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    Summary

    This position will manage, direct and oversee the implementation and sustainment of a Local Recovery program at Hampton VAMC. It is the responsibility of the LRC to promote a culture of care within the VA that removes barriers and stigma that may be associated with mental illness. The LRC functions as a champion and advocate for the recovery model and services as part of the Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences Leadership team to ensure that the culture of the facility is recovery-oriented.

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    Responsibilities

    Major Duties Include:

    • Develop facility recovery education plans for providers and veterans and their families.
    • Develop and implement recovery-based programs and processes as well as monitor outcomes using data-driven quality assurance processes.
    • Serve as a liaison between the National Recovery Program, the Local Recovery Program, and individuals seeking treatment.
    • Responsible for timely completions of all program evaluations and documents required by the Medical Center or healthcare system, VISN and VACO, ensuring compliance with appropriate accrediting bodies and monitoring entities, as appropriate.
    • Train graduate or post-graduate trainees as appropriate.
    • Provide a full range of therapeutic interventions including evidenced based and recovery oriented individual and group psychotherapy.
    • Coordinate community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs and community agency programs.
    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM - 4:30PM
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Basic Requirements:
    • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
    • English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f).
    Physical Requirements: Light lifting, under 15 pounds; Light carrying, under 15 pounds; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (4 hours); Standing (2 hours); Both legs required; Operation of motor vehicle; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Both eyes required (Glasses Okay); Depth precept ion; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Will drive a government vehicle up to 50% of the day. Work requires extreme patience and ability to control emotions while working with a challenging clinical population of chronically and persistently mentally ill and substance-abusing clients.

    Environmental Factors: Outside; Outside and inside; Excessive heat; Excessive cold; Dust; Fumes, smoke, or gases; Slippery or uneven walking surfaces; Working around moving objects or vehicles, Working closely with others; Working alone; Possible exposure to infectious disease in patients homes.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/582455300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.