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U.S. Marine Corps CLINICAL SUPERVISOR NF4 in Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California


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.


Incumbent serves as the as the Clinical supervisor for the Substance Abuse Counseling Center (SACC), Marine and Family Programs, Marine Corps Community Services and works under the overall supervision of the SACC Director (or the MCCS designee). Independently oversees professional counseling staff and the day-to-day operations of an ongoing substance misuse focused counseling program designed to prevent and treat alcohol and drug misuse related problems of active duty military and their eligible family members. Work is reviewed for overall program effectiveness. As a credentialed Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP), performs diagnosis of mental health disorders and other DSM-5 psychiatric diagnosis and determines level of patient treatment that focuses on treatment intensity and individual client needs. Applies current directives and accepted clinical principles and practices in managing the treatment functions of SACC. Applies professional knowledge of psychological/addiction counseling principles, theories, and methods to specific drug and alcohol situations and problems. Manages a multi-modality, comprehensive alcohol and drug misuse treatment program for active duty military and their eligible family members. Develops and/or provides professional improvement/quality assurance by implementing or maintaining performance improvement and quality assurance processes. Makes improvements, solves problems or takes corrective action when problems arise. Keeps the Director informed on potential issues and concerns that can affect the viability of the substance misuse program. Maintains contact with other Marine installations, USMC headquarters, community, and private organizations to keep abreast of current research in the field of substance use and misuse and of new and evidence based practices in counseling. Maintains liaison with other counseling/helping programs. Provides expert information to installation commanders, counseling/ helping programs, medical personnel, and civilian community concerning the drug and alcohol treatment program. Supports internal policies in keeping with existing regulations, management principles, and clinical ethics. Resolves complaints of subordinates. May approve leave, recommend transfers, disciplinary actions, etc., for subordinates as required.TO VIEW THE FULL DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR DUTIES PLEASE CHECK OUR CAREERS WEBSITE.


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Required Degree: Must possess a master’s degree in social work or psychology; or in a related behavioral health field (marriage and family therapy, counseling) from an accredited program. Required Licensure: Must be licensed at the independent practitioner level. Required Experience: Must have a minimum of four years post-license professional experience with at least one year of experience as a supervisor of professional clinical providers with an emphasis in substance abuse/addiction services or with co-occurring disorders. Required Certification: Certified substance abuse counselor (Alcohol and Drug Counselor II, International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium substance abuse counselor certification, or state equivalent) required. Expert knowledge of Marine Corps substance abuse policies, directives and regulations. Make recommendations significantly changing or developing programs. Knowledge of the SACC budgetary goals and objectives. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Marine Corps Order 5300 , USMC model and continuum of care. Expert knowledge of substance misuse issues within the Marine Corps and related program policies, procedures, and regulations to serve as an installation subject matter expert is highly preferred. Skill to plan, organize, and direct both internal and interdisciplinary clinical team meetings and to communicate effectively with management and command toward understanding and utilization of SACC services. Expert knowledge of the concepts, principles, procedures, and practices relating to substance misuse and substance use disorders within an active duty population and evidence based counseling techniques. Ability to provide expert clinical supervision of subordinates individually and in group settings. Ability to teach therapeutic techniques in prevention and intervention for substance use disorders to subordinates. Skill and ability to apply this knowledge to difficult and complex work assignments, and in the development of new methods, approaches, and treatment procedures. Ability to review and evaluate a wide range of training aids and materials. Expert skill and ability to review and analyze client’s bio-psychosocial history to develop comprehensive treatment and continuing care plan. Must be able to properly document interview findings and diagnoses. 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 treatment 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 treatment goals and more complex cases, general correspondence, congressional correspondence, and staff papers. This position is designated as a Position of Trust, and the incumbent must be suitable for employment and eligible for a background check. The incumbent must obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance to travel and/or complete assigned duties that require access to classified national security information. 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.


Additional Information

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: part of the employment process, Human Resources Department 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.Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.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.ALL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE THE ON-LINE APPLICATIONAND SUBMIT A RESUME TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.ALL ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1159PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT MEET THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE INTERVIEWED.