Social Advocacy Clinical Counselor

Washington D.C.
Apr 23, 2019
Apr 23, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - Occasional travel outside the local commuting area is sometimes required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment
  • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer
  • Knowledge of the military lifestyle that furnished the employee with an understanding of the specific demands of military lifestyles, such as frequent separations, and high stress working environments that have an extensive impact on individuals and their families.

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

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

    Ability to recognize, identify and assess mental disorders per the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Vol. IV.

    Understanding of, and ability to, apply various counseling approaches such as behavior modification, client-centered, rational-emotive, family systems, brief solution-focused, and reality therapies.

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

    Knowledge of family violence treatment principles for victims and offenders.

    Knowledge of group dynamics.

    Knowledge in the areas of family systems particularly as it relates to patterns of abusive behavior and abuse response, substance abuse, human behavior, human sexuality, attention deficit disorder, and juvenile delinquency.

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

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

    Ability to communicate orally to interview alleged offenders and victims; to maintain cooperative and professional relationships with law enforcement, Child Protective Services, medical treatment facilities, and senior personnel from commands of offenders and victims; function as a member of interdisciplinary case review committees and participate in case discussions regarding assessment; make presentations; and to exercise strong facilitation skills for individual and group counseling.

    Ability to communicate in writing to develop and prepare case management memos, correspondence, and reports; to document psycho-social assessments, treatment plans, and case review committee reports; to develop lesson plans for briefing and classroom presentations.

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

    Special Requirements

    Candidate must successfully complete criminal history background check with no adverse information or feedback received.

    Position is subject to the Health Practitioner Credential Review and Privileging requirements.

    Candidate must be able to be privileged at the Tier II or Tier III level per SECNAV 1754.7A.

    Applicants must complete the Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions, SF-85P.

    Occasional travel outside the local commuting area is sometimes required.Incumbent may be required to travel for up to two weeks for the purpose of attending or giving trainings.

    State licensure or state certification that provides legal authority to provide clinical services as an independent practitioner.

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

    Possess at least a master’s degree in one of the following clinical fields:  Marriage and Family therapy, Social Work or Psychology from an accredited program.

    Have engaged in 2 years (which includes at least 2000 hours) full-time, post- Masters supervised clinical experience.

    Two (2) years of experience in assisting and providing advocacy services to victims of domestic abuse or sexual assault.

    Due to Command policy on employee parking, employment does not guarantee a parking space on the installation. Metro is highly encouraged.


    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. To request spousal preference, please state so on resume and submit a copy of current PCS orders. Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted.


    Applicants wishing to use veteran’s preference must state on their resume and submit a copy of their DD-214.  These documents may be uploaded to with resume and OF 306 (Declaration for Federal Employment).


    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


    All selections are contingent upon obtaining satisfactory employment reference checks.  We are an E-Verify participant. As a condition of employment, the selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment.  Occupants of this position must maintain the privacy of official work information and data and demonstrate the highest level of ethical conduct.

    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.

    When relocation expenses are authorized to perform a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the federal government, the IRS considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Additional information:  

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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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    Drug test required No