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Supervisory Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

Company: Veterans Health Administration
Location: littleton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

SummaryIncumbent will work in cooperative collaboration with other team members and with professionals, volunteers and others in VA facilities and community agencies to help Veterans recognize and resolve their problems and needs. The counseling and therapeutic services provided by the Vet Center Call Center range from routine to complex and include but not limited to suicide prevention, crisis intervention, short- and long-term treatment with clients exhibiting post-traumatic stress disorder. Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesThe incumbent is a part of the Readjustment Counseling Service's Call Center, located in Lakewood, CO. The 24-hour, 7 day a week, 365 day a year service is aimed at connecting Veteran callers to a caring, qualified VA Readjustment Counseling Therapists who provides highly developed evidence based crisis intervention services to assist with any immediate crisis a Veteran or service recipient may be experiencing.As a Supervisory Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, your primary responsibility will be to conduct interviews and counseling with clients and provide social/psychological assessment and treatment to clients; crisis intervention and both short and long term services. Refer clients to other programs and professionals. Provide guidance and consultation to other team members conducting interviews, counseling, and therapy. Refer cases requiring outpatient or inpatient treatment to the VA Medical Center or Outpatient Clinic or appropriate referral services.Ensure the delivery of evidence based practices in suicide prevention and crisis intervention at the national and international level for Veterans and associated service recipients of the Vet Center Call Center (VCCC).Expected to work a variety of tours (days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays.Provide customer service to a variety of recipients from the call center from within the U.S. or any global area particularly those overseas at military bases and installations.The incumbent is responsible for establishing, maintaining and conducting outreach activities with Veterans, community and service organizations, business and industry, professionals and the public.Organizes both VA and non-VA resources and community services on behalf of Veterans.Provides psycho-diagnostic testing and psychological assessment to those clients who display clinically severe or unusual psychological disturbances.Personally conducts other client treatment; individual, group, conjoint and family therapy; biofeedback; relaxation training and other therapeutic intervention strategies.Participates in conjoint emergency treatment with medical facility mental health personnel. Develops and coordinates procedures and programs to facilitate optimum use of these resources and services by the hospital, by other agencies and by the individual members of the target group.Develop and maintain understanding and working agreements with other organizations and individuals sharing responsibility for the welfare of these citizens in the same geographical area.Possesses and maintains current and broad knowledge in management, program evaluation and theory and practice in delayed stress syndrome.Provide direct marriage and family work intervention involving serious and complicated problems frequently encountered by Veterans and their families or significant others.Emphasize the development of collaborative efforts among a variety of community resources in effort to resolve these problems.Provide indirect services to target groups through advocacy work and negotiations with other service agencies.As a Supervisory Marriage and Family Therapist, the incumbent's primary responsibility is to provide clinical and administrative leadership, management and supervision of all Vet Center Call Center staff and all other professional, and nonprofessional staff assigned to work at the Vet Center Call Center and plan, develop, implement, coordinate, monitor and evaluate all treatment services of the Vet Center Call Center.Perform administrative and personnel management function relative to staff supervised.Establish guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system.Observe workers' performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques.Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance.Resolves informal complaints and grievances.Develop work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary.Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters.Effect disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area.Review and approve time and leave authorization for all Vet Center Call Center staff.Assure subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations.Incumbent is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion and sex.Work Schedule: This position requires shift work. THIS POSITION IS A NIGHT SHIFT POSITION. Monday through Friday - 8:00pm - 4:30am. To accommodate coverage occasional flexibility in tours, weekends and holidays are required.Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 12 Job family (Series) 0101 Social Science Similar jobs Counselors, All Other Counselors, Marriage Counselors, Mental Health Family Therapists Marriage And Family Therapists Marriage Counselors Help Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Designated and/or random drug testing may be required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to a background/security investigation Must be proficient in written and spoken English Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process AAMFT supervisor credential is REQUIRED. Qualifications Education: Candidates must meet one of the following by the04/13/2021:(1) Hold a master's degree or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from a program approved by COAMFTE,(2) Hold a master's degree or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from a MFT program from a regionally accredited institution, OR,(3) Hold a master's degree or doctoral degree in a comparable mental health degree (Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychology, and Psychiatry) that meets the current VA qualification standard of that profession.Licensure: Persons hired or reassigned to MFT positions in the GS-0101 series in VHA must hold a full, current, and unrestricted MFT license to independently practice marriage and family therapy in a State.AAMFT: AAMFT issues a national credential to allow MFTs to provide clinical supervision. MFTs must take specific course work and meet specific standards to become an AAMFT approved supervisor. An AAMFT Approved Supervisor and AAMFT Supervisor candidates may clinically supervise trainees or unlicensed MFTs. The AAMFT supervisor credential is REQUIRED.Supervisory Marriage and Family Therapist, GS-12 Experience, Education, and Licensure. Candidates must have successfully completed evidence based training in marriage and family therapy and must have graduated from a COAMFTE accredited program OR have passed the AMFTRBE. Candidates must have at least five years of post-licensed clinical experience in delivery of family systems therapy including one-year equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. This experience must demonstrate possession of using evidence based family therapy model while demonstrating progressive professional competency and expertise. Assignments responsible for providing clinical supervision must have an AAMFT Approved Supervisor credential. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs in subparagraph (b) below.Demonstrated KSAs. In addition to meeting the KSAs for GS-12 grade level, the candidate must demonstrate all of the KSAs below:1. Ability to identify professional development needs of other MFTs and guide them in current family systems theory/therapy practice guidelines.2. Ability to collaborate with members of other disciplines and supervisors and to represent the family systems theory/therapy profession both in and outside of VHA. This includes knowledge of the roles, contributions, and interrelationships with other disciplines.3. Ability to perform the full range of administrative and clinical supervisory duties including responsibility for work assignments, competency assessments, performance evaluations, selection of staff, and recommendation of awards, advancements, and when appropriate, disciplinary actions.4. Ability to analyze clinical data and make recommendations for corrective actions to optimize quality, efficiency, performance, and productivity within service keeping in line with accrediting bodies and policy.Assignment: At this level, MFTs administratively supervise professional staff which may include experienced MFTs, Advanced MFTs, MFT Program Coordinators, other Mental Health occupations and administrative staff. Duties include preparing work assignments, monitoring clinical performance, conducting performance appraisals, developing performance standards, as well as other clinical and administrative responsibilities. Interviews/recommends individuals for hire, trains, evaluates, disciplines and recommends for termination. Duties may include tracking of data to ensure that trends are analyzed and monitored, preparing appropriate administrative reports and quality assurance reviews. The supervisor at this level may be assigned to any program area. Supervisors may include coordinator responsibilities and may supervise other MFTs for licensure.References: VA Handbook 5005/101 Marriage and Family Therapist Qualification Standard Appendix G44. Education IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: informationReceiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Other Drug test required No Position sensitivity and risk Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk Trust determination process Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness Help Required DocumentsTo apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:LicenseAAMFT CertificationResumeTranscriptVA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), etc.Cover LetterDD-214/ Statement of ServiceDisability Letter (Schedule A)Disability Letter (VA)LicenseVA Form 10-2850c ApplicationAAMFT CertificationOther (3)Professional CertificationResumeSF-15SF-50/ Notification of Personnel ActionTranscriptVeterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Help BenefitsA career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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