Supervisory Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (Vet Center Director)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Bangor, Maine
Internal Number: 616587000
The duties and responsibilities of this supervisory position are carried out throughout the Bangor Vet Center which is a community-based counseling center that provides eligible Veterans, active duty service members, and their families with direct readjustment counseling, community outreach, and referral and care coordination with VA and community resources. Duties of the Supervisory Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor serving as the Bangor Vet Center Director and licensed professional with advance knowledge of and mastery of theories and modalities used in the specialized treatment of complex mental illness include but are not limited to: Supervising a multidisciplinary staff composed of clinical and administrative team members, whose primary mission is to provide direct readjustment counseling to eligible individuals in the areas of suicide prevention, crisis intervention, short- and long-term treatment for symptoms associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and readjustment issues; Planning, developing, implementing, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating professional services rendered by subordinates; Setting guidelines and establishing intervention strategies/treatment priorities for individual, group, conjoint and families employing varying clinical and therapeutic modalities; Conducting Performance Based Interviews (PBI) and determining selection processes to ensure fair and equitable recruitment of qualified, high achieving, and well prepared applicants; Developing networks and working relationships external to the Bangor Vet Center and the Department of Veteran Affairs with Veteran service organizations, community based agencies, and mental health organizations to enhance service delivery and develop referrals of Veteran clients to appropriate care; Serving as a consultant and subject matter expert to programs and resources external to the Vet Center on matters of readjustment needs of Veterans; Creating, implementing, and measuring market penetration of Vet Center services through a comprehensive outreach plan for the primary service area; Ensuring fiscal/budget management, in compliance with applicable RCS and VHA policies and procedures as an approving official for time & attendance reports, leases/contracts management, staff local travel, Government Purchase Card (GPC) purchases, etc.; and Screening/assessing of Veteran clients, treatment planning and goal setting, referral to service providers, development of a resource file, Veteran advocacy, crisis intervention, education/health promotion, coordination of non-institutional and institutional services, and individual/group counseling. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 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.