The Greater Los Angeles VA is recruiting to fill Ten (10) positions as a Marriage and Family Therapist for Mental Health Service at the following locations: (1) West Los Angeles (Main Campus), (4) Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center, (1) Bakersfield CBOC (1) East Los Angeles CBOC, (3) Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center. The positions are located in the following clinics: (2) Substance Use Disorders; (5) Serious Mental Health Clinics; and (2) General Mental Health Clinics; (1) Phone Triage Clinic. The Marriage and Family Therapist serves as a member of a multidisciplinary team within the Mental Health Service Line. Below is a brief description of the various clinics: Serious Mental Health Clinic: Serves as a member of the Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery (ICMHR) program or the Psychosocial Recovery & Rehabilitation Center (PRRC) and is stationed at either the main campus at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, or at one of two (2) ambulatory care sites (Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center (LAACC) or Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center (SACC). Substance Use Disorder: Provides a full range of psychological services for Outpatient Addiction Treatment Programs which includes Addictive Behavior (ABC) and Opioid Treatment Program (OTP). General Mental Health Clinic: Provides psychotherapy to address a broad range of mental health disorders, including PTSD, anxiety-related disorders, mood-related, substance use disorders and other mental health conditions in person and/or via clinical video telehealth (CVT). Telephone Triage (GLA Mental Health Access Line): Responsibilities include telephone and/or tele brief but comprehensive (CVT) triage, assessment, crisis intervention, and/or referral for connection for ongoing care. Works as part of a multidisciplinary clinical team providing same day access to brief tele-mental health triage, functional assessment, intervention & referral services. Team will primarily service outlying Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). The duties and responsibilities includes but are not limited to: Providing professional evaluations, decisions, and recommendations regarding the mental health care of Veterans for treatment planning and implementation of care. Providing comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy, including time-limited, and Evidence Based Practice models of care, and Recovery-Oriented interventions Developing, implementing, and documenting the psychotherapeutic treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders. Providing clinical and didactic training and supervision in the specific areas of this work. Students at all levels from within Mental Health, and from other disciplines may be working under the incumbent's supervision. Formulating, implementing, and re-evaluating treatment plans through continuous assessment identifying the Veteran's challenges, strengths, readiness to change, external influences and current events surrounding the origins and maintenance of the presenting issue, and interactional patterns within the client system. Facilitating patient and family education appropriate to the clinical setting and the specific presenting mental health issues treated therein. Providing consultation services to professional staff within the Greater Los Angeles VAHCS and to community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients. Assisting in the completion of data collection/analysis, program evaluation and development to enhance patient outcomes and in helping Veterans reach self-identified recovery goals, which may include improving socialization and increasing community integration. Providing patients with elements of care coordination, case management, transportation, and other ancillary functions to the provision of professional mental health services. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm 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.