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Social Worker Subject Matter Expert
ICF is seeking a Social Worker with experience and an interest in secondary research (e.g., literature reviews) to support our Department of Defense (DoD) client in Silver Spring, MD. The selected candidate will support our work with the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) Psychological Health Center of Excellence (PHCoE).
This is not a care delivery position. Rather, the Social Worker SME will apply their prior clinical, mental healthcare, and scientific expertise to inform the development of clinical tools; and to provide psycho-education to providers, patients and their families in the areas of suicide and other mental health concerns important to the military. The Social Worker SME will assist with responding to congressional inquiries, requests for briefs on military mental health from senior leadership and providing other information regarding the state of military mental health, as well as ethical issues related to military health care. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate previous experience working with suicide-related cases or initiatives.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Provide presentations on military behavioral healthcare that can be delivered both in person and via webinar
- Assist with development of clinical support tools, including written materials providing psychoeducation and overviews of best practices for providers, patients and their families
- Assist with responding to congressional inquiries, requests for briefs on military mental health from senior leadership and providing other information regarding the state of military mental health, as well as ethical issues related to military health care.
- Monitor and stay on top of current research in topics relevant to military mental health; conduct literature reviews as necessary
- Support projects that promote a culture of support for psychological health and evidence-based practices
- Carefully document ongoing projects and provide regular updates to leadership
- Maintain active engagement with current developments in the field of clinical psychology and related disciplines
- Provide evidence-informed written responses, sometimes within a very short turn-around time
- Perform administrative duties as needed
Mandatory Qualifications (Education, Certifications, Experience, Skills):
- Masters degree or higher in a mental health field of practice
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a licensed clinical social worker
- Active Social Work license (LSW, LCSW, LISW, LICSW)
- Experience conducting literature searches for the purposes of writing papers, reports, and support tools.
- Strong secondary research experience (e.g., research methodology, literature reviews, systematic reviews)
- Prior experience working with suicide
- Demonstrate strong understanding and knowledge of issues pertaining to clinical practice
- Capacity to collaborate easily with peers, managers, and clients while leading program development to a completed and successful solution
- Strong organization skills to manage multiple timelines and complete tasks quickly within the constraints of client’s timelines and budgets
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
Desired Qualifications (Education, Certifications, Experience, Skills):
- Masters degree or higher in Social Work
- Demonstrated experience communicating (verbal and written) with diverse audiences to convey clinical processes, problems, and solutions
- Experience and knowledge of U.S. military organizations and other government agencies
- Experience publishing peer-review journal articles and other scholarly and/or government-related documents.
- Ability and experience writing or developing concise reports, spreadsheets, documents and presentations containing evidence-informed information using common computer-based applications
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