Child Counselor

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Regular, Full Time
$73,098 - $82,842 Yearly
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Location: Naval Station Everett - Smokey Point Fleet & Family Support Programs

Pay Grade: NF-0101-04

Employee privileges include access to base facilities such as gyms, recreation centers, restaurants, and discount tickets to sporting and entertainment events. Privilege to shop on best deals for family and home goods at Navy’s retail store, the Navy Exchange.

Brief Description of Duties: This position is assigned to the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), Naval Station Everett. This position is a fully credentialed Clinical counselor. The primary purpose of the position is to provide direct service in the form of counseling children, families, and groups on matters pertaining to family dynamics, parent-child interaction, couples communication, stress reduction, adjustment to military lifestyle, Family Advocacy Program (FAP) case management, treatment services and psycho-educational training programs. Clinical counseling includes the psychosocial assessment of children, development of treatment plans, treatment delivery, and appropriate referral. Case management services include the identification, reporting, risk assessment, safety planning, psychosocial assessment, treatment planning, treatment, referral, and follow-up of child and spouse abuse allegations for active duty military members and their families.

Qualifications Required: 

  • The Clinical Practitioner must meet the following requirements: 1.) State or U.S. territory or license or certification that provides legal authority to provide clinical services as independent practitioner. 2.) When the state or U.S. territory licensing or certification requirements include a written examination for privileging, must have achieved a passing score on that examination.
  • Must possess at least a Master’s degree in one of the following clinical fields: 1.) Marriage and Family Therapy, from a program accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE); OR, 2.) Social Work from an accredited school; OR, 3.) Psychology from a doctoral program or an equivalent degree.
  • Successful candidate will have engaged in 2 years (2000 hours) full-time, post-masters supervised clinical experience, with a minimum of one-year experience in assessment and treatment of children and demonstrated experience working with children exposed to family violence.
  • Must possess one of the following valid licenses: LMFT, LCSW, LICSW or Psychologist.
  • Knowledge of the military lifestyle and the specific demands, such as frequent separations, and high stress working environments.
  • Ability to present sensitive, at times controversial information to groups of people in a clear, concise manner. Skills necessary for family violence identification, risk assessment, and safety planning. Knowledge of family systems 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 and to effectively interview and clinically respond to the needs of clients.
  • Ability to communicate in writing to develop and prepare case management memos, correspondence, and reports. Ability to use a personal computer and a variety of software programs to develop multimedia presentations and to facilitate work assignments.

Conditions of Employment: As a position of trust and ITII position, employment is conditional on the successful completion of an Access National Agency Check security clearance and contain no convictions of sexual assault and domestic violence. Regular and recurring work performed sitting at a desk and sitting in conferences and meetings. Work involves dealing with sensitive, controversial and emotional issues. Occasional travel outside the local commuting area may be required. 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.

Other Information: Participation in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States. The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

Advancement Opportunities: Fleet & Family Readiness Programs is a worldwide enterprise as farreaching as Europe & Japan with career opportunities in business, fitness, recreation, child care, hospitality management, housing, food services, or human services. Gain valuable experience and benefit from our mentoring and employee development programs. Where do you want to go today?

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