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    You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans! The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. America's Veterans need you!

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    Responsibilities

    The psychologist in the Local Recovery Coordinator (LRC) applies advanced professional psychological diagnostic methods and intervention strategies to a full range of patient problems in his/her work setting. He/she has advanced knowledge of psychological evaluation, diagnosis, intervention, and related behavioral health services that qualifies him/her to provide advice and consultation to professionals representing a variety of disciplines. The primary functions of a staff psychologist at the full performance level include the provision of direct psychological patient care, consultation services on difficult or complex cases, and education and training of staff, interns, and other mental health providers in training. In addition, the psychologist provides collateral clinical oversight/supervision for para-professional Peer Support Specialists.

    Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Assists in implementation of policies and procedures from the National Recovery Coordinator (NRC)
    • Facilitates implementation of recovery oriented services in Behavioral Health programs
    • Develops ongoing education plan for veterans and families
    • Coordinates the evaluation of recovery implementation at the facility and report results to V A's National Recovery Coordinator (NRC)
    • Is the consultant to BHS programs and recovering veterans in development of peer support groups, consumer counseling, and consumer operated services, as per local needs and resources
    • Serves as a BHS Liaison to the facility's Veterans Mental Health Advisory Committee
    • Participates in BHS leadership meetings and policy planning groups as directed
    • Assists with VA regional or local recovery oriented trainings, meetings, or conferences as needed
    • Advises and collaborates with the Recovery and Rehabilitative Programs Coordinator and Chief of BHS on filling peer specialist positions
    • Provides clinical oversight to 5.0 peer support specialists
    • Contributes as faculty member for VAMC's APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Internship Program
    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • 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/551937800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.