Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):  1043413

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. 

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

 These vacancies are advertised at the range of grades covered by the VA qualifications standard.

“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 and leadership positions 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/

NOTE:  The full performance level of this vacancy is a GS 13.  The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS 11 to GS13.  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

 

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply

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

TOUR OF DUTY: 8:00am to 4:30pm

POSITION LOCATED AT THE NOWICH, CT   VET CENTER

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: Functional Statement GS-0180-

****THIS POSITION IS BEING ANNOUNCED AS A MULTI-DISCIPLINE FOR ONE VACANCY: CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER, READJUSTMENT COUNSELOR, AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST***


Duties

The Norwich VET Center Psychologist is responsible providing professional clinical services to eligible veterans and family members. The incumbent is under the direct administrative supervision of the Team Leader.and is expected provide clinical services under the accepted APA guidelines for Psychologists. The work is comprised of providing clinical services consistent with accepted standards of ethical and professional mental health treatment. The incumbent also provides professional family therapy, crisis intervention, outreach and community education ,services as needed.

The professional Psychologist will be able to function with a minimum of clinical oversight and is expected to make autonomous decisions regarding clinical issues. The psychologist is responsible for providing all psychological services to clients presenting with complex clinical problems and family members of clients. The psychologist has full professional responsibility for the psychological treatment of the complex clinical cases and is responsible for the assessment and treatment of complex cases, to include veteran's families and PTSD as it relates to family issues. The Psychologist is expected to consult with fellow team members and other mental health professionals on a regular basis regarding individual mental health cases. The psychologist will provide clinical supervision to other clinicians on the team, as necessary, if instructed by Team Leader or RMO.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

Relocation Authorized

  • No