Military Family Life Counselor
Company: Magellan Health
Posted on: September 21, 2022
This position is in support of schools associated with Joint
Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst military base in New Jersey; candidate
must be local to the military base or willing to relocate to become
local. Candidates must be licensed at the independent level in the
state of New Jersey as a Social Worker (LCSW), Therapist (LMFT),
Mental Health Counselor (LPC), or Psychologist. This position has
the primary responsibility of providing the full breadth of Child
and Youth Behavioral (CYB) counseling services to children of all
ages of military service members and their families at military
installations and off military installations. These services may
include non-medical counseling, training/ health and wellness
presentations, consultation with parents, personnel, schools, and
consultation to installation command regarding behavioral health
issues affecting children and youth. CYB School counselors will be
assigned to Department of Defense (DoDEA) schools and community
schools and will need to have experience working in a school
setting to qualify for school position. CYB School counselors will
also be assigned to 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
and the schools.
- 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 DoDEA and community schools, and summer camps as
well as providing parent training and guidance.
- Provides training and health and wellness presentations,
participates 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 in the school; is available to children,
youth, and staff. When working with children, the 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 DoD protocol and staffs the cases with Regional
- Communicates with Regional Supervisor and participates in
regular individual and group supervision, sharing information
regarding trends and issues on the installations and in facilities
to which they are 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 relevant field of study to include, but not limited to, a
mental health related field such as social work, psychology,
marriage/family therapy, or counseling.
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.
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
May require travel to locations outside of a military base in a
variety of physical environments.
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 immunizations or
vaccinations and provide record of receipt.
Ability to prove US Citizenship and must be fluent in English.
Understanding, sensitivity and empathy for service members and
their families. Ability to develop trusting, helping relationships.
Ability to work with individuals and families from diverse racial,
ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Must pass a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) Clearance,
and an Installation Records Check (IRC), Criminal Background Check,
and FBI Fingerprints Check.
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 TitleMilitary
Family Life CounselorGradeMFLC Tier 2 Work Experience - Required
Clinical Work Experience - Preferred Education - Required Masters -
Behavioral Health, Masters - Social Work 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 Salary RangeSalary Minimum: $59,922Salary Maximum:
$100,280 This information reflects the anticipated base salary
range for this position based on current national data. Minimums
and maximums may vary based on location. Actual pay will be
adjusted based on an individual's skills, experience, education,
and other job-related factors permitted by law. This position may
be eligible for short-term incentives as well as a comprehensive
benefits package. Magellan offers a broad range of health, life,
voluntary and other benefits and perks that enhance your physical,
mental, emotional and financial wellbeing. 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 procedures.
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