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Job opening: Rehabilitation Technician

Salary: $39 576 - 63 733 per year
Published at: Feb 10 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located at the VA Medical Center in White City, OR. The Rehabilitation Technician (Alcoholism) (Drug Dependence) (Alcoholism and Drug Dependence) performs a variety of therapeutic and supportive technician tasks in assisting physicians and other professional personnel in a rehabilitation treatment program for alcohol and/or drug-dependent patients.

Duties

***THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION***

Requirements

Qualifications

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position. ~AND~ In addition to the English Language Proficiency above, to qualify at the GS-5 level, you must meet one of the following requirements: General Experience: You must have at least two (2) years of general experience involved in dealing with others which has demonstrated your aptitude for acquiring the skills and knowledges needed for medical rehabilitation work. For example, experience that demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective person-to-person relationships, skill in oral and written communication, ability to inspire confidence and motivate individuals, and capacity for leadership is qualifying as general experience. This experience may have been gained in positions concerns with health care, counseling, social service, teaching, business, or other similar fields. ~AND~ Specialized Experience: You must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience which has demonstrated the knowledge, skill and ability to assist professional personnel in effective operation of a rehabilitation treatment program for alcohol or drug-dependent patients; to act as a liaison and intermediary between patients and professional personnel; to understand and cope with the physical and psychological needs of these patients; and to guide and assist patients in following a prescribed treatment program. This experience must also have demonstrated that the applicant possesses knowledge, skills and abilities which enable the applicant to understand the problems, actions, reactions and symptoms of alcohol or drug-dependent persons and is able to relate to, empathize with, communicate with, motivate, and influence changes in behavior patterns of alcohol or drug-dependent patients. NOTE: At least one year of qualifying experience must have been comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-5 level or higher in the Federal service and at least 6 months of this year must have been specialized experience as described above. Education: Successful completion of all the requirements for the bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major study in health sciences, nursing, behavioral science, guidance, counseling, social science, pharmacy, education, the biological sciences or other fields related to rehabilitation of alcohol or drug-dependent persons may be substituted for 3 years of experience including 1 year of specialized experience and meets in full the requirements at the GS-5 grade level. To qualify at the GS-6 level, you must meet the following requirements: General Experience: You must have at least two (2) years of general experience involved in dealing with others which has demonstrated your aptitude for acquiring the skills and knowledges needed for medical rehabilitation work. For example, experience that demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective person-to-person relationships, skill in oral and written communication, ability to inspire confidence and motivate individuals, and capacity for leadership is qualifying as general experience. This experience may have been gained in positions concerns with health care, counseling, social service, teaching, business, or other similar fields. ~AND~ Specialized Experience: You must have at least two (2) years of specialized experience of which at least one year is equivalent to the GS-5 grade level or higher in the Federal service, or both years are equivalent to the GS-4 grade level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which has demonstrated the knowledge, skill and ability to assist professional personnel in effective operation of a rehabilitation treatment program for alcohol or drug-dependent patients; to act as a liaison and intermediary between patients and professional personnel; to understand and cope with the physical and psychological needs of these patients; and to guide and assist patients in following a prescribed treatment program. This experience must also have demonstrated that the applicant possesses knowledge, skills and abilities which enable the applicant to understand the problems, actions, reactions and symptoms of alcohol or drug-dependent persons and is able to relate to, empathize with, communicate with, motivate, and influence changes in behavior patterns of alcohol or drug-dependent patients. To qualify at the GS-7 level, you must meet the following requirements: General Experience: You must have at least two (2) years of general experience involved in dealing with others which has demonstrated your aptitude for acquiring the skills and knowledges needed for medical rehabilitation work. For example, experience that demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective person-to-person relationships, skill in oral and written communication, ability to inspire confidence and motivate individuals, and capacity for leadership is qualifying as general experience. This experience may have been gained in positions concerns with health care, counseling, social service, teaching, business, or other similar fields. ~AND~ Specialized Experience: You must have at least three (3) years of specialized experience of which at least one year is equivalent to the GS-6 grade level or higher in the Federal service, or two of the years are equivalent to the GS-5 grade level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience which has demonstrated the knowledge, skill and ability to assist professional personnel in effective operation of a rehabilitation treatment program for alcohol or drug-dependent patients; to act as a liaison and intermediary between patients and professional personnel; to understand and cope with the physical and psychological needs of these patients; and to guide and assist patients in following a prescribed treatment program. This experience must also have demonstrated that the applicant possesses knowledge, skills and abilities which enable the applicant to understand the problems, actions, reactions and symptoms of alcohol or drug-dependent persons and is able to relate to, empathize with, communicate with, motivate, and influence changes in behavior patterns of alcohol or drug-dependent patients. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Customer ServiceInterpersonal EffectivenessOrganizational StewardshipPsychologyPublic Safety and Security IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Education can only be substituted for experience at the GS 5

NOTE: 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: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications | International Affairs Office (ed.gov).

Contacts

  • Address White City VA Medical Center 8495 Crater Lake Highway White City, OR 97503 US
  • Name: VHA National Recruitment Center
  • Phone: (844)456-5208
  • Email: [email protected]

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