WFL Consultant, FFSP
Norfolk VA 23505 Fed1 7928 14th St
Job DescriptionThe Work and Family Life (WFL) consultant supports Navy Fleet and Family Support Programs, a central delivery system for service member and family support. The WFL consultant works at the installation Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) to provide services that facilitate personal and family readiness and adaptation to life in the military. The programs they support are designed to keep individuals and families resilient and strong, preventing individual and family dysfunction, facilitating personal and family self-sufficiency, and creating overall command and community well-being.
WFL Consultants are non-clinical personnel who may provide one-on-one consultation, information and referral, classroom training, workshops, and seminars. The employee filling this WFL Consultant position will work as a specialist primarily in the Relocation Assistance functional areas, but could be assigned to assist in any of the Work and Family Life Consultant programs and services identified below.
Deployment and Mobilization Support:
• Provide pre-deployment, mid-deployment, return and reunion, and post-deployment briefs/ workshops for commands, sailors and their families.
• Provide outreach efforts that target (at a minimum) the most at-risk groups to include: first-term service members geographically separated or socially isolated families, single parents, foreign-born spouses and others with
• Provide deployment briefs/workshops that are tailored to the command demographics needs (e.g., singles, new parents, couples, and children) and should address the needs of the type of command (e.g., special warfare, air, submarine, surface, etc.). Deployment materials and checklists should be appropriate and be provided to requesting commands.
• Provide deployment services and information to mobilized reservists and family members, as well as to individual augmentees and family members.
• Provide information to school staff, teachers, and guidance counselors to ensure they understand the unique needs of military children.
• Provide training, briefs/workshops to Command Family Readiness Groups.
• Provide aggressive command outreach and liaison to ashore and afloat commands.
• Provide Pre- and Post-Deployment SAPR training using Navy standardized curricula, when not provided by SAPR personnel.
Individual Deployment Support
• Provide standardized Individual Augmentee (IA) family case management IAW CNIC Individual Deployment Support Desk Guide.
• Serve as the designated POC for an individual Sailor or family to support them in obtaining necessary services before, during and after IA assignment.
• Serve as a liaison with other military community agencies. Provide regular follow-up and case management services per family request for assigned IA sailors or family members.
• Using existing resources, support families by providing necessary required forms, obtaining explanation and directions from subject matter experts, and advising them through the bureaucratic requirements associated with
• Provide feedback and information to CNIC leadership regarding family needs, lapses in the system, and
• Address system lapses in a timely and professional manner.
• Utilize information technology including the internet as available to keep abreast of changes.
• Serve families and provide support where needed, while being responsive to the overall needs and tempo of
• Coordinate and integrate family services and referrals utilizing on- and off-installation resources, state, intra-state, and federal services as necessary.
• Provide current information, referral and a range of support services to families when designated as the family’s safe haven POC.
Ombudsman Training and Support
• Coordinate and offer the standardized Ombudsmen Basic Training (OBT) course locally by certified OBT trainers to meet training need.
• Coordinate and conduct advanced Ombudsman Training, to include after hours training to best meet the needs of the customers.
• Maintain a current and complete roster of local Ombudsmen including Naval Reserve Ombudsmen.
• Provide support and consultation to Ombudsmen, Assemblies, and Commands.
• Maintain current, updated installation relocation data that are available to customers and on OSD websites.
• Provide inbound and outbound relocation programs through briefs/workshops and individual assistance for eligible military and family members.
• Provide full-range of Inter-Cultural Relations programs OCONUS and a full range of overseas preparation briefs/workshops and individual assistance CONUS.
• Provide homeport change assistance services and support.
• Conduct Sponsor training.
• Liaison with School Liaison Officer and Child and Youth programs to ensure Military children are provided relocation support.
Life Skills Education:
• Provide life skills education for sailor and families in seven core content areas including: stress management, anger management, suicide prevention, relationships, new spouse orientation, communication skills and parenting.
• Provide Operational Stress Control information during existing programs and services whenever feasible
• Provide a comprehensive array of parenting classes that are tailored to specific developmental periods, e.g., parenting newborns, toddler, teens, etc.
• Develop an extensive variety of class materials for customers to enhance the learning experience.
• Coordinate with other support programs such as Chaplains, Child and Youth, and Drug and Alcohol programs to ensure consistency in delivery of life skills programs and services.
• Be prepared to offer programs as single or multi-session classes/workshops and to offer workshops/classes at times and locations, to include after hours, to best meet needs of customers.
• Coordinate, publicize, facilitate, and host TAP workshops (e.g., 5-day Transition GPS workshop, Career Tracks, and Capstone Event) in coordination with partner agencies to include, but not limited to, the Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Small Business Administration.
• Ensure that TAP workshops include all required content areas, adhere to class size requirements, are offered with sufficient frequency to minimize wait time, and ensure each student is given the opportunity to complete the on-line feedback survey prior to the end of the final day of the course.
• Provide individualized counseling and assistance to all transitioning military and family members.
• Provide assistance to customers utilizing the FFSP Career Development Resource Center.
• Coordinate delivery of workshops and individualized assistance on Career Technical Training, Accessing Higher Education, and Entrepreneurship.
• Serve, as needed, on the Family Readiness Coordinating Committee (FRCC).
• Organize, promote and/or support area job fairs and employment expositions with local, state and/or Federal agencies.
• Provide CONSEP seminars to first-term and mid-career personnel in coordination with Command Career Counselors.
• Provide training to command/unit leaders on Transition Assistance Programs detailed in the VOW Act of 2011, and VEI Task Force requirements.
• Ensure Transition GPS group workshops are entered into DMDC TAP data collection system.
• Provide both group and/or self-paced facilitation for the Accessing Higher Education (AHE) Career Track, as outlined in the standardized curriculum. (The NAFI will provide training to any contract personnel requiring training on the standard curriculum.)
Family Employment Readiness:
• Coordinate, publicize and provide a wide variety of family employment readiness workshops (e.g., effective job search and interviewing, resume writing), with outreach into the community.
• Provide individualized skill assessment, career counseling and coaching.
General Job Information
TitleWFL Consultant, FFSP
Job FamilyFederal Contracts Group
CountryUnited States of America
FLSA StatusUnited States of America (Exempt)
Recruiting Start Date2/25/2019
Date Requisition Created2/25/2019
EducationA Combination of Education and Work Experience May Be Considered. (Required), Bachelors (Required)
License and Certifications - Required
License and Certifications - Preferred
Other Job Requirements
• Bachelors in a social science or related behavioral science field OR combination of social science education and equivalent experience to a bachelor’s degree OR 4 years’ equivalent experience.
• Must demonstrate skills in making presentations and facilitating training for groups.
• Must possess professional knowledge of social services and/or education delivery systems.
• Must work well both independently and as a member of a team.
• Well organized and flexible.
• In OCONUS locations, strong preference is given to hiring on-site spouses/family members to minimize relocation requirements.
• Staff providing Return and Reunion services must be physically and emotionally able to withstand the rigors of Return and Reunion trips. Some Return and Reunion trips may require a VISA.
Magellan Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Every employee must understand, comply and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their position.