Join our global force of military school counselors!
Leidos is looking for a School Counselor to support Ft. Riley school near Manhattan, KS. This location has a $20k government incentive to be paid out in two parts.
A career of purpose—serving our nation’s military children and families—is open for you, and an empathetic, supportive, and motivational licensed therapist who can proactively help military children overcome common challenges such as a deployment of a parent, frequent relocation, and emotional management.
Leidos partners with theDepartment 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 plans
Along 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 with support services they truly need. Military school 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:
+ Support children, classrooms, and parents with management and engagement strategies, reminders of appropriate developmental focus, and educational activities.
+ Promote creativity and positivity through approved materials and tools.
+ Give presentations that build skills and problem-solving capabilities.
+ Build rapport with parents and families by attending events and creating education and awareness about the importance of counseling services.
+ Help military spouses balance military life, careers, education, and parenting.
+ 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 referrals for ongoing treatment and support.
+ Face-to-face counseling to military service members and their families (Individuals, Couples, Families, and Children).
+ Visibility in assigned school, 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 their families.
+ Developing and/or using approved counseling, training, and education programs and materials.
+ Communicating information regarding trends and issues at assigned school to Team Leads.
+ Participating in regular in-service training or other contract activities as assigned.
+ Participating in after-school events.
+ A Master’s degree or higher in Behavioral Health Professions (MS/MSW/MA/PhD)
+ Licensure to practice at the independent practice level (LCSW, MFT, LPCC, Psychologist) in the state where you provide services.
+ 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.
Pay Range:Pay Range $52,650.00 - $81,000.00 - $109,350.00
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.
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.