Marriage and Family Therapist (Mental Health Clinic Program Coordinator)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 630083300
The Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist serves as the Program Coordinator who facilitates and programming related to general mental health and the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP). BHIP is an interdisciplinary team of mental health professionals that work together with the Veteran to provide recovery-oriented, evidence-based, mental health care. This announcement is open to the public. If you are a current federal employee apply to CBSS-11347453-22-MH-NLS. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education. Candidates must meet one of the following: (1) Hold a master's degree or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from a program approved by COAMFTE, (2) Hold a master's degree or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from a MFT program from a regionally accredited institution, OR, (3) Hold a master's degree or doctoral degree in a comparable mental health degree (Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychology, and Psychiatry) that meets the current VA qualification standard of that profession. License. Persons hired or reassigned to MFT positions in the GS-0101 series in VHA must hold a full, current, and unrestricted MFT license to independently practice marriage and family therapy in a State. Grade Determinations: GS-12 Experience, Education, and Licensure. Candidates must have successfully completed evidence based training in marriage and family therapy and must have graduated from a COAMFTE accredited program OR have passed the AMFTRBE. Candidates must have at least five years of post-licensed clinical experience in delivery of family systems therapy including one-year equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. This experience must demonstrate possession of using evidence based family therapy model while demonstrating progressive professional competency and expertise. Assignments responsible for providing clinical supervision must have an AAMFT Approved Supervisor credential. Demonstrated KSAs. In addition to meeting the KSAs for GS-12 grade level, the candidate must demonstrate all of the KSAs below: 1. Ability to identify professional development needs of other MFTs and guide them in current family systems theory/therapy practice guidelines. 2. Ability to collaborate with members of other disciplines and supervisors and to represent the family systems theory/therapy profession both in and outside of VHA. This includes knowledge of the roles, contributions, and interrelationships with other disciplines. 3. Ability to perform the full range of administrative and clinical supervisory duties including responsibility for work assignments, competency assessments, performance evaluations, selection of staff, and recommendation of awards, advancements, and when appropriate, disciplinary actions. 4. Ability to analyze clinical data and make recommendations for corrective actions to optimize quality, efficiency, performance, and productivity within service keeping in line with accrediting bodies and policy. Preferred Experience: 3 years Mental Health experience, experience in leadership. Applicants with the following certifications from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN) are highly preferred: Basic Life Support (BLS). The selected employee will be required to receive certification prior to assuming clinical responsibilities and ensure current certification after employment is maintained. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G44 Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is frequently required to stand, walk, and bend, climb stairs, and reach with hands and arms. The incumbent must have good manual dexterity and keyboarding skills. The incumbent must be able to communicate efficiently by expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. In addition the incumbent must be able to utilize, view, or read information on computer screens and operate the telecommunication equipment. The individual must be able to operate a motor vehicle or secure transportation through other means. LMFT duties include personal encounters with patients, visitors, and other employees. These individuals may experience crisis, may become volatile and require de-escalation techniques, as well as extreme patience. LMFTs are required to have excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills to interact with individuals with a wide variety of medical and psychiatric conditions including handling potentially aggressive behavior. ["Program Coordination\na) The incumbent is responsible for coordinating interdisciplinary staffing, work assignments, budget, treatment services and access to the Mental Health Clinic.\nb) The incumbent is responsible for assigning, directing and reviewing the work of staff in the Mental Health Clinic.\nc) The incumbent serves as a leader for the Mental Health Clinic.\nd) The incumbent will evaluate employees work performance in the Mental Health Clinic.\ne) The incumbent will initiate action for selections, promotions, status changes, awards, disciplinary actions and separations\nf) The incumbent will plan, schedule and coordinate workload and solve problems related to the completion of the workload.\ng) The incumbent will be responsible for clinic needs such as material, equipment and facilities need to complete work\nh) The incumbent will explain and gain the support of employees for developing, implementing, and managing policies and establishing goals in addition to working to achieve the objectives of government-wide personnel programs and policies. Clinical Responsibilities\n- Provides evidence-based treatments including interventions and therapy as well as regular and frequent tailoring of the treatment environment to the individual mental\nhealth, physical health, and other recovery needs of Veterans. - Provides therapeutic interventions including individual therapy, family education, and case management. Offers group services and sustains marriage and family therapy group intervention through outreach and marketing of the service.\n- Provides assessment services in consultation with team licensed psychologists and offers appropriate psychotherapeutic assessment techniques.\n- Assessments include pertinent information in all the required areas of functioning in order to determine appropriate diagnoses and other treatment-related conclusions. Teaching and Training/Research\n- Provides clinical supervision to LMFT staff and/or LMFT trainees, and may serve as the subject matter expert for the discipline. LMFTs develop behavioral health related training curriculum and often conduct trainings for clinical staff. LMFTs model ethical and professional behaviors and standards to include multicultural awareness.\n- Teaches didactic seminars for trainees including in the LMFT and Psychologist training programs\n- Conducts and evaluates ongoing program quality assurance and engages in research activities including presentations, articles, etc. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am to 430pm, may need to cover inpatient weekend on-call on rotation\nTelework: Only as needed\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nPosition Title/Functional Statement #:Marriage and Family Therapist (Mental Health Clinic Program Coordinator)/PD000000\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial 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.