Child Counselors provide individual and group clinical counseling to include assessment and short-term, solution-focused counseling services to eligible children, families, and/or groups that responds to a wide range of child issues. Child Counselors conduct risk assessment and safety planning and provide individual and group clinical counseling for children who are victims of abuse. Counselors also develop and implement prevention activities through outreach efforts focused primarily on the prevention of violence to children, and provide information to high-risk groups, medical professionals, educators and others about abuse and treatment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Conduct intake, screening, assessment, and referral of children as appropriate
Work with children and families to establish individual treatment plans outlining the goals of treatment
Make referrals to appropriate medical and/or psychiatric resources and coordinate with the child’s school and/or daycare, when indicated
All reports of alleged child abuse shall be received and assessed IAW current Navy risk assessment protocols and procedures, to include interview of alleged offenders, victims, children, and other witnesses.
Develop appropriate, risk-focused treatment and interventions for victims of child abuse in accordance with Navy Certification standards.
Prepare information about alleged incidents of child abuse for the Family Advocacy Representative’s presentation to the IDC for status determination.
Develop and facilitate programs and services that are prevention-based to include presentations to activities for children and parents that help them address their issues
Maintain all counseling case documentation in accordance with all applicable policies, laws and instructions
Provide after-hours coverage for the FFSP in OCONUS locations, when required.
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 2,000 hours, of full-time, post-licensure clinical experience
Child Counselors must meet or exceed the requirements for Tier III clinical practitioners.
Minimum of two years’ experience in assessment and treatment of children and demonstrated experience working with children exposed to family violence or victims of child abuse.
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
Knowledge of standard documentation requirements for clinical services
Knowledge of the specific documentation requirements for domestic abuse cases
Clinical experience working with military personnel, children, and families
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.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
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.
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: 19-0714
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.