Military Family Life Counselor
Company: Magellan Health
Location: San Diego
Posted on: July 1, 2020
Must hold a California independent license.
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
General Job Information
TitleMilitary Family Life Counselor San DiegoGradeMFLCJob
FamilyClinical Services GroupCountryUnited States of AmericaFLSA
StatusUnited States of America (Exempt)Recruiting Start
Date6/25/2020Date Requisition Created6/25/2020Work
ExperienceClinicalEducationMasters: Behavioral Health
(Required)License and Certifications - RequiredCurrent licensure
required for this position that meets State, Commonwealth or
customer-specific requirements - Care Mgmt, Must be an
independently licensed behavioral health clinician - Care
MgmtLicense and Certifications - Preferred
Other Job Requirements
- Prior military service/military family member and/or strong
familiarity with military culture preferred.
- Master'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
- 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
- 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 receipt.
Magellan Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity
Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Every
employee must understand, comply and attest to the security
responsibilities and security controls unique to their
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