Military School Counselor
Company: Magellan Health
Location: Kings Bay
Posted on: October 12, 2021
This position has the primary responsibility of providing the full
breadth of Child and Youth Behavioral (CYB) counseling services to
children of all ages of military service members and their families
at military installations and off military installations. These
services may include non-medical counseling, training/health and
wellness presentations, consultation with parents, personnel,
schools, and consultation to installation command regarding
behavioral health issues affecting children and youth. CYB School
counselors will be assigned to Department of Defense (DoDEA)
schools and community schools and will need to have experience
working in a school setting to qualify for school position. CYB
School counselors will also be assigned to youth programs, summer
camps, and on demand assignments. The counselors work 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 installation and the schools.
- Provides non-medical, short-term, solution focused, counseling
directly to children and youth of service members. Services include
assessment, brief counseling and consultation, action planning,
referral to resources (assuring linkage as appropriate), and
follow-up as indicated.
- CYB counselors will also have a focus on supporting the staff
and personnel of DoDEA and community schools, and summer camps as
well as providing parent training and guidance.
- Provides training and health and wellness presentations,
participates in health fairs and other base/installation activities
focused on children and youth.
- 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 confidentiality and
anonymity of service/family member.
- Creates a presence in the school; is available to children,
youth, and staff. When working with children, the counselor must
abide by line of sight protocol (another adult with responsibility
for the child must be able to see the counselor and child they are
working with at all times).
- Establishes and maintains working relationships with community
resources focused on children and youth and provides appropriate
- Partners with POC to provide CYB services in a manner that
addresses the needs of the installation/facility. Develops an
effective and professional working relationship with the
- Manages duty to warn and restricted reporting situations
according to DoD protocol and staffs the cases with Regional
- Communicates with Regional Supervisor and participates in
regular individual and group supervision, sharing information
regarding trends and issues on the installations and in facilities
to which they are assigned.
- Responds to critical incidents and special requests as directed
by the POC and approved by the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD)
program manager. The CYB will flex schedule to respond to urgent
requests as needed.
- Participates in regular in-services/training, Quality
Improvement committees or other contract activities as
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.
Must meet the Magellan MFLC CYB criteria for experience with
children and youth and specialty in child and adolescent
For assignments in the 50 states, counselors shall be licensed or
certified in the state in which the client is receiving
Minimum 2 years of post-masters supervised clinical experience.
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. 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
current immunizations or vaccinations and provide record of
Ability to prove US Citizenship and must be fluent in English.
Understanding, sensitivity and empathy for children, service
members and their families. Ability to develop trusting, helping
relationships. Ability to work effectively with individuals and
families from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic
School assigned counselors must have past work experience in a
school setting to qualify for assignment.
Pass a Child National Agency Check and Inquiries (CNACI) Clearance
and an Installation Records Check (IRC), Criminal History
Background Check and FBI Fingerprints Check.
Vehicle Operator's License Requirment: Unless specifically
waived by the FEDSIM COR, all contractor personnel providing
counseling support at Government locations shall possess a valid
U.S. state vehicle operator’s license. As a condition for
employment under this contract, contractor personnel may be
required to pass all tests for and obtain a U.S. military vehicle
operator’s permit for commercial sedans and similar, for use at
Temporary Duty (TDY) locations, if required., Prior military
service/military family member and/or strong familiarity with
military culture preferred.
Military School Counselor
MFLC Tier 3
Work Experience - Required
Work Experience - Preferred
Education - Required
Masters - Behavioral Health, Masters - Social Work
Education - Preferred
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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