The Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (LPMHC) position for the Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP) functions in an active role as a member of the RRTP and performs chemical addictions treatment including substance abuse and mental health counseling for RRTP participants and completes supportive administrative tasks. This is an OPEN CONTINOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be July 6, 2021. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. Duties include, but are not limited to: Participates in the admission/screening process by interviewing patients and/or other stakeholders and completing intake data collection with purpose of establishing treatment for Veterans entering the Grand Island VA Medical Center RRTP program. This includes obtaining psychosocial history, maintaining data sheets, completing high risk screens, answering consults, and developing discharge planning assessments. Participates in or facilitates selected supportive groups related to the treatment of specific substance use disorders, conducts individual counseling and other privileged functions independently or under supervision as professional license dictates. Conducts psycho educational activities following professionally prepared resource guides and course work material. Functions as a primary case manager Veterans on a prescribed caseload of the RRTP unit.This includes preparation and implementation of treatment plans developed in concert with the incumbent's multidisciplinary team. Acts as a liaison between staff, Veteran and stakeholders in the development and review of treatments plans. Participates in periodic review of ongoing treatment of patients under the care of the RRTP Team. Provides ongoing documentation of patient's progress using a behavioral framework. Assist Veterans (1) maintain sobriety and learn new coping skills, (2) explore areas of deficit in activities ofdaily living and vocational deficiencies, (3) provide and/or arrange skill building educational activities (4) explore areas of psychosocial conflicts or trauma seeking resolution or psychological stability (maintenance) by using a "Recovery Model" based approach. Utilizes supportive/facilitative techniques with Veterans and their stakeholders to help them better communicate with each other and, when necessary, help confront problem behaviors while on the RRTP unit. Conducts or assists in carrying out planned QA studies or research projects. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm Telework: Telework, if approved, will be on an ad-hoc basis. Financial 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.