U.S. Marine Corps ADVOCACY SUPERVISOR, NF-04/RFT, CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, JAPAN, $16.77-$33.50/HOUR in Camp Foster, Japan

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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.

This position is located at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. Candidates selected for this position will serve as an Advocacy Supervisor for MCCS.

SPECIAL NOTE-This position is an overseas assignment tour of duty which may include Transportation Agreement, Living Quarters Allowance (LQA), Post Allowance, Environmental Morale Leave (EML), Home Leave and the following benefits:

  • Annual Leave and Sick Leave
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with up to a 5% employer match.
  • NAF Pension Plan that is portable to other qualified government agencies. (May be eligible to buy back military service time).
  • International medical and dental insurance (on/off base).
  • Inexpensive life insurance covers up to 3x your annual salary.
  • Short Term Disability Insurance up to 60% of your salary.
  • Up to $10,000 a year for Tuition Assistance up to graduate level.
  • Leave Donation Program for life’s emergencies.
  • Professional training and development curriculum in technology and leadership.

The initial length of this overseas tour for Okinawa, Japan is two (2) years with potential of extending per management´s discretion.

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JOB TITLE: *Clinical Supervisor*

BUSINESS TITLE: Advocacy Supervisor

JOB SERIES: 0180/0185 PAY LEVEL: NF-04


This position is located in the Behavioral Health Family Advocacy Program section, Marine & Family Programs Branch, MCCS, MCB Camp S. D. Butler. The purpose of this position is to assist the Behavioral Health Family Advocacy Program Director with the supervision and professional development of the Behavioral Health Family Advocacy Programs as well as to augment the family advocacy services provided by the Advocacy and Treatment Unit. This position provides clinical supervision and professional development training for the family advocacy and victim advocacy staff within the Behavioral Health Family Advocacy Program.


Provides oversight, training and supervision of clinicians (master’s level counselors and social workers) and victim advocacy professionals through evaluation of assessment and intervention skills, review of records, and co-counseling when necessary, to ensure that staff members are providing adequate and appropriate interventions in keeping with the ethical and legal standards of practice within their respective professions.

The incumbent is the first line supervisor for Performance Appraisal Reviews and other section administrative actions. The incumbent is responsible for carrying out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action policies and communicating support of these programs to subordinates.

Determines and analyzes the professional development and training needs of individual counselors, social workers, and other staff in the Advocacy and Treatment Unit of Behavioral Health Family Advocacy Program and recommends courses of action to the Behavioral Health Family Advocacy Program Director to meet these needs. The Advocacy Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that individual clinicians meet minimum continuing education and supervision credentialing requirements for certification or licensure. Manages the family advocacy training program which includes analyzing programmatic training needs and developing on-island responses to meet these training needs. Coordinates family advocacy training activities with the Behavioral Health Family Advocacy Program Counseling and Education Supervisor.

Performs quality assurance duties within the Advocacy and Treatment Unit. Monitors and reviews record keeping. Provides oversight in the assignment of cases and the distribution of case loads, including the management, placement, and supervision of interns, students, and volunteers. Monitors workloads and oversight of victim advocacy activities.

Augments the Behavioral Health Family Advocacy Program family advocacy staff, as required, including conducting assessments, providing counseling to individuals, couples, and families and co-facilitating preventative and educational groups and workshops. Develops, in conjunction with the Counseling and Education Supervisor and appropriate staff, advocacy and outreach services to meet the needs of the community. Works closely with other members of the Behavioral Health Family Advocacy Program staff to promote programmatic policies and goals.

Keeps abreast of clinical supervision/training and closely related areas in the field, with an emphasis on domestic violence intervention, assessment, and treatment through membership in professional societies, continuing education, training, and literature.

Provides World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on courtesy. Assists customers and communicates positively in a friendly manner. Acknowledges customers, smiles and makes eye contact. Asks questions to determine, verify and solve problems. Checks for satisfaction on the quality of goods and services. Takes action to solve problems quickly. Alerts the higher level supervisor or proper point of contact for help when problems arise.

