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Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor Local Recovery Coordinator Job in HARLINGEN, TX

Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor Local Recovery Coordinator Job in HARLINGEN, TX

Vacancy No. VCB-17-JG-1922682BU Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $72,168.00 to $93,821.00 Grade 12 to 12
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 3/3/2017 Close Date 9/29/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (Local Recovery Coordinator)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Harlingen, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

Opened Friday 3/3/2017

Closes Friday 9/29/2017

  • Salary Range
    $72,168.00 to $93,821.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    Permanent VA Employees only
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Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1922682

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 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.

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.

This is an open-continuous announcement. We will accept applications on an on-going basis until the position is filled. Eligible and qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official at scheduled intervals.



*** Bargaining Position ***

Join the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VATVCSHCS) as the Local Recovery Coordinator Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (LPMHC). You will assist in the implementation of policies and procedures from the National Recovery Coordinator (NRC). You will develop an ongoing education plan for providers which includes, but is not limited to; recurrent didactic presentations about elements of recovery (e.g., recovery plans) and recovery implementation by experts; recurrent presentations by recovering individuals, especially veterans; information about community mental health support groups and other resources and how to make referrals; information about VA and national recovery materials and resources and how to access these; information about VA sponsored trainings and education on recovery (e.g., how to communicate recovery to patients and families); availability of recovery posters and brochures; training on cultural competency; and development and coordination of local recovery training as needed. Other duties include:

  • Serve as consultant to Mental Health programs and recovering Veterans in development of peer support groups, consumer counseling, and consumer operated services, as per local needs and resources.
  • Oversee and direct the SMI Re-Engagement Project and responsible for all outreach and reporting associated with this initiative.
  • Evaluate and coordinate clinical care to Veterans through multi-disciplinary staffing, record reviews, case consultation and direct guidance to staff. 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.(Alternate schedules may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization.)

Functional Statement Title/#: Local Recovery Coordinator Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Within and outside the health care system

Relocation Authorized

  • No
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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



Jessica Garcia
Phone: (956)430-9314


VHA Valley Coastal Bend HCS
2701 S 77 Sunshine Strip

Fax: (956)430-9371

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

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