Child Counselor

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 28, 2022
Full Time

Knowledge of the military lifestyle that furnishes 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, and 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 in accordance with the current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.
Knowledge of intensive psychosocial services.
Skill in performing casework, group work, and individual and family therapy.
Knowledge 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 risks and substance abuse issues.
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; prepare documentation for presentation at the IDC and participate in case discussions regarding assessment; make presentations; and 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 IDC 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.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
  • Must pass all applicable records and background check.
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment.
  • Child Care National Agency Check and Inquiry (CNACI) background check is required. FFSC personnel are not permitted to provide services to minor children until this condition is met.
  • Position is subject to the Health Practitioner Credential Review and Privileging requirements.
  • Must possess a current state license to practice at an independent clinical practice level.
  • Must be a US Citizen


Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience and knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.
The incumbent shall be Tier III qualified as outlined in Navy FFSP Credentials Review and Clinical Privileging requirements. These include:
(1) Current, valid, unrestricted state licensure or certification that provides by a state or U.S. territory that provides legal authority to provide clinical services as an independent practitioner in the fields of Licensed Professional Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Social Work, Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology
(2)Two years, full-time clinical experience post independent licensure or certification
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.


Master's degree from a program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs or an equivalent degree; OR

Master's degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education or an equivalent degree; OR

Master's degree in Social Work from a graduate school of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or an equivalent degree; OR

Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited university or professional school AND a 1-year APA accredited clinical internship.

Additional information

"As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law.

If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with CNIC, if after November 22. CNIC will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of CNIC a legally required exception from this requirement."

Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

Recruitment bonus may be authorized up to $5000 with 1 year contract.

Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 60 days of issuance of selection certificate. For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

Executive Order 12564 requires a Federal workplace free of illegal drugs. According to the Executive Order, all Federal employees are required to remain drug free throughout their employment. Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Command is a Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated, and use of or intoxication by illegal drugs will result in penalties up to and including removal from Federal Service.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .