Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 981313
VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System
Our mission: 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.
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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.
The psychologist has responsibility for the evaluation and treatment for VITAL initiative located at the University of Nevada, Reno. The goal of this program is to establish and maintain an outreach program to assist those student veterans, who have failed to make adequate psychosocial adjustment and re-entry into civilian life. Conducts interviews and counseling with clients and provides psychological assessment and treatment to clients. VITAL counseling interventions include crisis intervention and both short and long-term services. Refers clients to other programs and professionals, as needed. Provides consultation to other team members conducting interviews, counseling and therapy. Refers cases requiring outpatient or inpatient treatment to the VA Medical Center Mental Health Clinic or the Vet Center. Personally conducts any or all of the following therapy programs: stress management; individual, group, conjoint and family therapy; biofeedback; relaxation training and other therapeutic intervention strategies. Participates in conjoint emergency treatment with medical facility mental health personnel.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.
POSITION IS POSTED AS BOTH A SOCIAL WORKER AND PSYCHOLOGIST, ONLY ONE POSITION WILL BE FILLED
Salary Determination: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.
Appointment Information: The candidate selected for this position may be placed into a temporary appointment, not to exceed one year and one day, pending completion of the boarding process.
- U. S. Citizenship
- English language proficiency
- Must pass pre-employment examination
- Designated and/or random drug testing
- Background and/or security investigation
- COMPLETE APPLICATION - Incomplete packages will be rated INELIGIBLE