Clinical Professional Counselor - Senior Level (Maryland)

National Security Agency   Fort Meade, MD   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on January 10, 2023
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The Human Resources Group, specifically Employee Assistance Services (EAS), is seeking several Clinical Professional Counselors. The Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) selected by Employee Assistance Services will support the NSA mission by providing psychological treatment for civilians, military service members and their spouses, as well as possibly conducting workplace consultations when supporting leadership with managerial issues. The Clinical Professional Counselor will perform clinical intake assessments, followed by brief therapy (8-10 sessions), within individual, couples or group modalities. On-call and emergency response is required to address employees who are at risk of harm to themselves or others. Psychoeducational classes on topics such as depression, stress reduction, suicide awareness and prevention, and deployment are included in the scope of work. Workplace consultations will focus on identifying and mitigating individual and organizational issues as well as consultation and training for operational personnel. All clinical documentation will include diagnosis and use of the SOAP format and the development of treatment plans. Participate in clinical presentations and peer review meetings with on-site clinicians. Masters degree in Counseling from a CACREP-accredited institution, with at least three years of relevant post-licensure experience. (License: LCPC) A valid current license to practice counseling in any state or territory with no pending adverse actions (e.g. suspensions, restrictions or revocations) is required. In addition: Security Clearance: -access to classified information is required to perform specified duties. -completion of Nondisclosure Statement as well as maintain patient confidentiality is a requirement.
The ideal Clinical Professional Counselor candidate will possess a knowledge of the principles, theories and accepted practices of Clinical Counseling as they relate to knowledge and skills to (a) assess and provide therapeutic intervention in a short-term model for employees and affiliates; (b) identify, prevent and solve individual and organizational adjustment problems; (c) provide psychological consultation and training to operational personnel; and (d) optimize work/life balance for individuals and organizations. Utilize a holistic, and culturally competent approach to assessment, treatment, and prevention services. The clinician shall perform, but not be limited to, the following clinical assessments of Agency employees, military service members and their spouses, to include: -reviewing intake data and other pertinent information, -conducting a clinical interview/assessment, -determining diagnosis based on DSM 5 criteria -documenting all case contacts in SOAP format within five working days, -developing a treatment plan -documentation of clinical assessment The clinician shall perform brief therapy to include: -short-term therapeutic intervention (10 or fewer sessions), -documentation of therapy -time-limited group therapy to address issues such as depression, anxiety, and interpersonal relationships, and work-related issues -when indicated, referral to outside mental health providers, support groups, social services, etc. -follow-up with client and referral sources to ensure that needs are met -attendance at clinical case review meetings with the other EAS clinicians -develop and conduct psychoeducational offerings on mental health-related topics for Agency employees -participate in the EAS peer review program. Meet all requirements established by the Occupational Health Services Credentials Committee to obtain and maintain privileges to conduct psychological assessments. In order to complete a preliminary review of requirements for credentialing and privileging by the Occupational Health Services Credentials Committee, the employee shall furnish a completed National Practitioner Data Bank Information Sheet and Malpractice and Privileges Questionnaire. The selected individual(s) would subsequently have to provide the additional documents listed in Credentials and Privileging Checklist for Clinicians, plus the Acknowledgement of and Consent to Terms of Applicant for Clinical Privileges, and Authorization for Release of Information. All professional services will be provided at the offices of the Employee Assistance Services. **PLEASE NOTE: APPLICANTS SHOULD INCLUDE IN THE EXPERIENCE SECTION UNDER LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS THE LICENSE THEY HOLD, THE DATE THAT IT WAS ISSUED AND THE STATE (S) THE LICENSE IS HELD IN.**
Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. This position is hiring for Maryland. Salary Range: $112,015 - $172,075 (Senior) On-the-job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Work Schedule: Applicants should be aware that some of these jobs support 24/7 operations based on mission requirements and shift schedules may vary. This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday (0700 to 1530) Flexible.
The Office of Occupational Health and Well-Being (OHWB) known as the NSA Medical Center, supports the mission by applying professional knowledge in Occupational Health, Environmental, Industrial Hygiene and Safety operating in accordance with all governing body regulations. OHWB personnel will provide clinical services, including emergency response, physical exams, immunizations, vision and preventative health screenings. Personnel will also provide technical, managerial, and administrative services to the entire workforce. Promoting, assessing and optimizing the health and safety of the NSA workforce and workplace is always priority.
U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph. Due to time sensitive communications regarding your application, please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept email from Please review the job posting thoroughly to ensure you meet the described qualifications and are aware of all associated requirements. To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply' button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the 'Submit' button, you will receive a confirmation email. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as job postings could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants, or the position is no longer available. You may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the application screening process and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to showcase within your resume those experiences relevant to this position. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet all position qualifications, may be contacted to begin employment processing. Please remain diligent in monitoring email and your SPAM folder. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. Please visit our Diversity link for more information. This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.
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