This position serves as the Program Manager for four (4) recovery-based outpatient programs in Central Texas Veterans Health Care System. In this capacity, the incumbent functions as the Recovery Program Manager of the following programs: Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC), Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) Program, Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP), and PTSD Clinical Team (PCT). The CTVHCS is recruiting for a highly qualified Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (Program Manager) for the Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine (MHBM) located in Waco, Texas. Interdisciplinary Position: This recruitment is also being considered to be filled by the following vacancy announcements: Marriage & Family Therapist(Vacancy # 11125677); Psychology Program Manager (Vacancy # 11125678); Supervisory Social Worker (Vacancy # 11125679); Physician (Vacancy # 11125680) and Nurse Practitioner (Vacancy # 11125681). Major Duties as Assigned, but not limited to: The Recovery Program Manager is responsible for the clinical and administrative operations of the various recovery-based outpatient programs within the Outpatient Mental Health Service at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System. These critical programs provide a wide array of services to veterans in need of specialty care in a less restrictive setting. Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center: The Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC) is an outpatient transitional learning center designed to support recovery and integration into meaningful self-determined community roles for Veterans challenged with serious mental illness and severe functional impairment. Programming is curriculum-based and is specifically designed to teach the requisite skills that are necessary for defining and realizing Veteran's self-chosen roles and goals in all domains of health and life. PRRC services are part of the mental health continuum of care and are coordinated with other services in the VAMC and in the community. The PRRC offers specialty mental health care to veterans with serious mental illness, with a higher level of frequency of services than traditional outpatient mental health and serving veterans with higher acuity needs. All Veterans served in PRRCs will define and pursue a self- determined personal mission and vision for their lives and have access to support, education, and effective treatment that fosters improvements in all domains of their lives. These Veterans will develop the skills necessary to set and achieve self-determined goals that result in meaningful roles in the community. They will have consistent access to recovery-oriented interventions and natural community-based supports--essentials for living, working, learning, and contributing fully in the community. PRRC staff incorporate and practice using the core principles of psychosocial rehabilitation in all interactions, interventions, and program development. Mental Health Intensive Case Management: The Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program (MHICM) is a community-based case management program designed to reduce psychiatric hospitalizations and improve quality of life with a focus on rehabilitation. The services are offered to veterans who meet the following criteria: diagnosis of serious and persistent mental illness, severe functional impairment, inadequately served by traditional outpatient treatment, have high psychiatric hospitalization utilization, and are appropriate for outpatient status (i.e., not in need of inpatient treatment presently). MHICM services are delivered by an integrated, interdisciplinary team and are based upon the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) standards for Assertive Community Treatment (ACT). The program is characterized by four unique factors including frequent contacts between veterans and caregivers, flexibility, and community orientation, focus on rehabilitation, and responsibility for continuity of care. Substance Abuse Treatment Program: The outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP) assist Veterans in recovery from addictions to alcohol and drugs. Many Veterans enrolled in SATP also struggle with homelessness, unemployment, other mental illnesses, medical, and legal problems. The primary treatment modalities of SATP are evidence-based group treatment and education focusing on early recovery and relapse prevention skills. PTSD Clinical Team: The PCT is an outpatient clinic that provides treatment to Veterans who have been diagnosed with combat-related PTSD and evidence significant impairment in functional areas. Psychotherapy services are evidenced-based and delivered in both individual and group format. Taken together, these programs include an interdisciplinary staff of 11 individuals who report to and are overseen by the Recovery Program Manager, including 4.0 psychologists, 2.0 peer support specialists, 2.0 social science specialists, 1.0 licensed professional counselor, 1.0 social worker, 1.0 registered nurse. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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.