Leidos is hiring licensed behavioral health professionals to join our Mission Ready Reserve (MRR) team in the state of California with flexibility and availability to provide counseling support locally (<50 miles) with potential to travel for short-term event coverage in periodic, as needed assignments throughout the state. Join the mission to support U.S. service members and their families as they work through important military life adjustments while serving their country.
The MRR team offers a unique opportunity to serve a vital role, based on your availability, in providing counseling services to U.S. service members and their families in assignments ranging from several hours up to 180 days.
For up to 3 days of support:
- On-Demand Support: Military and Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) are available to give immediate support at military events that occur off installation. Events include, but are not limited to: deployment cycle, drill weekends, family events, annual training, and marriage retreats.
For up to 7 days of support:
- Child and Youth Camps: Offer military children the opportunity to come together and share their experiences. Child and Youth Behavioral Military and Family Life Counselors (CYB-MFLCs) are available to provide counseling support at camps, which can cover a wide variety of themes, such as deployment and bereavement. Camps include and are not limited to: National Military Family Association Operation Purple camps, National Guard and Reserve camps, Operation: Military Kids Camps.
For up to 90 days of support:
- Summer Program and Camp Support: Summer program and camp support is provided to military children during installation child and youth summer programs, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) summer school. Dates vary and support the school year calendar.
- Short-term Surge Support: Tailored to specific situations as they arise in a targeted area. MFLCs assist service members and their families to enhance operational and family readiness during challenging times. Potential issues necessitating surge support can include and are not limited to: deployment-related reintegration challenges, military contingencies, natural disaster or crisis, grief, and loss.
- Counselors work a highly flexible 40-hour work week to accommodate the needs of the community.
For up to 180 days of support:
- Substitute for a full-time MFLC or CYB-MFLC Counselor to backfill a temporary vacancy on installation based on the needs of the community.
Adult Military and Family Life Counseling (MFLC) responsibilities include:
The Military and Family Life Counseling Program provides confidential non-medical counseling to active-duty service members, National Guard and reserve members, Department of Defense civilian expeditionary workforce members, and the immediate family members and survivors of any of the above.
Available in person at installation Military and Family Support Centers, service members and their families can rely on MFLCs to rapidly respond when they need it most. MFLCs are available for confidential face-to-face counseling and provide briefings and presentations to staff or units.
Child and Youth Behavioral Military and Family Life Counselor (CYB-MFLCs) responsibilities include:
CYB-MFLCs provide support to families and augment child and youth programs, DoDEA schools, local education agencies, and camps designed for military children and youth and special operations commands. Counselors provide non-medical support, which includes counseling, consultation, and outreach, to eligible faculty, staff, parents, children, and youth. They may observe, participate, and engage in activities with children and youth; provide coaching, guidance and support to staff and parents; and model behavior management techniques for staff and parents.
As a consulting employee, Mission Ready Reserve counselors will also benefit from:
- No insurance to file.
- No progress notes required.
- No treatment plans to develop.
- Free and unlimited behavioral healthcare training.
- Reimbursement for job-related license renewal fees.
- Eligibility to participate in 401K retirement plan.
- Centralized support through a Counseling Center of Excellence that provides best practices, expert speakers, and state-of-the-art resources.
- Opportunity for bonuses and incentives if a full-time position interests you.
- A Master’s degree or higher in the Behavioral Health Professions (MS/MSW/MA/PhD).
- Licensure to practice at the independent practice level (LCSW, MFT, LPCC, LPC, 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 $28/hr. - $50/hr.
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The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and 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.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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