Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1815106

This position is being advertised under four different disciplines and announcement numbers: Supervisory Psychiatrist: EC-16-JDN-1777113, Supervisory Social Worker: EC-16-PSC-1782241, Supervisory Psychologist: EC-16-CSW-1784036, Supervisory APRN: EC-16-RMP-1785859.

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?


VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.



The section chief has a very broad responsibility for multiple programs for a large service organization that is of considerable scope, size, and complexity.  Responsibilities include development of short and long range goals and plans; development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure that plans are carried out and goals are met; administrative and programmatic resource management; and monitoring outcomes using a data-driven quality assurance process.  Decisions made affect staff and other resources associated with the programs managed and are made exercising very wide latitude and independent judgment.  The programs managed are substantial components of Southern Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and Eastern Colorado Health Care System Mental Health Service that delivers specialized, complex, highly professional services and significantly impact the health care provided to veterans.  The section chief has full responsibility for oversight of the professional practice of mental health in large medical centers and ensures the highest quality of mental health care provided to veterans throughout the facility and its affiliated clinics.

Assists the Chief of Mental Health Services in the overall operation of Mental Health Service with focus in the Southern CBOCs.

Supervisory of the following programs: Mental Health Clinic, Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP), PTSD Clinical Team (PCT)

Develops and maintains a high-quality Mental Health Service while meeting all VISN and VACO Environment of Care and programmatic requirements.

Oversees quality control issues and performance measures with the Chief of Mental Health Services and Mental Health Administrative Officer. Compliance with and successful execution of Mental Health Performance Measures, VERA capture, quality assurance and satisfaction for Veteran.

Meets Veterans needing service-recovery and consolation in regard to the clinical care of complex cases

Incumbent is the first line supervisor for the supervisors of the following programs: MHC in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Salida, Alamosa, La Junta, Lamar & Burlington, Colorado Springs SATP, and Colorado Springs PCT. Covers for the Deputy Chief of Staff in his/her absence. Meets frequently with Deputy Chief of Staff for southern Colorado to discuss/resolve clinical and Administrative issues.

Works closely with all senior Mental Health supervisors and clinicians on issues related to performance, workload, and Veteran satisfaction. Completes all quality measures and reports as requested by VAECHCS, VISN 19 and VA Central Office.

Independently provides psychological assessment and diagnostic services for Veterans with a broad range of psychopathology receiving care within the clinic setting.

Demonstrates expertise in using and teaching others about contemporary interview and psychometric assessment methods for these disorders.

Provides education to both patients and family members regarding relevant mental health concerns.

Provides comprehensive , evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy  and psychoeducation

Provides consultation to health care providers about assessment findings and treatment plan for patients to ensure that care is coordinated, collaborative, and integrated within the Medical Center.

Develops, implements, and documents the mental health treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients.

Complies with all Mental Health Service documentation requirements, including timely completion of prescribed templates for documenting results of assessment, treatment, and risk evaluation contacts.

Adheres to all Facility and Mental Health Service policies and practices for delivering clinical care, including but not limited to suicide risk reduction practices, timeliness of care and access standards, professional conduct requirements, and CPRS documentation  conventions.

Achieves minimal clinical workload expectations as established by the Mental Health Service.

Provides clinical supervision and/or training for medical residents, medical students, social work interns, nurses, or other trainees

Work Schedule: M-F (8:00 am to 4:30 pm)

Functional Statement Title: Supervisor Social Worker

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel to other CBOCS and the main medical center is required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No