Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 829667

Salary: To be determined by a Compensation Panel or Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments..

PLEASE NOTE: This announcement will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed every three weeks beginning on March 15, 2013.

THIS IS A MULTIDISCIPLINARY POSITION AND CAN BE FILLED WITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

PHYSICIAN (PSYCHIATRIST): VM-0602-15

PSYCHOLOGIST: GS-0180-14

SOCIAL WORKER: GS-0185-13

You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans!

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be adding approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians – to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.

Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission. The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

America's Veterans need you!

To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section.

THIS IS A NON-BARGAINING UNIT POSITION.

Duties

The Director, Community and Residential Care Services provides supervision, direction and oversight to a 64 bed Domiciliary with three tracks, a 20 bed Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV) back to work track, a 20 bed PTSD track, and a 24 bed substance Abuse Treatment track; a 24 bed CWT/TR program comprised of 6 community houses; and a vital community reintegration program including supported employment, compensated work therapy and incentive therapy. The Director, Community and Residential Care Services, helps develop and implement policies relating to all phases of Domiciliary, CWT/TR and community reintegration care in coordination with various clinical, allied health, and administrative services within the VA Medical Center. The incumbent is directly responsible for the planning, development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and controlling of program operations and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Community and Residential Care Program. He/she hires competent staff, provides ongoing supervisory evaluations, and assesses staff competency. He/she coordinates and participates in the orientation and training of new interdisciplinary team members. Extensive problem solving skills are necessary to ensure the consistent provision of high quality services while dealing with unpredictable budget and FTEE constraints that can affect operations. He/she maintains CARF and Joint Commission accreditation for the programs within the Community and Residential Care Services.

Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized.

Relocation expenses have not been authorized.