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Healthy Steps Specialist- Maxwell AFB

Location: Montgomery, AL 36112
Date Posted: 11/08/2019
Category: Clinical
Education: Masters Degree

We are currently looking for a Healthy Steps Specialist to work within the Military and Family Life Counseling Program at Maxwell Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery Alabama.

This position has the primary responsibility of providing the full breadth of MFLC Child and Youth Behavioral (CYB) counseling services to children of all ages of military service members and their families at military installations. In this role, the Healthy Steps Specialist provides support for military families with children age 0-5 years. The Healthy Steps Specialist provides care giver support to facilitate the development of attachment, self-regulation skills, and family resiliency for our service members and their families. In addition, the Healthy Steps Specialist will provide child development guidance, social/ behavioral/ developmental screenings, and well child visits with the goal of facilitating children's healthy growth and development.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Counselors will work closely with the installation and military branch Points of Contact (POC), pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and social workers to ensure the program is provided within scope, and meets the needs of the installation. Counselors will:
* Provide non-medical counseling
* Create and implement training on health and wellness for parents and caregivers
* Provide anticipatory guidance to parents and other primary care givers around common concerns as well as the unique challenges our military and their families.
* Consult with parents and personnel at child day care centers, schools, and medical clinic.
* Consult on behavioral health issues affecting children and youth

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
* Minimum of 2-5 years post-masters supervised clinical experience
* Minimum of a Master's Degree (MA/MS/MBA)
* Licensed at the independent clinical practice level
* Must possess advanced knowledge of brief therapy and solution-focused child and youth counseling methods
* CYB counselors must meet the MFLC CYB criteria for experience with children and youth, and specialize in child and adolescent development or psychology
* Early intervention, play therapy, and 0-3 year old experience strongly preferred.
* Prior military service/military family member and/or strong familiarity with military culture strongly preferred


Title: Healthy Steps Specialist- Maxwell AFB
Class:
Work Type: PERMANENT ONLY
Ref. No.: 1200403-10
BC: #JCS401,#JCS401

Company: JCS MSS, Inc.
Contract Contact: Heather
Office Email: mflc@jcsmilitary.com
Office Phone: 267-295-2229
Office Address: 950 E Haverford Road, Suite 100A, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

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