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Leidos Military and Family Life Counselor - JBLM, WA in Tacoma, Washington

Description

Leidos is hiring licensed behavioral health professionals to join our Adult Military and Family Life Counseling (MFLC) team to support Joint Base Lewis McChord near DuPont, WA.

Join the mission to support U.S. military service members and their families as they work through important military life adjustments while serving their country. The Adult Military and Family Life Counselor (Adult-MFLC) position offers a unique opportunity to serve a vital role, in providing non-medical support, which includes counseling, consultation, and outreach, to service members, military family members and eligible staff. Non-medical counseling is preventive in nature and aims to address and provide solution focused approaches to issues before they become greater challenges.

Service members, spouses and family members 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.

Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Position:

MFLCs provide crucial mental health support to service members and their families, and when working within SOCOM, their role becomes even more pivotal. MFLCs seeking positions within SOCOM must obtain extra clearances due to the sensitive nature of the work conducted within special forces and the special operations community. Special operations commands operate in high-pressure environments with high-stakes missions, often deploying frequently and facing intense operational demands. Service members within SOCOM are involved in clandestine operations, counterterrorism efforts, and other critical tasks where mental resilience and support are essential. The intense nature of a SOCOM position is felt within the military family as well. Spouses and children are often affected by frequent separations, lack of understanding or ability to know what the service members does day-to-day, and high-stake missions that may result in increased stress or worry for the family. MFLCs entering this domain must be prepared for the unique challenges and demands inherent in supporting personnel and families operating within such environments.

Adult-MFLC responsibilities include:

  • Face-to-face counseling to military service members and their families (individuals, couples, and families).

  • Observe, participate, and engage in activities with service members, military spouses and families; provide coaching, guidance and support to installation staff; and model behavior management techniques for staff and military family members.

  • Offer presentations to service members, military families, and military leadership at military-connect events.

  • Promote creativity and positivity through approved materials.

  • Build rapport with parents and families by attending installation and community events.

  • Help with transition adjustments, such as a new school and a new home.

  • Participate in regular in-service training or other contract activities as assigned.

  • Communicate information regarding trends and issues at assigned installation to Team Leads.

Adult-MFLC will also benefit from:

  • No insurance to file.

  • No progress notes required.

  • No treatment plans to develop.

  • iPad provided for easy digital reporting, with no PII or PHI.

  • Paid federal holidays.

  • Free and unlimited behavioral healthcare training.

  • Reimbursement for job-related license renewal fees.

  • Eligibility to participate in 401K retirement plan.

  • Centralized support through a Counseling Center of Excellence that provides best practices, expert speakers, and state-of-the-art resources.

Additional Job Duties May Include:

  • Responding to emergent situations in any physical location on a military installation

  • Traversing long distances to both indoor and outdoor locations, to maneuver through rugged, outdoor, or uneven locations (ascend/descend), and work in outdoor weather.

  • Travelling to locations outside of a military base in a variety of physical environments.

  • 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.

Environment:

At the direction of the Department of Defense duties are performed in multiple indoor locations (approximately 60%) and outdoor locations (approximately 40%). The indoor locations are located within a military installation controlled by the Department of Defense. The outdoor locations frequently involve traversing over uneven grassy, gravel, and/or dirt areas, ascending/descending stairs, and exposure to the weather.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree or higher in the Behavioral Health Professions (MS/MSW/MA/PhD).

  • Licensure to practice at the independent practice level (LICSW, LMFT, LMHC, or Psychologist) in the state of Washington (WA).

  • Must be a U.S. citizen per government contract.

  • 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 prior to hire.

  • Must be able to pass a Secret Level Clearance (interim Secret to start) with the Department of Defense.

Pay Range $55,250.00 - $99,875.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline onlyand 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.

Original Posting Date:

2024-05-14

While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range -

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline onlyand 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.

REQNUMBER: R-00135673

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.

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