Clinical counselors provide assessment and short-term, solution focused counseling services to eligible individuals, marital or intimate partners, families, and/or groups. They develop appropriate, risk-focused treatment and interventions for victims and perpetrators of child and domestic abuse.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of practice is limited to counseling services for other conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention and adjustment disorders.
Ensure referral for appropriate behavioral health follow-up of any psychological disorders or symptoms requiring longer-term and/or medical/psychiatric intervention. Conduct intake, screening, assessment, and referral of clients as appropriate. Work with the client to establish an individual treatment plan. Provide individual, couples, and group counseling. Provide information about existing Navy programs such as SAIL. Provide immediate intervention and risk assessment IAW best practices in the mental health community and educate and ensure adequate referral and follow-up of any case presenting suicidal or homicidal risk
Develop appropriate, risk-focused treatment and interventions for victims and perpetrators of child and domestic abuse in accordance with Navy Certification standards. Prepare information about alleged incidents of child and domestic abuse for the Family Advocacy Representative’s presentation to the IDC for status determination.
Ability to perform accurate assessment of the client’s presenting problem and to plan effective treatment for that problem
Provide an initial clinical assessment and ongoing risk assessments using the Columbia Suicide Severity Risk Scale (C-SSRS). Provide ongoing safety planning using the Veterans Affairs Safety Plan.
Prepare and conduct management briefings in order to communicate recommendations on training and exercises. Facilitate and/or provide psychological first aid services to commands and/or groups within the commands. Execute Emergency Family Assistance Center assigned responsibilities as exercised and directed. Provide after-hours coverage for the FFSP in OCONUS locations, when required.
Ability to intervene in crisis situations, using sound professional judgment, ethical practice and common sense. Ability to develop appropriate, risk-focused treatment and interventions for victims and perpetrators of child and domestic abuse
24 hours of request, using accepted practices and procedures, in response to both small- scale (e.g., suicide) and large-scale incidents (e.g., Shipboard accident, man-made emergency). Collaborate with Chaplains and/or medical personnel
Provide outreach and training on Navy programs such as SAIL and family violence prevention to appropriate audiences such as commands, medical professionals, youth activities staff and chaplains
Participate in site/regional quarterly quality assurance procedures to ensure that all clinical services provided are safe and of good quality
Maintain counseling case documentation IAW all applicable policies, laws and instructions
Ensure staff delivering non-medical counseling services are accounting for all services delivered in scheduling module
Master’s degree in social work accredited by the Counsel on Social Work Education, a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education, or a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association.
Current, valid and unrestricted clinical license or certification from a state or U.S. territory authorizing independent clinical practice in the fields of clinical social work, marriage and family therapy or clinical/counseling psychology. A minimum of two years, including at least 2000 hours, of full-time, post-master’s supervised clinical experience
Counselors must meet the standards of professional and ethical conduct prescribed by their particular discipline or licensing board and demonstrate current clinical competence through at least periodic, direct service clinical experience during the 2 years preceding hire
A minimum of two years’ experience working in the field of child abuse and domestic abuse
Knowledge of the difficulties of adjusting to general life stresses as well as those resulting from the requirements of military life, and experience providing short-term counseling for those issues
Knowledge of standard documentation requirements for clinical services
Knowledge of available military and community referral resources
Ability to work effectively with diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
Proficiency in oral and written communication skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite software and skilled in the use of office software
Other Skills and Abilities
This position requires access to U.S. Government facilities and systems. U.S. Citizenship, a valid driver's license, transportation, and auto insurance are required.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service ; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Physical Demands: Works in office areas. Sits, stands, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during working hours. Uses personal computer, telephones, copiers, printers and other office equipment. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Work Environment:The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Zeiders Enterprises, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Internal Number: 19-0798
About Zeiders Enterprises Inc.
Founded in 1984, Zeiders Enterprises, Inc. is a values-based, privately held, veteran-owned government contractor providing human services solutions to support Military and Veteran communities. Located in the National Capital Region, we are an active community partner in Prince William County serving as a Quality of Life Vision Partner.
We deliver long-term solutions to meet the management, program, and workforce needs of our customers. We are committed to improving the quality of life for Service members, Veterans, and their families. We pride ourselves on our uncompromising commitment to providing our customers with quality products and services while meeting the highest level of ethical standards and performance in our daily operations.
Bringing together people with the passion and expertise to develop innovative solutions and deliver exceptional services to Military and Veteran communities, we are proud of our past, humbled by our chance to serve our nation, and excited about the opportunity that the future holds for our company.