INTERDISCIPLINARY - COUNSELOR/PSYCHOLOGIST/SOCIAL WORKER
|Posted date||7 December 2019|
|Location||Bahrain - Bahrain Island|
|Company||Commander, Navy Installations|
You will serve as an INTERDISCIPLINARY - COUNSELOR/PSYCHOLOGIST/SOCIAL WORKER in the Fleet and Family Support Center of NAVSUPPACT BAHRAIN. The current workweek is Sunday through Thursday. Employees hired from continental U.S. will receive Sunday Premium Pay (computed at 25% of basic hourly rate, eight hours per week). Relocation and recruitment incentives up to 25% may be authorized.
You will counsel on family dynamics, parent-child interaction, couples communication, stress reduction, adjustment to military lifestyles, Family Advocacy Program case management, treatment services and psycho-educational training programs.
You will provide non-medical counseling for individuals, couples, families, and groups of people in crisis.
You will identify crisis situations (suicide/homicide risk, danger of physical/sexual abuse to family members and increased risk of further family violence).
You will provide safety planning, case management, treatment and education services related to child abuse and spouse abuse.
You will provide case management services to assess service and family member needs, confirms follow through with treatment recommendations and provides additional resources referrals.
Conditions of Employment
This position has a selective placement factor that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The selective placement factor is:
This position is a TIER THREE clinical care provider. Applicants must meet all of the following qualifications as outlined in SECNAVINST 1754.7A: State or U.S. territory license or certification that provides legal authority to provide clinical services as an independent practitioner. When the state or U.S. territory licensing or certification requirements include a written examination, candidates for privileging, must have achieved a passing score on that examination. A. Possess at least a masters degree in one of following clinical fields: 1) Marriage and Family Therapy from a program accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education or an equivalent degree, OR 2) Social Work from a school accredited by Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) or an equivalent degree, OR 3) Psychology from a doctoral program approved by APA or an equivalent degree. Have engaged in 2 years, that includes at least 2,000 hours, full-time, post-masters supervised clinical experience.
Two years post licensure, that includes at least 2,000 hours post licensure or 4,000 hours post graduate degree, full-time clinical experience in a clinical setting. In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Perform ongoing needs assessments of counseling and advocacy programs to verify high quality services are consistently delivered to individuals and families; 2) Counsel mental health patients on domestic violence, child abuse or neglect, marriage and family discord, or crisis intervention and therapy, 3) Provide clinical services (e.g., risk assessment, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment plans) to assist individuals with mental health disorders; and 4) Provide direct services (e.g., clinical assessment, risk assessment, safety planning, crisis intervention, obtaining military or civilian protective orders, securing emergency food or shelter) to support and assist victims of domestic violence, child abuse, or sexual assault. OR have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. OR have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. OR have a combination of experience and education as described above. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0100/social-work-series-0185/ 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.
Applicants applying to the 0101 Advocacy and Prevention Program Counselor must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:
Degree: behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR
Combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. OR
Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. Applicants applying to the 0180 Counseling Psychologist must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:
Degree: major or equivalent in psychology for all specializations except clinical psychology and counseling psychology. These two specializations have additional educational requirements, as stated below:
1) Clinical psychology: Satisfactory completion of all the requirements for the doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology is required.
2) Counseling psychology: Satisfactory completion of 2 full academic years of graduate study directly related to professional work in counseling psychology, or satisfactory completion in an accredited educational institution of all the requirements for a master's degree directly related to counseling psychology is required. Applicants applying to the 0185 Social Worker must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:
Degree: social work. Must fulfill all of the requirements for the master's degree in social work in a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. To learn more about the living and working condition at this military installation go to: http://www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil/MOS/f?p=132:CONTENT:::NO::P4INSTID,P4INSTTYPE:5230,INSTALLATION
https://cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnreurafswa/installations/nsa_bahrain/about/Sponorship.html The Office of the Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) limits the number of Bahrain based DoD personnel accompanied tours. Dependent entry approval from Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command is required for all accompanied tours prior to extending the final job offer and prior to issuing Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders. Accompanied tours are not guaranteed.
Pay retention will be extended to an eligible Department of Defense (DoD) employee who applies through a formal recruitment program and is selected for a position at an overseas location. Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires. A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized. This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf Tour of duty will be 18-months unaccompanied or 24-months accompanied. For more Foreign Overseas recruitment information: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/OverseasRecruitmentinformation_Foreign.pdf For more Local Foreign Overseas recruitment information:
http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/ForeignOverseasLocalRecruitmentInformation.pdf Priority consideration will be given to military spouse preference and family member preference eligible residing in the commute area of the duty location for this position. Commute area is defined as the geographic area surrounding the duty location in which people can reasonably be expected to travel back and forth daily. Military Spouses and Family Members may apply 30 days before their anticipated arrival date. However, they will not receive preference until arrival at the foreign location. Additional documentation may be required prior to granting preference. Military spouses and family members who are appointed may not extend longer than 2 months following the transfer of the sponsor from the commuting area of the foreign duty station; 2 months beyond the separation of the appointee's sponsor; or any time beyond the time employee ceases to be a family member. ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category (score 85) or higher. ICTAP candidates must provide copies of all of the following documentation at the time of application: 1) agency notice; 2) most recent performance appraisal; and 3) most recent SF-50 or notification of personnel action that includes position, grade level, and duty location. Applicants who do not provide this documentation will not receive consideration as an ICTAP candidate. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/