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(Archived) MFLC Counselor

Last Updated: 1/11/22

Job Description


Ft. Carson, CO

The Military Family Life Counselor is a licensed mental health professional who exercises discretion and independent judgment to provide appropriate information, coaching, training, and education to Service Members and their families. Provides face to face direct, non-medical, brief, solution-focused counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups for situations resulting from commonly occurring life circumstances such as parenting, relationship conflicts, stress, personal loss, and deployments and reunions

  • Partners with and augments activities of Service Family Centers, Guard and Reserve programs (including Inter-Service Family Assistance Committees), unit family support staff officers, and other programs and services to build coalitions and connect Federal, state, and local resources and non-profit organizations to support Active Duty, Guard and Reserve families.
  • Identifies family needs and provides a “get-well” plan in compliance with non-medical counseling scope.
  • Provides face-to-face non-medical problem-solving counseling to families when other resources are not available and makes appropriate referrals and warm transfers to military and community resources according to the needs of families and service members, including the following activities:
  • Consults with military commands and installation service providers as requested.
  • Develops and/or uses approved training and education programs and materials and advises on requests for new or revised presentations by military leadership.
  • Provides client tracking of services performed and referrals made using appropriate reporting system.
  • Accurately Record all required deliverables via SLICS portal site as outlined below:
  • Availability for Services Tool: Must be completed at the start and end of each shift daily to accurately reflect hours of service the provider is available to provide services on the installation
  • Activity Form Submission: All activity forms are to be completed and submitted via the MHN portal within 24 hours of the initial contact with the client. All forms submitted should be complete and correct to accurately reflect the services provided.
  • Face to Face and Ancillary Contact Goals: All providers are required to average a 7 hour work day, based on activity form submission, per week. This should include 5 hours of face to face contact and 3 hours of ancillary contacts daily. If there are any hinderances to this goal the provider should notify their supervisor immediately.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Master’s Degree in clinically relevant field from accredited university required
  • Possess and maintain a full license to practice independently at the Master's or Doctorate level as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage Family Therapist, or Psychologist without restrictions or supervision (i.e. LCSW, LISW, MFT, LPC, etc.) Some assignments may require a full license to practice independently in the state where the assignment is located.
  • Minimum of one to two years of post-license experience required.
  • Must be able to obtain NACI security clearance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of military lifestyle and issues that impact families
  • Ability to develop and present effective group presentations
  • Demonstrated counseling competence required.
  • Ability to accurately assess needs and make referrals to appropriate resources
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships using tact and diplomacy in interactions with individuals/families and with program representatives and officials
  • Computer skills sufficient to create, maintain, and send reports
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and oversight and use independent judgment
  • Travel between work sites may be required.

Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee may use repeated motions that include the arms, wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Required to adhere to all government agency guidelines as it applies to COVID vaccine Attestation/Restrictions

Company Details

Exton, Pennsylvania, United States