Indian Health Service Adolescent Residential Treatment Specialist in Wadsworth, Nevada

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

About the Agency

Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Work as a Adolescent Residential Treatment Specialist for the Nevada Skies Youth Wellness Center (NSYWC) in Wadsworth, Nevada. The NSYWC is a residential treatment center for adolescents (male and female) from ages 12-18 who are in need of substance abuse treatment. This is a 13 month appointment which may be extended up to 4 years.

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position is being announced concurrently under Delegated Examining procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-17-PX-1007865-DE; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

Duties
  • Develop a behavioral health treatment plan to prevent, treat, alleviate, and/or mitigate behavioral health problems; primary focus will in the area of substance abuse, addictions, and co-occurring disorders. This will include prevention, treatment, and aftercare.
  • Provide counseling and follow-up services for adolescent clients (individual/group) to include supportive, family, cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal therapies.
  • Act as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to plan, implement, and direct therapeutic services and activities for adolescent clients.
  • Participate in assessing community human service needs; provide clients, families, and community groups information on the risks related to psychoactive substance use, as well as treatment, prevention, and recovery resources.
  • Serve as a behavioral health resource and provides consultation and in-service training pertinent to substance abuse and chemical dependence.
  • Maintain patient medical records and gathers behavioral health data for reports.
Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

11

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Candidates eligible under Indian Preference appointing authority; All Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment; Reinstatement eligible; Veterans Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA); Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) eligible; Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible; Schedule A, and/or PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel

Questions? This job is open to 5 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.
  • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period.
Qualifications

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.

All applicants must meet all three of the following requirements in order to be considered.

(1) BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): A four year course of study leading to a Bachelor's degree, or higher graduate degree, in a behavioral, social science, or any related discipline appropriate to the position; OR A combination of education and experience that is comparable to a four year degree (as described above); OR Four years of training/experience that is comparable to a four year degree (as described above).

(2) SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR (LICENSURE REQUIREMENT) This position has a selective placement factor to independently practice mental/behavioral health as evidence by possession of one of the following licenses: Social work, Marriage and Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, Clinical Psychologist, and/or Counseling Psychologist. Temporary, provisional, or intern licenses are not acceptable. Your license must be from a U. S. State as well and be current and unrestricted.

(3) ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE GS-11: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in behavioral or social science;* OR* 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level working with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health with emphasis on addictions and substance abuse. Community clinic, psychiatric hospital, or residential treatment experience is preferred. Prior experience working with Native American/Alaskan Native populations highly desirable;* OR* A combination of education and experience as described above.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: 08/24/2017

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

**If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed are received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer **

BENEFITS

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Other Information

Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave is earned.

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.

Recruitment or Relocation Incentive up to 25% may or may not be authorized and is subject to availability and service unit approval. If offered, you will be required to sign a one year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the service agreement will result in repayment of the incentive.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.
  • This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Upon tentative selection, selectee will be requested to complete, sign, and submit the Addendum to OF-306, Child Care & Indian Child Care Worker Position form. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes?.
  • Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.
  • Alternative Work Schedule: May be required to work rotating shifts, nights, weekends, and holidays to provide continuity of patient care.
  • Selectee may be required to travel and must possess a valid driver license.
  • Must have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/476897300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-11 to 2017-08-24

Salary: $60,210 to $78,270 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 11

Series: 0101 Social Science

Appointment type: Term - 4 years

Work schedule: Full-Time

Job announcement number: IHS-17-PX-10034469-ESEP/MP

Control number: 476897300