U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Summary OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - \To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan\ - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? Duties As the Supervisory Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (LPMHC) on the multidisciplinary team located in a community-based Vet Center you will provide veterans with community outreach, counseling, therapy, treatment and direct\/ refer services to VA, community resources, and community education regarding the problems and needs of the veteran. You will maintain an office in the Vet Center and work in cooperative collaboration with other team members, professionals, paraprofessionals, volunteers and others in VA facilities and community agencies to help veterans recognize and resolve their problems and needs. The counseling and therapeutic services provided by the Vet Center range from routine to complex and include suicide prevention, crisis intervention, short- and long-term treatment with clients exhibiting post-traumatic stress disorder, other psychiatric disorders and\/or readjustment problems. Clients encountered and problems exhibited necessitates a variety of psychological, rehabilitation, social work, counseling and mental health techniques including, but not limited to, individual, group, conjoint, vocational, educational, substance abuse and readjustment counseling. The ideal candidate possesses a high degree of clinical skill, including the unique skills needed to work with veterans and their significant others. You will supervise and provide consultation to professionals and paraprofessionals providing clinical services. You must possess the capability to perform administrative tasks required in the community-based office of a program with a unique administrative structure and a variety of formal and informal working relationships with a wide range of VA facilities and community organizations. MAJOR DUTIES Conducts interviews and counseling with clients and provides social\/psychological assessment and treatment to clients; crisis intervention and both short and long term services. Provides guidance and consultation to other team members conducting interviews, counseling, and therapy. Refers cases requiring outpatient or inpatient treatment to the VA Medical Center or Outpatient Clinic or appropriate referral services. Establishes, maintains and conducts outreach activities with veterans, community and service organizations, business and industry, professionals and the public. Organizes both VA and non-VA resources and community services on behalf of veterans. Provides psychodiagnostic testing and psychological assessment to those clients who display clinically severe or unusual psychological disturbances. Conducts other client treatment; individual, group, conjoint and family therapy; biofeedback; relaxation training and other therapeutic intervention strategies. Develops and coordinates procedures and programs to facilitate optimum use of resources and services by the hospital, other agencies and the individual members of the target group. Possesses and maintains current and broad knowledge in management, program evaluation and theory and practice in delayed stress syndrome. Provides direct social work intervention involving serious and complicated problems frequently encountered by veterans and their families or significant others. Participates in continuing research projects at the Vet Center and the Medical Center. Provides clinical and administrative leadership, management and supervision of all Vet Center staff and all other professional, paraprofessional and nonprofessional staff assigned to work at the Vet Center. Plans, develops, implements, coordinates, monitors and evaluates all treatment services of the Vet Center. Observes workers' performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Ensures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations. Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and the capabilities of the employees. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, may be required to work some evenings and weekends. Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required $72,168 $93,821 Job Details Application Open Date 1\/11\/2018
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.