Job Overview


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Please note that for the salary ($84,834-$98,000) there is an additional 20% deployed differential during the underway periods.

The Deployed Resiliency Counselor (DRC) will serve as a credentialed clinical counselor, assigned to support a Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier (CVN) or Large Deck Amphibious Assault Ship/ Landing Helicopter Assault Ship (LHD/LHA) Command, deploying with the ship that they are assigned to, and providing support services to deployed forces aboard the ship while afloat and at homeport. This position is responsible to provide short term individual therapy and psycho-educational trainings on sailor resiliency topics such as suicide prevention, domestic and child abuse, substance abuse and the prevention of sexual assault. Serves as a liaison to the homeport Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), providing immediate response and coordination for allegations of sexual assault and as a liaison to the homeport Family Advocacy Program (FAP) executing safety plans, conducting interviews and treatment as recommended by the FAP. The DRC will support the Commanding Officer (CO) and brief the CO on sexual assault and FAP cases as needed, overall training plans and any other high risk concerns that may arise. The DRC reports to the Fleet and Family Support Center Director for administrative support and clinical supervision. Performs other duties as assigned. Performs other duties as assigned. 



The incumbent will provide a variety of psycho-educational workshops on core issues such as sexual assault, suicide prevention, and various wellness and resiliency topics. Workshop offerings may include stress management, anger management, effective communication, parenting education, operational stress control, successful adaptation to military life, and child abuse or domestic abuse identification/prevention and interpersonal violence.

The incumbent provides effective, independent clinical assessments, develops and executes short-term solutions focused clinical counseling treatment plans for individuals who request such services and who present with commonly occurring life circumstances issues. These counseling services may be provided to individuals and groups while deployed, and to individuals, couples, families or groups while at the homeport. The incumbent refers clients to military or civilian behavioral health providers who present with issues falling outside the authorized scope of care within Fleet and Family Support Programs; specifically individuals presenting with any psychiatric diagnosis other than a ‘V-code’ or Adjustment Disorder. The incumbent will provide critical incident intervention both ashore and afloat when requested, and be responsible for the assessment, triage and referral of clients presenting with a risk of harm to themselves or others and refer to the nearest behavioral health provider. The incumbent receives and assesses referrals made by military and civilian agencies and maintains case records in the Fleet and Family Support Management Information System (FFSMIS), and statistics in accordance with Navy policies and regulations, complying with FFSC clinical quality standards, Counseling and Advocacy Program Desk Guides.

This incumbent will provide safety assessment, safety planning and triage of allegations of alleged child or domestic abuse, referring allegations requiring Family Advocacy Program (FAP) involvement to the homeport Fleet and Family Support Center once immediate safety concerns have been addressed. The incumbent may also provide individual or group treatment addressing sexual assault and for open FAP cases as recommended by the homeport FAP Clinical Case Staff Meeting (CCSM).


The incumbent will serve as a liaison to the homeport Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) while deployed and will receive all the training as a SARC, however, the homeport SARC shall have the responsibility for overall case management and case entry into the Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database (DSAID). The incumbent will ensure that cases are transferred to the homeport SARC expeditiously and that victim confidentiality is maintained.
The incumbent’s primary responsibilities for sexual assault cases will be to provide an immediate response and coordination to allegations of sexual assault which includes receiving the restricted or unrestricted report, assuring the victim is assigned a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate and receives medical care, and completing required notifications which includes notifying the homeport SARC and the victim’s Command within 24 hours. In addition, the incumbent may provide sexual assault awareness and prevention training when deployed. Toward this end, the incumbent will be required to be trained in all positions within the SAPR program and be credentialed by the DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Credentialing Program. The incumbent communicates directly with the ship’s Commanding Officer to provide regular updates regarding SAPT implementation and assist with meeting annual SAPR training requirements. While deployed this position is also responsible for providing SAPR Training as requested by Commands and training volunteer SAPR Victim Advocates as needed to further support the homeport SARC. 

Travel Required

  • 50% or Greater
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Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
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