School Military Family Life Counselor
Company: Magellan Health
Location: Key West
Posted on: April 30, 2021
This position is in support of schools affiliated with NAS Key
West. Candidates must be local to the installation or be willing to
relocate to become local at their own expense. There is not
government funded travel for this position. Candidates must be
licensed at the independent level in the start of Florida with
their LCSW (Social Work), LMFT (Therapist), or LMHC (Mental Health
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
- Prior military service/military family member and/or strong
familiarity with military culture preferred.
Master’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.
Must obtain an independent clinical license within two
years of hire date.
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.
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
Ability to prove US Citizenship and must be fluent in
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
Must pass a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI)
Clearance, and an Installation Records Check (IRC),
Criminal Background Check, and FBI Fingerprints
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.
School Military Family Life Counselor
MFLC Tier 2
Masters: Behavioral Health (Required), Masters: Social Work
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
Certifications - Preferred
Magellan Health Services is proud to be
an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace.
employee must understand, comply and attest to the security
responsibilities and security controls unique to their
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