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Job opening: Supervisory Rehab Counselor

Salary: $90 744 - 117 963 per year
Published at: Mar 26 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Veterans Integrated Service Network 6 (VISN 6), at the Fayetteville VA Health care System in Fayetteville, NC within the Behavioral Health Service Line. This is a supervisory program manager position for the Vocational Rehabilitation.


Program Development and Management: The Program Manager has authority over and is fully accountable for all aspects of the clinical services and support services provided to veterans in Vocational Rehabilitation Program. The incumbent is directly responsible for the planning, development, implementation, monitoring, evaluating, and controlling of program operations. Maintaining an effective model for integrated community-based vocational rehabilitation services is required. Therapeutic modalities in the provision of psychosocial rehabilitative and health maintenance service will be used to bring each active-duty service member or Veteran to an optimal level of functional work capacity, independence, and health. Best practices that individualize services will address barriers to employment and implement solutions for successful outcomes. The incumbent develops policies that direct staff to develop transition work and supported employment in the community and the VA Medical Center on a full-time and part-time basis. Vocational accommodation techniques, job exploration, job development/carving, job sharing, on the-job training, and job coaching will be addressed. Policies for each component of Vocational Rehabilitation Program will make Vocational Services available to any active-duty service and/or Veteran with a disability eligible for VA service including but not necessarily limited to, Veterans with psychosis, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, spinal cord injury, and substance abuse disorder. The Program Manager will advertise the program through a brochure that will be updated at a minimum every year. Responsibility includes internal and external marketing to include negotiation state and federal contract, partnering with business, nonprofits, State Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Labor, workers compensation social security, etc. Developing and coordinating inter-agency cooperation is also essential. The incumbent develops and reports to Supervisor the estimates of budget requirement based on past history, anticipated workload and the production capability of the unit; must be especially cost-conscious and find means to substantially reduce operation cost without impairing overall operation, e.g. methods, improvements, sampling, automation, etc: plans, develops, and prepares budget estimates covering requirements for procurement of supplies, equipment and personnel services; maintains a budge control system which will ensure adequacy of funds. Accountability include the completion of the bi-weekly payroll for the Transition Work Experience (TWE) component of the CWT program and following correct procedures for credit card usage and approval, purchasing billing and payroll oversight. Incumbent will be responsible for the overall maintenance of accounting controls, billings, payroll, pay records, and CWT (formerly STRAF) funds. Assures accuracy of all financial reports connected with the program with the addition requirements for Fiscal Service at the VAMC and program reports as required by VA Central Office. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. 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. Education: A master's degree in rehabilitation counseling or clinical rehabilitation counseling from a rehabilitation counseling program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). If the applicant's degree was granted prior to July 1, 2017, the program must be accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education. OR A master's degree in counseling or clinical rehabilitation counseling from a college or university accredited by a national or regional accrediting body accredited by Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). OR A master's or doctoral degree in a related field of study with course content that emphasized rehabilitation, counseling, disability, therapy, health, employment, wellness, or human development from a college or university accredited by a national or regional accrediting body accredited by CHEA. OR Foreign graduates with a degree acceptable by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). Certification: Current, full and unrestricted certification as a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) from the CRCC to practice vocational rehabilitation counseling. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates. Supervisory Rehabilitation Counselor, GS-12 Experience. Completion of one year of professional experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position being filled. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: Ability to supervise (e.g. plan, direct, oversee, review work of subordinate staff), assess employee strengths, opportunities for growth, and qualifications to accomplish program goals, adapt work operations, and guide staff. Knowledge of labor/management agreements to effectively manage issues and concerns. Knowledge of applicable accreditation bodies (i.e. Joint Commission and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) and their standards to ensure continuous compliance. Theoretical and practical knowledge of a range of rehabilitation delivery systems for the development, implementation, management and growth of rehabilitation programs and services. Knowledge of business administration practices such as managing participant payroll, accounting, budget planning, to successfully operate a rehabilitation program. References: VA Handbook 5005/133; Part II, Rehabilitation Counselor Qualification Standard GS-648, Appendix G62 dated July 21, 2020. Preferred Experience: Evidence of experience relevant to working with individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or polytrauma injuries. Experience providing services to Department of Defense Special Operations Forces (SOF) and/or certification as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS). Supervisory experience. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. Physical Requirements: Light lifting: under 45 pounds; straight pulling (up to 1 hour); pushing ( 1 - 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to 3 hours); repeated bending (up to 1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision and far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 In the other; both eyes required for depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted); climbing stairs; mentally alert; and frequent keyboarding to operate a computer


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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.


  • Address Fayetteville NC VA Medical Center 2300 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, NC 28301 US
  • Name: Chauntell Farmer
  • Phone: 919-579-2548
  • Email: [email protected]


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