Military and Family Life Counselor
Company: Magellan Health
Location: Fort Bragg
Posted on: June 25, 2022
This position is covered under a Collective Bargaining
Agreement.This position is in support of Fort Bragg. Candidates
must be local to the base or be willing to relocate to become
local. Candidates must be licensed at the independent level in the
state of North Carolina as a Social Worker (LCSW), Therapist
(LMFT), or Mental Health Counselor (LCHMC).Primary responsibility
to provide the full breadth of MFLC (Military Family Life
Counseling) counseling services to military service members and
their families at military installations. Services include non-
medical, short-term, walk-around counseling, training/health and
wellness presentations, provision of health fairs, and consultation
to installation command regarding behavioral health issues. Works
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, walk-around
counseling directly to service and family members. Services include
assessment, brief counseling and consultation, action planning,
referral to resources (assuring linkage as appropriate), and
follow-up as indicated.
- Delivers training and health and wellness presentations,
participates in health fairs and other base/installation activities
- 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 client/service 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. Establishes and maintains
working relationships with community resources and provides
appropriate linkages for service members and their families.
Partners with POC to provide MFLC services in a manner that
addresses the needs of the installation. Develops an effective and
professional working relationship with the installation POC.
- Provides MFLC response to critical incidents, surge and on
demand events, and special requests as directed by the POC and
approved by the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) program
manager. Counselor will flex schedule to respond to urgent requests
- 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 to which the
counselor is assigned.
- Participates in regular in-services/training, Quality
Improvement committees or other contract activities as
assigned/appropriate.Other Job RequirementsResponsibilitiesMaster'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
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 InformationTitleMilitary and
Family Life CounselorGradeMFLC Tier 2Work Experience -
RequiredClinicalWork Experience - PreferredEducation -
RequiredMasters - Behavioral HealthEducation - PreferredLicense and
Certifications - RequiredCurrent 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 MgmtLicense and Certifications - PreferredMagellan
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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