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Clinical Counselor Nf

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U.S. Marine Corps

$61,006.40 to $61,006.40

Beaufort, SC

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1 vacancy in the following location:

Beaufort, SC

Beaufort, SC

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Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively. As a service-oriented organization, we never waver in our commitment to our Corps.


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Serves as the Clinical Specialist within the Behavioral Health program, Community Counseling Center. Implements policies, conducts screenings, clinical counseling services and case management services for Behavioral Health Branch programs. Serves as the first point of contact for behavioral health services for active duty Marines, retired military members, their families, and others as authorized by DoD policy. Comprehensive counseling services include: screening, clinical case management, individual, marital, group, and family treatment. Reviews, develops, coordinates and provides case management services concerning Behavioral Health participants to include but not limited to anxiety, depression, stress, coping and other factors which detract from an individual’s behavioral health. Serves as Subject Matter Expert (SME) on all Behavioral Health counseling treatment services, to include conducting screenings, determination of client's level of functioning, prognosis, treatment or need for appropriate referral.

Conducts psychosocial assessments with emphasis on diagnosis and recommendation for treatment. Conducts assessments, evaluations and studies of new, existing, and proposed programs to determine effectiveness and impact, and recommends changes or improvements in methods and procedures to diagnosis and develops treatment plans based on identified problems, psychosocial factors and treatment capabilities. As a credential Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP), performs diagnosis of mental health disorders and determine level of patient treatment that focuses on treatment intensity and individual patient needs.

Applies established therapeutic techniques, principles, theories and methods screens, evaluates and provides counseling for clients as indicated by interviews and assessment. Assessments include complete psychosocial evaluations, risk assessments for behavioral health related issues. Develops documents and presents identified problems and proposed treatment plans to individuals, groups and families. Identifies or develops sources for needed therapy and other support services. Conducts assessments or evaluates policies and programs regarding short term, individual or conjoint counseling with individuals, families and groups.

Uses a variety of modalities and techniques as appropriate for situations and clients. Prepares required reports and records. Informs appropriate points of contact of status, progress, duty limitations and ways to facilitate the treatment process. Works with associated staff from work, school, and treatment facilities to ensure accurate and proper handling of cases.

Administers a multi-modality comprehensive rehabilitation and treatment program to deal with Behavioral Health related issues. Provides evaluations for rehabilitation/treatment efforts, evaluates progress, adequacy of treatment and follow up.

Plans, develops and implements programs designed to foster positive healthy relationships within the family structure. SME on Behavioral health issues relating to rehabilitation and treatment plans with projections for proposed changes to improve programming. Evaluates community resources to determine availability, applicability and best utilization of services for potential implementation Marine Corps wide. Conducts ongoing review of treatment plans and treatment effectiveness to improve services. Promotes and maintains communication and harmonious working relationships with federal, state, and local government agencies to develop and maintain good working relationships.

May attend conferences and meetings. Prepares supporting documentation for presentations and proposals. May prepare correspondence, briefs, action documents, routing sheets, point papers and slide presentations for use by management officials. Reviews, researches and benchmarks emerging trends and analyzes the functional impacts on systems.

Represents the Marine Corps, as required, at different forums concerning Behavioral Health. Maintains contacts with officials in appropriate Marine Corps commands, as well as other Services, DoD, and Congressional staffs, to monitor current policies, determine Marine Corps compliance with current programs, and to identify trends which affect Marine Corps programs. Collects data from diverse sources and uses them to produce meaningful management analysis. Develops correspondence, point papers, briefs, and other items for HQMC Flag Officers.

May work a fluctuating work schedule to complete work assignments outside of the typical work week and work hours (to include weekends as necessary).

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Master’s Degree in one of the behavioral sciences, able to meet Credentialing and Privileging standards in MCO P1754.11 and SECNAV Instruction 1754.7A. Must have a current state license to practice independently as a Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Clinical Psychologist and must provide a photocopy with their application. Two years of post-graduate experience in various modalities and skill to provide individual, group, couples and family treatment/counseling. Ability to provide Behavioral Health related counseling services as well as comprehensive counseling and case management services to active duty and retired military members, the Reserve components of the military services, their families, and DOD civilians as space permits. Skill to provide comprehensive counseling services for: anxiety, depression, stress, violence, and coping areas amenable to brief solution-focused therapy. Knowledge of and skill to apply human social services principles and practices, family and group dynamics, human behavior and chemical dependency dynamics in providing counseling services. Knowledge of family structure, dynamics, needs and problems, interpersonal, economic, social, cultural, environmental, and psychological factors in relation to changing social patterns. Diagnostic skills in areas of psychological pathology and psychosocial dynamics. Skill in program development, teaching and counseling. Knowledge of legal information pertaining to family relationships and laws protecting children and elders, as well as professional ethics of marriage, group, family and child counseling.


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GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review:

As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.

This position is designated as being subject to unannounced random drug testing under the Department of Navy's Drug Free-Workplace Program. The slected applicant must have a negative drug test result before employment may begin. An offer of employment will be recinded if the selected applicant fails to report to any of the scheduled appointments or fails the pre-employment drug test.

Credentialing - Initial credentialing shall be completed prior to an offer of employment. Applicants must complete credentialing application packet. The credential Review Board will determine whether the application for credentials is approved as requested, approved with modifications, or denied.

Required Documents:

*Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.

*If prior military, DD214 Member Copy

This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

Marijuana is a Scheduled 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act and therefore use of marijuana is illegal under Federal law regardless of State laws. A positive drug test results for marijuana (or any drug tested for) will result in withdrawal of the tentative job offer and ineligibility to apply for a position within the Department of Defense for 6 months from the date of the drug test.

Applicants may not be employed in the chain of command of their relative.

Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with “TA” stamped in red on front of card.


How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application/resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. This vacancy will be filled by the best qualified applicant as determined by the selecting official.

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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.



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. Learn more about federal benefits

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. Benefits you get to enjoy while working at MCCS include but are not limited to:

• Stability of Federal Civilian Service

• People with passion for doing work that matters

• Quality of Work Life Balance

• Competitive Pay

• Comprehensive Benefit Packages

• Marine Corps Exchange and Base Facility Privileges

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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.

How to Apply

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted online via the MCCS Careers website:

Resumes/applications emailed or mailed will not be considered for this vacancy announcement. To be considered for employment, the application or resume must be submitted online by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement.

References - Marine Corps Community Services South Carolina utilizes an online reference checking solution called Pre-Hire 360 ® from SkillSurvey. As a part of our selection process, applicants will be required to provide the names and Emil addresses of professional references that are able to provide information regarding work performance.

Volunteer Experience- The amount of credit received for volunteer, internships and practicums is based on the amount of hours per week spent. Be sure to include the average hours per week worked in volunteer roles.


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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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