Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Company: Choctaw Staffing Solutions
Posted on: January 23, 2023
United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Preservation of the Force and Family (POTFF) Programs Support
The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is a Unified
Combatant Command of the Department of Defense (DoD). USSOCOM's
mission is to "Provide fully capable Special Operations Forces to
defend the United States and its interests." This also includes
three command priorities: "Deter, Disrupt, and Defeat Terrorist
Threats; Develop and Support our People and Families; and Sustain
and Modernize the Force". These priorities support USSOCOM's
ongoing efforts to ensure SOF are highly trained, properly equipped
and deployed to the right places at the right times for the right
The USSOCOM Preservation of the Force and Family (POTFF)'s mission
is to build and implement a superior holistic approach to address
the pressure on the force and also the increased stress on
operators' families. POTFF's mission is accomplished by increasing
the physical, mental, social, and spiritual capacity of the SOF
over their careers, decreasing the rate of physical and emotional
injuries from all causes, and significantly accelerating return to
duty times. POTFF will identify and implement innovative,
persistent and valuable solutions across the USSOCOM enterprise
aimed at tangibly improving career long occupational capacity,
enduring health and ability to remain highly resistant to extreme
combat and inter-deployment stress. USSOCOM is implementing a set
of initiatives designed to enhance the resilience and well-being of
SOF and their families throughout the USSOCOM enterprise. These
initiatives are largely preventive in nature and are intended to
reduce incidences of behavioral health problems throughout the
force. The POTFF initiative consists of four primary lines of
effort (LoE): Human Performance (HP), Behavioral Health, Spiritual
Enhancement, and Social/Family Programs.
The program's end state is to prepare, preserve, sustain and
ultimately multiply USSOCOM's combat power by application of
integrated inter-disciplinary personal services teams. These teams
shall consist of Government Program Management personnel supported
by contractor personnel. The intent of this contract is to organize
contractor support for human performance and behavioral health
services in order to augment DoD and Service programs. These
services shall be provided at the individual and operational team
or company level under the management of the Government COR via
individual task orders (TO). It is the Government's responsibility
to ensure these programs are successfully implemented with the use
of contractor personnel.
Purpose and Objective
The overall purpose of this requirement is to provide the USSOCOM
Preservation of the Force and Family (POTFF) Programs with services
to accomplish the aforementioned mission and associated tasks
related to the Behavioral Health, Human Performance and
Social/Family Programs LoEs. The overarching objective of this
requirement is to provide the services needed to increase the
physical and behavioral capacity and resilience of SOF Warriors,
with consideration of their families. This will be accomplished by
providing state-of-the-art, professional services in two major
domains: human performance and behavioral health. Human performance
includes, but is not limited to, integrated, performance-based
strength and conditioning programs, rehabilitative and
prehabilitative programs that will accelerate the return to duty of
those encumbered by performance related injuries. Behavioral health
programs include, but are not limited to, the following:
individual, group, and family counseling skills building psycho
educational programs, intensive case management, and other
activities that integrate the physical, spiritual and psychological
wellness of SOF Warriors and their families.
All LCSWs shall possess a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) or
equivalent (MSSW, MSSA) degree from a graduate school of social
work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
The LCSW shall maintain a current, unrestricted clinical license to
independently practice social work in any one of the 50 states, the
District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. The
LCSW shall maintain credentialing requirements in good standing at
a local MTF.
Ability to obtain and maintain either a Secret or Top Secret/SCI
Additionally, the LCSW shall have the following specialized
training and education that prepare them for their duties:
A minimum of two (2) years' CURRENT experience (post issuance of
clinical licensure) in the independent practice of clinical social
work in a mental health setting. Experience working in a government
setting such a DOD or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) MTF is
Demonstrate a working knowledge of professional standards and
ethics regarding the delivery of clinical social work services.
Must have experience in brief behavioral interventions. LCSW will
be required to receive and maintain clinical practice
All health care providers shall have and maintain current
certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) as certified by
the American Heart Association. No substitutions or exceptions
Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
Must comply with Safety, Health and Environmental plan, policies
Must comply with the Quality Assurance plan, policies and
Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance.
Responsible for completing all required training.
Perform other assignments and duties, as required.
Desired Education, Experience, Skills or Training:
Prior military and/or SOF experience.
Experience working in a Government setting such a DOD or Department
of Veterans Affairs (VA) MTF.
Prior experience in Substance Abuse/Disorder Treatment
Position requires U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident
Performance under this contract may require staff ride on
watercraft, aircraft, and other vehicles utilized by special
operation units to accomplish their missions. This first-hand
experience and observation would provide staff a better
understanding of unit member's physical and mental environment.
This experience would assist the contract staff in providing
targeted/tailored support services.
Personnel may be required to produce papers, reports or
presentations related to their specific area of subject matter
expertise for publication on webpages or periodicals; and/or
presentation at government sponsored meetings, conferences, and
symposia. All data and materials produced under the performance of
this contract shall be the property of the US Government as
provided for in the relevant contract clauses.
The LCSW shall function within an operational unit, as a Behavioral
Health Care Provider. The LCSW shall attend and participate in
meetings during normal duty hours, professional staff conferences
and other appropriate professional activities such as, but not
limited to the following: quality improvement meetings,
professional staff meetings, commander's staff meetings, and other
meetings required by applicable regulations or as directed by the
unit Commander of his/her designee. The LCSW shall conduct applied
research and clinical investigations in clinical/behavioral
health/organizational social work.
The LCSW is responsible for the application of social work
procedures and techniques, including interviewing, behavioral
assessment, and evidenced-based therapies, in the evaluation,
diagnosis, and treatment of psychological and neuropsychological
disorders using the following skills: individual, family and group
psychotherapy, couples-therapy, alcohol and drug treatment
The LCSW shall consult with medical personnel, legal authorities,
military commanders and school districts as required. The LCSW
shall maintain accurate and current notes in the paper medical
records (if created) and electronic medical records of all patients
seen, as appropriate, and produces reports of evaluation and/or
treatment. The LCSW shall participate in military specific
training/activities (e.g., security clearances, use of the DoD or
service specific clinical practice guidelines, pre-post deployment
screening, PTSD, and combat stress) and others as directed by the
unit Commander or his/her designee. This position may include
clinical supervision of unlicensed providers or trainees.
The LCSW may be required to perform some, or all, of the following
Participates in and successfully completes required DoD or service
Contact referred patients to assess treatment adherence.
Use validated symptom inventories to assess current symptom
Assess barriers to treatment adherence and help patient
problem-solve solutions to barriers.
Provide patients with education regarding their mental health
condition and treatment regimen.
Maintain patient information in a patient registry.
Maintain accurate and current notes in the electronic medical
records of all patients contacted for review by the managing
Routinely staffs difficult cases with the referring provider,
behavioral health consultant and/or psychiatry consultant.
Performs case management functions.
*The above-noted job description is not intended to describe, in
detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to
give the applicant a general sense of the responsibilities and
expectations of this position. As the nature of business demands
change so, too, may the essential functions of the position.
We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all
individuals. We pledge ourselves to craft and maintain an
environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and
experiences. Choctaw is an Equal Employment Opportunity and
Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon
race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including
pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a
protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or
other applicable legally protected characteristics.
Choctaw Staffing Solutions
A full-service staffing and employment agency. Choctaw Staffing
Solutions (CSS) delivers pre-qualified healthcare professionals
that are licensed and credentialed to national industry standards
and regulations. CSS provides behavioral health providers and
mental health services to support the U.S. Government. CSS offers a
variety of administrative services, ranging from Human Resources to
logistics and facilities to help desk support.
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