(1) PHC shall have at least five (5) years of direct clinical or supervisory experience or at least three (3) years of supervised experience delivering services. PHC must have experience working in a clinical environment. They must have at least two (2) years of
quality experience consulting with management on mental health related matters
(2) PHC shall to attend AZ National Guard-centric psychoeducational, preventive and promotional functions. The Contractor must provide PHC who understand primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions. The PHC must utilize a broad range of psychoeducational and clinical methodologies to effectively partner with the AZ National
Guard in delivery psychoeducational and clinical services to Service Members (SM), Service Families (SM), and community stakeholders. The PHC must have excellent public speaking abilities that result in effective presentations to AZ National Guard leadership, SMs, FMs, and community stakeholders as behavioral health ambassadors
to the AZ National Guard. Depending on necessity, PHCs shall be willing to travel throughout the State or nationally, as highly visible, well-identified ambassadors and representatives of the AZ National Guard.
(3) PHC should have prior military service and/or be the spouse of a prior military service member to understand the unique demands and challenges with this special population. PHCs should have knowledge of military operations/procedures/terminology,
the Military Health Contracting Officer Representative (COR) approval, serve as the administrative point of contact for a variety of psychological health related programs, facilitate, track and report results, and be the liaison with other behavioral health programs, Boards and directives. PHC must be willing to coordinate and consult with Reserves, ARNG and Air National Guard leadership on all behavioral and psychological health initiatives and policy. They must plan and coordinate region/state/territory/wing behavioral health related meetings and provide verbal reports of significant matters
resulting from meetings or other events to COR within one day, and provide written summaries within one week.
(4) Minimum Qualifications:
(a) Qualified PHC shall hold a Masters and/or Doctorate degree in a clinical or administrative mental health field from an accredited college or university recognized by the corresponding professional association(s). In addition, they:
(b) Shall have current, unrestricted state licensure as a mental health practitioner (e.g. Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor) in the state(s) where practice takes place. If such licensure/certification is not available in that state, the individual shall hold appropriate certification from a recognized national certification organization or board.
(c) Any PHC assigned to perform services related to clients in other states (e.g. telephonic counseling, assessment and counseling, counseling and referral; and short-term temporary case-management), must be licensed or certified in the state where
he/she is physically located and have adequate knowledge of the state laws governing mental health issues and clinical practice for the population they are serving.
(d) Shall have a minimum of five years of clinical or administration mental health care experience after receiving the qualifying graduate degree for this position.