Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (Program Coordinator) (SATP)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Harlingen, Texas
Internal Number: 611261300
The Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (LPMHC) Program Coordinator is assigned to the Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) of the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VATVCBHCS). The SATP LPMHC Program Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the VATVCBHCS Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) and in doing so exhibits leadership that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for persons served and the mission of the agency. The incumbent will manage the daily operation of the program, develop policies and procedures for program operation, and prepare reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use. The incumbent has broad program management responsibilities for SATP. Develops, organizes, directs and manages all aspects of the SATP including comprehensive development, planning and implementation of the program's policies and procedures, determining the needs of the program, overseeing and directing the quality and quantity of the services provided, monitoring data-driven outcomes, and establishing program initiatives and direction within limitations of available staff and budget. Maintains fidelity measures of this program, including oversight of the day-to-day operations, overseeing performance improvement activity, and ensuring that the clinic operates in conformance with all applicable regulatory bodies. He or she assures that program staff are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations as appropriate for general and area specific operations, reviewing and assuring that the documentation of program staff reflects the services provided and meets TJC, CARF, Health Care System, and VACO documentation standards, works with local medical center, health care center or community-based outpatient clinic leadership to meet site specific administrative and operational goals. Assume local leadership functions as necessary and as approved by the supervisory chain of command via the Recovery Services Program Manager and through the ACOS MH. Works closely with the Recovery Services Program Manager in identifying and prioritizing program resource needs to include staffing and equipment needs. Provides clinical oversight of the program. Provides clinical direction to the SATP team which consists of up to 3 direct care clinical providers (i.e., psychologists, LCLPMHCs) and 1.0 Registered Nurse, ensures that evidenced-based interventions are utilized throughout the SATP curriculum, ensures that program staff are enrolled in EBP training as clinically indicated, and serves to coordinate SATP Tele-mental Health services at each of the VATVCBHCS CBOC sites as well as VATVCBHCS tele-mental health contract sites as appropriate. Collaborates with first-line supervisors in personnel matters. Provides first-line supervisors with input regarding performance appraisal standards for SATP staff; observes employee performance and conducts work performance critiques in accordance with performance expectations; provides informal feedback to program staff; collaborates with first-line supervisors regarding disciplinary/conduct/time and attendance issues; provides input for performance ratings; assists with determining staffing requirements and assignments in conjunction with members of treatment teams and staff areas where individual skills are best utilized. Performs the following remedying actions: resolves informal complaints and grievances; makes personnel recommendations; incumbent hears and resolves program complaints and works to resolve issues involving program staff; and the incumbent is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, and affirmative action. Performs specialized treatment of complex physical or mental illness. Provides psycho-therapeutic services with attention to delivering Evidenced-Based Psychotherapy (EBP) to Veterans diagnosed with Substance Use Disorder, PTSD, and/or other comorbid mental health diagnoses. Services may include conducting assessments, delivering psychotherapy (in individual and/or group formats), provision of consultation to staff regarding substance use disorder issues. Incorporates complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of Veteran patients, including making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. Provides individual, group, and family psychotherapy and advanced level case management interventions used in the treatment of Veterans with poly- trauma injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, posttraumatic stress disorder, addictions, and other serious disorders. Conducts case management for Veterans. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized 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.