Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor- Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program Manager
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Fort Harrison, Montana
Internal Number: 666992000
The Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (Program Manager) position is located within the MTVAHCs. This position manages the Residential Rehabilitation Program (RRTP) and its three distinct treatment programs: Post Traumatic Growth Program, Sobriety Wellness Center, and Combined Recovery Program. 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 Policy. Education. A master's degree in rehabilitation counseling or clinical rehabilitation counseling from a rehabilitation counseling program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). If the applicant's degree was granted prior to July 1, 2017, the program must be accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education. OR A master's degree in counseling or clinical rehabilitation counseling from a college or university accredited by a national or regional accrediting body accredited by Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). OR A master's or doctoral degree in a related field of study with course content that emphasized rehabilitation, counseling, disability, therapy, health, employment, wellness, or human development from a college or university accredited by a national or regional accrediting body accredited by CHEA. OR Foreign graduates with a degree acceptable by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). Certification. Current, full and unrestricted certification as a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) from the CRCC to practice vocational rehabilitation counseling. English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English. Grade Determinations: Supervisory Rehabilitation Counselor, GS-13 (1) Experience. Completion of one year of professional experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position being filled. (2) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: 1. Ability to make judgments and decisions associated with program management. 2. Ability to monitor program outcomes using data driven quality assurance process. 3. Ability to develop productivity standards appropriate to each service provided. 4. Ability to manage a wide range of programs which include the operation and management of key clinical, training or administrative programs. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005-133 Part II Appendix G62 Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary. Some work may require movement between offices, hospital, warehouses, and similar areas for meetings and to conduct work. Work may also require walking/standing, in conjunctions with travel to and attendance at meetings and/or conferences away from the work site. Incumbent may carry and lift light items weighing less than 15 pounds. ["Duties include, but are not limited to: The Program Coordinator of RRTP has direct administrative supervision of the interdisciplinary staff assigned to the RRTP (e.g., Physicians, Secretarial staff, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nursing Staff, Addiction Therapists, Peer Support Specialists, and Vocational Rehabilitation Staff). The incumbent coordinates with the RRTP Nurse Manager and PCS Service Line for nursing care of Veterans in the RRTP. The incumbent has responsibility for maintaining an 85% bed occupancy rate in all RRTP programs. The incumbent has responsibility for establishing procedures for the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of all program activities. The Quality Improvement Program with the RRTP to enhance performance in the program as well a meet or exceed regulatory agency standards. The incumbent ensures the collaboration and integration of treatment and rehabilitation services with Mental Health, Primary Care, and other specialty services. The incumbent sets an example with regard to productivity, use of EBPs and best practices, and documentation. The incumbent counsels residents living within the RRTP on a variety of mental health issues to include: PTSD, substance abuse, Serious Mental Illness, issues of homelessness, and relationship problems as well as issues of daily living within their level of experience and/or skills. The incumbent makes assessments of the Veterans referred and the type and scope of services required by each applicant. They negotiate admission needs with each of the five programs within the RRTP. They make judgments about the safety and security of the residents within the facility. They represent RRTP to the community, residents, families, agencies, legislators, surveying bodies and other VA's. Work Schedule: 0800-1630 M-F\nCompressed/Flexible: Not available\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #:55221-0\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates.\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.