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 MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, CA. Candidates selected for this position will serve as a Substance Abuse Clinical Counselor for MCCS.
Incumbent serves as the clinical counselor for the Substance Abuse Counseling Center (SACC), Marine and Family Programs, Marine Corps Community Services and works under the overall supervision of the SACC Director. Performs a variety of professional tasks related to substance use disorder treatment planning, community referrals and consultations, and in-service training. Performs screening and assessment, conducts therapeutic counseling and education for active duty military and their eligible family members. Develops in conjunction with the SACC Director and appropriate staff, advocacy and outreach services to meet the needs of the installation/community. Assists with Quality Assurance projects as required. Receives general supervision from the SACC Director and Clinical Supervisor who allows the clinical counselor freedom of action in managing assigned caseload. Makes independent professional decisions and recommendations with a minimum of regular supervisory guidance.
Provides thorough assessment, counseling, and consultation services to clients who present for care with substance use risk factors and/or disorders. Coordinates with community referral resources in the development of specific treatment programs. Interviews individuals and family members to explore and analyze factors influencing personality development and family structure in relation to the development of symptomatic behavior patterns and complicated interpersonal problems. Determines facts and conditions surrounding the difficulties in coping with various life situations and draws conclusions as to the underlying causes/contributing factors of the problems and the associated consequences to individual clients and their families. As appropriate, obtains additional social and personal information from significant others in the client's lives to ascertain the full scope and impact of the problems presented. Analyzes and evaluates the information obtained and makes use of other social and medical consultation resources as required. Independently devises workable treatment plans (e.g., individual counseling, family counseling, referral for inpatient treatment, etc.) and provides direct treatment using a wide variety of techniques for the resolution of personal, social, or environmental difficulties related to substance use disorders. Make referrals to other social or medical resources, as appropriate. Uses skills in individual, marital, family, and group counseling to assist clients in understanding, accepting, and alleviating their problems. Provides continuing support and treatment to clients and families.
Participates in training as required. Attends conferences and meetings of professional and other relevant associations. Keeps the Director and/or Clinical Supervisor informed on potential issues and concerns that can affect the viability of the Substance Abuse Program. Provides Critical Incident Reports (CIRs) to the Director when warranted.
Performs various administrative duties in support of services provided; i.e., conducts seminars and training programs for facility, installation, and community health-care providers and staff, leaders, and peer professional as assigned. Keeps up-to-date on clinical training and closely related areas in the field, with an emphasis on substance abuse intervention, assessment, and treatment through membership in professional societies, continuing education, training, and literature. Compiles statistical data of services provided for review and analysis by supervisor; assists with quality improvement projects as assigned.
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 evenings and/or weekends as necessary).
Performs other related duties as assigned.
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 4 years post-graduate professional experience that includes 2000 hours, full time clinical experience with an emphasis in substance abuse/addiction services or two years post-graduate professional experience with an emphasis on co-occurring disorders.
Required Certification: Must achieve certified substance abuse counselor (Alcohol and Drug Counselor II, International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium substance abuse counselor certification, or state equivalent) within 3 years of hiring.
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. Additionally, the incumbent must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities Diagnostic and Statistical manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) criteria and the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s Patient Placement Criteria (ASAM-PPC).
Ability to teach therapeutic techniques in prevention and intervention for substance use disorders to assist clients in the recovery process. Ability to review and evaluate a wide range of training aids and materials. Skill and ability to review and analyze client’s biopsychosocial history to develop complete and full-length treatment plans. 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.
This position is designated as a Position of Trust, and the incumbent must be suitable for employment and eligible for a background check. The incumbent must obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance to travel and/or complete assigned duties that require access to classified national security information.
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.
NOTE: This position is identified as a Test Designated Position (TDP). The incumbent is subject to random drug testing because duties must be performed with a high level of productivity, reliability and judgment to prevent adversely affecting personnel safety, and causing risk/damage to government property, and/or significant adverse impact to day-to-day operations.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Receive up to $5,000 relocation bonus with a one year, signed service agreement. MCCS also offers an excellent benefits package!
About Marine Corps Community Services, Twentynine Palms
Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is a comprehensive set of programs that support and enhance the operational readiness, war fighting capabilities, and life quality of Marines, their families, retirees and civilians. Our programming includes employment, education and transition assistance; fitness and recreation, deployment support and family team building, child care and youth activities, pr...evention, counseling and victim support; golf courses; dining and entertainment; and shopping. MCCS is valued by leadership as being a user-friendly and a responsive single portal that provides constant and unwavering support to Marines and their families throughout their entire service or affiliation with the United States Marine Corps. MCCS delivers goods and services at over 2,250 facilities with a staff of more than 12,000 employees worldwide.
To take care of Marines and their families by providing quality of life programs, products, and services in support of the Marine Corps objectives.
MCCS will be the first choice of products, services, and programs by exceeding our customers’ expectations and building lifelong customers. To do this as an organization we must be:
- Employer of Choice to individuals who are dedicated to supporting our War Heroes and their families.
- Steward for promoting effective policy and business practices intended to support and compliment our mission.
- Cross-functional and continually seeking synergy across all processes.
- Provider of premier facilities that promote personal and family readiness.
- Deliver quality programs and services to meet current and future needs.
- Responsive to customer behaviors and generate goodwill.
The Marine Corps holds true to the core values of honor, courage, and commitment. These core values serve as fundamental touch points for moral character, professional behavior and conduct of the Marine Corps. Every Marine Corps Community Services team member is additionally guided by similar customer service values including courtesy, responsibility, and loyalty.
We are thrilled that you are contemplating employment with our organization, the most outstanding organization of its kind in the Department of Defense (DOD). If you are a highly motivated individual that would like the opportunity to provide an invaluable service to Marines and their families then MCCS is the organization for you!! We serve Marine Corps Installations all over the world and are in need of dedicated customer service orientated individuals who are willing to serve a great cause by providing support through mission, career, and life events. Take a look at some of the benefits you get to enjoy while working at MCCS:
Benefits and Privileges
All MCCS Employees are encouraged to enjoy the use of our facilities and take advantage of a variety of employee benefits. (Facilities do vary from base to base.) Samples include:
•Marine Corps Exchanges
•Lodging & Dining Clubs
•Movie Theaters & Parks
•Swimming Pools & Fitness Centers
•Marinas & Ocean Fishing
•Discount Tickets to your favorite places and Leisure Travel Deals
•Tuition Assistance at applicable commands
•Balance of Work & Family Life
•Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
•Financial Wellness Program
All of this in a secure, fast paced, professional, family oriented, working environment.
The employee benefits package is available to all regular full time and regular part time civilian Marine Corps nonappropriated fund (NAF) employees and includes the following:
Regular Full/ Part Time:
•Medical and Dental
•Optional and Dependent Life Insurance
•Accidental Death and Dismemberment
•401 (k) Savings Plan
•Group Retirement Plan
•Family Friendly Leave Program
•Flexible Spending Account
•Long Term Care
•Short Term Disability
•Leave (Sick & Vacation)