This position works organizationally within Fleet and Family Support Programs (FFSP) on the installation. The mission of the FFSP is to provide information and referral, education and training, counseling and advocacy to facilitate achieving operational readiness and personal and family self-sufficiency. The incumbent of this position is a Tier III qualified, independently licensed clinical counselor, who will provide support services to deployed forces aboard a ship while afloat/homeport.
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The incumbent will provide 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.
The incumbent provides effective, independent clinical assessments, develops and executes short-term solution focused clinical counseling treatment plans for individuals who request such services and who present with commonly occurring life circumstance issues. These counseling services may be provided to individuals and groups while deployed, and to individuals, couples, families or groups while at the homeport. The incumbent refers clients to military or civilian behavioral health providers who present with issues falling outside the authorized scope of care within Fleet and Family Support Programs; 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". (pen and ink change 12/09/14 acb) The incumbent will provide critical incident intervention both ashore and afloat when requested, and be responsible for the assessment, triage and referral of clients presenting with a risk of harm to themselves or others and refer to the nearest behavioral health provider. The incumbent 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.
This incumbent will provide safety assessment, safety planning and triage of allegations of alleged child or domestic abuse, referring allegations requiring Family Advocacy Program (FAP) involvement to the homeport Fleet and Family Support Center once immediate safety concerns have been addressed. The incumbent may also provide individual or group treatment addressing sexual assault and for open FAP cases as recommended by the homeport FAP Clinical Case Staff Meeting (CCSM).
SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE COORDINATION:
The incumbent will serve as a liaison to the homeport Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) while deployed and will receive all the training as a SARC, however, the homeport SARC shall have the responsibility for overall case management and case entry into the Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database (DSAID). The incumbent will ensure that cases are transferred to the homeport SARC expeditiously and that victim confidentiality is maintained.
The incumbent's primary responsibilities for sexual assault cases will be to provide an immediate response and coordination to allegations of sexual assault which includes receiving the restricted or unrestricted report, assuring the victim is assigned a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate and receives medical care, and completing required notifications which includes notifying the homeport SARC and the victim's Command within 24 hours. In addition, the incumbent may provide sexual assault awareness and prevention training when deployed. Toward this end, the incumbent will be required to be trained in all positions within the SAPR program and be credentialed by the DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Credentialing Program. The incumbent communicates directly with the ship's Commanding Officer to provide regular updates regarding SAPR implementation and assist with meeting annual SAPR training requirements. While deployed this position is also responsible for providing SAPR training as requested by Commands and training volunteer SAPR Victim Advocates as needed to further support the homeport SARC.
Occasional travel - To attend or participate in mandated DoD or navy conferences, trainings or meetings
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Conditions of Employment
- As a position of trust and ITII position, employment is conditional on the successful completion of an Access National Agency Check (ANACI) and contain no convictions of sexual assault and domestic violence.
- Position requires a Secret Security Clearance to be obtained and maintained.
- Must successful complete DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification, DD Form 2950, and obtain DoD Certification within 6-months of hire.
- Must possess a valid driver's license and have the ability to operate a motor vehicle.
- selectees will be required to complete a physical examination upon entry to duty and annually thereafter and be determined to be physical fit for shipboard duty at all times.
- Due to worldwide travel, all required vaccinations, including the anthrax vaccination, may be required as a condition of employment per DoD requirements.
- The incumbent must apply and maintain a US No-Fee Passport upon employment.
Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF THE POSITION:
The incumbent will be required to deploy at sea on board US Navy ships. Deployment lengths will vary from a few days to over 6 months at a time. The incumbent will not receive compensatory time for additional hours worked but instead a deployment differential of 20% of her/his salary while deployed. The work schedule while deployed will vary depending on requirements, within a typical work week of 40 hours. The incumbent will be on call 24 hours a day while deployed for critical crisis intervention situations.
At sea, the incumbent shares a stateroom with a junior officer; meals are obtained by either joining the Officers' Mess as a paying member or by purchasing meals on the Enlisted Mess Decks.
Incumbent must possess the ability to assess situations where safety equipment such as safety shoes, hard hat, eye protection and hearing protection are required.
Local travel may be required between installations.
Occasional travel outside the region may be required in order to attend or participate in mandated DoD or Navy conferences, trainings or meetings.
FACTOR 1. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
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.
The ability and skill to provide effective trainings and briefings.
Independent clinical skills and sound judgment necessary to provide assessment, triage and referral of clients presenting with a risk of harm to themselves or others
The ability to understand, be sensitive to, and have empathy for victims.
Incumbent must also have the ability to develop trusting helping relationships and to work effectively with individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
The analytical ability to intervene in crisis situations, using sound professional judgment, ethical practice, and common sense.
The incumbent must have the ability to work cooperatively with military and civilian medical, social service, law enforcement, and legal personnel on behalf of victims.
The ability to perform skillful oral and written communications.
The incumbent must have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, be skilled in the use of office software applications to prepare management reports and use software to develop information; able to enter data in required management reports.
The incumbent must maintain professional boundaries and ethics to the highest extent in using extreme caution when interacting with sailors while deployed on a ship in order to assure that no harm is done to clients due to the inappropriate crossing of professional boundaries.
FACTOR 2. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS
The incumbent will report to the Installation Fleet and Family Support Center Director but will support the Commanding Officer via the Executive