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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Job in SALEM, OR

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Job in SALEM, OR

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $65,017.00 to $84,525.00 Grade 11 to 11
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/10/2018 Close Date 1/25/2018
Who may apply Public

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  • Open & closing dates

    01/10/2018 to 01/25/2018

  • Salary

    $65,017 to $84,525 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 11

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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    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?

    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/

    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.

    VA Portland health care system promotes our core I CARE values: to act with Integrity and Commitment, to Advocate for Veterans, to show Respect to all, and to pursue Excellence.

    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Relocation/Recruitment incentives WILL NOT be authorized for this position.

    This position may be filled by one of the following: Professional Mental Health Counselor, Social Work, Marriage Family Therapist, or a Clinical Psychologist.

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    The Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in RCS serves as a member of a multi-disciplinary Vet Center team and is responsible to 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 Portland Health Care Center or Outpatient Clinic. Participates in and provides consultation to other team members; participates in conjoint emergency treatment with medical facility mental health personnel.

    FUNCTIONS: Specific clinical tasks of the RCS LMFT include, but are not limited to:

    • Screening/Assessment - The LMFT interviews Veterans and their significant others to determine specific problems. Independently conducts intake and needs assessment of Veterans and their significant others and establishes helping relationships with their clients. The incumbent will identify symptoms leading to clinical diagnosis of disorders.
    • Treatment Planning/Goal Setting - The LMFT is responsible for developing 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).
    • Clinical Counseling - The LMFT provides individual, conjoint, family, and group therapy for Veterans and significant others.
    • Outreach - The LMFT will conduct outreach specifically 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 Services. The LMFT will, during the outreach activity, ascertain Veteran's service needs and inform or refer them to the Vet Center, VA Medical Center or other appropriate agency.
    • Crisis Intervention - The LMFT will provide 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.
    • Administrative Responsibilities - The LMFT will provide clinical case consultation and assistance to all Vet Center staff on highly complex cases. The LMFT performs administrative tasks assigned by the Vet Center Director or appropriate program official. The LMFT maintains client electronic clinical records in accordance with program guidelines and professional/licensure requirements. The incumbent will implement privacy and confidentiality as well as legal and ethical standards of service delivery. The incumbent will participate in administrative staff, clinical, and other in-service meetings and training as required.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, some evening hours required
    Financial Disclosure Report: not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Status Candidates

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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