Child and Youth Military Family Life Counselor
Company: Magellan Health
Posted on: September 21, 2022
This position is in support of Keesler AFB. Candidates must be
local to Keesler AFB and licensed at the independent level in the
state of Mississippi as a Social Worker, Therapist, or Mental
Health Counselor.Provides the full breadth of Child and Youth
Behavioral (CYB) Military Family Life Counseling (MFLC) services to
children of all ages of military service members and their families
at military installations to include civilian expeditionary work
force and their families (when activated). These services may
include non-medical counseling, training/health and wellness
presentations, consultation with parents, personnel at child
development centers, and consultation to installation command
regarding behavioral health issues affecting children and youth.
CYB counselors will be assigned to child development centers, youth
programs, summer camps, and on demand assignments. The counselors
work closely with the installation and military branch Points of
Contact (POC) to assure that the program is provided within scope
and meets the needs of the installation.
- Provides non-medical, short-term, solution focused counseling
directly to children and youth of service members. Services include
assessment, brief counseling and consultation, action planning,
referral to resources (assuring linkage as appropriate), and
follow-up as indicated.
- CYB counselors will also have a focus on supporting the staff
and personnel of Child Development Centers (CDC), youth programs
and summer camps as well as providing parent support, training and
- Provides training and health and wellness presentations,
participate in health fairs and other base/installation activities
focused on children and youth.
- Enters counselor activity data on a daily basis through smart
phone or web application to assure that reporting is accurate from
assigned installation while maintaining confidentiality and
anonymity of service/family member.
- Creates a presence on the installation in which the service and
family members feel comfortable approaching the counselor and
recognize the program to be confidential. Creates a presence in
child and youth settings. Is available to children, youth, and
staff. When working with children, counselor must abide by line of
sight protocol. (Another adult with responsibility for the child
must be able to see the counselor and child they are working with
at all times.)
- Establishes and maintains working relationships with community
resources focused on children and youth and provides appropriate
- Partners with POC to provide CYB services in a manner that
addresses the needs of the installation/facility. Develops an
effective and professional working relationship with the
- Manages duty to warn and restricted reporting situations
according to Department of Defense (DoD) protocol and staffs the
cases with Regional Supervisor/Regional Director.
- Communicates with Regional Supervisors and participates in
regular individual and group supervision, sharing information
regarding trends and issues on the installations and in facilities
to which the counselor is assigned.
- Responds to critical incidents and special requests as directed
by the POC and approved by the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD)
program manager. The CYB will flex schedule to respond to urgent
requests as needed.
- Participates in regular in-services/training, Quality
Improvement committees or other contract activities as
assigned/appropriate. Other Job Requirements
ResponsibilitiesMaster's Degree from an accredited Graduate Program
in a Mental Health related field.
Valid unrestricted counseling license from a State, District of
Columbia, US Territory or Commonwealth that grants authority to
provide counseling services as an independent practitioner.
For assignments in the 50 states, counselors shall be licensed or
certified in the state in which the client is receiving
Minimum 2 years of post-masters supervised clinical experience.
Must meet the Magellan MFLC CYB criteria for experience with
children and youth and specialty in child and adolescent
Pass a Child National Agency Check and Inquiries (CNACI) Clearance
and an Installation Records Check (IRC), Criminal History
Background Check and FBI Fingerprints Check.
Understanding, sensitivity and empathy for children, service
members and their families. Ability to develop trusting, helping
relationships. Ability to work effectively with individuals and
families from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic
Ability to prove US Citizenship and must be fluent in English.
Requires ability to engage and communicate with military members or
children as assigned, in order to accomplish job functions, and to
respond quickly to emergent situations in any physical location on
a military installation and/or within a school setting, which
includes the need to traverse short and/or long distances within
the base to both indoor and outdoor locations, to maneuver through
rugged, outdoor or uneven locations (e.g., steep inclines, stairs,
grass), and work in outdoor weather and other military base
conditions. Due to the nature of working on military installations
or related worksites, counselors may need to comply with various
site-specific requirements to work at designated locations. For
example, for some assignments, counselors will need to have certain
current immunizations or vaccinations and provide record of
Vehicle Operator's License Requirement: Unless specifically waived
by the FEDSIM COR, all contractor personnel providing counseling
support at Government locations shall possess a valid U.S. state
vehicle operator's license. As a condition for employment under
this contract, contractor personnel may be required to pass all
tests for and obtain a U.S. military vehicle operator's permit for
commercial sedans and similar, for use at Temporary Duty (TDY)
locations, if required. General Job Information TitleChild and
Youth Military Family Life CounselorGradeMFLC Tier 2 Work
Experience - Required Clinical Work Experience - Preferred
Education - Required Masters - Behavioral Health Education -
Preferred License and Certifications - Required Current licensure
required for this position that meets State, Commonwealth or
customer-specific requirements - Care Mgmt, DL - Driver License,
Valid In State - Other, Must be an independently licensed
behavioral health clinician - Care Mgmt License and Certifications
- Preferred Magellan Health, Inc. is proud to be an Equal
Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace.
EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled.Every employee must understand, comply with
and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls
unique to their position; and comply with all applicable legal,
regulatory, and contractual requirements and internal policies and
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