Family Advocacy Prgrm Victim Advocate

Washington D.C.
Sep 18, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Full Time

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.

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Occasional travel - Some work outside normal tour of duty.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No



Some work outside normal tour of duty, to include a 24-hour duty rotation may be required. Travel may be required. Must possess or be able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance.

REQUIREMENT TO OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN CREDENTIALS AT INCUMBENT EXPENSE: Must be able to obtain within six months of hire or already have, at minimum, the Basic Advocate Credential with the designation as a Comprehensive Intervention Specialist, as approved by the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP)/National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA). Both the Basic Advocate Credential and the Comprehensive Intervention Specialist designation must be maintained throughout employment in this position. Failure to obtain /maintain both the credential and designation is cause for termination.

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

Professional knowledge of social services work, counseling services, psychosocial principles and theories, and group dynamics of family and individual systems as may have been acquired through earning a baccalaureate degree in counseling, education, psychology or related behavioral sciences.  Competency in crisis intervention skills, safety planning and procedures, and civilian and military orders of protection.

Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence, interpersonal and family violence to include domestic violence and child abuse.

Knowledge of child advocacy to include working with the non-offending parent of an abused child.

Intensive practical knowledge of community resources and services, crisis intervention and how individuals in distress may quickly obtain the types of assistance they need.

Knowledge of laws pertaining to family relationships and protection of children and adults.  Not required to have formal training in aspects of law, but must be capable of working and interacting with lawyers, court officials, police, etc.  Experience with preparing court testimony and victim impact statements is helpful.

Knowledge of military organizations, missions, lifestyles, and situations which can contribute to family stress, problems and crisis situations.

Demonstrated ability to interact with diverse individual during crisis situations, including persons in the medical, legal and social service communities.

Ability to express oneself orally and in writing in a professional manner, to deal with diversified groups, individuals and organizations and to compose written reports and material clearly, concisely and effectively.

Current driver’s license and physical ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. Spouse Preference does not apply to NF 04 and NF 05 positions. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference and complete the Request for Military Spouse Preference form and submit a copy of current PCS orders.  Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted.  Acceptance or declination of a regular full or part-time non-appropriated or appropriated fund position ends your ability to claim this preference. 

Some positions have special requirements.  In these cases selection is tentative pending satisfactory completion of these requirements.  Applicants may be required to provide proof of education, etc. All selections are contingent upon the obtaining of satisfactory employment reference checks.

As a condition of employment, the selected individual will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer program.

SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and at least 18 years of age, employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must register with the Selective Service System (military draft), unless you meet certain exemptions.  If applicable, failure to register will prevent you from being considered for employment.  To register, please visit the Selective Service web site at

The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests.  The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Ranking and Rating Criteria of knowledge, skills and abilities will be used for each application.

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