This announcement is open to current, permanent employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs. If you do not meet this requirement, please apply under announcement number CBEJ-18-10305961-AES.
The incumbent will provide readjustment counseling to eligible active duty service members, veterans and their families in the Vet Center program.
Readjustment counseling includes individual and group counseling over 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 successful readjustment. This task is accomplished in collaboration with other members of the Vet Center or other interdisciplinary treatment teams both within the Department of Veteran Affairs, community agencies, and the Department of Defense as appropriate. Major duties include:
- 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.
- Uses the current resource file of the Vet Center and community social service programs and enhancing the content to the benefit of clients.
- 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.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Travel Required
50% or less - This position requires travel to provide services to Community Access Points (CAPS)Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 11