Military Family Life Counselor
Company: Magellan Health
Posted on: September 12, 2021
This position is in support Westover Air Reserve
Candidates must be local to Westover AFB or be willing to relocate
to become local. Candidates must be licensed at the independent
level in the state of Massachusetts as a Social Worker, Therapist,
or Mental Health Counselor (LICSW, LMFT or LMHC).
Primary responsibility of providing 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
- 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
- Prior military service/military family member and/or strong
familiarity with military culture and command structure; ability to
establish productive relationships with high ranking military
- Prior services as MFLC counselor strongly preferred.
- Master’s Degree from an accredited Graduate Program in a Mental
Health related field.
- 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
- A minimum one year of post licensure counseling
- 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.
- 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
- Understanding, sensitivity and empathy for service members and
their families. Ability to develop trusting, helping relationships. Ability to work effectively with
individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, and
- Pass a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) Clearance and
an Installation Records Check (IRC), Criminal History Background
Check and FBI Fingerprints Check.
Military Family Life Counselor
MFLC Tier 3
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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