Social Worker

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Meade, Maryland
Posted
Jan 12, 2021
Closes
Jan 20, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is that of a fully credentialed clinical counselor (Social Worker), located within the Counseling and Advocacy Program (CAP) at Naval District Washington (NDW) Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC).
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Responsibilities

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). 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.

Performs Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Case Management duties, which includes receiving initial reports of suspected child and spouse abuse from military and civilian representatives and taking all steps required under the FAP.

Provides safety planning, case management, treatment, and education services related to child abuse and spouse abuse.

Demonstrates effective independent clinical assessment skills by identifying crisis situations, e.g., suicide or homicide risk, danger of physical or sexual abuse to family members, and increased risk of further family violence. Provides crisis intervention and safety planning as required.

Independently manages assigned cases, consulting with the supervisor where the case is highly complex or presents with special issues. Complies with reporting protocols involving high risk and high visibility cases.

Develops and provides group and individual treatment targeting at-risk and substantiated victims and offenders of family violence.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel to attend training, provide outreach on behalf of the FFSC or attend community events/functions.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
04

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment


Qualifications

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Education

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

Within 5 days of the acceptance of the intial job offer, the applicant is required to submit a completed Credentialing Packet.

Additional information

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE:

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.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE:

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 www.usajobs.gov with resume and OF 306 (Declaration for Federal Employment).

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 https://www.sss.gov/default.htm.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

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: https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/taxableentitlements.html

Public Trust is a type of background investigation, but it is not a security clearance. Depending on the job, you must complete either the Standard Form 85 (SF85) or 85P (SF85P) questionnaire.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of KSAs will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: Preview Applicant Questionnaire .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

  • If you are a veteran claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, receipt of medals and campaign badges, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). The member 4 copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," is preferable.
  • For a disabled veteran, you must submit a Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) letter on DVA letterhead that states your overall combined service-connected disability rating.
  • A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.
  • Please provide a copy of your College transcript(s) which support those qualifications for which you wish to have considered.


APPLICATION FORMS - A complete packet of the following forms must be submitted for each position applying for:
  • Proof of high school level education or equivalent (if applicable)
  • If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a clear, legible copy of your DD 214.


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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