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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Job

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Job

Vacancy No. CBEJ-18-10132623-AES Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $50,598.00 to $79,586.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 2/7/2018 Close Date 2/28/2018
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    02/07/2018 to 02/28/2018

  • Salary

    $50,598 to $79,586 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 00

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



4 vacancies in the following locations:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties



    The salary listed is RUS and will be adjusted depending on location of the duty station.

    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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. 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. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

    If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

    The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

    America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

    Learn more about this agency


    This announcement is open to current, permanent employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal agencies. If you do not meet this requirement, please apply under announcement number CBEJ-18-10132622-AES.

    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.
    The Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in RCS serves as a member of a multi-disciplinary Vet Center team and is responsible for coordinating and providing family counseling services in the Vet Center. The LMFT conducts assessment interviews, develops treatment plans and provides treatment to eligible Veterans and their families. Treatment modalities may include crisis intervention as well as both short and long-term services. The LMFT may refer clients to other programs and professionals to include the VA Medical Center or Outpatient Clinic.

    Participates in and provides consultation to other team members
    Interviews Veterans and their significant others to determine specific problems
    Conducts intake and needs assessment of Veterans and their significant others and establishes helping relationships with their clients
    Identifies symptoms leading to clinical diagnosis of disorders
    Develops comprehensive and unique goal-directed treatment plans that reflect a course of therapeutic intervention to address the needs identified in the assessment
    Provides clinical counseling to Veterans and significant others with highly complex and diversified psychological/sociological problems to include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    Provides individual, conjoint, family, and group therapy for Veterans and significant others
    Conducts 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
    Provides crisis intervention, stabilization and follow-up for Veterans and significant others
    Provides follow-up evaluations of clients to determine whether Veterans have received all appropriate services and provides additional services or referrals as required
    Serves as clinical case manager for clients of the Mobile Vet Center (MVC), and provides clinical case consultation and assistance on highly complex cases
    Maintains knowledge of Veterans' rights, benefits, and programs.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, may be required to work some evenings and weekends.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - The position requires occasional travel away from the duty station in support of direct client care, outreach events, and/or training.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current Federal Employee (s) on Permanent Appointments

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Requirements
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  • Fair & Transparent

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

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