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Marriage and Family Therapist Vet Center Internal Job in CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

Marriage and Family Therapist Vet Center Internal Job in CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

Vacancy No. CBAE-10108175-18-VT 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 1/11/2018 Close Date 1/24/2018
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    01/11/2018 to 01/24/2018

  • Salary

    $50,598 to $79,586 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 00

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties



    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.

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    The Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) provides readjustment counseling to eligible Veterans and family members in the Vet Center Program. Readjustment Counseling includes individual and group counseling to Veterans and family members related to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related psychological difficulties, marital and family issues, substance abuse, employment, military sexual trauma, homelessness, bereavement, and other issues impacting a Veteran's ability to successfully re-enter civilian society. This task is accomplished in collaboration with other members of the Vet Center or other interdisciplinary treatment teams within the Department of Veteran Affairs or community/government social services agencies. Specific clinical tasks of the RCS MFT include, but are not limited to:

    • Conduct intake and needs assessment of Veterans and their significant others and establishes helping relationships with their clients.
    • Provide clinical counseling to Veterans and significant others with highly complex and diversified psychological/sociological problems to include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
    • Conduct 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.
    • Provide crisis intervention, stabilization and follow-up for Veterans and significant others.
    • Perform administrative tasks assigned by the Team Leader or appropriate program official.
    • Provide instruction/training and consultation in assessing and counseling combat Veterans with PTSD to VA Medical Centers, private sector mental health agency professionals, and others on Combat Veterans and PTSD.
    Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm Some nights and weekends required.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    1st Area of Consideration (AOC) - Current, permanent VCBHCS employees; 2nd AOC - Current, permanent VA employees [Nationwide]; 3rd AOC - Current, permanent Federal Employees [Nationwide].

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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

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