Develops and ensures implementation of an activity safety program in accordance with the Base Safety Program. Conducts safety meetings at least quarterly. Advises employees of available safety regulations, instructions, materials and equipment. Promptly reports workplace accidents to the Human Resources Office. Ensures safety training is provided to employees. Complies with OSHA standards and takes action to correct unsafe or unhealthy working conditions. Ensures employees understand safety infractions that can result in disciplinary actions, and follows through with appropriate action. Ensures minimal loss of duty by complying with “Return to Work” program initiatives, and following up on employee well being.

Adheres to established standards of actively supporting the principles of the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

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  1. Incumbent must possess, at a minimum, a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW), Counseling, Mental Health, or other behavior health field from an accredited program. The specific disciplines are: Clinical Psychologist, Ph.D.; Clinical Social Worker, MSW, Ph.D., or DSW; Counseling Psychology, MS, MA or M.Ed.; and Marriage & Family Therapist, Ph.D. M.A, or M.S.

  2. Must possess a valid state license or certification at the independent provider level. Candidates must meet the criteria established by CHAMPUS/TRICARE for independent provider status. Accepted licenses include LCSW, LCISW, LPC (from a limited number of states), LMFT, LMHC, or Licensed Psychologist. States whose LPC scope of practice have been determined consistent with DoD/DoN definition are limited to: AZ, FL, HI, IL, LA, MD, NJ, OH, SC, TX, VA, WA, and WY.

  3. 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.

  4. A minimum of four years post-graduate professional experience, of which two years must be in couple/family and children services or two years post-graduate professional experience in family/domestic violence, or two years mental health counseling with individuals and families; and a minimum of two years of post-graduate experience as a supervisor of professional clinical providers.

  5. Must have knowledge of and experience with working in the area of domestic violence to include spouse and child abuse.

  6. Must successfully complete a background security investigation.


  1. Ability to discern clients’ presenting problems and to subsequently develop reliable and accurate treatment plans which include the counseling skill and abilities to help clients reach treatment goals.

  2. Ability to work well with civilian and military peers, subordinates, and superiors; act as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and facilitate a coordinated community response to domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect.

  3. Knowledge of function and location of organizational components of MCCS and other on-island referral sources in order to assist with program planning and efficient utilization of resources.

  4. Mature professional judgment, allowing the flexible use of a wide variety of supervision, counseling, and training skills.

  5. Knowledge of assessment techniques for determining clinicians’ skill levels and professional development needs, as well as determining the needs of clients.

  6. Ability to discern individual clinicians’ training and programmatic professional development needs; and have the ability to develop reliable and accurate plans to meet these needs.

  7. Knowledge of group dynamics and interactions in order to work effectively with counseling and supervision groups.

  8. Knowledge of communication and training skills necessary for individual supervision, programmatic training, and community-based educational workshops.

  9. Ability to complete written documentation of supervisees’ progress, client case histories, treatment plans, etc. Ability to provide verbal and written interpretations of events in a credible and professional manner during legal, medical, or military actions.

  10. Knowledge of administrative procedures in order to fulfill record keeping responsibilities, contribute to program planning, and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the clinical and educational programs within Behavioral Health Family Advocacy Program.

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.

This position is designated as a Position of Trust, and the incumbent must be eligible for a background check. Appointment and continued employment is subject to a favorable National Agency Check (NAC) Background Security 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.

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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: https://www.donhr.navy.mil/NoFearAct.asp.

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.

Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.

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.

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.



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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.

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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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All applications must be submitted online via the MCCS Careers website: www.usmc-mccs.org/careers

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.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your MCCS user account and review your application status.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493319200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/08/2018 to 04/07/2018

Salary: $16.77 to $33.50 per hour

Pay scale & grade: NF 04

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent