Embedded Resiliency Counselor - #88473

US Commander, Navy Installations


Date: 23/06/2022
City: Sitrah, Manama
Contract type: Full time
US Commander, Navy Installations

Duties

COUNSELING AND ADVOCACY:

Provides a variety of psycho-educational workshops on core issues such as sexual assault, suicide prevention, and various wellness and resiliency topics. Workshop offerings may include stress management, anger management, effective communication, parenting education, operational stress control, successful adaptation to military life, and child abuse or domestic abuse identification/prevention and interpersonal violence.Manages assigned cases independently, consulting with the FFSC Director or Clinical Supervisor where the case is highly complex or presents with special issues.Complies with reporting protocols involving high risk and high visibility cases. Refers clients who present with issues falling outside the authorized scope of care of the Fleet and Family Support Programs to military or civilian behavioral health providers; specifically, individuals presenting with any psychiatric diagnosis other than those categorized as “other conditions that may be a focus of Clinical Attention” or “adjustment disorder”. Provides critical incident intervention when requested, maintains responsibility for the assessment, triage and referral of clients presenting with a risk of harm to themselves or others and refers to the nearest behavioral health provider.Receives and assesses referrals made by military and civilian agencies and maintains case records in the Fleet and Family Support Management Information System (FFSMIS), and statistics in accordance with Navy policies and regulations, complying with FFSC clinical quality standards, Counseling and Advocacy Program Desk Guides, local instructions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).Performs Family Advocacy Case Management duties, which include receiving initial reports of suspected child and spouse abuse from military and civilian representatives and taking all steps required under the Family Advocacy Program (FAP). Provides safety planning, case management, treatment, rehabilitation services, and education services related to child abuse and spouse abuse. Serves as designated case manager and primary FAP point of contact for spouse and child abuse cases ensuring all actions are in compliance with Department of Defense (DoD) and Navy instructions and civilian reporting requirements. Provides timely completion of all required assessments and documentation (e.g., Family Advocacy Risk Assessment). Uses information for presentation of initial case reviews at the Incident Determination Committee (IDC).Completes concise case presentations to the designated Family Advocacy Representative (FAR) for subsequent presentation to the IDC. Provides individual or group treatment addressing sexual assault and for open FAP cases as recommended by the installation FAP Clinical Case Staff Meeting (CCSM). Provides education through briefs and workshops on the reporting requirements of child and domestic abuse, parent-child interactions, couples communication and variety of topics related to individual and family resiliency.

Sexual Assault Response Prevention

Serve as a certified sexual assault victim advocate and liaison to the installation Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC).Ensures any initial reports of sexual assault are expeditiously reported to the installation SARC in accordance with established procedures and that the victim’s confidentiality is not compromised.Provides sexual assault awareness and prevention training within the NSF in coordination with the installation SARC and the Fleet and Family Support Center Director.Towards this end, the incumbent will be required to be trained in all positions within the Sexual Assault & Prevention Response (SAPR) program and be credentialed by the DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Credentialing Program.Works directly with NSF leadership to provide regular updates regarding prevention training implementation and assists with meeting annual SAPR training requirements. This includes, but is not limited to, annual GMT, under 25 programs, healthy sexuality, interpersonal violence prevention programs, healthy relationships, and a wide range of lifeskills programs identified through focus groups and by command leadership.

Program Management

Incumbent works closely with installation leadership and the NSF leadership team including but not limited the NSF Security Officer, the Senior Enlisted Advisor and other Officers and Chief Petty Officers assigned to design, implement and monitor the progress of all prevention programs initiated for the NSF.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Incumbent may be required to provide after-hours support as a result of crises situations.
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a valid state driver’s license.
  • The incumbent may be required to work a rotating schedule to accommodate NSF shift work time periods to include nights and weekends.
  • The NSF in Bahrain works a 24/7 rotating work schedule and may have program requests outside of normal business hours.
  • Local travel may be required between installations and within the region.
  • The normal business work week in Bahrain is Sunday through Thursday.
  • Occasional travel of less than 20% outside the region may be required in order to attend or participate in mandated DoD or Navy conferences, trainings or meetings.
  • The incumbent may be required to work irregular working hours including nights and weekends to meet the needs of the population being served.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of military life styles that provides the incumbent with an understanding of the specific demands of military life, such as frequent separations, high stress working environments, and the impact on individuals and families.

  • Knowledge of the dynamics of sexual assault, knowledge of the military, Department of Defense (DoD), and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program guidance, along with local, state, and federal laws and military regulations pertaining to victims of sexual assault is preferred.

  • Knowledge of on-base and community resources in order to provide information and referral services.

  • Skill and ability to develop and provide effective trainings and briefings.

  • Skills and sound judgment necessary to provide assessment, triage and referral of clients presenting with a risk of harm to themselves or others.

