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Counselor

Company: Zeiders Enterprises, Inc
Location: Sheppard AFB
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description

*This position qualifies for a special sign-on incentive*

Summary

MFLC Counselors provide assessment, short-term, solution focused counseling services and non-traditional walk around participant outreach to eligible individuals, military children and youth of all ages. This includes collaboration and consultation with teachers, parents, and administrators to strengthen and increase the child's/youth's capacity for healthy development. MFLC services shall enhance participants' ability to cope with the many challenges associated with the complex dynamics unique to the military service environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

+ Provide support for children of any age working in early childhood settings and schools. The CYB-MFLC would also serve to provide services for staff and parents.

+ Possesses in-depth knowledge on subjects relating to the conduct, activities, practices, and operations of the MFLC program.

+ Provides non-medical counseling, consulting, and outreach services to eligible participants.

+ Knowledge of preventative models that strengthen service members' and their families' readiness and resilience by reducing the stresses/stressors of military life cycle.

+ Ability to model evidence-based intervention approaches.

+ Ability to teach coping strategies, emotion management, and problem-solving skills to families and/or caregivers.

+ Ability to teach strategies supporting management of life challenges more effectively.

+ Facilitation of psychological and behavioral awareness.

+ Provide education knowledge to participants including: The meaning of specific symptoms and/or what is known about the causes, effects, implications of identified issues.

+ Provide services through multi-level intervention (e.g., classroom, family, school, community) while understanding the potential contextual and cultural factors impacting young children's behavior.

+ Assist educators with strategies for cultivating a deeper understanding of the factors that shape young children's social-emotional development.

+ Ability to perform accurate assessment of the client's presenting problem and to plan effective treatment for that problem

+ Conducts government approved presentations as requested.

+ Enters counselor activity reporting daily through issued equipment while assuring accurate reporting and maintaining confidentiality of participants.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Required Education and/or Experience Qualifications

+ Be U.S. citizens and speak fluent English.

+ Possess a Master's degree from an accredited graduate program in a relevant field of study to work described in the contract to include, but not limited to, a mental health-related field such as social work, psychology, marriage/family therapy, or counseling.

+ Be licensed (licensed to practice independently) or provisionally licensed per the requirements applicable to the state and tier level and shall be compliant with industry-accepted standards for counseling performance. For assignments in the 50 states, counselors shall be licensed or provisionally licensed in the state and tier level in which the participant is receiving services.

+ Be able to pass all background/suitability checks, which may include additional installation-specific requirements.

+ This position requires access to U.S. Government facilities and systems. U.S. Citizenship, a valid driver's license, transportation, and auto insurance are required

Preferred Qualifications

+ Certification or additional training as an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant.

Other Skills and Abilities

+ Knowledge of the difficulties of adjusting to general life stresses as well as those resulting from the requirements of military life, and experience providing short-term counseling for those issues

+ Knowledge of standard documentation requirements for clinical services

+ Knowledge of available military and community referral resources

+ Ability to work effectively with diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds

+ Proficiency in oral and written communication skills

+ Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite software and skilled in the use of office software

Competencies

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

+ Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

+ Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Solicits customer feedback to improve service ; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

+ Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

+ Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

+ Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

+ Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.

+ Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

+ 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.

Physical Demands: Works in office areas. Sits, stands, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during working hours. Uses personal computer, telephones, copiers, printers and other office equipment. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Zeiders Enterprises, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Zeiders Enterprises, Inc, Wichita Falls , Counselor, Other , Sheppard AFB, Texas

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