OCONUS Guam-Anderson School Based SPA Child & Youth Military Family Life Counselor
MHN Government Services - Guam - 7301 - Guam

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Health Net, Inc. is a publicly traded managed care organization that delivers managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans. Its mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable. The company provides health benefits to approximately 6.0 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as "Part D"), Medicaid, Department of Defense, including TRICARE, and Veterans Affairs programs. Health Net's behavioral health services subsidiary, Managed Health Network, Inc., provides behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs to approximately 5.4 million individuals, including Health Net's own health plan members. The company's subsidiaries also offer managed health care products related to prescription drugs, and offer managed health care product coordination for multi-region employers and administrative services for medical groups and self-funded benefits programs.

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JOB SUMMARY:
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.

The Counselor provides face-to-face non-clinical problem solving counseling to families and makes appropriate referrals and warm transfers to military and community resources according to the needs of military-connected children, families and service members.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:
Education:
Master's Degree in clinically relevant field from accredited university required

Certification/License:
Possess and maintain a full license to practice in this State 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.)

Experience:
Minimum two years post-license experience working with families and children required

Experience with groups of young children and adolescents in clinical or school setting

Experience providing activities based psycho-educational programs to children and adolescents

Experience preparing and presenting educational and informational presentations

Six months direct experience as CYB MFLC preferred

A direct association with the military is preferred but not required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Working knowledge of military lifestyle and issues impacting families

Skilled in working with parents and children through educational outreach and non-medical, problem-solving counseling

Ability to develop and deliver group presentations and respond to commander requests for presentations and materials and advise as to compliance with scope of contract and non-medical counseling practice

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

Computer skills sufficient to create, maintain, and send reports

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to pass additional criminal history background checks required for performance in military schools

Ability to work with minimal supervision and oversight and use independent judgment

Travel between work sites may be required

Work Conditions:
The work conditions and physical demands listed below are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Associates are expected to follow the proper work safety practices and procedures for their personal safety and to prevent possible injuries.

Computer usage may be required up to 50 percent of the time, including heavy typing, keyboarding, data entry, repetitive motion, and/or eye strain.

May be exposed to confidential information and expected to maintain confidentiality at all times; must adhere to HIPAA rules and regulations.

May be required to work outside of normally scheduled hours as mandated by the client, project and/or workload (e.g. evenings, weekends, and/or holidays).

Phone usage may be required up to 15 percent of the time; headsets may be required.

May be required to maintain established work pace, meet deadlines; may have last minute urgent requests.

May be required to travel 25 percent of the time.

May be required to lift, carry and/or move equipment/supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.

May operate personal computers, printers, facsimile, telephones, copy machines and other commonly used office accessories/equipment.

Frequent interruptions/distractions; environment may be loud.

Physical activity may include: twisting, reaching, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crawling, grasping, grabbing, pushing, pulling, repetitive motion, climbing, etc.

Significant reading required via internet and/or bound regulatory volumes.

Work may be sedentary, desk bound or seated up to 8 hours per day.

May be required to walk or stand up to 4 hour per day; walking and/or transporting supplies and equipment between buildings/parking lots and structures may be required

OR

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

Health Net, Inc. supports a drug-free work environment and requires pre-employment background and drug screening.

Health Net and its subsidiaries are an Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/V/D.

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