Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Marriage and Family Therapist Program Manager ( Assoicate District Director of Counseling) in San Diego, California

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Summary

The Marriage and Family Therapist Program Manager (Associate District Director for Counseling Services (ADD/C)) is responsible for assisting and advising the Deputy District Director with regards to planning, implementing, evaluating, and supervising readjustment counseling services being delivered to eligible Veterans, Service members, and their families through the RCS Zone wide

system of Vet Centers (18-25 Vet Centers over a large geographic area).

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Responsibilities

The Marriage and Family Program Manager (Associate District Director of Counseling) provides quality assurance, clinical effectiveness reviews, clinical crisis consultation, staff development/training, clinical supervision and guidance, and serves as subject matter expert on the readjustment needs and associated interventions of Veterans, Service members, and their families. The ADD/C also acts as the Designated Educational Officer (DEO) for their respective RCS Zone. The ADD/C also reviews and advises the Deputy District Director regarding any clinical research involving Vet Centers and academic internships for graduate and post graduate interns. Duties include, but are not limited to: Vet Center Clinical Oversight - The ADD/C has primary responsibility for the clinical effectiveness of Vet Centers. Assessment of clinical effectiveness is gathered through on-site quality assurance inspections of Vet Centers. Quality Assurance of Counseling Services -ADD/C ensures clinical quality assurance utilizing various clinical modalities and evidence based practices. Each Vet Center is reviewed and evaluated at least annually. The site visit protocol exercises measurements of clinical record review, record management, customer satisfaction surveys, resource management, cost effectiveness, market penetration, collaborative clinical relationships internal and external to the Department of Veterans Affairs, staff morale, clinical competence of the staff, and supervisory effectiveness of the Vet Center Director on clinical matters. Clinical Crisis Management - The ADD/C develops, leads, and reviews a clinical crisis reporting system that accurately tracks critical incidents with the goal of improving Vet Center services. Staff Development and Education -The ADD/C has primary responsibility to ensure that the clinical staff in their respective RCS Zone is adequately trained to address the needs of Vet Center clients. Outreach- The ADD/C monitors Vet Center outreach to ensure market penetration of the Veteran population. Collaboration and Networking - The ADD/C ensures that Vet Centers maintain clinically productive relationships with programs and organizations internal and external to the Readjustment Counseling Service.

Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm; Monday - Friday and may be require to work some weekends Fi*nancial Disclosure Report:* Not required

Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position in order to conduct site visits

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

13

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Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Qualifications

Basic Requirements: Citizenship: You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job: 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.

Licensure: 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-13 Marriage and Family Therapist Program Manager Experience, Education, and Licensure. In addition to the basic requirements, completion of 1 year of progressively responsible assignments and experience equivalent to that obtained at the GS-12 level which demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities that are directly related to the specific assignment. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 1. Skill in assessing qualifications and abilities of current and prospective employees to include staff performance evaluation..

  1. Ability to facilitate professional development of other MFTs and guide them in current practice guidelines. 3. Ability to contribute to professional development of staff members across a variety of disciplines within program specific area.

4. Ability to collaborate with leaders of other disciplines within facilities, the community, VISN, and VACO.

5. Skill in managing and directing the work of others to accomplish program goals and objectives, reporting requirements and ability to devise ways to adapt work operations to new and changing programs, staffing and budget requirements. This includes knowledge of VA policy and procedures as well as fair, principled and decisive leadership practices.

6. Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in sound operation of the program.

7. Ability to clinically supervise in areas related to the provision of marital and family therapy services to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.

8. Knowledge of the roles, contributions and interrelationships of other disciplines within the program.

References: VA Handbook 5005/101 Marriage and Family Therapist Qualification Standard Appendix G44.

Physical Requirements:The work is primarily sedentary. It may require some lifting (10-20 lbs.) occasionally. Reaching above shoulder; Frequent keyboarding (4-7 hours per day); Sitting (4-7 hours per day); Walking up to 6 hours per day); Standing (up to 8 hours per day); Infrequent climbing/descending of stairs; Some bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Correctable near sighted and far sighted vision; Hearing Aid permitted.

Education

IMPORTANT:A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note:Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • MFT License, 10-2850c Application
  • Resume
  • SF50; most recent Non-award, Notification of Personnel action
  • Marriage and Family Therapist Licensure
  • Unofficial Transcripts VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/searchaction.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey;=&Action;=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

  • MFT License, 10-2850c Application
  • Resume
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 10/31/2018 to receive consideration.

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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Agency contact information
Ladonna Franklin
Phone

(734) 222-4332

Email

Ladonna.Franklin@va.gov

Address

Readjustment Counseling Service 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr Ann Arbor, MI 48105 US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.

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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Social security number request
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  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513417900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 10/11/2018 to 10/31/2018

Service: Excepted

Pay scale & grade: GS 13

Salary: $87,252 to $113,428 per year The salary listed is RUS and will be adjusted depending on location of the duty station

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time