The VA Northern California Health Care System is recruiting for a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor to join our outpatient addiction team at the Mather location in the Mental Health Service Line. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Assesses crisis situations, formulates crisis plans, provides crisis interventions and follow up intervention services, developing individualized treatment plans, with particular regard for addressing situations related to harm to self, others or grave disability. Incumbent will assist with involuntary admissions as well as voluntary admissions as needed. Conducts biopsychosocial assessments and uses current DSM to make clinical psychiatric diagnoses. With a focus on treating substance use disorders and dual diagnosis conditions, develops and implements therapeutic interventions to bring about change, using a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches, including evidenced based psychotherapies. Participates in development of a treatment plan for each patient with whom major contact is expected, with measurable goals outlined, based on relevant psychological, medical and psychiatric information and principles of treatment matching. Complies with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. Ensures timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the Medical Center or healthcare system as appropriate. Responds to Veterans request for release of records, return phone calls, linking of services and appropriate referrals as needed in a timely fashion. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 4:30PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Telework, if approved, would be regularly scheduled throughout the week, but this is not a remote or virtual position. This announcement has been extended to widen the applicant pool.
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.