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Supervisory Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor

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 LPMHC, the your 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 to plan, develop, implement, coordinate, monitor and evaluate all treatment services of the Vet Center Call Center. Duties include but are not limited to the following: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.Observes workers' performance and demonstrates/ conducts work performance critiques.The Supervisory LPMHC Team Leader is responsible for the clinical supervision of a multidisciplinary staff in the development of treatment plans and the resultant therapyPersonally supervises client treatment; individual, group, conjoint and family therapy, biofeedback, relaxation training and other therapeutic strategiesEnsures that clinical staff on the team provides state-of-the-art treatment programs in the readjustment counseling of Veterans and their significant othersProvides consultation to staff on the following: assessments, treatment plans, referrals and providing quality counseling and providing quality assurance of counseling conducted by staffEstablishes, maintains and conducts outreach activities with Veterans, community and service organizations, business and industry, professionals and the publicProvides direct counseling interventions involving serious and complicated problems frequently encountered by Veterans and their families or significant othersProvides indirect services to target groups through advocacy work and negotiations with other service agenciesWork 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. 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 Addiction Counselors Counselors, Addiction Counselors, All Other Counselors, Educational Counselors, Mental Health Educational 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 Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/20/2021.Basic Requirements:Education: Hold a master's or doctoral degree in: Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling; Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling; or a related field, from a program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Examples of related mental health counseling fields include, but are not limited to Addiction Counseling; Community Counseling; Gerontology Counseling; Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling. CACREP defines the date when graduates are considered to have graduated from a CACREP accredited program. Additional information may be obtained from NOTE: Traditional Rehabilitation counseling programs that are accredited by CACREP do not meet the LPMHC qualification standards as Traditional Rehabilitation counseling differs from Clinical Rehabilitation counseling.Licensure: Persons hired or reassigned toLPMHCpositions in the GS-101 series in VHA must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to independently practice mental health counseling, which includes diagnosis and treatment.Grade Determinations:GS-12 - Experience, Education and Licensure. In addition to the basic requirements, candidates must have at least one year of progressively complex experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills, judgment, and competency. At this level, LPMHCs administratively supervise their licensed staff and/or graduates and are considered LPMHC subject matter experts and may serve as the discipline lead. LPMHCs may provide treatment to patients. They direct the development and implementation of services and treatment to patients through the administrative supervision, mentoring, and oversight of assigned clinical staff. Their experience must demonstrate practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment.Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for the GS-12 grade level.1. Ability to administratively supervise other providers and conduct meetings.2. Ability to maintain a professional environment by following organizational policies, guidelines and safety standards.3. Ability to establish and clearly communicate guidelines and performance expectations for staff. Preferred Experience:Preferred QualificationsWorking knowledge of military and veteran issues, particularly with PTSD and combat stress.Minimum of two (2) years of experience working with and assisting military and veteran's population.Minimum of two (2) years of experience assisting military or veteran populations in support of development and readjustment.Public speaking skills-Supervisory skillsPhysical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary. It may require occasional lifting (10-20 lbs.); Reaching above shoulder; Frequent keyboarding and Sitting (4-7 hours per day); Walking up to 6 hours per day; Standing up to 8 hours per day; Infrequent climbing/descending of stairs; Some bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Correctable near sighted and far sighted vision; Hearing Aid permitted.References: VA Handbook 5005/106, Appendix G43 Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor Qualification StandardThe full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-12. Education IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Education is a basic requirement for this position. Failure to submit your transcripts to verify you meet this requirement may result in your application being removed from consideration.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: Additional 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:LicenseResumeTranscriptVA 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 ApplicationOther (2)Other (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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