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    Summary

    The Eastern Colorado Veterans Health Care System, Mental Health Service Line is currently recruiting for one (1) Supervisory Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at the Rocky Mountain VA Medical Center, in Aurora, Colorado

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    Responsibilities

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work
    Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees
    In addition to elementary supervisory authorities and responsibilities, this position plans and schedules ongoing production-oriented work on quarterly and annual basis, or direct assignments of similar duration.
    Develops and evaluates performance standards pf subordinates
    Gives advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters
    Interviews candidates for positions in the unit; recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignments to such positions
    Hears and resolves complaints from employees, referring group grievances and more serious unresolved complaints to Mental Health Services leadership.
    Identifies developmental and training needs of employees, providing for and arranging for needed development and training
    Improves production or increase the quality of work directed effects disciplinary measures as appropriate t Approves or disapproves leave requests
    Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of safety regulations and (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, in regards to (1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring (2) fair treatment of all employees; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; (4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills
    Administrative Responsibilities
    Coordinates services offered to Veterans and their families enrolled in the program to include assessment, medication management, crisis intervention, educational, individual, family, and group treatment, case management and specialized psychological testing.
    Formulates, interprets, and implements policies and procedures pertaining to quality mental health care.
    Develops effective programs and treatment strategies for vocational rehabilitation program patients and their families
    Directs and guides rehabilitation counselors within the vocational rehabilitation program to assure efficiency, including the scheduling of activities, the redesign of workloads, daily monitoring of the operations of the program, and feedback to other managers about staff performance within the context of program evaluation and measuring outcome of services provided
    Participates in recruitment procedures and interviews to select personnel for vocational rehabilitation program
    Evaluates current program services in a systematic manner, including the collection, tabulation, and presentation of program statistics, trends, and outcome measures
    Interfaces with other program directors, Mental Health Service Section Chiefs and Associate Chief of Staff, and VA personnel
    Advises the PSRR Section Chief on relevant programmatic issues with recommendations for improvement in service delivery
    Collaborates with other program supervisors and managers as a member of the Mental Health Oversight Committee
    Monitors control point funds for Vocational Rehabilitation and Compensated Work Therapy. Maintains effective working relationships with internal and external customer groups Adheres to the requirements of the Master Agreement between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Federation of Government Employees
    Prepares and implements grant and contract proposals. These may be for Veteran or non-veteran populations
    Responsible for complete, independent program and fiscal oversight Monitors and administers VISN and VHA performance standards
    Maintains liaison with local, state, and national organizations related to content field of program (e.g. behavioral health care, telemedicine)
    Attends VISN and VHA meetings as requested, either as consultant or member.
    Mental Health Service representative regarding this program during external site visits or reviews (e.g. CARF, JCAHO, VISN, OIG)
    Justifies the purchase of new equipment
    Oversees the development of technical data, estimates, statistics, suggestions, and other information useful to higher level managers in determining goals and objectives, and other management strategies
    Improves work methods and procedures used to produce work products
    Adjusts staffing levels or work procedures within VRS to accommodate resource allocation decisions made at higher organizational levels.
    Clinical Responsibilities
    Clinical responsibility as defined in approved delineated clinical privileges

    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    13

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/593352200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.