Program Manager - PRRC (Marriage & Family Therapist)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Houston, Texas
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 654045100
The incumbent serves as the Marriage and Family Therapist Program Manager for the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC) in the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Services (PRRS) program under the Mental Health Care Line (MHCL) at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) in Houston, Texas. 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. Proficient in spoken and written English. [Per VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section A, Paragraph 3j: No person will be appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C., chapter 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA who is not proficient in written and spoken English.] Master's degree in marriage and family therapy from a program approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) or have graduated from a nationally accredited program conferring a comparable mental health degree as specified in the qualifications standards of those disciplines (Social Worker, Psychiatric, Nursing Psychology, and Psychiatry). All additional course work taken to be accepted for LMFT licensure must come from a nationally accredited program in one of the above areas. Note: A doctoral degree is marriage and family therapy from a COAMFTE approved program is considered to be a comparable mental health degree. Full, current and unrestricted license to independently practice marriage and family therapy May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations: To qualify at the GS-13 grade, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level or higher. Examples of specialized experience include but are not limited to: Experience having administrative responsible for a clinical program that provides treatment in a specialty area Coordinating the daily operations of a program Developing policies and procedures for program operations Preparing reports and statistics management use Licensed to independently provide mental health services and may supervise for licensure other MFTs. Preferred qualifications: 1) At least five years of licensed independent practice or equivalent for the discipline 2) Previous experience working with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or the Recovery Model 3) Previous leadership experience References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G44 Physical Requirements: Light Lifting and Carrying (under 15lbs) and use of fingers ["The announcement is for the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Program Manager. The program provides psychiatric rehabilitation, promotes personal recovery and successful community integration for veterans with serious mental illness. As such, the program manager provides independent program administration of PRRC at all locations of care (MEDVAMC and 5 CBOC's), direct supervision of interdisciplinary staff assigned to the program within MH, and shared responsibility for SW and Peer Support specialists who have joint report structures. The person selected for this position must hold a valid driver's license due to the need for community based interventions. They maintain responsibility for the program on a 24/7 basis and are expected to respond in the event of emergencies. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm\nCompressed/Flexible: May be available\nTelework: May be available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #: 000000\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized to highly qualified applicants\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized"]
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