Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1016057 The North Florida/ South Georgia VHS is recruiting for one Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor at the Ocala Veterans Center .

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/.

Duties

The incumbent serves as Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor on the multidisciplinary team that is located in a community-based Vet Center that provides Veterans with community outreach,counseling, therapy, treatment and direct services and referral to VA and community resources and community education regarding the problems and needs of the Veteran.   The incumbent maintains an office in the Vet Center.   Incumbent will work in cooperative collaboration with other team members and with professionals, volunteers and others in VA facilities and community agencies to help Veterans recognize and resolve their problems and needs.   The counseling and therapeutic services provided by the Vet Center range from routine to complex and include suicide prevention, crisis intervention, short- and long-term treatment with clients exhibiting post-traumatic stress disorder, other psychiatric disorders and/or readjustment problems.   Clients encountered and problems exhibited necessitates a variety of psychological,rehabilitation, marriage and family counseling and mental health techniques including, but not limited to, individual, group, conjoint, vocational,educational, substance abuse and readjustment counseling.   Incumbent must possess a high degree of clinical skill, including the unique skills needed to work with Veterans and the significant others and to supervise and to provide consultation to professionals providing clinical services.   Incumbent must possess the capability to perform administrative tasks required in the community-based office of a program with a unique administrative structure and a variety of formal and informal working relationships with a wide range of VA facilities and community organizations.


 

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8AM-430PM.

Relocation expenses and/or incentives have not been authorized.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • This LPMHC will required to engage in occasional local travel driving a GSA vehicle; which requires a valid driver license.

Relocation Authorized

  • No