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Clinical Counselor

Company: U.S. Marine Corps
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

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.

Must possess a masters degree in social work or psychology; or in a related behavioral health field (marriage and family therapy, counseling) from an accredited program. Must be licensed at the independent practitioner level. Must have a minimum of 4 years post-graduate professional experience that includes 2000 hours, full time clinical experience with an emphasis in substance abuse/addiction services or two years post-graduate professional experience with an emphasis on co-occurring disorders. Must achieve certified substance abuse counselor (Alcohol and Drug Counselor II, International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium substance abuse counselor certification, or state equivalent) within 3 years of hiring. Full professional knowledge of standard and accepted theories, methods, principles, practices, and techniques of clinical supervision, as well as of individual, marital, family, and group counseling. Additionally, the incumbent must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities of the most recent version of the Diagnostic and Statistical manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) criteria and the American Society of Addiction Medicines Patient Placement Criteria (ASAM-PPC).

Ability to teach counseling techniques in prevention and intervention for substance use disorders to assist clients in the recovery process. Ability to review and evaluate a wide range of training aids and materials. Skill and ability to review and analyze clients biopsychosocial history to develop complete and full-length individualized service plans. Must be able to properly document interview findings and provide diagnostic impressions. Ability to assess the needs of the clients, counsel clients in recognition of their substance use and misuse, and recommend techniques and goals during the service phase. Ability to present higher level command briefings, court testimonies, and conduct liaison, in-service, etc. Ability and skill to prepare accurate written case documentation involving multiple individualized service goals and more complex cases, general correspondence, congressional correspondence, and staff papers.

Must successfully complete and maintain a favorable background investigation at the Tier 1 level. Appointment and continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of the background investigation.

Due to the nature of work in this position, the incumbent may serve in an on call duty status outside of normal work hours that includes: remaining in a reasonable call back radius, carrying a cell phone or pager, or regularly checking email to respond to emergencies; remaining in a state of readiness to perform work with limitations on pursuing outside leisure activities, and/or reporting to a designated post of duty to be ready to or to perform work.

NOTE: This position is identified as a Test Designated Position (TDP). The incumbent is subject to random drug testing because duties must be performed with a high level of productivity, reliability and judgment to prevent adversely affecting personnel safety, and causing risk/damage to government property, and/or significant adverse impact to day-to-day operations.

Keywords: U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville , Clinical Counselor, Other , Jacksonville, North Carolina

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