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Job opening: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Program Coordinator)

Salary: $86 962 - 113 047 per year
City: Jackson
Published at: Feb 12 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The Licensed Marriage and family Therapist assigned as Program Coordinator of the Addictive Disorders Treatment Program (ADTP) serves as the administrative leader of a multidisciplinary team including physicians, social workers, nurses, addiction therapists, psychology technicians and secretarial/program support assistant staff.


The duties of the Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (Program Coordinator) include, but are not limited to the following: Managing the day to day clinical, administrative, training, and research operations of the residential ADTP. This program consists of 17 beds and consistently runs above 85% capacity. Services are provided to over 220 unique Veterans per year and involve coordination with an off-site contract facility for the provision of lodging, meals, transportation, and weekend clinical activities to address complex co-occurring clinical and psychosocial needs. Serving as the Approving Official for prepared budgetary requests, relating to residential care and has authority for allocations of all discretionary funds related to ADTP's residential program elements. He/she also manages two Fund Control Points that cover supplies, contract funds for clinical care, and special enhancement funds. Fostering and maintaining working relationships throughout the Medical Center through coordination of clinical care. Routinely interacts with clinical staff throughout the Medical Center, including direct contact with the Chief of Staff, the Associate Director, and the Center Director. Planning, implementing, and reporting the results of ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects that are designed to monitor the effectiveness of the clinical program including compliance with standards of accreditation. Maintaining compliance with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. He/she is champion for all substance abuse performance measures. Provides consultation to professional staff within the Medical Center and to community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients. Work Schedule: 7:30am-4:00pm, M-F Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Telework: Eligible (ADHOC emergencies only) Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required



Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency Requirement - Per VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section A, Paragraph 3j: No person will be appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C., chapter 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA who is not proficient in written and spoken English. Education Requirement. Candidates must meet one of the following: (1) Hold a master's degree or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from a program approved by COAMFTE, (2) Hold a master's degree or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from a MFT program from a regionally accredited institution, OR, (3) Hold a master's degree or doctoral degree in a comparable mental health degree (Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychology, and Psychiatry) that meets the current VA qualification standard of that profession. Licensure Requirement. Licensure. Persons hired or reassigned to MFT positions in the GS-0182 series in VHA must hold a full, current, and unrestricted MFT license to independently practice marriage and family therapy in a State. 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). Grade Determinations: Marriage and Family Therapist, GS-12 (Program Coordinator): Experience, Education, and Licensure. In addition to the basic requirements, completion of one year of progressively responsible assignments and experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level which demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities that are directly related to the specific assignment. MFT program coordinators of family programs must be trained in family systems therapy/theory. If the assignment is responsible for providing systemic clinical supervision for licensure the individual must have an AAMFT Approved Supervisor credential. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs in subparagraph (b) below: 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: 1. In depth knowledge of the program coordinated, and demonstrated knowledge and ability to write policies procedures and or practice guidelines for the program. 2. Ability to make key decisions in the hiring and identification of top candidates. 3. Ability to provide leadership in facilitating the process of coordinating program consults, assessments, admissions, care assignments and discharges. 4. Ability to provide subject matter consultation to other colleagues and trainees within the field of counseling working on an interdisciplinary team. Preferred Experience: N/A References: VA Handbook 5005/101, Part II, Appendix G44, April 18, 2018 The full performance level of this vacancy is 12. Physical Requirements: Physical aspects associated with work required of this assignment are typical for the occupation, see Duties section for essential job duties of the position. May require standing, lifting, carrying, sitting, stooping, bending, pulling, and pushing. May be required to wear personal protective equipment and undergo annual TB screening or testing as conditions of employment.


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

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: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.


  • Address GV Sonny Montgomery VAMC 1500 East Woodrow Wilson Drive Jackson, MS 39216 US
  • Name: Richard Cohen
  • Phone: 504-422-9343
  • Email: [email protected]


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