Social Worker

Washington D.C.
Jul 03, 2017
Jul 20, 2017
Full Time


The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training.

The mission of the Fleet and Family Readiness (FFR) Programs team is to maximize the physical, emotional and social development of the Navy family. FFR enables a ready Navy force through its Fleet Readiness, Family Readiness and Housing Programs. We service all non-appropriated fund (NAF) employees who work for Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) and Bachelor Housing (BH) throughout the Fleet and Family Readiness Program for the Naval District Washington (NDW) Region.

  • Not Required

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1. Education, Licensure, and Experience

•A master's or doctoral-level Social Work degree from a school accredited by Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

•A current, valid unrestricted state licensure or state certification that provides legal authority to provide clinical services as an independent practitioner.

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

•2 years (at least 2,000 hours) full-time, post-masters supervised clinical experience.

•1 year of specialized experience in domestic abuse and child abuse counseling or treatment.

2. Understanding of, and ability to apply diagnostic, intervention, and treatment strategies, and is able to explain the strategy selected

•Ability to recognize, identify, and assess mental disorders per the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual

•Knowledge of dynamics and diagnostic skills necessary for family violence identification, risk assessment, and safety planning.

•Knowledge of family violence evidence-based treatment principles for victims and offenders.

•Ability to effectively interview, and clinically respond to the needs of clients, including assessing suicidal and homicidal risk levels and substance abuse.

•Knowledge in the areas of family systems.

•Ability to recognize and define personal and social problems, to independently reach accurate conclusions, and to provide appropriate solutions.

•Knowledge of group dynamics, and ability to facilitate treatment groups.

3. Knowledge of the military lifestyle that furnished the employee with an understanding of the specific demands of military lifestyles.

•Ability to modify programs to meet the ever changing needs of the active duty military community.

•Ability to adjust to meet the ever changing needs of the active duty military community.

4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

•Ability to present sensitive, possibly controversial, information to groups of people in a clear, concise manner.

•Ability to interview alleged offenders and victims; maintain cooperative and professional relationships; make presentations; and to exercise strong facilitation skills for individual and group counseling.

•Ability to develop and prepare case management memos, correspondence, and reports; document assessments, treatment plans, and IDC reports; and develop lesson plans for briefing and classroom presentations.

•Knowledge and ability to use a personal computer and variety of software programs to develop presentations and facilitate work assignments.


Position requires a secret security clearance
Relocation Expenses will NOT be paid

Within 5 days of the acceptance of the initial job offer, the applicant is required to submit a completed Credentialing Packet to the RCAP.  The Credentialing packet, which will be emailed to the applicant upon initial acceptance, contains the following: Application for Credentials Review and Clinical Privileging, Personal and  Professional Information Sheet (PPIS), and Verification of Clinical Supervision Form.  Another form, the Clinical Provider Performance Appraisal Form, will be completed at entry on duty.  Additionally, the candidate must provide an official copy of their college transcript, 3 clinical reference letters, and a copy of their current state issued clinical license, instructions for where to send these items will be included in the email message.

Applicants should be prepared to submit their credentialing packet as soon as possible, but no later than 5 days from the date of acceptance of the initial offer.

Applicant must successfully complete the criminal history background check with no adverse information or feedback received. DODI 1402.5, of January 19, 1993 applies.

Candidate must pass periodic CNIC Credential Reviews and Criminal History re-checks.

Occasional travel outside the local commuting area is sometimes required.

Incumbent may be required to provide disaster response services, and to work longer than usual hours.

This is a non-critical sensitive position; a secret security clearance is required.

Ability to satisfactorily complete background investigation - National Agency Check with Written Inquires (NACI), upon hiring and renew every 5 years.



This position is that of a fully credentialed Tier II or Tier III clinical counselor (Social Worker), located within the Counseling and Advocacy Program (CAP) at Naval District Washington (NDW) Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC) including the Joint Base Anacostia Bolling Military and Family Support Center, and the FFSC at Ft. Meade, MD. Clinical counseling includes the psychosocial assessment of individuals, development of treatment delivery, and appropriate referral. Incumbent serves with the purpose of providing direct service in the form of short term, solution focused clinical counseling of individuals, couples, families, and groups on matters pertaining to family dynamics, parent-child interaction, couples communication, stress reductions, adjustment to military lifestyles, Family Advocacy Program (FAP) case management, treatment services and psycho-educational training programs.  Receives, assesses, develops, and assists in treatments and referrals.  Identifies crisis situations and provides crisis intervention and safety planning.  Provides on going case management services, to include serving as designated case manager and primary FAP point of contact for spouse and child abuse cases.  Maintains case records, treatment plans, and statistics in accordance with policies and regulations.  Participates in community liaison meetings. Performs other duties as assigned.

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