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Military Services Specialist
Job Code:102021-037
Location:102-Gloucester Cnsl Ctr
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Closing Date:Open Until Filled

General Information:
Under general supervision the employee is responsible for providing clinical services to Service Members, Veterans and their families (SMVF) and will specialize in treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other forms of trauma (including that from military and/or combat service including Military Sexual Trauma) and Substance Use Disorders.  Employee assists with making resource connections for Military Service Members (including Active Duty, National Guard and Armed Forces Reserves), Veterans and their families seeking services and trains other staff about those resources, eligibility and how to make those referrals and connections. 


  • Provides direct clinical services to those with mental health, substance abuse, intellectual disabilities and co-occurring disorders through the provision of comprehensive clinical needs assessments, individual, marital, family, and group therapy and service and care coordination.The priority will be specializing in and providing treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other forms of trauma and Substance Use as well as service coordination for Service Members, Veterans and their Families.
  • Collaborates with Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs), Veteran’s Health Administration (VHA) facilities, Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) programs and other external providers to determine SMVFs eligibility for services and assists clients/families with services navigation.Educates other agency staff about these facilities and programs and how to assist SMVFs with determining eligibility and services navigation.
  • Connects clients to available community resources to meet their needs; provides information regarding employment opportunities, self-help needs, living alternatives, health care, educational and entitlement opportunities; participates in hospital discharge planning for clients returning to the area.
  • Maintains complete, accurate, and current clinical charts and records; prepares various reports and evaluations as requested by supervisor and other agencies; performs routine office scanning; provides outreach and follow up; receives and answers general correspondence and inquiries.
  • Offers consultative services regarding mental health, substance use, and intellectual disability issues to referrals and the public.
  • Consults regularly with other staff members regarding clinical interventions and recommendations; participates in scheduled staffing and case conferences; attends in-service training sessions within and outside of the Agency; develops and provides seminars and in-service training sessions.
  • Employee will work with IT, train clinical staff and will monitor Community Consumer Submission data and ensure that all required data is reported and benchmarks are met (examples include but are not limited to military cultural competency training for all direct services CSB staff, tracking SMVF status of those presenting for services, tracking referral destinations to military/veteran resources, and use of Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale to screen for suicide risk).

Minimum Training and Experience:


Preferred:  Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHP) in Virginia (LPC, LMFT, LCSW, LCP)

Required Education and/or Experience (minimum):  Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling,

Marriage and Family Therapy or any Human Services program of study that qualifies the individual to

register as a supervisee, resident, etc. (also known as ‘licensed eligible’ mental health professional) in

Virginia; must be registered to function as a ‘Licensed Eligible’ mental health professional under

supervision in VA.     

Special Requirements:
  • Must possess a valid Virginia Driver's License.
  • Must obtain a TB test with satisfactory results within 30 days of employment and annually thereafter as required by licensing authority.
  • Must maintain current CPR/First Aid certifications.
  • Must maintain all additional trainings as required by regulatory and/or licensing entities.
Benefits Include:

Anthem BCBS Health insurance including dental & vision
Retirement through the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)

Life Insurance
Staff development and in-service training

13 paid holidays
Over 3 weeks of PTO accrued first year

Verizon Wireless discount of 15% on service plans

The agency of MPNN Community Services Board maintains a drug free workplace. Benefits listed are for fulltime qualifying employees. EOE