Job Title:Counseling Psychologist (Substance Abuse)
Department:Department of the Army
Agency:Army Installation Management Command
Job Announcement Number:NCMD147457611105924D
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/ Per Year|
|Friday, April 25, 2014 to
Thursday, May 08, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|Many vacancies in the following location:|
Fort Bliss, TX View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens |
Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:
The Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) is a mission critical
program making a difference in the lives of returning
soldiers and their family members. We need professionals to provide assessment
and counseling in the treatment of substance
abuse and co-occurring disorders. Together, we can make a
difference.Selectees will be required to submit a complete credentialing
packet within 10 days of job offer. Instructions will be provided by the local
1921, William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) has provided care for
military personnel and their eligible family members. WBAMC is one of two trauma centers in El Paso County
and consists of twelve stories that cover more than a half-million square feet
of floor space. WBAMC provides trauma care to the surrounding community and a
full range of medical care to Fort Bliss, which supports over 19,000 troops and
will grow to over 37,000 as it undergoes the largest post expansion in the
Army. William Beaumont offers an array of programs in many medical disciplines
and has close partnerships with higher learning institutions. The medical
center is easily accessible and offers ample free parking, an exchange, dining
facility, barber shop, cleaners, flower shop, chapel, credit union, gym, and
more. The staff members of William Beaumont are closely-knit and consider each
other as a unified team with the goal of providing excellent patient care.
Caring for our soldiers and their families is an excellent way of showing our
support. To learn more, visit www.wbamc.amedd.army.mil
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
- A recruitment or relocation bonus may be authorized.
- Student loan repayment may be authorized.
DUTIES:Back to top
As a Counseling Psychologist, you
will perform the following duties:
Hold primary case management responsibility for patients.
Develop methods, approaches, or procedures to meet program
requirements and patient needs. Implement treatment plans to treat
clients with substance abuse issues by conducting patient assessment and
evaluation using psychosocial instruments. Provide individual, group, and family psychotherapy.Conduct ongoing review of patient progress. Use data management tools to establish and maintain case
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
completion of at least 2 full academic years of graduate study directly related
to professional work in Counseling Psychology, or satisfactory completion in an
accredited educational institution of all the requirements for a Master's degree
directly related to Counseling Psychology.Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as:
formulating treatment plans for alcohol and drug dependent clients, providing
psychological treatment and consultation services to alcohol and drug dependent
clients while in initial treatment, undergoing rehabilitation, and during
follow-up care. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work
performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service
(GS-09). This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below: Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-11: Successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or three full
years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree,
that is directly related to the work of the
Combination of Experience and Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-11:
If you have some, but not all, of the experience or education
described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable
experience and education that you possess. To compute the percentage, divide
your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester
hours of graduate education in excess of 36 hours (total semester hours minus
36) by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least
100% to qualify. Licensure: A current, active, valid, and unrestricted license as a Counselor/Psychologist at
the Masters level, or higher, from a U.S. State, District of Columbia,
Commonwealth, territory, or jurisdiction is required.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
- Ability to identify and conduct
- Ability to provide treatment and
- Skill in case management and
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
- Substance Abuse Certificate
Requirement: Applicants must possess a current, professional, unrestricted
substance abuse certificate OR obtain a substance abuse certificate within
twelve (12) months of appointment. Certificates must be acquired from a State or
nationally accredited certifying body. Failure to acquire the certification may
result in termination of Federal employment.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- One year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
- Personnel Security Investigation required.
- This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Tentatively selected applicants will be required to sign DA Form 5019 requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing. A job offer to an applicant who is a not a current employee will be withdrawn if the applicant refuses to be tested. Applicants with verified positive test results shall be refused employment. Applications from such individuals shall not be considered for employment for a period of 6 months from the date of the test results.
- All Health Care Providers must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification that is sponsored or endorsed by the American Heart Association (AHA). Current Advanced Life Support or other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion.
- Selected applicant must provide documents for credentialing.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.Best
Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and
experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced
Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above
the minimum requirements for the announced positionQualified.
Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.