Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor/Social Worker
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, Wisconsin
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 722085800
The William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital is committed to fostering and sustaining an environment which celebrates diversity, provides equitable opportunities for employment and promotion, and supports inclusiveness in our culture. Together, we strive to create and maintain working and learning environments that promote professional growth and teamwork, and are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g. English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j. Education: Must hold a master's or doctoral degree in: Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling; Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling; or a related field, from a program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Examples of related mental health counseling fields include, but are not limited to Addiction Counseling; Community Counseling; Gerontology Counseling; Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling. CACREP defines the date when graduates are considered to have graduated from a CACREP accredited program. (Transcript Required) Licensure: Must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to independently practice mental health counseling, which includes diagnoses and treatment. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements, the following grade specific requirements must also be met. GS-0185-11 grade level: Requires completion of a minimum of one year of post-MSW experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the field of mental health or other social work-related settings, (VA or non-VA experience) and licensure or certification in a state at the independent practice level. To practice independently in this position the incumbent has an independent clinical social work license from a state. If hired with less than one year of post graduate degree experience or without a license or certification, the social worker would be considered for promotion after obtaining certification or licensure at the independent practice level. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the master's degree in social work. This can be substituted for the required one year of professional social work experience in a clinical setting. Individuals assigned as GS-11 social workers are at the full performance level. A GS-11 social worker has a Master of Social Work Degree granted by a graduate program fully accredited by the council on Social Work Education (CSWE). GS-0101-11 grade level: Require possession of a master's in mental health counseling, or a related field, from a program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Examples of related mental health counseling fields include, but are not limited to, Addiction Counseling; Community Counseling; Gerontology Counseling; Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling; and Marriage and Family Therapy. A doctoral degree in mental health counseling may not be substituted for the master's degree in mental health counseling. Must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice mental health counseling, which includes diagnosis and treatment. Have a minimum of at least 1 year post-master's degree mental health counseling experience or a doctoral degree in mental health counseling, or a related field may be substituted for the required 1 year of professional mental health counseling experience. You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs): Conduct bio-psycho-social assessments, provide individual and group psychotherapy, clinical case management, and evidence-based interventions/treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, educational, and other diversified backgrounds. This requires knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological), and the differential influences of the environment, society, and culture. Independently perform case finding functions and outreach, identifying and screening patients for psychosocial needs. Possess the knowledge and ability to implement treatment modalities, provide counseling and/or psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups. Must independently complete thorough psychosocial assessments to determine the psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans and/or their families. The incumbent must be able to utilize this assessment in facilitating the Veteran's maximum use of treatment for attainment of the highest level of independence that is possible and practicable. Provide mental health services to PACT patients within the primary care setting. Work as a member of an interdisciplinary team with primary care providers to identify , treat and refer patients appropriate for mental health treatments. Assess psychiatric conditions according to the DSM-5. Incumbent performs both brief assessments for the primary care setting and mental health diagnostic interviews with patients referred to specialty mental health clinics. Develops treatment plans in collaboration with the Veteran/family and with the interdisciplinary treatment team within established time frames, identifying the Veteran's strengths, needs, abilities and preferences. Incumbent possesses the skills to offer psychosocial interventions and measure outcomes of interventions. Conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial interventions/treatments with supervision, as needed, to a wide variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, educational, and other diversified backgrounds using the PCMHI model of brief therapy. This requires knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological), and the differential influences of the environment, society, and culture. References: The basic requirements for employment as a VHA Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor are described in VA Handbook 5005/42, Part II, Appendix G43.The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11. Physical Requirements: This position requires minimal physical exertion, light lifting (under 15 lbs), light carrying (under 15 lbs), working closely with others and working alone. The employee will use a computer to access the medical record for entry and retrieval of information. The employee will need to be able to hear conversational speech. Hearing aid permitted. The employee will be expected to move around the patient care environment. ["Works within the interdisciplinary Mental Health Clinic (MHC) and Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) team at the William S. Middleton VA Medical Center. Provides clinical intervention and consultation primarily to Veterans assigned to the Janesville Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, Primary Care Team (PACT), but may also serve Veterans throughout the facility network. Secondary to PCMHI duties, incumbent will provide services in the General Mental Health-Outpatient Clinic. Duties and frequency of time spent within the General Mental Health Clinic will vary and is dependent upon patient care/service line needs. Position location will transfer to the new Madison VAMC East Clinic once construction is completed. Travel to the Janesville CBOC expected 1-3 days per week depending on program/clinic need. VA Careers - Social Work: https://youtube.com/embed/enRhz_ua_UU Major Duties: Conduct bio-psycho-social assessments, provide individual and group psychotherapy, clinical case management, and evidence-based interventions/treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, educational, and other diversified backgrounds. This requires knowledge of human development and behavior. Provide crisis intervention services, including timely and appropriate interventions to prevent harm to self or others, as well as coordination of family involvement when indicated. Assess psychiatric conditions according to the DSM-5. Perform mental health diagnostic interviews with patients referred to the general mental health clinic. Develop treatment plans in collaboration with the Veteran/family and with the interdisciplinary treatment team within established time frames. Possess the skills to offer psychosocial/therapeutic interventions and measure outcomes of interventions. Provide interventions and duties through a variety of modalities to include: face to face visits, telephone, and video modalities Work Schedule: 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday Telework: Yes. This is a telework position when it meets the needs of the Social Work Service Department and/or Mental Health Service Department. Travel required (25% or more) Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): This position is eligible. Recruitment Incentive: This position is eligible. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: Social Worker Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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