Navy Civilian Careers – Deployed Resiliency Counselor

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Job Description:

The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) San Diego is looking for the best, brightest and most adventurous clinical counselors to join our team as Deployed Resiliency Counselors (DRC). The DRC will serve as a credentialed clinical counselor aboard a Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier (CVN) or Large Deck Amphibious Assault Ship/ Landing Helicopter Assault Ship (LHD/LHA). The DRC is assigned to a ship and provides support services to deployed forces both in port, or at sea.

Job Responsibilities:

When that ship sets sail, whether a two-week “underway” or a 7-10 month deployment, the DRC is on it! The DRC is a critical link in the command support chain and considered “essential” by Commanding Officers for every deployment.  The DRC is given many opportunities to work alongside other command leaders to care for the crew. This is your chance to experience the adventures of life on the high seas and travel to various ports throughout the Pacific Rim.

The primary purpose of the position is to provide professional short-term, solution-focused individual and group counseling for commonly occurring life situations and education on resiliency/wellness topics in a shipboard environment,  throughout a ship’s lifecycle (pier-side, shipyard maintenance, “work-ups” and deployments)  The incumbent will also serve as a liaison to the homeport Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), providing immediate sexual assault response and coordination to allegations of sexual assault. The success of this position is based on the incumbent’s ability to successfully embed within the command and operate within a shipboard environment. The DRC actively engages crew members in various resiliency programs in order to ensure highest level of crew readiness for complex missions at sea.  The DRC serves as a liaison to the homeport Family Advocacy Program (FAP) and provides safety assessment, safety planning, triage, and treatment for allegations of alleged child or domestic abuse.  The DRC assesses and triages clients presenting with a risk of harm to self or others, with appropriate referral to the nearest behavioral health provider.  The DRC provides Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL) case management including: assessment, safety planning, and care coordination for active duty personnel with suicide related behavior.  The DRC participates in Command Resiliency Team (CRT) initiatives, aiding and providing insight into active duty wellness programs.  Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements:

  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so
  • Must meet Federal Employment suitability requirements and successful completion of background investigation and contain no convictions of sexual assault and domestic violence. Background Investigations are conducted using fingerprint identification
  • Must complete a medical exam and be found fit for shipboard duty
  • Complete a one-year probationary period
  • During deployment, there will be limitations on privacy and activities due to the shipboard environment

Job Details:

Company:  US Navy

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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