Military Behavioral Health Social Worker - Center for Deployment Psychology - Military Veterans

at Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Bethesda, Maryland

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HJF is seeking a Military Behavioral Health Social Worker to support the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) located at the Rockledge Office in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to CDP. This position may consider 100% remote work.

The Uniformed Service's University of the Health Science's (USU) Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP), is looking for a social worker to serve as the primary subject matter expert (SME) and point of contact for an Encounter Skills Training Model and Survey Tool project being conducted in collaboration with the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (DoD SAPRO) and Department of Justice (DoJ) Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Victim Services Division (VSD). The focus of the project is to research and develop a non-clinical encounter skills training model, adapted from an evidence-based clinical model, to expand the core competency skills of DoD and DoJ Victim Specialists.

  1. Research and develop a training curriculum that can be used to train both DoD and DoJ Victim Specialists, with a focus on non-clinical encounter skills. The training curriculum will include PowerPoint slides with speaker notes, handouts, case vignettes and other training resources as applicable.
  2. Complete a thorough literature review of both academic literature and publicly available data from research organizations to help inform work and curriculum that will be summarized in a final written Training Curriculum Literature Review report.
  3. Consult with relevant groups and SMEs to help inform work and curriculum. As well as track and coordinate tasks assigned out to other SMEs and CDP staff related to this project.
  4. Oversee all aspects of piloting the final encounter skills training model to an identified audience.
  5. Provide monthly status reports that detail major accomplishments during the month, problems/resolutions, recommendations, and the estimated completion dates for longer-term tasks. Complete final summary report.
  6. Work closely with CDP's Assistant director of Program Evaluation who will oversee the development of two assessment tools focused on identifying gaps between current and optimal capabilities to deliver effective victim assistance: 1) a non-clinical victim needs assessment tool, and 2) a victim satisfaction survey tool.
  7. Participate in and monitor the planning and implementation of CDP courses to ensure they meet the criteria of the Association of Social Work Board's Approved Continuing Education standards.
  8. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of appropriate scientific areas; knowledge of basic clinical skills; ability to analyze and interpret data; experience conducting literature reviews and/or writing manuscripts for publication in professional journals or books and writing and presenting papers at professional meetings and conferences.

Minimum Education: Master's degree in social work or related field is required.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 3-5 years of relevant work experience required.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Licensed as a Social Worker in any United States jurisdiction required.

Work Environment: May consider 100% remote work.

Travel Requirements: Occasional travel is required. Travel (both CONUS and OCONUS) expected Rare CONUS travel, maybe 2-3 times per year, up to 4 days duration per trip is required.

Background/Security: Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/Public Trust and a Common Access Card (CAC).

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Bethesda, Maryland

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a global organization dedicated to advancing military medical research. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike.

The not-for-profit Foundation is authorized by Congress to support research at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and throughout military medicine. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. The Foundation’s support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and to accomplish their research goals effectively and efficiently.

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