Job opening: Senior Licensed Profession Mental Health Counselor - Residential Rehab Treatment Program
Salary: $82 830 - 107 680 per year
Published at: Nov 20 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application.
Provides clinical services and case management to veterans admitted to the Domiciliary. Clinical case management services will include, but not limited to, monitor continued progress in treatment services, access to psychiatric services, access to vocational services, access to housing options, and transition services.
Provides evidence based therapeutic interventions in encounters with Veterans to promote recovery and successful transition to community living and care. Therapeutic interventions will be specifically delivered in treatment modalities for
addictions, substance abuse and dependence, complex mental health conditions, and PTSD. The majority of their work will be to conduct group therapy interventions and some individual therapy to support these specialty modalities as needed in a domiciliary environment.
Design, plans and conducts various psycho-social educational classes and process groups related to helping the veterans understand mental health and their needs and the impact on them and their whole life system of support.
Conducts psychosocial assessments to determine needs of veterans and family members and drive treatment planning.
Participates in the treatment planning process with other disciplines.
Coordinates and refers care with other disciplines and will be responsible for ensuring that the treatment plan is executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate.
Provides individual, family and group counseling to support treatment and recovery of Veterans experiencing addictions, complex mental health conditions, and PTSD.
Provides consultation/education to veterans and families on community resources, advance directives and VA benefits.
Acts as a consultant to other team/staff members as well as take input from other disciplines in the consultative process.
Facilitates VA and community resources, to include marketing and public relation duties as needed.
Provides case management to veterans. They will engage family and other supports to promote recovery for Veterans.
Provides a full range of licensed professional counselor services within commonly accepted standards of licensed professional counselor services practice which includes case work/case management, individual, family and group counseling, discharge planning, and other services as appropriate.
Supervises the practice of students, or a less experienced Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor.
Assists the Veteran and family in understanding contributing factors to problems, discuss solutions, and encourage lasting changes to reduce stressors.
Participates in committee assignments, as deemed necessary by the service manager.
Maintains data and statistical compilations to comply with The Joint Commission, VA and medical center policy and procedures.
Documents therapeutic interventions and activities in patient's clinical record utilizing CPRS and ensure appropriate hand off when transferring of patient care.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Telework: This position is not eligible for telework
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Functional Statement #: 00000
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized
EDRP Authorized: Contact [email protected]
, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.
Loss of Licensure. Once licensed, LPMHCs must maintain a full, valid, and unrestricted license to independently practice mental health counseling, which includes diagnosis and treatment. Loss of licensure will result in removal from the GS-0183 LPMHC occupation and may result in termination of employment.
Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Services.
English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f).
In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates.
Senior Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, GS-12
Experience, Education, and Licensure. In addition to the basic requirements, candidates must have at least one year of progressively complex LPMHC experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Senior LPMHCs must have five years of post-licensed experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressive professional competency and expertise and be licensed to provide clinical supervision to trainees or unlicensed LPMHCs.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to meeting the KSAs for the GS-11 grade level, the candidate must demonstrate all of the KSAs below:
Advanced knowledge of and mastery of theories and modalities used in the specialized treatment of complex mental illness. Ability to incorporate complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of veteran patients, including making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. Ability to determine priority of services needed and provide specialized treatment.
Advanced and expert skill in a range of specialized interventions and treatment modalities for Veterans with complex needs. This includes individual, group, and/or family counseling, or psychotherapy and advanced level psychosocial, and/or case management interventions used in the treatment of Veterans.
Ability to coordinate the delivery of specialized psychosocial services and programs. Ability to design system changes based on data.
Ability to provide subject matter consultation to colleagues and trainees on the psychosocial treatment of patients, rendering professional opinions based on experience, expertise and role modeling effective clinical skills.
Ability to teach, mentor staff and trainees, and provide supervision for licensure or for specialty certifications.
Ability to engage in written and oral communication with leadership/staff and community stakeholders regarding policies, procedures, practice guidelines, and issues pertaining to the practice of the profession.
Physical Requirements: You will be asked to participate in a pre-employment examination or evaluation as part of the pre-employment process for this position. Questions about physical demands or environmental factors may be addressed at the time of evaluation or examination.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix 43
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application.
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 VA Black Hills Health Care System
113 Comanche Road
Fort Meade, SD 57741
- Name: Breeze Hennes
- Phone: (320) 252-1670 X5222
- Email: [email protected]