Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 946905 

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.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .  

Duties

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WORK SCHEDULE:  MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - 8:00AM TO 4:30PM

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

NOTE:  The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

The GS- 13 is the full performance level for Clinical Psychologists. Major Duties for this position include:

-provide individual, group and family pyscho therapy

-conduct risk assessments of clients and their families in acute psychological distress

-provide psychological counseling to veterans and family members with vocational, educational, physical and/or emotional problems.

-provide adjustment counseling for veterans and their families who served in a war zone including assessment and treatment for PTSD.

-serve as consultant to peers and non-VHA counseling staff

-serve as a consultant and trainer for community organizations in the area of diagnosis and treatment of war zone veterans and families of these veterans.

-conduct outreach activities to inform and educate veterans regarding Vet Center services.

-determine appropriate referrals to VAMC and other community agencies.

-develop and maintain appropriate referral resources in the community.

-perform administrative and clinical tasks as assigned by the Team Leader.

-maintain case records in accordance with program guidelines and professional requirements.

-confirm to legal and ethical standards of service delivery, privacy and confidentiality

-develop and maintain cooperative, working relationship with support facility.