The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information.
The Human Resources Group, specifically Employee Assistance Service (EAS), is seeking one Clinical Psychologist.
A Clinical Psychologist in the Employee Assistance Services Offices supports the mission by conducting clinical assessments followed by brief therapy and/or referral to appropriate outside resources; time-limited group therapy, attend clinical case review meetings, as well as completing various required administrative services. Clients include Agency employees, assignees and, when deemed appropriate, their respective spouses. In addition, the psychologist will provide continuing education workshops for OHESS staff, as well as present workshops and other prevention, intervention and wellness programs for the general NSAG workforce. The clinical psychologist will focus 45% of time to clinical services and 55% to preventive behavioral health initiatives, i.e., trend specific workshops or group sessions. Utilize a holistic approach to assessment, treatment, and or referral needs.
Apply professional psychological knowledge and skills to (a) assess employees and affiliates; (b) identify, prevent and solve individual and organizational adjustment problems; (c) optimize work/life balance for individuals and organizations; and (d) provide psychological consultation and training to operational personnel.
The ideal Clinical Psychologist candidate will possess a knowledge of the principles, theories and accepted practices of Clinical Psychology as they relate to knowledge and skills to (a) assess employees and affiliates; (b) identify, prevent and solve individual and organizational adjustment problems; (c) optimize work/life balance for individuals and organizations; and (d) provide psychological consultation and training to operational personnel.
The employee shall perform, but not be limited to, the following Clinical assessment of Agency Employees, assignees, and their spouses, to include:
-reviewing intake data and other pertinent information,
-conducting a clinical interview/assessment,
-determining diagnosis based on DSM 5 criteria
-documenting all case contacts in SOAP format within five working days,
-developing a treatment plan
-documentation of clinical assessment
Brief therapy and /or referral to appropriate community resource, to include:
-short term therapeutic intervention (10 or fewer sessions),
-when indicated, referral to outside mental health providers, support groups, social services, etc.
-follow-up with client and referral sources to ensure that needs are met
-documentation of therapy and/or referral services
-time-limited group therapy to address issues such as depression, anxiety, and interpersonal relationships, and work related issues
-attendance at clinical case review meetings with the other EAS psychologist
-develop and conduct on mental health related topics for Agency employees.
-participate in the EAS peer review program.
Meet all requirements established by the Occupational Health Services Credentials Committee to obtain and maintain privileges to conduct psychological assessments. In order to complete a preliminary review of requirements for credentialing and privileging by the Occupational Health Services Credentials Committee, the employee shall furnish a completed National Practitioner Data Bank Information Sheet and Malpractice and Privileges Questionnaire. The selected individual(s) would subsequently have to provide the additional documents listed in Credentials and Privileging Checklist for Psychologists, plus the Acknowledgement of and Consent to Terms of Applicant for Clinical Privileges, and Authorization for Release of Information.
All professional services will be provided either at the offices of the Employee Assistance Service or the NSA/CSS Georgia Campus.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.
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***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.
This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.
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