Advanced Marriage And Family Therapist (Senior Psychotherapist)

Department Of Veterans Affairs Monroe , LA 71201

Posted 2 months ago

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TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE, OR YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ELECTRONIC NOTICE THAT YOU ARE RATED INELIGIBLE. SEE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SECTION FOR DETAILS.

This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19.

Current permanent VA and other federal employees should apply under CBST-10931704-21-HC.

This position is located in Mental Health Services at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center CBOC in Monroe, LA.

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Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to:

Independently evaluates new veteran mental health patient consults as assigned.

Interprets and explains VA's treatment and benefit programs related to assistance with identified problems.

Reviews all data, subjective and objective, and makes a clinical assessment identifying needs and strengths.

Demonstrates ability to work effectively with patients who tend to have frequent and severe crises, lack family or an adequate community support network, be poor at self-monitoring and frequently fail to comply with instructions and treatment, or have significant deficits in coping skills and require continuing professional psychosocial support.

Assesses for problems or concerns unique to patient population status as military veterans while independently, or in collaboration with others when appropriate, evaluating the patient's circumstances and clinical presentation, including patient current reaction and resources, independently arriving at a reasoned diagnosis of patient problems and needs.

Provides treatment options to assist veterans and/or significant others with decisions for actions to address the identified problems and initiate intervention..

Collaborates with the patient, and family/significant others where indicated, to develop psychosocial treatment plans in coordination with interdisciplinary team members, including identification of goals for treatment interventions.

Independently initiates and directs the discharge planning process for assigned MH patients, making recommendations or initiating appropriate placement or follow-up intervention actions, often in instances where actions can have serious impact on the life of the patient.

Serves as Mental Health Treatment Coordinator/Clinical Case Manager for assigned veterans within the CBOC MH clinical population who are identified as being at moderate to high risk of suicide.

Makes adjustments to treatment plans and interventions based on changing needs and response to existing interventions.

Provides clinical services to patients and family members/significant others in support of the patient's treatment with emphasis on the use of evidence based other identified "best" practices.

Professional judgment, including extensive knowledge of normal and abnormal behavior, is an inherent competency applied in daily interactions with veterans.

Receives and responds to requests from other providers for mental health social work services or consultation on complex, difficult cases, using advanced practice skills and expertise.

Establishes a continuing relationship with the patient, evaluating progress towards goals and adjusting the treatment plan as appropriate.

Documents independently in the medical records utilizing paper and/or electronic formats, including psychosocial assessments, diagnostics, treatment, progress notes, follow up, and referral.

Is responsible for assigned clinical LMT practice both within the CBOC Mental Health Clinic area and when delegated as determined by supervisor to address overall product line social work service needs, including promotion of social work services as a key component of treatment.

Throughout the course of treatment the AMFT is the subject matter expert on VA and/or community resources.

Additional duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Subject to change based on the needs of the agency.

Telework: No

Virtual: No

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

  • Education. Candidates must meet one of the following: (1) Hold a master's degree or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from a program approved by COAMFTE, (2) Hold a master's degree or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from a MFT program from a regionally accredited institution, OR, (3) Hold a master's degree or doctoral degree in a comparable mental health degree (Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychology, and Psychiatry) that meets the current VA qualification standard of that profession.

  • Licensure. Persons hired or reassigned to MFT positions in the GS-0101 series in VHA must hold a full, current, and unrestricted MFT license to independently practice marriage and family therapy in a State.

  • English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. 7403(f).

Grade Determinations: Advanced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, GS-12

  • Education, Experience and Licensure. Candidate must have successfully completed evidence based training in family therapy and must have graduated from a COAMFTE accredited program OR have passed the AMFTRE. Candidate must have at least five years of post-licensed clinical experience in delivery of family systems therapy including one-year equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. This experience must demonstrate the use of an evidence based family therapy model while exhibiting progressive professional competency and expertise. Assignments requiring responsibility for providing clinical supervision must have an AAMFT Approved Supervisor credential. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs listed below.

  • Demonstrated KSAs. In addition to meeting the above requirements, the candidate must demonstrate the following professional KSAs: 1. Ability to provide specialized consultation for complex cases involving individuals, families and/or couples utilizing evidenced-based family systems theory/therapy. 2. Ability to provide crisis intervention which includes assessment, safety planning and complex treatment planning using independent clinical judgment utilizing family systems theory/therapy. 3. Ability to provide family systems therapy, which seeks to address Veterans and their family members on an individual level and deals with interpersonal interactions. 4. Ability to provide unlicensed MFT staff/trainees with systemic clinical supervision towards licensure from a family systems theory/therapy perspective.

References: VA Handbook 5005/101 Part II Appendix G44

Physical Requirements:Must be in overall good health, able to sit at a desk working at a computer, engage in light to moderate physical activity including sitting, walking, bending, and carrying supplies. AMFT must be able to perform primarily moderate physical demands, with occasional light and sedentary duties, exercise patience, and control emotions, with reasonable accommodation if necessary, without endangering the health and safety of the AMFT and others.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

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Advanced Marriage And Family Therapist (Senior Psychotherapist)

Department Of Veterans Affairs