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Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor Employment Specialist Job in MCALLEN, TX

Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor Employment Specialist Job in MCALLEN, TX

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $49,765.00 to $78,270.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 12/4/2017 Close Date 12/19/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    12/04/2017 to 12/19/2017

  • Salary

    $49,765 to $78,270 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    The VATVCBHCS is comprised of the Corpus Christi Outpatient Clinic (CCOPC), Corpus Christi Specialty Clinic (CCSC), Harlingen Outpatient Clinic (HOPC), Health Care Center at Harlingen (HCC), Laredo Outpatient Clinic (LOPC), and McAllen Outpatient Clinic (MCOPC). The VATVCBHCS is an ambulatory health care system providing health care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine. The VATVCBHCS also operates a 100-patient Home Based Primary Care program and a 200-patient Care Coordination Home Tele-Health Program. Through the utilization of inpatient/emergency department contracts, approximately 2600 inpatient admission and 5800 ER visits are managed by VATVCBHCS. Affiliated with the University of Texas Regional Academic Health Campus, the system has an active ambulatory care program and serves as a teaching and training site for medical residents. The VATVCBHCS is responsible for an enrollee population of over 30,000 veterans and 350,000 outpatient visits annually.

    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.

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    The Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (LPMHC) Employment Specialist carries out all duties related to obtaining and maintaining competitive employment for homeless or at-risk of homelessness Veterans who are referred by a homeless program provider or self-present for employment services.   The focus of the services will be to promote optimal occupational functioning of clients within the community by utilizing appropriate counseling, job search, job development, and job placement interventions.   The incumbent will have  the knowledge of community and VA medical center resources related to mental health, medical, vocational assistance and be an expert at determining which combination of services will best meet the employment needs of the Veteran requesting services.   Collects and organizes data on Veterans served.   Provides HCHV and HUDVASH case management services and clinical support, provides coverage for Case Managers, screens consults, and participates in outreach events and contact to increase the presence in the community by the Homeless Program.

    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

    Functional Statement Title/#: Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, HCHV Employment Specialist

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Within and outside the health care system

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    This position is only open to current, permanent VCBHCS employees.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485808300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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

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