The Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor position within the West Texas VA HCS (WTVAHCS) is administratively within the Behavioral Health Service Line. The incumbent will provide face-to-face and/or telemental health (e.g., VA Video Connect) services to Veterans across WTVAHCS sites of care. This vacancy will remain open until filled. The first cut-off date is 5/3/2021. Additional applications will be referred as needed. 1. Must have a high level of skill and expertise to establish and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with Veterans in the outpatient behavioral health setting. The incumbent is able to independently work with Veterans who are experiencing a wide range of complicated medical, psychiatric, emotional, behavioral, and psychosocial problems. 2. Must independently complete thorough psychosocial assessments to determine the psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans and/or their families. The incumbent must be able to utilize this assessment in facilitating the Veteran's maximum use of treatment for attainment of the highest level of independence that is possible and practicable. Telehealth equipment will be utilized to deliver group and individual services, as well as education, through a variety of devices including computer, telephone, home clinical video telehealth. 3. Must actively participate as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and actively participate through collaboration with Veterans and interdisciplinary treatment team members in the development and implementation of treatment goals and interventions. 4. Must possess a working knowledge and experience in use of mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and evidence-based treatments, including acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses. 5. Must possess knowledge and ability to independently implement treatment modalities, provide educational classes, and/or therapeutic groups for Veterans and families. 6. Must be available to provide consultation to other treatment team members regarding psychosocial needs of Veterans and/or their families and the impact of the identified psychosocial problems on the Veteran's health care planning and compliance with treatment. 7. Must maintain knowledge of Veteran's benefits and services, community resources, and process for making appropriate referrals to community and other governmental programs or agencies. 8. Completes clinical documentation according to MHSL and healthcare center standards. Documentation is clinically appropriate and thorough, and demonstrates the components of treatment considered the standard of care. 9. Must possess and demonstrate ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with people from varied backgrounds. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598693500
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.