The San Francisco VA is currently recruiting for a Marriage and Family Therapist in their Mental Health Service in the Clearlake Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The incumbent provides Mental Health services to the veteran population enrolled at the San Francisco VA Medical Center System and specifically the Clearlake CBOC. Services include provision of high-quality psychotherapy and case management services, with a specialized marriage and family therapist focus which embraces a client-focused, person-in-the-environment perspective to guide services rendered in a holistic treatment plan. Such services include evidence-based psychotherapies, case management, advocacy, and coordination of linkages to other appropriate VA or community service providers / agencies as needed by the patient and determined by a holistic treatment plan. This is accomplished in collaboration with other members of the Mental Health Service or other interdisciplinary treatment teams as appropriate. The Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) has a role of expanding the clinical knowledge in the profession, providing consultation and guidance to colleagues, both within marriage and family therapy and within other disciplines including social work, psychiatry, psychology and nursing. The MFT role models effective marriage and family therapy practice skills in a mental health setting, teaches or provides orientation to less experienced staff (which may include marriage and family therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, psychologist and nurses), develops and implements innovations in practice interventions. The MFT provides clinical supervision for marriage and family therapist for licensure or certification and may also provide supervision for marriage and family therapy, social work, psychiatry, psychology, and /or nursing trainees. The MFT is assigned to administrative responsibility for clinical program development and is accountable for clinical program effectiveness and modification of service patterns.
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.