Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1167159
Psychologist position at the VA Illiana Health Care System located in Danville, Illinois with primary assignment to the PRRTP (Psychotherapy Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program) treatment team, within the Mental Health Service.
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 Department of Veterans Affairs professional, your opportunities are endless. Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve. You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. We offer generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.
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NOTE: The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-11 to GS-13. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidates 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 position is located in the Mental Health Service, with primary assignment to the PRRTP treatment team, with additional assignments primarily conducting Compensation and Pension evaluations. The psychologist provides assessment and treatment services to Veterans residing in the PRRTP at the VA Illiana Health Care System. Emphasis is on provision of a full range of psychotherapeutic interventions including individual therapy, group therapy, family counseling, and psychoeducational classes to address issues of homelessness, strategies for coping with multiple life stresses, motivational issues associated with rehabilitation, and general mental health. Best practices, practice guidelines, and evidence-based treatment protocols are utilized to the extent feasible in all therapeutic interventions. The incumbent will provide a full range of psychological assessment services (except neuropsychological) to identify those Veterans suffering mental health problems, to clarify needs of these Veterans, and to facilitate development of a treatment plan. Assessment function includes conducting Compensation and Pension exams and reporting findings in accordance with current standards of practice. The clinician functions within the Mental Health Service. The Supervisory Psychologist provides direct clinical and administrative supervision. The clinician is further responsible to the Chief, Mental Health Service and the Chief of Staff.
Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.