Military Family Life Counselor Child and Youth
Company: Magellan Health
Location: Fort Bragg
Posted on: September 15, 2021
This position is covered under a Collective Bargaining
This position is in support of Prager and Rodriguez CDCs on base at
Fort Bragg. Candidates must be local to Fort Bragg and licensed at
the independent level in the state of North Carolina as an LCSW,
LMFT, or LCMHC.
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 guidance.
- 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
- 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
- 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, or social work.
- Valid unrestricted counseling license from a State,
District of Columbia, US Territory or Commonwealth that grants
authority to provide counseling services as an independent
- 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
- 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.
Military Family Life Counselor Child and Youth
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, 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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