Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 882880 

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. 

 

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

 

 

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

 

Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

 

Applicants selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation ($60,000) under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP).  Subject to availability of funding.

Duties

This position is located in the Behavioral Health Care Line, with the primary assignment in the Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (DRRTP), in Bath, New York.

Major duties and responsibilities are:

 

·         Address the complex needs of veterans with Substance Abuse Disorders.

·         Applies advanced strategies to a full range of patient problems in his/her work setting.

·         Has advanced knowledge of culturally sensitive psychological assessments techniques, diagnosis, intervention, and behavioral health that qualifies him/her to provide advice and consultation to professionals representing a variety of disciplines.

·         He/she is required to exercise judgment in the selection of or adaptation of standard and accepted psychological theories, and practices in treating patients or developing new techniques and programs for treatment of clinical populations.

 

***APPLICANT SELECTED FOR THIS POSITION MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR AN AWARD UP TO THE MAXIMUM LIMITATION ($60,000) UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE EDUCATION DEBT REDUCTION PROGRAM (EDRP), SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING

Salary Range - Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for  physicians and dentists) in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.  The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Work Schedule:  To be discussed at interview.