U.S. Marine Corps SUBSTANCE ABUSE SUPERVISOR NF-04/(RFT) (WWH) in Iwakuni, Japan

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Come join the Marine and Family Program at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan; a rural Prefecture rich in culture and community! The right candidate will serve as the Substance Abuse Supervisor. This World Wide Hire position is eligible for post allowance, living quarters allowance (housing and utilities paid for tax free!), generous relocation and storage in the U.S., a pension AND 401 (k) with employer matching up to 5%, healthcare, use of world class base services. Access to brand new Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools for dependents, free language classes, and affordable travel services. Best of all though, the right candidate will do all this in support of service members and their families on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. All this awaits in the doorstep to the Pacific. Cost of living is low – quality of life is high!

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Manages/supervises full clinical performance of counseling staff. Clinical supervision is carried out both in structured one-on-one and group settings. It includes case consultation, structured case presentation, initiation of individualized, treatment plans, supervision of in-service training, and assisting the staff members to maintain professional perspective when working with difficult clients, and recognition of their limitations as well as the resource limitations of the program. Plans and organizes work to meet workload demands and to manage caseloads among staff members. Provides oversight for clinical counselors in supervision and execution of clinical assessments of clients. Performs expert level assessment, referral, and treatment of most complex cases. Directs clinical counselor in researching and determining professional training needs and opportunities for staff. Conducts an on-going review of program functioning, and evaluates treatment effectiveness. Ensures that initial interviews, evaluations, and treatment are in accordance with established policies and current guidelines. Evaluates client progress and adequacy of treatment and follow-up. Establishes individualized performance goals and holds responsibility for the timely accomplishment of work in keeping with overall plans. Prepares and conducts in-service training as required by SACC Director. May conduct internal personnel administration and management tasks as needed; executes performance appraisals; discusses outstanding or weak performance with subordinates. Evaluates professional development activities to ensure training goals are met. Determines end results of overall work effort in meeting established program objectives and plans.

Enforces subordinate adherence to policies in keeping with standards of clinical care, existing regulations, and ethics governing work conduct. Ensures that all individual client records prepared by subordinate personnel are maintained in accordance with standards and regulations; reviews content and quality to ensure appropriateness and accuracy of the notations, and that continuity of client care is reflected in the case recording. Ensures that clinical staff members complete all requirements for achieving /maintaining licensure/certification. May provide additional training based on local needs or clinical issues. Carries a caseload that allows time for clinical management and supervision. Caseload normally includes special problem cases beyond the professional capability of subordinate treatment staff. Screens, interviews and refers complex cases to medical care/inpatient treatment as appropriate. Conducts individual, group and/or family therapy with clients that present for care with complex substance use disorders. Uses specialized therapeutic techniques to help clients stop or change their pattern of substance use, to resolve problems relating to substance use, family relationships, and job performance, leading to the development of a healthy lifestyle.

Provides World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on courtesy. Assists customers and communicates positively in a friendly manner. Takes action to solve problems quickly. Alerts the higher-level supervisor, or proper point of contact for help when problems arise. Adheres to safety regulations and standards. Promptly reports any observed workplace hazards, and any injury, occupational illness, and/or property damage resulting from workplace mishaps to the immediate supervisor. Adheres to established standards of actively supporting the principles of the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment. May work a fluctuating work schedule to complete work assignments outside of the typical work week and work hours (to include weekends as necessary). Performs other related duties as assigned.

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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.

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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 ca-by-case basis.

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

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*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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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493455000. 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 03/23/2018

Salary: $63,337 to $71,843 per year

Pay scale & grade: NF 04

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent