POSITION IS POSTED AS BOTH A SOCIAL WORKER AND PSYCHOLOGIST, ONLY ONE POSITION WILL BE FILLED
The psychologist will
attempt to identify the eligible veterans who are in need of readjustment
counseling. This will also include
family and any significant others. The
incumbent will also facilitate linkages with other community agencies to
provide a comprehensive treatment delivery system that will provide broad-based
community support for veterans after completion of the VITAL program. Due to the nature of the student veteran
population and the complexity to adjustment issues, the psychologist's function
is to integrate existing psycho-therapeutic concepts with innovative techniques
and network with the community to establish referral systems.
duties concerning the client population are multi-faceted. These functions include, but are not limited
to: in-depth assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment of the veteran and
families, and referral to more appropriate agencies where necessary. Additional duties include using media and
professional workshops to create awareness to the dynamics of Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorder in order to educate the public and mobilize community resources
to help in the readjustment of the targeted population.
Seeks out program
eligible student veterans ascertains their needs for services and informs them
of VHA, VBA and Vet Center programs.
veterans and their significant others to determine specific problems.
conducts intake and needs assessment of student veterans and their significant
relationships with student veterans and significant others.
leading to clinical diagnosis of disorders.
counseling services to student veterans and significant others.
counseling to student veterans and significant others with highly complex and
diversified psychological/sociological problems to include Post Traumatic
comprehensive treatment plans for adjustment/readjustment.
and conjoint therapy to student veterans and significant others.
counseling, to include rap group, to student veterans and significant others.
Serves as case
manager for clients of the VITAL program.
case consultation and assistance to the specialist/technicians on highly complex
intervention, stabilization and follow-up to student veterans and significant
evaluations of clients to determine whether student veterans have received all
appropriate services and provides additional services or referrals as required.
Keeps abreast of
current state-of-the-art procedures, processes and approaches.
and training to community service agencies and University faculty on combat
veterans and post-traumatic stress disorder.
educational, benefits, and related counseling, guidance and referral to student
veterans and their significant others.
Assist clients with
applications for benefits with local, state and federal agencies.
Provides assistance and
referral regarding discharge upgrade.
determines appropriate community referral resources.
Engage in a variety
of community outreach activities that will promote the use of Dept of Veteran
programs about combat veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs and
Readjustment Counseling Service.
administrative tasks assigned by VITAL program officials.
records in accordance with program guidelines and professional requirements.
Implement legal and
ethical standards of service delivery, privacy and confidentiality.
administrative, staff, clinical, and in-service meetings and training as
of veterans rights, benefits and programs.
Recruitment/ Relocation incentive has not
This position is covered by the Bargaining Unit.
Work Schedule: Full-Time, 40 hours per week