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MILITARY FAMILY LIFE COUNSELOR

Company: Leidos
Location: Glendale
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Description Leidos is hiring licensed behavioral health professionals to join our Military and Family Life Counseling (MFLC) team.Join the mission to support U.S. military service members and their families as they work through important military life adjustments while serving their country. The Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC) position offers a unique opportunity to serve a vital role, in providing non-medical support, which includes counseling, consultation, and outreach, to service members, military family members and eligible staff. Non-medical counseling is preventive in nature and aims to address and provide solution focused approaches to issues before they become greater challenges.Service members, spouses and family members face unique emotional and environmental challenges due to the stress of military life. This is an opportunity for you to reach them where and when you are most needed.MFLC responsibilities include:

  • Face-to-face counseling to military service members and their families (individuals, couples, children, and families).
  • Observe, participate, and engage in activities with service members, military spouses and families; provide coaching, guidance and support; and model behavior management techniques for staff and military family members.
  • Offer presentations to service members, military families, military leadership or support staff at military-connected or school events.
  • Promote creativity and positivity through approved materials.
  • Build rapport with parents and families by attending installation and community events.
  • Help with transition adjustments, such as a new position, new school, or new home.
  • Participate in regular in-service training or other contract activities as assigned.
  • Communicate information regarding trends and issues at assigned installation to Team Leads.MFLC will also benefit from:
    • No insurance to file.
    • No progress notes required.
    • No treatment plans to develop.
    • iPad provided for easy digital reporting, with no PII or PHI.
    • Paid federal holidays.
    • Free and unlimited behavioral healthcare training.
    • Reimbursement for job-related license renewal fees.
    • Eligibility to participate in 401K retirement plan.
    • Centralized support through a Counseling Center of Excellence that provides best practices, expert speakers, and state-of-the-art resources.Additional Job Duties May Include:
      • Responding to emergent situations in any physical location on a military installation
      • Traversing long distances to both indoor and outdoor locations, to maneuver through rugged, outdoor, or uneven locations (ascend/descend), and work in outdoor weather.
      • Travelling 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.Licensure PortabilityGreat news! In accordance with the recent National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), licensed Military and Family Life Counselors may provide non-medical counseling services to military families at any location in a U.S. state, the District of Columbia, or a territory or possession of the United States, regardless of which state the counselor is licensed in. Within the scope of the MFLC program, a counselor may hold any independent and clinical license recognized by the Secretary of Defense as an appropriate license for the provision of non-medical counseling services.Environment:At the direction of the Department of Defense, duties are performed in multiple indoor locations (approximately 60%) and outdoor locations (approximately 40%). The indoor locations are located within a military installation, a school, a youth center or a child development center (CDC), controlled by the Department of Defense. The outdoor locations frequently involve traversing over uneven grassy, gravel, and/or dirt areas, ascending/descending stairs, and exposure to the weather. CDC settings frequently involve sitting on the floor to interact with children for up to 2 hours at a time.Work Settings:As an MFLC working with adults, families and children, you may work in various settings:
        • Military Installation: Working with service members, military families, and eligible staff.
          • Schools: Working with school aged youth and teens, parents, teachers, and staff.
          • Youth & Teen Centers: Working with school aged youth and teens, parents, teachers, and staff.
          • Child Development Centers: Working with children ages 0-5, parents and center staff.Minimum Requirements:
            • A Master's degree or higher in the Behavioral Health Professions (MS/MSW/MA/PhD).
            • The candidate must hold a valid independent license in the mental health field from any US state or territory (LCSW, MFT, LPCC, Psychologist).
            • Must be a U.S. citizen.
            • Must be able to pass a basic background check for employment, a Child National Agency Check, and Inquiries (NACI/CNACI) clearance, commonly called a Public Trust clearance.Original Posting Date:2024-06-17While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.Pay Range:Pay Range $55,250.00 - $99,875.00The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only -and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Keywords: Leidos, Glendale , MILITARY FAMILY LIFE COUNSELOR, Other , Glendale, Arizona

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