  • Ability to understand, be sensitive to, and have empathy for victims.

  • Ability to develop trusting helping relationships and to work effectively with individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

  • Ability to intervene in crisis situations, using sound professional judgment, ethical practice, and common sense.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with military and civilian medical, social service, law enforcement, and legal personnel on behalf of victims.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Skilled in the use of office software applications to prepare management reports and use software to develop information.

  • Ability to enter data in required management reports.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Education

The incumbent must 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 legal authority to provide clinical services as an independent practitioner.

(2) Possess at least a master's degree from an accredited program in one of the following clinical fields: Social Work or an equivalent degree, Marriage and Family Therapy from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) or an equivalent degree; or doctorate in Psychology approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) or equivalent degree from an accredited program.

(3) Must have engaged in 2 years (which includes at least 2000 hours) full-time, postmasters supervised clinical experience.

(4) Must have two years, full-time post-license clinical experience. Complete 15 hours of continuing education every two years from initial employment, in domestic abuse and child abuse to include education in interviewing adult victims of domestic abuse, children, and domestic abusers and conducting treatment groups.

(5) Two years of experience working in the field of child abuse and domestic abuse with at least one year experience in domestic abuse and child abuse counseling or treatment.

Additional information

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to submit proof of education, participate in medical screening, drug testing, etc. All selections are contingent upon satisfactory employment reference checks. Employment is subject to successful National Agency Background Check. Occupants of this position must maintain the privacy of official work information and data and demonstrate the highest level of ethical conduct.

Selectees initially recruited from the United States or who are already on a Transportation Agreement may be entitled to transportation and moving costs for themselves and their family members. Household goods may be shipped and a Living Quarter Allowance (LQA), is paid to cover monthly housing and utility costs.

Special Requirements: This is an 18-month (unaccompanied) or 24-month (accompanied) tour located in Manama, Bahrain. To learn more about the Kingdom of Bahrain please go to http://www.nsa.bahrain.navy.mil

Applicants recruited from the United States are entitled to a tax-free Post Allowance (PA) and Living Quarters Allowance (LQA). In addition, incumbents are authorized use of the Navy Exchange, Defense Commissary and MWR programs. Additional information will be provided upon selection. Information on allowances can also be obtained via internet at http://www.state.gov/travelandbusiness then click on foreign per diem rates.

The Department of Navy (DON) 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, genetic information or any other non-merit factor. The DON provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should call 011-39-081-568-5612 or e-mail their request to NAFPersonnel@eu.navy.mil to ensure proper consideration. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    A comprehensive benefits package is available.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

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    ALL APPLICANTS:

    • Resume that includes relevant work experience with start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary, as well as any applicable education and contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, the resume should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.
    • OF-306 (Declaration for Federal Employment)
    • Proof of Education – awarded/conferred academic degree transcript(s) and/or *related coursework transcript(s) relevant to the position.

    Note: All transcripts MUST show student’s name and the name of the awarding university or educational institution, degree type, awarded/conferred date, and the field of study. Altered transcripts will not be accepted.

    • For current or previous Federal employees, please attach a copy of your most recent SF-50 or agency notification of personnel action form that provides current position, grade level, and duty location.
    • 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.
    • If currently residing in local area, must also provide:
      • Copy of U.S. Government no-fee passport showing picture, passport number, and expiration date
      • Preference Entitlement Survey with a complete and legible copy of sponsors PCS orders
      • Applicant Questionnaire

    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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    Agency contact information

    NAF Human Resources Office (N941)

    Phone

    011-081-568-8047/8202

    Email

    NAFPersonnel@eu.navy.mil

    Address

    Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Central
    PSC 817 BOX 108
    FPO, AE 09622-0108
    USA

    Next steps

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    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

ALL APPLICANTS:

  • Resume that includes relevant work experience with start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary, as well as any applicable education and contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, the resume should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.
  • OF-306 (Declaration for Federal Employment)
  • Proof of Education – awarded/conferred academic degree transcript(s) and/or *related coursework transcript(s) relevant to the position.

Note: All transcripts MUST show student’s name and the name of the awarding university or educational institution, degree type, awarded/conferred date, and the field of study. Altered transcripts will not be accepted.

  • For current or previous Federal employees, please attach a copy of your most recent SF-50 or agency notification of personnel action form that provides current position, grade level, and duty location.
  • 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.
  • If currently residing in local area, must also provide:
    • Copy of U.S. Government no-fee passport showing picture, passport number, and expiration date
    • Preference Entitlement Survey with a complete and legible copy of sponsors PCS orders
    • Applicant Questionnaire

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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  • Military spouses

  • Family of overseas employees

    Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is or was, working overseas.

  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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