Command Program and Peer Network Coordinator
General Dynamics Health Services / ARMA has an opening supporting the USSOCOM Preservation of the Force and Family Program (POTFF) The Command Program and Peer Network Coordinator, herein referred as Coordinator(s), is responsible for comprehensive and effective coordination, development, and evaluation of programs and services that contribute directly and positively to preservation of the assigned unit’s force and families. The Coordinator shall organize and oversee peer support networks for their assigned commands. These networks will be developed to accommodate service members and families. The Coordinator shall recruit active duty and family member peer support counselors, ensure participating peer support counselors are vetted and training according to standards established by DoD and USSOCOM. The Coordinators shall provide information and community resources to peer support counselors, members of their assigned units and families. Resources include, but are not limited to, DoD sponsored peer support counseling networks, clinical and non-clinical behavioral health-care and supportive counseling, financial management resources, childcare and others as appropriate.The Coordinators shall be responsible for collecting and reporting data for the purposes of formative and outcome evaluations of peer support programs and other community based support programs. Coordinators shall collect original data and data from secondary sources in support of program assessments. This data includes, but is not limited to; number DUI, DV incidents; focus group and or unit meetings convened by leadership; POTFF Family Resilience Program evaluation results; trend information form POTFF Psychologist, Chaplains, Ombudsmen, Family Readiness Group (FRG) staff, and website utilization patterns.Coordinators shall support commands at multiple levels and in multiple locations. Coordinators may be Special Operations specific or sponsored by the DoD organizations, military service or civilian entities. The coordinator shall identify and document program/service or civilian entities. The coordinator shall identify and document program/service needs and evaluation data. The coordinator shall develop need’s based on programming to service specific demographic groups and geographic locations as required. The coordinator shall also have extensive knowledge of DoD resources, such as the Military OneSource, Military Family Life Consultants, and Peer to Peer Counseling Support Call. The coordinator shall lead and / or assist in the coordination and / or development of official processes, functions and networking opportunities for subpopulations served. Examples include but not limited to:
- The establishment of peer counseling networks for supported unit’s Service members and family member spouses; Welcome, indoctrination, and membership programs for new SOF members and their spouses; Resource fairs, deployment support brief, and spouse appreciation events; Educational training (virtual or direct) on topics such issues as family support outreach to new spouses and reaching families residing in remote areas; FRG training and consultation for commands; Emergency response protocols.
- Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) in education, human or social science or related discipline
- SECRET ClearanceThe contractor shall possess a bachelor’s degree in education, human/social services or related field or four years’ experience providing social service education, or work/family life consultation or coordination services. The contractor shall have a minimum of two years’ experience coordinating social service education programs. The contractor shall have, or be willing to receive, specialized training on peer support counseling, community resources and referrals and suicide prevention. The contractor shall remain current on their knowledge of best practices and developments in areas of peer support counseling and suicide prevention, and will keep abreast of DoD, Services and community sponsored resources intended to promote the wellbeing of service members and their families.