Goldbelt, Inc.

Child Counselor

Job Locations US-AK-Fairbanks
Psychological Services
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Accelerating the delivery of care and providing superior force health readiness across the Military, Federal, and Civilian landscapes. Goldbelt Glacier is committed to providing transformative and comprehensive health operational capabilities to support customers across scientific, clinical, technological, and program management areas. 



The Military and Family Life Counseling (MFLC) Program was established to expand access to confidential, face-to-face counseling and reduce the barriers and stigma often associated with seeking counseling support. In 2007, the Child and Youth Behavioral (CYB) counselor position was added to the MFLC Program to provide additional nonmedical counseling opportunities to the military service members’ families by supporting their dependents within schools, child and youth development centers (CDCs), and child-oriented programs they attend (e.g., summer camps). 


The Child Development Center (CDC) embedded counselor positions have the primary responsibility of providing the full breadth of Child and Youth Behavioral (CYB) counseling services to children of all ages of military service members and their families at Child Development Centers. We are currently seeking qualified CHILD Counselor (CYB) to support the Military and Family Life Counseling (MFLC) program at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska. Salary and leveling commensurate with experience.


Essential Job Functions:

MFLC CHILD counselors provide services to children of military service members to increase their ability to develop strong relationships, solve problems, and adequately express and manage their emotions.  MFLC CHILD counselors are assigned to Child Developmental Centers (CDCs) on installation.  MFLC CHILD counselors work closely with military branch points of contact (POCs) to ensure that program services are provided within the scope of the contract and meet the needs of the assigned installation.  Essential duties, tasks, and responsibilities include, but are not limited, to:

  • Working alongside and/or (in line of sight) with child/ren individually, in classroom settings, and in group activities throughout their daily settings.
  • Providing brief,non-medical, solution focused counseling to children and families.  
  • Providing psycho-social (OSD-approved) lessons/groups aimed at targeting childrens' social-emotional development, relationship building, communication/social skills, deployment/reunion stressors, grief and loss, stress, conflict, life transitions and other issues that arise. 
  • Collaborating with CDC personnel, parents, and administrators in order to promote the healthy development of children and youths’ social-emotional competencies and capacities.
  • Interacting with children and parents during special events, such as field days, award luncheons, sports events, parent groups, and center activities.
  • Conducting briefings and/or presentations, as requested to students, teachers/professionals and/or parents.
  • Providing referral resources to participants who need a greater level of care or to those that are not eligible for the MFLC program.
  • Providing outreach services to parents and the installation command staff.
  • Submitting Activity forms daily, to show 8 hours of direct daily contact.
  • Reporting time daily for employer and government. 


Necessary Skills and Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of relevant military, state, federal, and local laws and resources.
  • Working knowledge of psycho-social development of children.
  • A thorough understanding of the military lifestyle and experience working with military family members.
  • Ability to understand, apply, and maintain professional standards.
  • Highly developed written, oral, and presentation communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Proficient in iPhone, iPad and other APPLE technology/products.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensure at the independent practice level (LCSW, LMFT, LPC LCPC, LMHC) in the State where position is located and where the services are rendered. (Alaska for this position), OR
    • Already in the process and working on clinical supervised hours for your independent license. 
  • Master’s degree from an accredited graduate program in a mental health-related field such as social work, psychology, marriage/family therapy, or counseling.
  • Experience with children and youth and specialty in child and adolescent development/psychology.
  • Fluency in the English language
  • Ability to pass all background/suitability check.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MFLC experience.
  • Prior military service/military family member and/or strong familiarity with the military culture.
  • Physical ability to support youth activities, such as walking, running, bike riding, canoeing, and hiking, for selected assignments.
  • Experience working with children in youth setting.
  • Bilingual in Spanish.



Pay and Benefits

At Goldbelt, we value and reward our team's dedication and hard work. We provide a competitive base salary commensurate with your qualifications and experience. As an employee, you'll enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with company matching, tax-deferred savings options, supplementary benefits, paid time off, and professional development opportunities.


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