Social Service Aid
The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.
These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions and Health Care Occupations. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office Of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint individuals to select defense acquisition workforce positions, or 'EHA Acquisition,' pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and certain health care occupations, or 'EHA Medical.' Positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.
This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.
This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK).
Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
For GS-05: The successfully performance that may have included group leadership work, typically as a proctor for a group of residents in an institution, school dormitory, or other Government facility, OR successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree that (a) included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of subjects directly related to the work of the position, OR a combination of specialized experience and education.
For GS-06: One year of specialized experience as a Social Services Aid and Assistant equivalent to the GS-05 which equipped you with knowledge in direct support of professional counselors or other specialists who counsel the unemployed or underemployed, OR at least one full year of graduate education directly related to the knowledge skills and abilities required for this position, OR a combination of specialized experience and education.
For GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 level in the Federal service. This experience included work in direct support of the professional and related social work staff, either in and/or out of the social service office. The outside work primarily involved assisting with contacts to the clients, their families, and representatives of community organizations, OR one full year of graduate education directly related to the knowledge skills and abilities required for this position, OR a combination of specialized experience and education.
For GS-08: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service. This experience may include work in the professional and related social work staff, either in and/or out of the social service office. The outside work primarily involved contacts with clients, their families, and representatives of community organizations, OR successfully completed two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in behavioral or social science, OR a combination of specialized experience and education.
For GS-09: one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-08 level in the Federal service. This experience may include work which involved assignments that regularly combined two or more areas of work. Specific examples include collecting specific case information from individuals and families served and from other neighborhood sources for the use by a supervisor and providing information to persons served about program's services, requirements, procedures and community resources, OR successfully completed two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in behavioral or social science.
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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of Family Advocacy and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Programs.
2. Knowledge of word processing automation software function to support office operations.
3. Knowledge and skill in developing an education curriculum with learning objectives and outcomes.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Position may be subject to random drug testing
- Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
- Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
- Employee must maintain current certifications
- Position may require an appropriate security clearance
- Explain Family Advocacy program services, requirements, policies and procedures; and obtain pertinent biopsychosocial history and other case information to be incorporated in the file as background for planning indicated services. Document interviews, and evaluates the relevance of information collected to the problem described by the client.
- Develop initial tentative conclusions as to appropriate referral sources or recommended treatment to the staff; prepare case folders, and incorporate notes and appropriate forms in the folders. On a pre-approved basis, provide basic counseling services to clients.
- Provide information on available on and off-base resources and services available, such as those provided by the Family Support Center and community agencies.
- Administer assessment data collection instruments such as Child Abuse Potential Inventory, Family Environment Scale, Index of Marital Satisfaction, and others as required to individuals referred to the PAP. Process and score assessment questionnaires initially and on a follow-up basis as specified by the research program. Enter client data and related information into the child and spouse abuse database.
- Participate with the FAP staff in the development and implementation of outreach/prevention, resource and referral, and treatment programs for individuals, families, and groups needing assistance with family problems and issues. Participate in the development of action plans for the Family Advocacy Outreach Prevention Team. Market a wide range of secondary prevention programs to first sergeants, commanders, and other base officials Plans support activities for groups, such as spouses of deployed military members.
This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.
This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-05 Target GS-09).