencies, program resources and other military organizations and commands.
  7. Mature professional judgment allowing the flexible use of a wide range of case management skills applicable to victims of physical, sexual or emotional abuse and/or neglect.
  8. Knowledge of assessment techniques for determining client mental status including assessment for the presence of thought disorder, suicidal or homicidal ideation, substance addiction, delinquency or other psychiatric concerns.
  9. Ability to make written documentation of case histories, treatments and determinations and to interpret events as a credible witness during legal, medical or military actions. These responsibilities directly affect decisions regarding correctional, medical or psychiatric placements for clients; therefore, maturity of insight and the ability to provide sound judgment is required.


 

EVALUATIONS:

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application/resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. This vacancy will be filled by the best qualified applicant as determined by the selecting official.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. Benefits you get to enjoy while working at MCCS:

•      Stability of Federal Civilian Service

•      People with passion for doing work that matters

•      Quality of Work Life Balance

•      Competitive Pay

•      Comprehensive Benefit Packages

•      Marine Corps Exchange and Base Facility Privileges

To see a full list of benefits and benefit programs please visit our careers page @ www.usmc-mccs.org/careers.



OTHER INFORMATION:

GENERAL 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 and 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.
 
Required Documents:
           *Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.
           *If prior military, DD214 Member Copy
 
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.
 
Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with “TA” stamped in red on front of card.
 
INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE CHANGED TO PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME AT MANAGEMENT'S DISCRETION WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION.
 
ALL ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1159PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.


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 or mailed will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.  To be considered for employment, the application or resume must be submitted online by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement.

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.

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Varies - Review "OTHER INFORMATION"

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

CAMP BUTLER MCCS
Phone: 011816117453052
Email: jobs@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org
Agency Information:
CAMP BUTLER MCCS
MARINE CORPS COMMUNITY SERVICES
ATTN: NAF PERSONNEL OFFICER
FPO AP,
963735023
JPN

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

All applicants who submit an application via our Careers page at www.usmc-mccs.org/careers will be able to view their application status online.

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Job Announcement Number:

5961

Control Number:

354013900