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    As a Psychologist you will serve on a multidisciplinary team located in the community-based Vet Center. You will work in cooperative collaboration with other team members, professionals, volunteers and others in VA facilities and community agencies to help Veterans recognize and resolve their problems and needs; practices independently, using professional judgment and expertise to make decisions about services and treatment provided to veterans and their significant others/families ..

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    Responsibilities

    The Readjustment Counseling Service is recruiting for Counselors at its local Vet Center(s), who are qualified to serve in one of the following Hybrid Title 38 discipline:

    • Psychologist GS-180-11T13
    This announcement is for the recruitment of a Psychologist as part of a multidisciplinary team located within 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 person selected will be responsible for providing readjustment counseling that includes individual and group counseling to veterans and family members with issues of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and related psychological difficulties, marital and family issues, substance abuse, employment, military sexual trauma, homelessness, bereavement, and other issues impacting upon a veteran's ability to successfully re-enter civilian society.

    The ideal candidate possesses a high degree of clinical skill, including the unique skills needed to work with Veterans and their significant others. You 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.
    • Completes a psycho-social assessment and military history within the first three sessions with a patient.
    • Develops a unique treatment plan that reflects a course of therapeutic intervention that will address the needs identified in the assessment.
    • Maintains and exercises an effective resource data base that is used to address the needs of a client, which may be better served by programs external to the Vet Center.
    • Serves as a subject matter expert to agencies and programs external to the Vet Center in matters of readjustment.
    • Exercises advocacy with the goal of enabling and educating the client to effectively advocate for him/herself.
    • Follows Readjustment Counseling Service procedure and reporting policy on clinical crisis.
    • Provides education or facilitates education to elements external to the Vet Center.
    • Ensures good communication and sound clinical treatment of active duty and Veteran clients that are shared with other health care providers as required within community based agencies, Department of Veteran Affairs, and Department of Defense.
    • Exercises a variety of individual and group counseling techniques that are evidence based in the treatment of readjustment counseling problems and demonstrate good clinical practice.
    • Uses initiative and resourcefulness in deviating from traditional methods or trends and patterns to develop new methods, criteria, and proposed new policies.
    • Demonstrates an understanding of the needs and unique presentations of war veterans and can adapt professional practice to accommodate these clients in a trustful environment that facilitates successful readjustment.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    0180 Psychology

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/548810700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.