Senior Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: McClellan, California
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 610201200
The VA Northern California Health Care System is recruiting for a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor to join the Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery Services (ICMHRS) team within Mental Health located at the Redding and McClellan locations. This is not a virtual position but telework may be approved for a portion of the week. Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery Services (ICMHRS) is a community based case management program based on the Assertive Community Treatment model for Veterans diagnosed with serious mental health illnesses with or without co-morbid substance use disorders who have been identified as high utilizers of psychiatric inpatient hospitalizations and other resources. ICMHRS Veterans may have multiple mental health diagnoses, and often experience complex needs and numerous psychosocial issues. Veterans are referred to ICMHRS programs from the outpatient mental health clinics and inpatient psychiatric units. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Respond to consults sent to the ICMHRS program by interviewing the Veteran utilizing questionnaires and other measurement devices while assessing the veteran' s emotional, functional, and psychological condition. Presents the findings to the ICMHRS team to determine rejection or acceptance into the ICMHRS program. Function as case manager for Veterans in the ICMHRS program to facilitate independent community living by coordinating mental health and community care. Participate in development of a recovery plan for each ICMHRS Veteran with measurable goals outlined based on relevant psychological, medical, and psychiatric information with the principles of treatment matching. Assist ICMHRS Veterans in the preparation of materials needed for applications to various agencies for entitlements, and follow application process until a determination has been made. Serve as the major consultant for information on negotiating the complex processes Veterans encounter when interacting with government and community agencies. Collaborate with members of the ICMHRS team and other professional specialty clinics to provide comprehensive care to ICMHRS vets. Conduct individual and family clinical interventions to facilitate the identification of substance abuse, psychiatric illness, and social needs as treatment issues. Serve as therapist in treatment groups, individual psychotherapy, and family therapy as needed. Best practices, practice guidelines and evidence-based treatment protocols are utilized to the extent feasible in all therapeutic interventions. Assess learning needs regarding substance abuse, psychiatric and medical disorders. Provides psychoeducation when needed. Provide assistance with ensuring ICMHRS Veterans have access to medication management. Conduct home visits and community visits to ICMHRS Veterans to maintain and encourage community living. Collaborate with Adult Board and Care homes where ICMHRS Veterans reside to facilitate community living in the least restrictive environment and to provide support services for the homes. Prepare and submit legal documentation for the petition of various legal orders such as guardianship, conservatorship, protective orders, commitment and alternative treatment orders. Provide expert testimony in court settings as needed. Provide direct teaching services to staff and others as appropriate. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Telework: Telework, if approved would be on a regularly scheduled basis, but this is not a virtual or remote position. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 and PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required The annual salary for McClellan is $84,452 to $109,792. The annual salary for Redding is $77,488 to $ 100,739. This announcement has been extended until filled. Applicants who have applied and been referred do not need to reapply.
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.