Child Counselor Job in Newport, Rhode Island – Department of the Navy



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Child Counselor – Newport, Rhode Island
Commander, Navy Installations, Department of the Navy
Job ID: 235407
Start Date: 03/26/2020
End Date: 04/10/2020

Qualification Summary
Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Knowledge of the military lifestyle that furnishes the employee with an understanding of the specificdemands of military lifestyles, such as frequent separations, and high-stress working environments thathave 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, identity and assess mental disorders in accordance with the current version of theDiagnostic 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, riskassessment, 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 andabuse response, substance abuse, human behavior, human sexuality, attention deficit disorder, andjuvenile delinquency. Ability to recognize and define personal and social problems, to independently reach accurateconclusions, and to provide appropriate solutions. Ability to effectively interview and clinically respond to the needs of clients, including assessingsuicidal and homicidal risks and substance abuse issues. Ability to communicate orally to interview alleged offenders and victims; to maintain cooperative andprofessional relationships with law enforcement, Child Protective Services, medical treatmentfacilities, and senior personnel from commands of offenders and victims; prepare documentation forpresentation 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. PHYICAL DEMANDS The work is primarily sedentary in nature. WORK ENVIRONMENT Work is performed in a normal office setting. OTHER REQUIREMENTS This is a non-critical sensitive position requiring access to IT II system and/or PII. Position requires employee to obtain/maintain eligibility for a Secret security clearance. An Access National Agency Check Investigation (ANACI) is required via the SF86 Security Form. Must complete the Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions, SF8SP. Must successfully complete a criminal history background check with no adverse information or feedback received. Child Care National Agency Check & 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. Occasional travel up to approximately 10% may be required. Incumbent may be required to travel for up to two weeks for the purpose of attending or providing trainings. Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a current state driver's license. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Successful candidates for this position shall meet all qualifications as outlined in the current SECNAVINST 1754.7A: • The Clinical Practitioner must meet the following requirements: State or U.S. territory or license or certification that provides legal authority to provide clinical services as 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. • Must have engaged in 2 years, that includes at least 2000 hours, full-time, post-licensure clinicalexperience, with a minimum of one-year experience in assessment and treatment of children anddemonstrated experience working with children exposed to family violence." 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. As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

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