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Child Youth Counselor CYB MFLC

Fort Irwin, California Apply Now Job ID 1140406 Category Health Insurance Operations Organization Federal Services Schedule Full-time
Description:
Position Purpose: This description should be used exclusively with the SPA Salary Structure. The Counselor is a licensed mental health professional who exercises discretion and independent judgment to provide appropriate information, coaching, training, and education concerning military-connected children to service members and or child-development center or school staff. Direct non-clinical services to children and adolescents ages 2-18 are also provided by the CYB Counselor.

  • Reaches out to families with children to conduct non-medical needs assessments and provides supportive, non-medical counseling services to families/parents, such as parenting and child development education (ages 0-18), suggestions for behavioral interventions, non-medical counseling, recommendations for referrals and other services as appropriate, etc. 
  • Provides age appropriate activities-based programs to young children and adolescents on topics such as identifying feelings, problem solving, bullying, conflict resolution, self-esteem, coping with deployment and reunification, sibling/parental relationships, anger and time management, separation from parent(s), divorce, health and wellness/self care, etc.
  • Facilitates psycho-educational discussion groups for older children and adolescents.
  • Provides consultations, trainings and educational presentations/workshops for parents, school staff, child-care professionals, and other community groups on topics such as child development, behavior management, burnout and self-care, effects of deployment and reunification on children and youth, recognizing behavioral indicators of stress in children and youth, etc., including the following activities:
  • Provides feedback on outreach efforts and tracks services performed and referrals made.
  • Advises on behavioral and psychotherapeutic training and education programs and materials requested by military personnel and commanders.
  • Completes and submits all required documentation.
  • Evenings and weekends required
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications:
    The Counselor 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.


    Education/Experience: Master’s Degree in clinically relevant field from accredited university required. Demonstrated counseling competence required.Two years post-license experience working with individuals and families in the areas of relationships, behavior management, coping skills, parenting skills/education, child development, separation, stress management, single parenting, step-parenting, family separation, reunion and reintegration, assessments and referrals preferred.18 months direct MFLC experience preferred. A direct association with the military is preferred but not required


    License/Certification: 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.

    Government Security/Clearance/Citizenship Requirements: Requires US citizenship and current security clearance
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