Education, work experience and other qualifications are evaluated for evidence of the following knowledge, skills, abilities and other requirements that have been identified as important to successful job performance as a Limited Non-Career Social Worker. Not all of these attributes need to be met by a candidate; the attributes will be used as a set to evaluate candidates.

Knowledge of human behaviour, adjustment, and psychological disorders and the differential influences of the society, culture, and environment.
Knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of clinical social work, including such areas as crisis and trauma interventions, cognitive behavioral interventions, and family systems therapy.
Knowledge of mental health diagnoses and disabilities, including acute, chronic, and traumatic illnesses and injuries.
Knowledge of psychosocial treatments in working with individuals and groups who are experiencing a variety of stress, psychiatric, medical, family, and social problems.
Knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and how to coordinate services.
Skill in independently interviewing, assessing, and diagnosing the nature and severity of psychological and social problems presented by employees.
Skill in independently formulating a treatment plan and assistance needed.
Skill in counselling employees and groups who may be disturbed, distraught, or angry, and also to assist supervisors and others to work effectively with them.
Skill in independently providing psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational, and other diversified backgrounds.
Skill in responding to crises, working in a multidisciplinary team, and problem solving in crisis intervention techniques.
Skill in providing guidance to management in dealing with crises.
Skill in providing consultation services to other staff about the psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care.
Skill in assisting employees and management in finding flexible options and solutions for difficult personnel problems.
Skill in functioning well within a complex organization. Skill in applying systems theory and working tactfully and cooperatively at all levels in order to provide effective consultation to supervisors and employees.
Knowledge and skill in the use of computer software applications for drafting documents, data management, and tracking.
Experience in working in high-stress environments.
Prior military experience or experience with other U.S. agencies working abroad would be valuable but not essential.

Also, general skills are required in:
Active listening, social perceptiveness and interpersonal ability, good judgment and decision making, critical thinking, service orientation, good time management, strong reading comprehension, persuasion and negotiation, solving complex problems, learning strategies, and the ability to teach.

Successful applicants must consistently meet a high standard for English, both written (overall structure as well as grammar, spelling, and punctuation) and spoken (overall structure as well as delivery, clarity, and succinctness).

Other desirable attributes include empathetic personality, unflappable, self-confident, ability to maintain confidentiality, interest in Foreign Service work, loyalty to the United States, accepting of non-scheduled work hours, mobile, ability to handle stress, tolerant of travel, and tolerant of living away from family.


Education, Specialized Experience

In addition to the general requirements for employment in the Foreign Service, an applicant must have at the time of application:

A copy of your college transcript(s) with your application. If you do not submit this documentation to demonstrate your educational achievements.

Official or unofficial transcripts may be submitted with your application. Your transcript must include your name, the school’s name, and, if applicable, the degree and date awarded. Copies of diplomas may not be submitted in lieu of transcripts for education above high school level.

Education completed in foreign high schools, colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in other institutions. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Only accredited organizations recognized as specializing in the interpretation of foreign education credentials that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) are accepted.


It is our policy to treat all employees with dignity and respect and to provide a workplace that is free from discrimination whether discrimination is based on race, colour, religion, sex (including gender identity or pregnancy), national origin, disability, political affiliation, marital status, membership in an employee organization, age, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors.

We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for any part of the application or hiring process should so relate to us at within one week of receiving their invitation to the oral assessment. Decisions for granting reasonable accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Candidates will be evaluated on their total background including experience, education, awards, training, and self-development as it relates to the position. Selection for this position will be made only from among candidates possessing the required qualifications. Part-time work experience will be considered too.


It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all required documents are uploaded and the application is complete before the closing deadline of this announcement. Any missing required documents or incomplete applications will result in your application not being considered further.

Livessavers will relate to applicants accordingly if any document is missing or required. Applicants are expected to provide the documents as requested


A career with Livessavers provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. You and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your Livessavers career very rewarding.

Benefits include health and medical coverage, retirement benefits, paid leave, tax-free housing overseas, and an unrivalled opportunity to see the world and experience different cultures.

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