U.S. Marine Corps NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM HOME VISITOR NF4 (FLEXIBLE 20 HOUR POSITION) in Twentynine Palms, California
Summary 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. Responsibilities Performs support services via home visits and in a classroom setting designed to provide psychological and educational support and counseling to new parents to include providing education in: positive parenting skills, promoting a healthy pregnancy, promoting positive parent-child attachment behaviors, recognizing newborn infant cues/behaviors, and promoting effective couples communication to promote healthy relationships and prevent family violence. Provides information and education on the use of available services and refers parents to appropriate military and civilian agencies for assistance and support for: assessment of at-risk behaviors; enhancing the parents' role in parenting a newborn/child; and role modeling and mentoring. Plans, develops, and implements programming designed to build and enhance strengths that individual(s) and families bring to the parenting role to enhance parent-child attachment. Develops and delivers parent education programs to foster skill development, aid in child abuse prevention and promote good overall mental health. Conducts clinical assessments of families and children receiving services and collaborates with related agencies to offer appropriate and necessary services. Provides early intervention services to first-time parents and families at risk, and collaborates with the family and appropriate agencies to develop methods to achieve prescribed goals and enhance successful parenting. Consults with local hospital professionals regarding aspects of abuse and identification of at-risk individuals and families. Establishes and maintains professional contacts to stay abreast of: research, education, training and clinical practice to enhance and maintain the Marine Corps New Parent Support Program (NPSP) program. Maintains individual case records IAW with prescribed regulations and ensures confidentiality and security of case information. Handles sensitive information that is proprietary, privileged, confidential or otherwise legally exempt from disclosure. Safeguards sensitive information and prevents unauthorized reading, printing, retaining, copying or dissemination of information, messages, or correspondence in accordance with rules and regulations such as those covered by the Privacy Act, 5 USC 552(a), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Public Law 104-191, and DoD Directive 6025.18. Notifies the higher level supervisor and senders immediately when proprietary information has been released and advises on how to properly recover, and/or protect information. Markets the NPSP through a variety of venues including but not limited to; articles in the installation newspaper, participating in orientation briefings, creating brochures to provide information on the NPSP, and participates in special events such as Child Abuse Prevention Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 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 travel to complete work assignments, and conduct or attend conferences and meetings. Adheres to safety regulations and standards. Uses required safety equipment, and observes safe work procedures. Promptly reports any observed workplace hazards, and any injury, occupational illness, and/or property damage resulting from workplace mishaps to the immediate supervisor. ENSURE THAT YOUR LICENSE AND DEGREES ARE ATTACHED TO YOUR APPLICATION. Requirements Conditions of Employment See Duties and Qualifications EVALUATIONS: Qualifications A Masters degree in social work, behavioral or social science or related discipline. Shall have a current, valid, unrestricted clinical license to practice social work or marriage and family therapy or Licensed Professional Counselor, independently, and at least 2 years of direct experience in child abuse and/or domestic abuse, or maternal and/or child health OR Registered Nurses with a bachelor's degree in nursing who provide nursing services as part of the NPSP shall have a current nonrestrictive U.S. nursing license to practice nursing; at least 2 years of direct experience in child abuse and/or domestic abuse, maternal and/or child health, community health, or mental health; and shall be supervised by an independent clinician. Knowledge of the military organizational mission, lifestyle, and situation that contributes to family stress, problems, and crisis situations. Familiarity with and skill to follow Department of Defense Instructions, Secretary of the Navy Instructions, Marine Corps Orders, federal and state human services laws and procedures. Skill to develop and maintain contacts to establish effective relationships with military leaders, civilian employees and managers, and professional points of contact in the related field to exchange information, coordinate services, discuss program problems, develop solutions, and resolve client problems. Possess a valid driver's license to conduct home visits. Successfully complete a criminal history background check every five years. ENSURE THAT YOUR LICENSE AND DEGREES ARE ATTACHED TO YOUR APPLICATION. Education Additional Information Selective Service Registration: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959, and are at least 18 years of age, government employment requires that you must register with the Selective Service System, unless you meet certain exemptions. You must be able to show proof of registration or your exemption, as part of the required suitability background investigation. 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 *If you are an Active Duty Servicemember who will be retired from service within 120 days of the application date, you must submit a DD214 or Statement of Service with your application to receive further consideration for any regular part-time or full-time positions. In accordance with 5 USC § 3326, recently retired Servicemembers are subject to a 180-day waiting period before they may be appointed to Federal service, regardless of hiring authorities. When applicable and all requirements are met, those candidates must have submitted the required documentation at the time of their application before an agency can request a waiver. 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 ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1159PM EASTERN TIME (ET) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.