Job opening: Supervisory Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor
Salary: $87 466 - 113 706 per year
Published at: Sep 01 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The Incumbent serves as one of two Clinical Directors for the Primary Care/Mental Health Integration Program (PCMHI Program), co-located with the Primary Care medical teams, with an emphasis on integration of mental health services within primary care.
This position can be filled as below.
Supervisory Social Worker-GS-185-13
Psychologist Program Manager-GS-180-14
Supervisory Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor
Duties to include but not limited to:
Assists PCMHI Director in planning, establishing and implementing policies.
May act for the PCMHI Director when Director is absent or on leave.
Will consult with Team Members on day-to-day issues (clinical or administrative) that arise in the PCMHI Program.
May supervise unlicensed providers of the same discipline seeking licensure.
Will coordinate well with PCMHI Director and MH Leadership to assure that the program is operating in a way that helps veterans to be served in the appropriate environment given their presenting issues.
Will coordinate with the PCMHI Director , Mental Health Service Line, and other appropriate staff as needed regarding the monitoring of performance improvement activities, program reviews, treatment services and data analysis methods.
Has direct administrative and professional supervisory responsibility for subordinates.
Will complete performance appraisals of assigned staff using established guidelines and performance expectations for that are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system.
Will coordinate with other VA programs as needed to assist with delivery of care.
Will be responsible for time and attendance of assigned staff.
Provides a full range of psychological interventions consistent with training and expertise, with special emphasis on brief and evidenced-based interventions found to be effective in primary care settings.
Facilitates patient and family education appropriate to the primary care setting and the specific presenting mental or behavioral health issues.
Provides consultation services for primary care providers to maximize the effectiveness of their interventions in reducing health-risk behaviors and enhancing health-promoting behaviors, with a significant emphasis on a prevention-oriented model of care.
Provides consultation and training to Primary Care Service Line staff in the identification and management of common mental and behavioral health disorders that present in a primary care setting when indicated;
May participate in the supervision of trainees in other disciplines, including medical and psychiatric residents assigned to the Primary Care Service for rotations;
Provide leadership, guidance, and consultation on staff education and development
Responsible for timely completion of all program evaluations and documents required by the Medical Center, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) and Veterans Affairs Central Office (VACO), ensuring compliance with appropriate accrediting bodies such as Joint Commission (JC). Consults with others to offer guidance and stimulation in research directions for the program.
Plans and oversees the completion of research programs, designed to provide information regarding program planning and relevant treatment approaches.
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Education. Hold a master's or doctoral degree in: Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling; Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling; or a related field, from a program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Examples of related mental health counseling fields include, but are not limited to Addiction Counseling; Community Counseling; Gerontology Counseling; Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling. CACREP defines the date when graduates are considered to have graduated from a CACREP accredited program. Additional information may be obtained from http://www.cacrep.org/directory/. NOTE: Traditional Rehabilitation counseling programs that are accredited by CACREP do not meet the LPMHC qualification standards as Traditional Rehabilitation counseling differs from Clinical Rehabilitation counseling.
Licensure. Persons hired or reassigned to LPMHC positions in the GS-0183 series in VHA must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to independently practice as a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, which includes diagnosis and treatment. NOTE: It is VHA policy that a LPMHC who does not yet have a license that allows independent practice must be supervised by a licensed independent practitioner of the same discipline who is a VA staff member and who has access to the electronic health record.
May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria).
GS-12:Supervisory Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor
Experience, Education and Licensure: In addition to the basic requirements, candidates must have at least one year of progressively complex experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills, judgment, and competency.
In addition to meeting the KSAs for the GS-11 grade level, the candidate must demonstrate all of the KSAs below:
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Ability to administratively supervise other providers and conduct meetings.
2. Ability to maintain a professional environment by following organizational policies, guidelines and safety standards.
3. Ability to establish and clearly communicate guidelines and performance expectations for staff.
References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/106 PART II APPENDIX G43
Physical Requirements: The applicant must be able to perform primarily light and sedentary duties with occasionally moderate physical demands, exercise patience, and control emotions, with reasonable accommodation if necessary, without endangering the health and safety of the applicant or others.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
- Address Atlanta VA Medical Center
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033
- Name: Christie Lowery
- Phone: 205-554-2000
- Email: [email protected]