DEPLOYED RESILIENCY COUNSELOR (GENERALIST COUNSELOR)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Naval Base, Virginia
Posted
Jun 24, 2022
Closes
Jul 01, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The primary purpose of the position is to provide professional short-term, solution-focused individual and group counseling for commonly occurring life situations and education on resiliency/wellness topics in a shipboard environment, throughout a ship's lifecycle (pier-side, shipyard maintenance, "work-ups" and deployments). The incumbent will also serve as a liaison to the homeport Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), providing immediate sexual assault response and coordination to allegations of sexual assault.

The success of this position is based on the incumbent's ability to successfully embed within the command and operate within a shipboard environment. The DRC actively engages crew members in various resiliency programs in order to ensure highest level of crew readiness for complex missions at sea. The DRC serves as a liaison to the homeport Family Advocacy Program (FAP) and provides safety assessment, safety planning, triage, and treatment for allegations of alleged child or domestic abuse. The DRC assesses and triages clients presenting with a risk of harm to self or others, with appropriate referral to the nearest behavioral health provider. The DRC provides Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL) case management including: assessment, safety planning, and care coordination for active duty personnel with suicide related behavior. The DRC participates in Command Resiliency Team (CRT) initiatives, aiding and providing insight into active duty wellness programs.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Due to the unique nature of the position, selectee will be required to complete a physical examination upon entry to duty and annually thereafter and be determined to be physical fit for shipboard duty at all times.
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment.
  • At sea, the incumbent shares a stateroom in officer berthing; meals are obtained by joining the Officers' Mess as a paying member, and meals are purchased by monthly billing.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
  • Employee must be a US Citizen
  • The incumbent will be required to deploy at sea on board US Navy ships. Deployment lengths will vary from a few days to over 10 months at a time. The incumbent will receive a deployment differential of 20% of her/his salary while deployed.
  • The work schedule while deployed will vary depending on requirements. The incumbent will be on call 24 hours a day while deployed for crisis intervention situations.
  • Incumbent must maintain all required licensure throughout the tenure of this position.
  • Must pass all applicable records and background check.


Qualifications

Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

The incumbent shall be Tier III qualified as outlined in Navy FFSP Credentials Review and Clinical Privileging requirements. These include:

(1) Current, valid, unrestricted state licensure or certification that provides legal authority to provide clinical services as an independent practitioner.

(2) When the state licensing or certification requirements include a written examination, candidates must have achieved a passing score on that examination.

(3) Must have engaged in 2 years (which includes at least 2000 hours) full-time, postmasters supervised clinical experience.

(4) Have two years, full-time post-license clinical experience.

Knowledge of the dynamics of sexual assault, knowledge of the military, Department of Defense (DoD), and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program guidance, along with local, state, and federal laws and military regulations pertaining to victims of sexual assault is preferred.

The ability and skill to provide effective trainings and briefings.

Independent clinical skills and sound judgment necessary to provide assessment, triage and referral of clients presenting with a risk of harm to themselves or others

The ability to understand, be sensitive to, and have empathy for victims.

Incumbent must also have the ability to develop trusting helping relationships and to work effectively with individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

The analytical ability to intervene in crisis situations, using sound professional judgment, ethical practice, and common sense.

The incumbent must have the ability to work cooperatively with military and civilian medical, social service, law enforcement, and legal personnel on behalf of victims.

The ability to perform skillful oral and written communications.

The incumbent must have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, be skilled in the use of office software applications to prepare management reports and use software to develop information; able to enter data in required management reports.

The incumbent must maintain professional boundaries and ethics to the highest extent in using extreme caution when interacting with sailors while deployed on a ship in order to assure that no harm is done to clients due to the inappropriate crossing of professional boundaries.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

Education

**Must provide a copy of your College Transcripts (showing degree awarded/conferred) when you apply.**

Possess one of the following degrees:

Master's degree in one of the following clinical fields: Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy (the program must be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), or equivalent accredited degree;

OR

PhD in a field listed above (approved by the American Psychological Association (APA))

Note: If your degree must be from an accredited college recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

Additional information

"To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine."

We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States.

Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodations should email their request to nsapplications@ nhr-ma.com to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

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 Sailors, their family members, and all other customers have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.