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Air National Guard Units SOCIAL WORKER in Camp Murray, Washington

Summary This is a Washington National Guard Title 5 Excepted Service Technician position: SOCIAL WORKER Location: 194th Wing Camp Murray, Washington 98430 Air National Guard Units Appointment Type: Permanent, excepted service Advertised as: Title 5 Your resume must contain your own words. Resumes that are verbatim, from this announcement, will not be considered. Responsibilities A GS-0185-12, SOCIAL WORKER: Actively supports the commander's leadership team in addressing the psychological health of their installation. Provides strategic planning and leadership to implement an ANG comprehensive psychological health strategic plan. Assist leadership in understanding the interface between psychological health and operational readiness, and the role of the DPH in developing and helping leadership apply psychological health solutions to functional/operational problems. Encourage and coach unit leadership to actively promote psychological health and help-seeking as part of the wingman culture at the wing. Consult with leadership on workplace issues identified by unit leadership, (e.g., unit cohesiveness, conflict in the unit, unit stressors, etc). Consultation with leadership may include, but is not limited to, coaching and change management. Provide ANG PHP briefing to newly-appointed commanders and others in leadership positions as they assume new leadership roles, to include key unit leadership; including, Group, and Squadron Commanders and First Sergeants. Conduct annual training for unit leadership on psychological health issues and the ANGPHP. Serves as the Air National Guard community liaison with military and non-military agencies to promote timely information exchange, coordinate collaborative prevention efforts, and establish and maintain an extensive array of resources, associations, and community partnerships. Participates in community activities to incorporate complex strategies that enhance community strengths, reduces broad-based community needs, implements community problem solving methods, and forges community connections so as to promote psychologically healthy lifestyles. Conducts assessments, routine and crisis evaluations, psycho-diagnostic assessments, provides short-term, evidence-based problem resolution strategies and services. Provides on-site and telephonic access to psychological health assessments and individual consultation to facilitate coordination of clinical, counseling, and other services promoting the psychological health of NG members and their families. The DPH will conduct command-directed evaluations (CDEs). CDEs are governed by DODD 6490.1, DODI 6490.4, AFI 44-109, and AFI 44-172. Applies professional knowledge of the principles, theories, procedures, and practices of social work to conduct needs assessments and/or intake evaluations on a limited but routine and emergency basis in accordance with applicable USAF and DoD guidelines. On occasion, conducts comprehensive psycho-diagnostic evaluations to help clients resolve problems and to address more complex (interrelated bio psychosocial) diagnostic issues. Prepares written evaluation reports and yield diagnoses from the current version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Accomplishes clinical intake interviews with clients, to include family history, biopsychosocial history, developmental and health histories, and presenting problems together with any relevant secondary information. Designs, develops, coordinates, and implements prevention and community outreach and education programs. Implements community organization strategies in collaboration with the Integrated Delivery System (IDS) Team and other key organizations to increase awareness of psychological health, develop coordinated plans for reducing risk factors for individuals and within the community, and build and enhance a general culture that promotes psychological health and wellness. Develops and provides access to primary prevention services to inform and educate base leadership and the ANG community at large about the dynamics, treatment, and life skills and behaviors associated with psychological illness and methods to improve wellness. Develops and provides access to secondary preventive support services and psycho-educational skills-development activities such as parenting skills, stress management, change management, anger management, financial/ money management, support groups for single parents, and couples communication. Serves as primary consultant and advisor on methods to successfully market the ANG PHP. Formulates strategies to generate interest, acceptance, and participation by Air National Guard community consumers, resource suppliers, and eligible National Guard Airmen and family members regarding psychological health services and community prevention for the general population. Apprises the NG leadership of the status of psychological health in the local beneficiary population, and the degree to which needs for prevention, early intervention, and treatment are being met. Other duties as assigned. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications GENERAL EXPERIENCE: N/A SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 36 months experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Education Education Requirements: Must fulfill all of the requirements for the master's degree in social work in a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position. Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: Not Applicable. Additional Information If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The WA National Guard is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor. If you are unable to upload a document online please send the document via email to our WA HRO Distro Box.