The Greater Los Angeles VA is recruiting to fill Ten (10) positions as a Marriage and Family Therapist for Mental Health Service at the following locations: (1) West Los Angeles (Main Campus), (4) Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center, (1) Bakersfield CBOC (1) East Los Angeles CBOC, (3) Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center. The positions are located in the following clinics: (2) Substance Use Disorders; (5) Serious Mental Health Clinics; and (2) General Mental Health Clinics; (1) Phone Triage Clinic. The Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor serves as a member of a multidisciplinary team within the Mental Health Service Line. The incumbent is responsible for coordinating and providing specialty mental health counseling, conducting assessment interviews, developing treatment plans and providing treatment to eligible Veterans. Serious Mental Health Clinic: Serves as a member of the Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery (ICMHR) program or the Psychosocial Recovery & Rehabilitation Center (PRRC) and is stationed at either the main campus at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, or at one of two (2) ambulatory care sites (Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center (LAACC) or Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center (SACC). Substance Use Disorder: Provides a full range of psychological services for Outpatient Addiction Treatment Programs which includes Addictive Behavior (ABC) and Opioid Treatment Program (OTP). General Mental Health Clinic: Provides psychotherapy to address a broad range of mental health disorders, including PTSD, anxiety-related disorders, mood-related, substance use disorders and other mental health conditions in person and/or via clinical video telehealth (CVT). Telephone Triage (GLA Mental Health Access Line): Responsibilities include telephone and/or tele brief but comprehensive (CVT) triage, assessment, crisis intervention, and/or referral for connection for ongoing care. Works as part of a multidisciplinary clinical team providing same day access to brief tele-mental health triage, functional assessment, intervention & referral services. Team will primarily service outlying Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). The duties and responsibilities includes but are not limited to: Providing professional evaluations, decisions, and recommendations regarding the mental health care of Veterans for treatment planning and implementation of care. Providing comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy, including time-limited, and Evidence Based Practice models of care, and Recovery-Oriented interventions Working in a trans-disciplinary team setting with psychologists, social workers, nurses, peer support specialists, and a social science tech/social work associate. Providing consultation to other team members and participates in conjoint emergency treatment with medical facility mental health personnel. Assisting with data collection/analysis, program evaluation and development to enhance patient outcomes. Providing care coordination, case management, and other ancillary functions to the provision of professional treatment and team-based services as assigned. Providing coordination, development and promotion of programs emphasizing group and individual treatment, other treatment modalities for the treatment of alcohol and substance abuse. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm 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.