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Addiction Therapist Job in SAN ANTONIO, TX

Addiction Therapist Job in SAN ANTONIO, TX

Vacancy No. YJ-17-GW-1916151-OC-BU Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $49,765.00 to $64,697.00 Grade 09 to 09
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 4/5/2017 Close Date 12/31/2017
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Addiction Therapist

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

11 vacancies in the following location:

  • San Antonio, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 4/5/2017

Closes Sunday 12/31/2017

  • Salary Range
    $49,765.00 to $64,697.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Promotion Potential
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    United States Citizens
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Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (1916151)
OUR MISSION: 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.

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 and leadership positions 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/.

San Antonio is a diverse city that offers warm weather year round and a very reasonable cost of living. This is partially due to the absence of a state income tax. There is always something to do in San Antonio, whether it is the museums, the Riverwalk, hundreds of restaurants, or catching a Spurs game.  There are also an abundance of outdoor activities and lakes within a short drive.  

For information about the city of San Antonio Texas please visit http://www.sanantonio.gov/

The South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) is comprised of two inpatient campuses: the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio and the Kerrville VA Hospital in Kerrville, Texas. The STVHCS serves one of the largest primary service areas in the nation, with 63 counties, and is part of the VA Heart of Texas Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 17), with offices located in Arlington, Texas. Providing a service to Veterans with a working staff of more than 3,100 employees, South Texas provides health care services for 93,000 Veterans. The STVHCS is a facility providing primary, secondary and tertiary health care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine. It also supports a 90 bed Extended Care Therapy Center, a 30-bed Spinal Cord Injury Center, an eight-bed Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, and a Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center. Affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the system has an active ambulatory care program with numerous satellite outpatient clinics.VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life.


A relocation or recruitment incentive MAY be authorized for highly qualified candidates


The payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.


This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis.


Applications that are received by 11:59 PM (EST) on or before April 18, 2017 , will be considered first. If no selection is made from the first group of applications, applications that are received after April 18, 2017, will be reviewed and referred for consideration as necessary.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.


This position may be filled at the GS9 grade level.


One position will be filled from this announcement. This position will be located at the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital http://www.southtexas.va.gov/.



This position is located in San Antonio, Texas at the Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP).  The incumbent will perform a variety of therapeutic and program related activities with clinical supervision from the Director of the SATP or his/her designee.  You will be a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team in delivering health care to veterans and their families requesting treatment for chemical dependency.  Receives patients and collects demographic and psychosocial information as part of the intake of individuals into the SATP.  Prepares written assessments based on knowledge of each patient's background and medical history for use by members of the multidisciplinary treatment team or the therapist's use in developing the appropriate recovery plans.  Serves as a member of multidisciplinary treatment team and works with other professionals to formulate treatment and follow-up plans for each patient assigned.  Conducts group, family and individual therapeutic counseling sessions; observes patient behaviors and reaction patterns for use by higher level professionals or the treatment team in reviewing and modifying recovery and/or follow-up plans.  Contributes to team decisions concerning necessary controls and restrictions required for the therapeutic progress of both individual patients and the community in general, and recommends degrees of supervision required, including privileges, therapeutic leaves of absence, readiness for a job placement, readiness for special education programs and readiness for discharge.    Arranges referral of patients to other federal agencies, state and other public and private organizations and gives guidance to patients relative to benefits and services provided within the VA and the local community, along with eligibility requirements. Develops and maintains appropriate communications, rapport and positive working relationships with a variety of institutions, organizations and service providers.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Nights and weekends may be required.  (Subject to change based on program needs)

Functional Statement Title/#: Addiction Therapist/671-1904-0


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Georg Warren
Phone: (210)617-5300


VHA South Texas HCS San Antonio
San Antonio

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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