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Marriage and Family Counselor - Supporting the Military (210755)

Company: Luke & Associates Inc.
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

All Luke & Associates positions have the sole purpose of providing quality medical attention to veterans, the military, and their families. Our commitment is to our employees, our clients and of course the patients and their safety.



Site Of Service

  • The primary site of service will be in the Mental Health Department, NMCP.

    Position Qualification/Requirements
    • Degree: Masters Degree
    • Education: Possess one of the following:
      • Graduation from a marriage and family therapy accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
          • A qualifying degree in an allied mental health field from a regionally accredited education institution in conjunction with a program of marriage and family therapy study that is equivalent to the COAMFTE standards, as defined by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
          • Certification: Possess and maintain a current Clinical Membership as a Marriage and Family Therapist from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
          • Experience: Have at least two (2) years post-graduate experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist within the preceding three (3) years.
          • License: Possess and maintain a current, valid, unrestricted license or certification to practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
          • Additional certificate: Basic Life Support (BLS) hands on.
          • U.S. Citizenship: HCWs performing under this contract shall be U.S. citizens.
          • English Language Requirement: The Contractor shall ensure that all HCWs providing services under this contract are able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate.
          • HCW Physical Capability: HCWs shall be physically capable of standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time and physically capable of performing all services required.

            • Services shall be provided Monday through Friday, between the hours of 0630 and 1800 hours.
            • Shifts will normally be scheduled for an eight and half (8.5) to nine (9) hour period, to include an uncompensated thirty (30) minute to sixty (60) minute lunch break.

              Specific Duties
              • Participate in the provision of monthly in service training to non-healthcare-practitioner members of the clinical and administrative staff on subjects germane to services. This shall include responsibility for developing and implementing psycho educational programs, community relations, information and referral.

                Specific Duties
                • Perform assessment, counseling, psychotherapy, education, and referral services to individuals, couples and families. With the patient, conducts a relevant social, developmental and historical assessment to develop a treatment plan that encompasses relevant information for family education, counseling and referrals. The education services would include workshops on family dynamics and the impact of substance abuse disorders on families.
                • As a member of the inter-disciplinary treatment team, provide effective interface with team members regarding identification of treatment concerns, appropriate interventions and referrals as related to family dynamics and past/current history of abuse.
                • Integrate, initiate and effectively introduce patient and family members (as indicated) into an education/counseling process. Individual, couples and family dynamics are identified as related to their treatment process and entry into early recovery, from a systems perspective (except where contraindicated such as psychological stability or history of violence).
                • Assess for and report spouse, child and elder abuse where indicated by state and federal laws while accessing appropriate services.
                • Use family program assessments to develop individualized treatment plans for families and make recommendations for services for after care in coordination with the clinical (civilian and military) community and patient family.
                • Serve as a Licensed Independent Practitioner and engage in the peer review process. Seek consultation for clinical issues outside the scope of practice.
                • Facilitate couple and/or spouse education workshops for patients and their spouses where alcohol/drug dependency may impact the family through the use of films, communication exercises and didactic presentations, facilitates discussions and education of patients and their families.
                • Maintain a level of productivity comparable with that of other individuals performing similar services.
                • Participate in peer review and performance improvement activities.
                • Practice aseptic techniques as necessary. Comply with infection control guidelines to include the proper handling, storage, and disposal of infectious wastes, and the use of universal precautions to prevent the spread of infection.
                • Function with an awareness and application of safety procedures.
                • Perform efficiently in emergency patient situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events. Anticipate potential problems/emergencies and make appropriate interventions. Notify supervisor, director, or other designated person regarding problems that the HCW is unable to manage.
                • Apply an awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and strive to manage situations in a reduced risk manner.
                • Participate in the implementation of the Family Advocacy Program as directed. Participation shall include, but not be limited to, appropriate medical examination, documentation, and reporting.
                • Exercise awareness and sensitivity to patient/significant others' rights, as identified within the MTF.
                • Maintain an awareness of responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
                • Participate in continuing education to meet own professional growth.
                • Attend and/or comply with all annual training classes required by the Command, to include but not limited to online annual training provided by the MTF: disaster training, infection control, Sexual Harassment, Bloodborne Pathogens, Fire and Safety, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE), and all other required training.
                • Actively participate in the commands Performance Improvement Program. Participate in meetings to review and evaluate the care provided to patients, identify opportunities to improve the care delivered, and recommend corrective action when problems exist.
                • Participate in the provision of in-service training to clinic staff members. Provide training and/or direction as applicable to supporting government employees (e.g., hospital corpsmen, students, etc.).
                • Attend and participate in various meetings as directed.
                • Perform timely, accurate, and concise documentation of patient care.
                • Operate and manipulate automated systems such as CHCS, AHLTA, ADS, Essentris, MHS Genesis, and Clinical Information System (CIS), participate in clinical staff Performance Improvement (PI) and Risk Management (RM) functions, as prescribed by the Commander. Maintain DOD email account as directed. The HCW shall be responsive to all email and voicemail communications.
                • Exercise appropriate delegation of tasks and duties in the direction and coordination of health care team members, patient care, and clinic activities.
                • Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with clinic directives, and prepare such records and reports as may be required. All records and reports must be legible. Abbreviations must be only those listed in local instructions.

                  • Services shall be provided Monday through Friday, between the hours of 0630 and 1800 hours.
                  • Shifts will normally be scheduled for an eight and half (8.5) to nine (9) hour period, to include an uncompensated thirty (30) minute to sixty (60) minute lunch break.
                  • In no instance will the HCW be required to provide services in excess of eighty (80) hours per two-week period.

                    Special Requirements/Skills
                    • Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Must be able and willing to reprioritize on short notice and work on multiple simultaneous projects. Flexible and able to work with various personalities. Team work skills required. Time management skills required. The ability to meet deadlines in a deadline intensive environment is essential. High level of adaptability and willingness to embrace change in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

                      Luke & Associates Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration from employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.


                      To learn more about Luke & Associates, please visit our website at: http://www.lukeassoc.com/about-luke

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Keywords: Luke & Associates Inc., Portsmouth , Marriage and Family Counselor - Supporting the Military (210755), Other , Portsmouth, Virginia

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