This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The incumbent serves as psychologist in the Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV) program at the Cincinnati VAMC, Fort Thomas Division. The DCHV is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary residential rehabilitation treatment program designed to address the substance related, mental health, vocational, and medical factors contributing to Veteran homelessness. The DCHV program works to reintegrate Veterans into the community with a plan for long-term recovery, community based housing, and stable income. This psychologist provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic assessment, therapeutic, and psycho-educational interventions as well as consultative services to Veterans served within the DCHV program. The DCHV program is part of the Mental Health Care Line Ability to develop coherent treatment strategies, particularly for veterans with substance use disorders and various co-morbid mental health conditions. Ability to incorporate new clinical procedures including rehabilitation, recovery and relapse prevention. Knowledge of, and ability to apply, advanced professional psychological theories and techniques to the full range of patient populations, particularly veterans with substance use disorders and various co-morbid mental health conditions. Ability to provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health with patients with substance use disorders and various co-morbid mental health conditions. Knowledge of clinical research literature, particularly in the area of substance use disorders and various co-morbid mental health conditions. Ability to organize work, set priorities, delegate tasks, and meet multiple deadlines independently. Ability to balance responsibilities in a complex environment and to work with great autonomy, analyze complex organizational problems, and ability to develop and implement effective solutions for those problems. Skill in persuasion, negotiation, and motivation to negotiate multiple program policies. Ability to establish and monitor production and performance priorities and standards. Skill in interpersonal relationships in dealing with coworkers and managers using advanced consultation and problem solving skills Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598998600
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