Counselor Military Support- Remote Opportunity!
** This position requires the selected candidates to be within 100 miles of a Naval Installation in the region they are supporting. To meet that requirement for this opening, you must be within 100 miles of a Naval Installation in one of the following locations:**
- Kitsap, WA
- Bremerton, WA
- Everett, WA
- Whidbey Island, WA
The Navy’s Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL) program was designed to allow for command support and involvement throughout a Sailor’s recovery following a suicide-related incident to optimize successful reintegration and to ensure mission readiness. Through a series of voluntary caring client contacts with SAIL Case Managers, SAIL monitors a Sailor’s healing progress by using evidence-based tools at various stages of his/her recovery. SAIL may also increase a Sailor’s compliance with existing treatment through monitoring and command support while empowering the Sailor to strengthen their coping skills and build resilience. SAIL provides rapid-assistance clinical case management services addressing risk management, care coordination and reintegration assistance for Sailors identified during the period of highest risk after an event involving suicidal thoughts or behaviors.
SAIL Case Managers shall telework full-time, from contractor approved locations, but must be physically located within 100 miles of a Navy installation for the purpose of completion of background investigations, CAC issuance and NMCI account maintenance.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Receive Command and non-Command referrals and make an introductory contact to referred Sailors to provide information about the SAIL program.
- Provide an initial clinical assessment and ongoing risk assessments using the Columbia Suicide Severity Risk Scale (C-SSRS). Provide ongoing safety planning using the Veterans Affairs Safety
- Collaborate closely with Sailor’s Command providing routine updates regarding sailor risk, safety, and progress in their recovery in accordance with the DoDI 6490.08.
- Provide clinical case management to Sailors enrolled in SAIL per published protocols and procedures. Ensure enrolled Sailors are connected to behavioral health providers and other supportive resources, as indicated, throughout SAIL engagement.
- Ensure Command referral information for Sailors who decline or who cannot be contacted is documented in the FFSMIS SAIL Record System. At the conclusion of SAIL services, alert command that SAIL services are ending and advise on procedures if the Sailor’s risk of suicide related behavior returns.
- Report suspected child abuse and domestic abuse/violence to the local civilian authorities and the Family Advocacy Representative IAW Navy and state requirements. For clients wanting to make a restricted domestic abuse report, provide a warm handoff to the installation Family Advocacy Representative or FAP Victim Advocate. For clients wanting to make a restricted sexual assault report, provide a warm handoff to the installation Sexual Assault Response Coordinator or SAPR Victim Advocate.
- Ensure Sailors receive an initial evaluation by Military Treatment Facility/Emergency Department qualified staff after suicide related behavior or ideation in accordance with local emergency response procedures and in coordination with the Sailor’s command.
- Collaborate with Sailors behavioral health treatment provider(s), and other service providers upon receipt of release of information from the Sailor.
- Participate in site/regional quarterly quality assurance procedures to ensure that all SAIL services provided are safe and of good quality.
- Document and maintain current records in the FFSMIS SAIL Record System for all SAIL contacts, assessments, and case management services provided IAW Navy requirements.
- Ability to intervene in crisis situations, using sound professional judgment, ethical practice and common sense. Maintain SAIL case documentation IAW all applicable policies, laws and instructions.
Required Education and/or Experience Qualifications
- Zeiders is a COVID-19 vaccination-required company and requires all employees to be vaccinated or seek an approved accommodation for a protected reason (medical or religious).
- Must be physically located within a 100 mile commuting distance of a Navy installation in the assigned area of responsibility.
- Minimum educational qualifications include one of the following; a master’s degree in counseling accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs; a master’s degree in social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education, or a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology and a one-year clinical internship accredited by the American Psychological Association.
- Current, valid and unrestricted clinical license or certification from a state or U.S. territory authorizing independent clinical practice in the fields of professional counseling, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy or clinical/counseling psychology- LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), LCP (Licensed Clinical Psychologist/ Licensed PhD in Psychology), LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), LCPC (Licensed Certified Professional Counselor), LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)
- Each SAIL Case Manager must maintain current clinical credentials and privileges throughout their assignment
- A minimum of two years- of full-time, post-master’s supervised clinical experience.
- SAIL Case Managers must meet or exceed the requirements for Tier II clinical practitioners.
- SAIL Case Managers must meet the standards of professional and ethical conduct prescribed by their particular discipline or licensing board and demonstrate current clinical competence through at least periodic, direct service clinical experience during the 2 years preceding hire
- Knowledge of the difficulties of adjusting to general life stresses as well as those resulting from the requirements of military life, and experience providing short-term counseling for those issues
- Knowledge of standard documentation requirements for clinical case management services
- Knowledge of available military and community referral resources
- FFSC and SAIL Case Management experience
- Ability to effectively communicate directly with Command Leadership (Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, Command Master Chief)
- Ability to work and thrive in a high stress environment
- Ability to work effectively with diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
- Proficiency in oral and written communication skills
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite software and skilled in the use of office software
- Experience working in a virtual environment and competency in telehealth clinical service delivery
Other Skills and Abilities
This position requires access to U.S. Government facilities and systems. U.S. Citizenship, a valid driver's license, transportation, and auto insurance are required.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service ; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
- Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
- Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
- Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
- Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
- Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
- Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Physical Demands: Uses personal computer, telephones, copiers, printers and other office equipment. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Work Environment: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must have a dedicated professional work space that that provides a secure, private environment suitable for telehealth clinical services and is free of distractions or personal commitments during the work day.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Zeiders Enterprises, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Pay Range: $70,000 - $103,000
PLEASE NOTE: The Zeiders pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) location, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
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