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SUBSTANCE ABUSE CLINICAL COUNSELOR NF4 – Twentynine Palms, California
U.S. Marine Corps, Department of the Navy
Job ID: 195051Start Date: 01/14/2020End Date: 01/28/2020
Required Degree: Must possess a master’s degree in social work or psychology; or in a related behavioral health field (marriage and family therapy, counseling) from an accredited program.Required Licensure: Must be licensed at the independent practitioner level.Required Experience: Must have a minimum of 4 years post-graduate professional experience that includes 2000 hours, full time clinical experience with an emphasis in substance abuse/addiction services or two years post-graduate professional experience with an emphasis on co-occurring disorders.Required Certification: Must achieve certified substance abuse counselor (Alcohol and Drug Counselor II, International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium substance abuse counselor certification, or state equivalent) within 3 years of hiring. Full professional knowledge of standard and accepted theories, methods, principles, practices, and techniques of clinical supervision, as well as of individual, marital, family, and group counseling. Additionally, the incumbent must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities of the most recent version of the Diagnostic and Statistical manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) criteria and the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s Patient Placement Criteria (ASAM-PPC). Ability to teach counseling techniques in prevention and intervention for substance use disorders to assist clients in the recovery process. Ability to review and evaluate a wide range of training aids and materials. Skill and ability to review and analyze client’s biopsychosocial history to develop complete and full-length individualized service plans. Must be able to properly document interview findings and provide diagnostic impressions. Ability to assess the needs of the clients, counsel clients in recognition of their substance use and misuse, and recommend techniques and goals during the service phase. Ability to present higher level command briefings, court testimonies, and conduct liaison, in-service, etc. Ability and skill to prepare accurate written case documentation involving multiple individualized service goals and more complex cases, general correspondence, congressional correspondence, and staff papers. Must successfully complete and maintain a favorable security background investigation at the Tier 1 level. Appointment and continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of the security investigation.Due to the nature of work in this position, the incumbent may serve in an “on call” duty status outside of normal work hours that includes: remaining in a reasonable call back radius, carrying a cell phone or pager, or regularly checking email to respond to emergencies; remaining in a state of readiness to perform work with limitations on pursuing outside leisure activities, and/or reporting to a designated post of duty to be ready to or to perform work.NOTE: This position is identified as a Test Designated Position (TDP). The incumbent is subject to random drug testing because duties must be performed with a high level of productivity, reliability and judgment to prevent adversely affecting personnel safety, and causing risk/damage to government property, and/or significant adverse impact to day-to-day operations.
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