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Family Life Counselor

Company: Magellan Health
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Job Description:

Candidate must be licensed at the Independent level with the State of Virginia (LCSW, LMFT, LPC, LSATP or PSYCH).

Provides 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. These services may include non medical counseling, training/health and wellness presentations, consultation with parents, personnel at child daycare centers and schools, and consultation to installation command regarding behavioral health issues affecting children and youth. CYB counselors will be assigned to DoDEA schools and community schools and will need to have experience working in a school setting to qualify for school position. CYB 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.


  • 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 CDCs, DoDEA and community schools, youth programs and summer camps as well as providing parent 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, web, or fax 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; makes self available to children, youth, and staff. When working with children, counselor must abide by line of site protocol.
  • Establishes and maintains working relationships with community resources focused on children and youth and provides appropriate linkages.
  • Partners with POC to provide CYB services in a manner that addresses the needs of the installation/facility. Develops an excellent working relationship with the installation/facility POC.
  • Manages duty to warn and restricted reporting situations according to DoD protocol and staffs the cases with Regional Supervisor/Regional Director.
  • Communicates with Regional Supervisors and participate 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 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 assigned/appropriate.
  • Serves as a full time substitute MFLC Counselor working in different facilities to provide coverage for a counselor(s) due to illness or absences from their assignment as needed.

    General Job Information

    TitleMilitary Family Life Counselor (School), Norfolk Naval Shipyard, VAGradeMFLCJob FamilyClinical Services GroupCountryUnited States of AmericaFLSA StatusUnited States of America (Exempt)Recruiting Start Date6/25/2019Date Requisition Created6/25/2019Work 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

    ResponsibilitiesMinimum 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 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.- Ability to prove US Citizenship. - Advanced knowledge of brief therapy and solution-focused child and youth counseling methods. - School assigned counselors must have past work experience in a school setting to qualify for assignment.- Prior military service/military family member and/or strong familiarity with military culture.- Must meet the Magellan MFLC CYB criteria for experience with children and youth and specialty in child and adolescent development/psychology.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 position.

Keywords: Magellan Health, Portsmouth , Family Life Counselor, Other , Portsmouth, Virginia

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