FAP Clinical Program Specialist NF4

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Quantico, Virginia
Feb 23, 2021
Mar 03, 2021
Program Manager
Full Time


Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively.
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Serves as the Clinical Specialist for Family Advocacy Program (FAP), Behavioral Programs Branch, Marine and Family Programs Division (MF), Headquarters Marine Corps. Provides policy guidance and other functional support to ensure the quality execution of counseling services on installations addressing a range of behavioral health issues including anxiety, depression, stress, violence, coping and other factors which detract from an individual's behavioral health.

Conducts reviews, analysis of installation clinical services and provides recommendations concerning the FAP processes for client screening, nonmedical clinical services and/or referrals ensuring alignment with best practices, efficient implementation to effectively return Marines and their families to optimal functioning. Provides oversight for comprehensive services as supported by MF to active duty and retired military members, the Reserve components of the military services, their families, and others as authorized by DoD policy.

As a FAP clinical program specialist, the incumbent uses ingenuity in extending and adapting existing guidelines and in providing for the development of new methods and techniques in the absence of appropriate guidelines. The incumbent provides a framework of guidelines used by behavioral health clinical staff across the Marine Corps and others directly involved with the FAP through professional leadership, guidance, and authoritative consultant services on behavioral health services. Assists in developing program objectives, new performance standards, program evaluation tools, monitoring procedures, and program review criteria. Exercises analytical ability, judgment, discretion, and applies a thorough knowledge of management principles, practices, methods, and techniques to analyze accuracy of planning processes and procedures to recommend improvements. Responds to audit requests for information to brief executive level personnel for their use during programmatic decision making Marine Corps wide.

Responsible for assisting in writing and maintaining all FAP clinical service requirements currently seen in the Marine Corps Order on Family Advocacy. Develops partnerships with DoD and other federal agencies impacting behavioral health clinical programs.

Reviews and interprets new and established DoD and DON directives, instructions, and regulations for potential policy or operational impact on the Marine Corps prevention and family support programs. Develops and prepares Marine Corps instructions, operating policies, inspection procedures, and guidelines, and recommends changes and adjustments to assure accomplishments of prevention and family support program goals and objectives in conjunction with the MF mission, strategic plan and vision.

As required, represents the Marine Corps at different forums concerning Behavioral Programs. Maintains professional contacts with officials in appropriate Marine Corps commands, adjacent military Services, the DoD, and Congressional staffs, to monitor current policies, determine Marine Corps compliance with current programs, and to identify trends which affect Marine Corps programs. Collects data from diverse sources and uses them to produce meaningful management analysis. Develops correspondence, point papers, briefs, and other items for HQMC General Officers.

Develops and revises guidelines and training materials, and models operating procedures for use by agency officials; develops program plans and proposals to meet program requirements; provides program support to improve and sustain the capabilities of commanders, Marines, and family members, to (1) prevent problems that detract from unit performance and readiness, and (2) aid in coping successfully with the Marine Corps lifestyle.

Assists in developing, coordinating, and submitting domestic abuse and child abuse/neglect intervention plans and policy recommendations, to include: plans and policies that reflect the relationship of chemical dependency, such as alcohol abuse, suicide, sexual assault, combat operations stress, financial problems, and other problems that detract from unit performance/readiness.

Reviews, modifies, develops, and implements domestic abuse and child abuse/neglect prevention and intervention educational training programs, ensuring training and support capabilities are timely, relevant to commanders' needs, flexible, sustainable in execution, and thoroughly coordinated with HQMC and field personnel.

Recommends and monitors budgeting for the assigned program areas. Prepares and provides reports on financial status of expenses, training attendance/usage, training plans offered and other related information, as requested. Provides on-going technical assistance to field units and others, as required, to improve FAP capabilities.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

This is a white-collar position where occasional lifting up to 20 lbs may be required.

Travel Required

25% or less - Varies

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

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Master's Degree in one of the behavioral sciences and must be able to meet DoD Credentialing and Privileging standards.

Must have a current state license to practice independently as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, or Clinical Psychologist and must provide a photocopy of license with their application.

Two years of post-graduate experience in various modalities and skill to provide individual, group, couples and family treatment/counseling in the area of domestic abuse and/or child abuse and neglect.

Experience that demonstrates that subject matter expertise in behavioral health treatment, clinical program development, professional training, clinical supervision theory and practice, licensing and certification requirements, and other aspects of treatment. Experience that demonstrates the ability to provide expert technical assistance to professionals in the field and the ability to introduce innovative approaches and extension of established methods and practices.

Experience that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of domestic abuse and child abuse/neglect treatment. Experience that demonstrates skill to review, modify, develop, and implement domestic abuse and child abuse/neglect intervention programs that are timely, relevant to military commanders' needs, flexible, and sustainable in execution. Experience that demonstrates skill to conduct presentations, prepare/obtain training materials and deliver education and training using a variety of techniques and methods on domestic abuse and child abuse/neglect intervention.


Additional information

GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review: https://www.donhr.navy.mil/NoFearAct.asp.

As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.

Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.

Required Documents:

*Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.

*If prior military, DD214 Member Copy

This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with "TA" stamped in red on front of card.



How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application/resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. This vacancy will be filled by the best qualified applicant as determined by the selecting official.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents


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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