goal of this program is to establish and maintain an outreach program to assist
those eligible veterans (WW II, Korean War, Vietnam era, Lebanon, Grenada, and
Panama conflicts, Persian Gulf War and GWOT veterans), who have failed to make
adequate psychosocial adjustment and re-entry into civilian life.
responsibilities may include Bereavement Counseling and Sexual Trauma
Counseling (approved by RCS Northeast Regional
Office ARM/C). May conduct interviews
and counseling with clients and provide psychological assessment and treatment
to clients. Readjustment counseling
interventions include crisis intervention and both short and long-term
services. Refers clients to other
programs and professionals, as needed. Provide
consultation to other team members conducting interviews, counseling and
therapy. Refers cases requiring
outpatient or inpatient treatment to the VA Medical Center or Outpatient
Clinic. Provides psychodiagnosis testing
and psychological assessment to those clients who display clinically severe or
unusual psychological disturbances. 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.
clinical/therapeutic tasks of the Readjustment Counseling Therapist include,
but are not limited to:
Personally conducting social/ psychological
Independently providing highly skilled
readjustment counseling services to clients with difficult and complex problems
of social, emotional and vocational adjustment.
Organizing counseling groups and functions as
facilitator or therapist for counseling groups.
As needed during the treatment process, assisting
clients with applications for veterans' benefits and helping clients complete
and channel VA documents and forms.
Conducting follow-up of clients by telephone
Serving as consultant to professional nurses,
clinical social workers, psychologists, physicians and staff at the support
facility. The incumbent is recognized as
highly knowledgeable and skilled in the treatment of Vietnam era and post
combat veterans and plays a key role in the total mental health program.
Developing and maintaining appropriate referral
Referring clients to appropriate resource persons
Serving as an alternate technical representative
for the fee/contracts program. Duties in this capacity include Contracting
Officer Alternate Technical Representative of review panel, liaison with
service providers, and certification of clients for the program and case
management of the referrals.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm, some nights and weekends, subject to change based on Agency needs.
Position Description Title/PD#: Readjustment Counseling Therapist PD# 05580-A
Relocation Authorized: No
Full performance level of this position is GS-11.