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Family Care Program: Behavioral Specialist nf-4

Company: Department of Defense
Location: Yuma
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively.

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Serves as Behavioral Specialist, in the Family Care Branch, Marine and Family Programs Division at Marine Corps Installations. Supports Family Care responsive programs to support School Liaison Officers, Children, Youth and Teen Programs (child care) and Exceptional Family Members Program by providing oversight of overall regulatory and policy guidance on school age educational initiatives, educational plans and integration with the Marine and Family Program Division strategic plan. Provides services required and provided, program costs, staffing, facilities, programs utilization, patron demographics, and service needs assessments. Serves as direct report to the Installation Family Care Branch Head.

Provides technical guidance for the Family Care Branch (FCB) activities on matters related to overall program data collection, relevant to client support and risk assessment. Prepares assessments and performs program analyses of system effectiveness. Develops procedures for evaluation and identifies significant trends and issues. When assigned, can provide direct support to children and/or families when required to safeguard services. Conducts special projects as assigned for the support of Marine Corps family members including children, parents, care providers and staff. Develops Behavioral Intervention Plans for child care providers and partners with CYTP Training and Curriculum Specialists to ensure child care providers are trained to support children with regards to social, behavioral and emotional presentation. In addition, serves in a lead role on Inclusion Action Teams (formally SNERT). Supports EFMP via participation in family meetings, information sessions. May attend IEP meetings with EFMP Family Case Workers in support of relevant requirements. May attend conferences, meetings, and planning sessions Maintains liaison with other military departments, professional organizations, the public and private sectors with regard Family Care Branch programs.

Recommends changes to Family Care related program plans and may project proposals to see that all statutory and regulatory requirements are met and to insure that changes do not include provisions contrary to basic law. Identifies provisions clearly not consistent with federal requirements and recommends remedial action necessary to correct inadequacies.

Maintains extensive contact with Headquarters Behavioral Specialists within the Marine Corps and officials of other related agencies and organizations to: resolve problems, advise on and render technical assistance in areas such as: changes or improvements in Family Care related objectives, utilizing facilities and staff, redirecting programs to provide more efficient and effective service with greater risk reduction.

May require travel for site assistance visits and inspection support as assigned, however, travel anticipated will be minimal.

Plan, organizes work, and manages internal procedures and resources to ensure maximum productivity and economies. Monitors programs on a regular basis, and initiates corrective action to ensure support of operations. Effectively supports the Marine Corps Equal Employment Opportunity and Sexual Harassment policies, and ensures compliance with fire, safety, and other environmental issues and programs. Maintains and enforces security of funds, merchandise, supplies and equipment to preclude or minimize the potential for fraud, waste and abuse. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Provides World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on courtesy. Assists customers and communicates positively in a friendly manner. Takes action to solve problems quickly. Alerts the higher-level supervisor, or proper point of contact for help when problems arise. Adheres to safety regulations and standards. Promptly reports any observed workplace hazards, and any injury, occupational illness, and/or property damage resulting from workplace mishaps to the immediate supervisor. Adheres to established standards of actively supporting the principles of the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment.

Travel Required

25% or less - Varies

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

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Bachelors Degree in Special Education, Social Sciences, Applied Behavior Analysis or a related field appropriate to the work of position and three years of experience in a related field or work area, or an appropriate combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of knowledge and skill equivalent to that gained in the above. Knowledge of behavioral theory, disability law, disability services, positive behavioral supports, behavioral intervention plans, crisis intervention and/or mediation, administrative practices and organizational procedures common to child development and/or special education programs. Knowledge of and ability to analyze behavior, interpret psychological assessments, individual education plans, and statistical information, and recommend solutions or appropriate action to improve program efficiency and effectiveness. Knowledge educational, cognitive and psychometric assessments. Ability to evaluate and implement interrelated automated reporting systems used for childcare management, resource and referral. Skill in oral and written communication to prepare, present recommendations and solutions on reporting systems issues and problems based on analysis and evaluation. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with and gain the confidence and cooperation of supervisors and managers to accept proposals. Ability to coordinate and interact with numerous activities and various echelons both within and outside the Marine Corps.


Keywords: Department of Defense, Yuma , Family Care Program: Behavioral Specialist nf-4, Other , Yuma, Arizona

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