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Military and Family Life Counselor

USAF Academy, CO
These positions are contingent upon contract and position award.  

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The Military and Family Life Counselor, herein referred as MFLC(s), are licensed counselors and social workers who provide non-medical counseling services to military service members and their families. This program is designed as a necessity to support our men and women in the front lines along with their families.  Non-medical counseling is supportive in nature and addresses: conditions of living; life skills; improving relationships at home and at work; stress management; adjustment issues, such as those related to returning from deployment; marital problems; parenting, and fear, grief, and loss. Counseling modalities consist of individual, family, couples, and groups.
 
Locations:  This project will support military installations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, United States (U.S.) territories and the commonwealths, and over 25 countries globally.  

Types of Opportunities:
  • Military and Family Life Counseling (MFLC)
  • Child and Youth Behavioral (CYB)
  • Supervisors and Leads
These opportunities are for rotational assignments 9-12 months, on-demand (short- term need), and Surge (30 – 180 days) in the locations specified above.
  1. Candidates must have unrestricted counseling or social work license in the state where the job is located. 
  2. These positions are contingent upon the contract and position award.
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Provides face-to-face, non-medical counseling to military service members and their families and makes appropriate referrals to military and community resources according to the needs of military service members and their families.
  • Ability to work independently to develop, implement, and evaluate safety and intervention plans to meet individual and family needs. 
  • Self manages daily schedule aligned with the needs of military service members and their families  focusing on full daily commitment in accordance with MFLC mission, 
  • Consults with military command and installation service providers as requested.
  • Consults with teachers, CDC providers, parents, and children regarding disruptive class behaviors.
  • Provides support to teachers, families, and students regarding deployment and reintegration.
  • Interacts with children and parents from the larger military community and Child and Youth Services (CYS), during special events, parent groups, and center activities (such as weekend basketball or soccer at the youth center).
  • Partners with and augments activities of Service Family Centers, Guard and Reserve programs (including Inter-Service Family Assistance Committees), unit family support staff officers, and other programs and services to build coalitions and connect Federal, state, and local resources and non-profit organizations to support Active Duty, Guard and Reserve families.
  • Provides approved training and education programs.
  • Tracks services performed and referrals made using the appropriate reporting system.
  • Provides MFLC response to critical incidents, surge and on-demand events, and special requests as directed by the POC and approved by the OSD program manager.
  • Manages duty to warn and mandatory reporting situations according to DOD protocol.
  • Communicates with supervisors to share information regarding trends and issues at their assigned installation.
  • Participates in regular in-service/training, Quality Improvement committees, or other contract activities as assigned.
Minimum Required Skills, Education, Experience & Abilities:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and must speak fluent English, additional languages (e.g. Spanish) preferred. 
  • Master’s degree from an accredited graduate program in a mental health related field such as social work, psychology, marriage/family therapy, or counseling.
  • Must hold and maintain a valid unrestricted counseling license or certification from a state, the District of Columbia, a U.S. territory or commonwealth that grants authority to provide counseling services as an independent practitioner in their respective fields. Candidate must be licensed in the state that the position is located. Typical licenses include LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LCPC, LMHC. 
  • Candidate must demonstrate counseling competence preceding their employment with the MFLC program.
  • An understanding of the military lifestyle and working with military family members
  • Working knowledge of military, state, federal, and local laws and resources.
  • Experience working with Family programs and/or advocacy services, military or civilian social service agencies.
  • Ability to work with military and civilian medical, social service, law enforcement, and legal personnel on behalf of service members and their families.
  • Develop trusting helping relationships and work effectively with individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Experience in intervening during crises using sound professional judgment, ethical practice, and common sense.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Preferred clearance Secret or able to achieve Secret Clearance eligible
  • For CYB:   Experience and qualifications working with children in the identified age of the participants in the assigned youth programs, such as Child Development Centers (CDCs), schools or camps.
Physical Activity:  
  • This position must be able to lift 25 lbs and interact in military unit activities with military members, such as physical training and military exercises. 
  •  For CYB:   Physically support summer camp activities such as bike riding, canoeing, and hiking. 
Background/Security Clearance Requirements:

Individuals in this position will be subject to government-sponsored background checks and are subject to a government security investigation. Counselors must meet and maintain eligibility requirements for military installation access. All CYB-MFLCs shall undergo a background check in accordance with the latest version of DOD No. 1402.05, Criminal History Background Checks on Individual in Child Care Services.
 
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