Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 945261

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

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/.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

Cost of Living Allowance (COLA is tax-free) is currently 5.57% and is subject to change in the future. 

Duties

This position is located at the Alaska VA Healthcare System, Social and Behavioral Health Service, Anchorage, Alaska. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological and/or neuropsychological assessments.
  • Treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment.
  • Consult with facility staff on a wide variety of patient care issues.
  • Supervise interdisciplinary staff and trainees.
  • Provide clinical leadership in treatment planning meetings, clinical staff meetings, client staffings, etc.
  • Administer a variety of group and individual behavioral and self-report assessments.
  • Conduct interviews, use rating scales, questionnaires or other measurement devices, or observe the client to assess emotional, functional or psychological condition.
  • Assist in developing new assessment or measurement devices.
  • Plan appropriate clinical treatment for individual clients.
  • Conceptualize, develop and present detailed treatment plans for full range of psychological services for clients.
  • Serve as key member of the interdisciplinary team providing the full range of behavior therapy and other psychological therapies for a widely diverse client base.
  • Use a variety of clinical modalities [e.g., Behavior Therapy, Behavior Modification, (Behavioral Rehearsal, relaxation training, assertiveness training, systematic sensitization, etc.), Cognitive Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing].
  • Monitor client's progress.
  • Provide advice to other staff professionals to promote and preserve a therapeutic environment for individual clients.
  • Participate in developing internal policies and programs concerning service structure and operations.
  • Contribute toward developing and coordinating internal review systems and program development processes.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Relocation expenses and/or incentives have not been authorized.