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Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor Job in WHITE CITY, OR

Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor Job in WHITE CITY, OR

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $49,765.00 to $78,270.00 Grade 9 to 11
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/31/2017 Close Date 12/28/2017
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  • Open & closing dates

    10/31/2017 to 12/28/2017

  • Salary

    $49,765 to $78,270 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 9 - 11

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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?

    Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

    Southern Oregon and Surrounding Areas

    The quality of life in Southern Oregon is second to none. Vibrant cultural and recreational opportunities, friendly people, and a mild Mediterranean climate combined with an affordable cost of living, safe neighborhoods, lower property taxes, and no sales tax, make Southern Oregon an ideal place to live, work, and play.

    The VA SORCC neighbors the cities of Medford, Ashland, Grants Pass, and Jacksonville just to name a few. These beautiful communities offer a variety of Dining experiences, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Britt Festival and other cultural activities including Ballet, Broadway or Cabaret. Witness the natural wonder of Crater Lake National Park or the Oregon Caves.. Tour the Wild & Scenic Rogue River from a jet boat or float a raft through Hellgate Canyon . Explore an Open Air Market full of Farm Fresh Produce. Ski or snowboard Mt. Ashland , Mt. Shasta, and Mt. Bachelor during the winter. Hike, Bike, and sightsee local trails and the Table Rocks during the summer. Southern Oregon is also a Wine lover's paradise. Play 9 or 18 at our championship Golf Courses. Take in the breathtaking scenery of our many State Parks. Southern Oregon has something to offer for everyone.

    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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    Eligible/Qualified applicants will be referred for consideration on the 1st and 3rd Thursday through the course of this announcement until the announcement closes.

    Qualified candidates will be referred to the selecting officials in the following order:

    Priority Consideration

    • VA Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)

    First Area of Consideration
    • Current, permanent VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics employees

    Second Area of Consideration
    • Current, permanent Department of Veterans Affairs employees from other VA facilities

    Third Area of Consideration
    • Candidates eligible for transfer from other federal agencies

    Fourth Area of Consideration
    • Preference eligible
    • All Other Eligibles
    Candidates may be selected for any future vacancies up to 90 days after the initial referral.

    The VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics (VA SORCC) in White City, Oregon is seeking a number of Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselors for various inpatient and outpatient services. The VA SORCC provides a variety of clinical programs with a wide range of outpatient services and treatments for Veterans in Geriatrics and Extended Care, Psychiatry, substance abuse, home based primary care, community care, residential, and various other ambulatory care programs.

    We are recruiting for the following Mental Health, Residential, and Social Work programs:
    • The Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP) provides a 24/7 supportive, recovery based setting for Veterans with mental health, substance use disorders and co-occurring concerns. Veterans may also be homeless, unemployed or have other psychosocial needs. Treatment is offered through an interdisciplinary team, and is individualized based on the needs of the Veteran. Typical length of stay is 90-180 days.
    • The Outpatient Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP) Clinic provides Veterans with moderate to severe mental illness including depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and co-occurring mental health and substance-use disorders. Each Veteran is assigned to an interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, care managers and peer supports. Services include medication management, individual and group therapy, and case management.
    • The Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC) offers person-centered, recovery-based interventions for Veterans experiencing severe mental illness. Services include social-skills training, peer support mentoring, ill-ness management and recovery groups, well-ness groups, family education services, and community engagement opportunities.
    • The Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Treatment Program uses a Harm Reduction approach to meet Veterans "where they are" in the Recovery process. Treatment is individualized and focuses on the Veteran's individual goals. The pro-gram offers individual and group therapies. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) with Buprenorphine or Naltrexone for Opioid Use Disorders is encouraged. Naloxone kits for overdose prevention are available for Veterans and families.
    • The Primary Care Mental Health Initiative (PCMHI) providers for behavioral treatment of mild depression, anxiety, insomnia, coping with medical illness, coping with chronic pain, and tobacco cessation. The PCMHI team works with Primary Care Providers for follow-up of Behavioral Health Medications prescriptions.
    • The Suicide Prevention/Workplace Violence Program reports to the Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health Service Line, works in conjunction with the facility suicide prevention and workplace violence coordinators. Provides training, support, crisis management and consultative services across the facility. Facilitates extensive community outreach and engagement.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm and may include opportunities for extended hours during the week and weekends
    Functional Statement Title : Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor

    Recruitment/Relocation incentives have not been authorized.


    Travel Required

    Not required

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    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    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/483184300. 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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