Military Family Life Counselor
Chenega Corporation - American Samoa

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The Counselor works as part of a mobile team to provide family services to military members and families who are geographically isolated from military installations. The Counselor is a licensed mental health professional and provides information, coaching, training, and education to military families and service members.

The counselor provides on-site, mobile and/or direct short-term, non-medical, 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Partners with and augments activities of Service Family Centers, Guard and Reserve programs (including Inter-Service Family Assistance Committees), unit family support staff officers, and other programs and services 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.

Catalogues existing family programs and supports; determines how well those efforts are meeting family needs.

Identifies problems and/or gaps in service.

Determines methods to fill the gaps and enhance existing support systems’ efforts.

Plans and implements a comprehensive, integrated, mobile service delivery system.

Provides on-site and/or mobile non-medical problem solving counseling to families 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.

Travels throughout the state as appropriate to meet with families and unit family support staff to assess needs and provide or arrange for counseling services.

Consults with and trains military commands and service providers as requested.

Sponsors and trains volunteers and family support professionals.

Builds coalitions, coordinates with and connects Federal, state, and local resources and non-profit organizations to support Active Duty, Guard and Reserve families. Coordinates and plans service delivery under direction of the National Guard Joint Force Headquarters Command (JFHQ) J-1 and the State Family Program Director (SFPD).

Develops and/or uses MHN-approved training and education programs and materials as well as researches and adopts current materials available through military and national civilian sources.

Travels on demand to provide services to families and/or support to Family Assistance Centers, Family Readiness Groups, Commanders, Child & Youth Mobilization Specialists, Family Readiness Assistants, State Benefit Advisors and Personnel Support Specialists.

Provides feedback on outreach efforts in support of families and service members.

Provides client tracking of services performed and referrals made using appropriate reporting system.

May assist with interviewing process.

May assist with curriculum development for delivery of service.

Supervision

Requires moderate supervision and may at times supervise others

Minimum Qualifications

Working knowledge of military lifestyle and issues that impact families.

Ability to develop and present effective group presentations.

Ability to accurately assess needs and make referrals to appropriate resources.

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships using tact and diplomacy in interactions with individuals/families and with program representatives and officials.

Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Education and/or Experience

Master’s Degree in clinically relevant field from accredited university required.

Two years working with 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.

Experience collaborating with social service agencies and systems to integrate resources, plan and deliver comprehensive services to people.

Any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Clearance:
A current unrestricted license from any one of the 50 U.S. States, the District of Columbia, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands is acceptable.

LCSW/LISW, MFT, LPC Mental Health Professional licensed at the independent practitioner level.

Current BLS from American Heart Association.

Computer Skills

Computer skills sufficient to create, maintain, and send reports.

Competencies

  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Problem Solving

  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Written Communication

  • Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information including, but not limited to patient medical information.
Diversity

  • Aware of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Promotes a harassment-free environment.
Ethics

  • Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Strategic Thinking

  • Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
Planning/Organizing

  • Prioritize and plans work activities; Stays on schedule; Uses time efficiently.
Professionalism

  • Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Innovation

  • Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
Qualifications -

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Skills -

Ability to read, analyze; Ability to read and write patient medical records, business correspondence; Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from patients, families, managers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills -

Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations as needed.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to question activities and issues in all functional areas and make sound decisions based on that data.
Physical Demands -

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 is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move equipment and/or patients at times without assistance.

Work Environment -

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to patients potentially sick and/or well. With exposure to varied medical equipment as well as electronic office equipment.

Chenega Corporation is an EOE. AA/M/F/D/V. Native preference under PL930638. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Working knowledge of military lifestyle and issues that impact families.

Ability to develop and present effective group presentations.

Ability to accurately assess needs and make referrals to appropriate resources.

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships using tact and diplomacy in interactions with individuals/families and with program representatives and officials.

Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Education and/or Experience

Master’s Degree in clinically relevant field from accredited university required.

Two years working with 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.

Experience collaborating with social service agencies and systems to integrate resources, plan and deliver comprehensive services to people.

Any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Clearance:
A current unrestricted license from any one of the 50 U.S. States, the District of Columbia, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands is acceptable.

LCSW/LISW, MFT, LPC Mental Health Professional licensed at the independent practitioner level.

Current BLS from American Heart Association.

Job

Medical Services

Primary Location

United States-American Samoa

Organization

American Hospital Services Group

Recruiter

Jonathan Bandel

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