MFLC School Counselor ($20K Sign-On / Retention)
Holloman AFB, NM
Employment Type: Full Time
Clearance Requirements: NACI
FLSA Status: Exempt (Salary)
Eligible for Remote Work: No
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The Military and Family Life Counselor (SCHOOL position) will provide face to face, non-medical counseling (NMC) and additional outreach services to students under the age of 18. The brief, solution-focused counseling services will be mostly in a school environment and sometimes in the larger military installation environment. These services are designed to help participants learn to anticipate and resolve unique challenges associated with military life and aid in the prevention or reduction of the effects of stressors that may detract from military and family readiness. We are currently seeking qualified School Counselors (CYBS) to support the Military and Family Life Counseling (MFLC) program for Holloman AFB in New Mexico. Salary and leveling commensurate with experience.
Essential Job Functions:
MFLC School Counselors provide services to children of military service members to increase their ability to develop strong relationships, solve problems, and adequately express and manage their emotions. School Counselors are assigned to Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools and, in some cases, local community schools. MFLC School Counselors serve schools for the entire academic year. School Counselors work closely with military branch points of contact (POCs) to ensure that program services are provided within the scope of the contract and meet the needs of the assigned installation.
- Working alongside and/or (in line of sight) with students individually, in classroom settings, and in group activities throughout their daily settings.
- Provide psycho-social (OSD-approved) lessons/groups/lunch bunches aimed at targeting childrens' social-emotional development, relationship building, communication skills, deployment/reunion stressors, grief and loss, stress, conflict, life transitions and other issues that arise.
- Collaborating with teachers, parents, and administrators in order to promote the healthy development of children and youths' social-emotional competencies and capacities.
- Interacting with children and parents during special events, such as field days, award luncheons, sports events, parent groups, and center activities.
- Conducting briefings and/or presentations, as requested to students, teachers/professionals and/or parents.
- Providing referral resources to participants who need a greater level of care or to those that are not eligible for the MFLC program.
- Providing outreach services to parents and the installation command staff.
- Submitting Activity forms daily, to show 8 hours of direct daily contact.
- Reporting time daily for employer and government.
Necessary Skills and Knowledge:
- Working knowledge of relevant military, state, federal, and local laws, and resources.
- Working knowledge of psycho-social development of children.
- A thorough understanding of the military lifestyle and experience working with military family members.
- Ability to understand, apply, and maintain professional standards.
- Highly developed written, oral, and presentation communication skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Licensure at the independent practice level (LCSW, LMFT, LPC LCPC, LMHC) in the State where position is located and where the services are rendered. (New Mexico for this position).
- Master's degree from an accredited graduate program in a mental health-related field such as social work, psychology, marriage/family therapy, or counseling.
- Fluency in the English language.
- Ability to pass all background/suitability check.
- Experience with children and youth and specialty in child and adolescent development/psychology.
- Must be able to obtain CNACI security clearance.
- A valid driver's license; ability to travel locally as needed.
- MFLC experience.
- Physical ability to support youth activities, such as walking, running, bike riding, canoeing, and hiking, for selected assignments.
- Bilingual in Spanish.
- Experience working with children in school/youth setting.