The Incumbent functions as a Rehabilitation Counselor in the Compensated Work Therapy Program Transitional Work (CWT TW) at Erie, VAMC and reports to Assistant Chief, Behavioral Health. The incumbent provides a wide range of rehabilitation and personal adjustment counseling and case management services, including but not exclusive to coordination of rehabilitation, training, and employment services to disabled Veterans. The incumbent meets the Rehabilitation Counseling needs of Erie VA Veterans in multiple disability areas to include but not necessarily limited to, PTSD, other Severe Mental Illnesses, Veterans with cognitive issues, Veterans with physical limitations, Veterans with a history of sporadic employment, Veterans with a history of difficulty maintaining a job, Veterans with a history of initiating but not following through on their job search, Veterans unable to obtain competitive work independently, Veterans that have a mental health diagnosis that would benefit from transitional work activity, Veterans that possibly have not worked in several years and need a therapeutic work evaluations, and Veterans with legal issues. The Rehabilitation Counselor is embedded in one or more of the multidisciplinary treatment teams at the Erie VAMC. Rehabilitation counseling is a systematic process which assists persons with physical, mental, developmental, cognitive, and emotional disabilities to achieve their personal, career, and independent living goals in the most integrated setting possible through the application of the counseling process. The counseling process involves communication, goal setting, and beneficial growth or change through self-advocacy, psychological, vocational, social, and behavioral interventions and other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 8AM-4:30PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598930900
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