Military Family Life Counselor
Location: Fort Riley
Posted on: May 25, 2023
Description Join our global force of military counselors and
therapists!Leidos is looking for a Child and Youth Counselor to
support Ft. Riley near Manhattan, KS.A career of purpose-serving
our nation's military children and families-is open for you, an
empathetic, supportive, and motivational licensed therapist who can
proactively help military children overcome common challenges such
as deployment of a parent, frequent relocation, and emotional
management.Leidos partners with the Department of Defense's (DoD's)
Military and Family Life Counseling (MFLC) Program to provide
highly confidential counseling services and support to military
service members and their families. Non-medical counseling is
preventive in nature and aims to address and solve issues before
they become more harmful problems.Many people like you, who have
behavioral or mental health experience, are finding satisfaction in
the non- medical counseling profession. Your education and
experience can more effectively help people navigate life's
challenges when you're not spending long hours completing billing
and documentation, filing paperwork, or sitting at a desk all day.
The MFLC model emphasizes simple and easy documentation used for
reporting activity only:
- No long narratives to generate
- No insurance to file
- No progress notes
- No treatment plansAlong with job satisfaction, you will be a
part of the force of counseling excellence that makes a meaningful
difference for U.S. Service Members and their families! Counselors
play a vital role in helping service members and their families get
the support they truly need. Military children face unique
emotional and environmental challenges due to the stress of
military life. This is an opportunity for you to reach them where
and when you are most needed.
- Work at installation Child Development Centers (CDCs) with
children 0-5, before or after-school care centers for school-aged
children, youth and teens on educational activities and appropriate
- Offer trainings to address social skills development and social
emotional learning that is crucial for childhood early
- Promote creativity and positivity through approved materials
- Give presentations that build skills and problem-solving
- Build rapport with parents and families by attending events and
creating education and awareness about the importance of counseling
- Help children with transition adjustments, such as a new school
and a new home.
- Become an integral part of the military educational leadership
community that shapes our nation's future. Many MFLCs receive
military honors and awards as a gesture of appreciation for the
value they bring!Counseling services are generally preventive in
nature and address topics such as living conditions, life skills,
relationships at home and work, stress management, adjustment
issues, marital problems, parenting, fear, grief, loss and much
more. Our counselors use their clinical skills and experience to
identify high-risk behaviors and assist in referral for ongoing
treatment and support.Responsibilities include:
- Face-to-face counseling to military service members and their
families (Individual, Couples, Family, and Children).
- Visibility in assigned installation, supporting
military-connected students, parents, and staff.
- Recommending appropriate referrals and handoffs based on your
experienced differential clinical skills to military and community
resources according to the needs of military service members and
- Developing and/or using approved counseling, training and
education programs and materials.
- Communicating information regarding trends and issues at
assigned installation to Team Leads.
- Participating in regular in-service training or other contract
activities as assigned.
- Participating in installation and community events.Minimum
- A Master's degree or higher in the Behavioral Health
- Licensure to practice at the independent practice level (LCSW,
MFT, LPCC, Psychologist) in the state where you provide
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Must be able to pass a basic background check for employment, a
Child National Agency Check, and Inquiries (NACI/CNACI) clearance,
commonly called a Public Trust clearance.While helping America's
bravest and their families, MFLC counselors also benefit from:
- Free work-related professional development courses.
- iPad provided for easy digital reporting, with no PII or
- Reimbursement for job-related license renewal fees.
- Flexible 40-hour work weeks.
- Paid federal holidays.The Leidos Difference for Counselors:
- Enjoy centralized support through a Counseling Center of
Excellence that provides best practices, expert speakers,
state-of-the-art resources, and evidence-based research that allow
MFLC counselors to spend less time on administration and more time
with their participants.
- Partnerships with the military, United States government and
academic institutions allow you to work on new and emerging trends
such as public health-based intervention models and optimization of
the behavioral healthcare continuum.Pay Range:Pay Range $54,600.00
- $84,000.00 - $113,400.00The Leidos pay range for this job level
is a general guideline only -and not a guarantee of compensation or
salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include
(but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education,
experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal
equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement
(if any), or other law.
Keywords: Leidos, Topeka , Military Family Life Counselor, Other , Fort Riley, Kansas
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