Marriage and Family Therapist at the Veterans Health Administration, Las Vegas, NV

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    Alicia Mazzara
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    Job Title: Marriage and Family Therapist
    Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
    Agency: Veterans Health Administration
    Job Announcement Number: VG-11-Ale-484669 T21

    SALARY RANGE: $57,408.00 – $74,628.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, June 02, 2011 to Wednesday, June 08, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-0101-11
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Excepted Service Permanent
    PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 11
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Las Vegas, NV
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens

    JOB SUMMARY:

    Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 484669 (Include # on all documents)

    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?

    [HR Users – Optional to add: This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain on file for one year from the date the application was signed. ]

    As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

    VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .

    KEY REQUIREMENTS:

    * U. S. Citizenship
    * Must pass pre-employment examination
    * English Language Proficiency required
    * Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
    * Background and-or Security Investigation required
    * This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.

    DUTIES:

    Readjustment Counseling Service (RCS) is a program of the Department of Veterans Affairs created to provide a broad range of psycho-social services to combat veterans and their family members to assist them in their readjustment to civilian life. RCS provides services to eligible veterans and their family members in “storefront” counseling centers located in the communities. Vet Center services include, but are not limited to: counseling services to combat veterans from all eras, veterans sexually traumatized while on active duty, and families of service members killed on active duty. Services are also available to all eligible veterans’ family members for issues related to the veteran’s military service. The goal of this program is to establish and maintain an outreach program to assist those eligible veterans who have failed to make adequate psychosocial adjustment and re-entry into civilian life.

    This Marriage and Family Therapist position is located in the Readjustment Counseling Service Vet Center. As the Marriage and Family Therapist, you will conduct assessment interviews, develop treatment plans and provide treatment to eligible veterans and their families in the Vet Center program. Treatment modalities may include crisis intervention as well as both short and long-term services. You will provide readjustment counseling in individual, conjoint, family and group therapy sessions with veterans and family members and focus on 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. You will provide crisis intervention, stabilization and follow-up for veterans and family members and provide follow-up evaluations of clients to determine whether veterans have received all appropriate services and provide additional services or referrals as required. You will serve as clinical case manager for clients of the Mobile Vet Center (MVC), and will provide clinical case consultation and assistance to the MVC Counselor and/or MVC specialist/technician on highly complex cases. You will conduct outreach to identify program eligible veterans and their family members, promote the use of the Vet Center services, and present educational programs about combat veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Readjustment Counseling Service. You will perform other related duties assigned by the Team Leader or appropriate program official.

    Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8am to 4:30pm (Work schedule may change based upon the need of the Center).

    For more information, see http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=99902274&JobTitle=Marriage+and+Family+Therapist&x=81&y=13&brd=3876&vw=b&FedEmp=N&FedPub=Y&tm=0&pg=4&re=4&AVSDM=2011-06-02+10%3a20%3a00.

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