The Military Family Life Counselor CYB will provide face to face direct, non-medical, brief, solution-focused counseling services to children under the age of 18 for situations resulting from commonly occurring life circumstances such as parenting, relationship conflicts, stress, personal loss, and deployments and reunions.Will exercise discretion and independent judgment to provide appropriate information, coaching, training, and education to the children.Responsibilities
- Partners with and augments activities of Child Development Centers (CDC’s) 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 children 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:
- 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 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 portal withing 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 workday, 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
- Daily timekeeping requirements for both Employer and Government/Prime Contractor
- 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.) in the state of Colorado.
- More than five years of post-license experience working with children in the areas of relationships, behavior management, coping skills, child development, separation, stress management, single parenting, step-parenting, family separation, reunion and reintegration, assessments and referrals preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- The CYB MFLCs may tailor their activities to address the specific goals for a certain child or youth, family, classroom, or program. CYB MFLC services shall be responsive to specific factors such as the population served, reflecting the values and mission of the MFLC Program for the duration of the counselor's relationship with the early care and education programs.
- Depending on the age of the child or youth, the CYB MFLCs may be required to provide services to adults (including parents) on behalf of children and youth in child development programs, schools, and pediatric care settings (HealthySteps pilot).
- Demonstrated counseling competence required.
- Must be able to obtain CNACI security clearance
(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.