The Supervisory Rehabilitation Counselor is located in the Mental Health department of the VA Boston Healthcare Systems, Brockton, MA location. This position is full time, 40 hours per week. The Supervisory Rehabilitation Counselor position is located within the VA Boston Healthcare System (VA BHS) Mental Health Service Line (MHSL). The Supervisory RC in this position provides both clinical and administrative oversight of Vocational Programs in the MHSL and serves as the supervisor for all staff assigned to the MHSL Vocational Programs. Vocational programming is offered by the MHSL on multiple campuses of the VA BHS including Jamaica Plain, Brockton, and West Roxbury campuses, as well as at two community-based outpatient clinics at Causeway Street and Lowell. The Supervisory RC has responsibility for overseeing the daily operations of two different Vocational Programs under the MHSL in VA BHS: Transitional Work (TW) and Supported Employment (SE). The Vocational programs in the MHSL offer recovery-oriented clinical vocational rehabilitation services. The TW program provides vocational assessment and counseling, a transitional work hardening experience, and assistance with overcoming barriers and obtaining competitive employment. The TW program serves Veterans who are in both outpatient and residential mental health treatment at the VA BHS. The SE program provides vocational services to Veterans in outpatient mental health treatment who are diagnosed with a serious mental illness, posttraumatic stress disorder, and/or traumatic brain injury. The SE model of vocational rehabilitation emphasizes intensive job carving and provision of ongoing intensive support services to help Veterans adjust to the workplace, meet challenges on the job, and maintain employment. The Supervisory RC must be able to implement and supervise employees using both models of vocational rehabilitation to serve Veterans who have a broad range of mental health, emotional, cognitive, and physical disabilities as well as social problems. Some duties include but are not limited to: Responsible for overseeing the daily operations of Vocational Programs in the MHSL including Transitional Work (TW) and Supported Employment (SE) Programs. Responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures for vocational programming consistent with VA Central Office guidelines/directives and accreditation standards. Creates Policy Manuals, Handbooks, and Brochures that accurately reflect the operations of the Vocational Programs in the MHSL. Consults with leadership in the MHSL about the establishment of vocational program goals, priorities, work schedules, and staffing requirements to support the programs. When priorities and trends in vocational rehabilitation change the incumbent determines how to modify the programming to meet the goals of Veterans and the VA. Estimates budgetary needs of the TW Program based on history, anticipated demand for services and supplies/equipment, and workload capacity and makes justified requests or proposals for funding from Fiscal Service and MH leadership. Ensures overall compliance with VA Central Office guidelines and directives for Vocational Programs. Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, trains, and assists in the implementation of existing and new policies. Ensures that the program is prepared for accreditation and other reviews. Prepares program evaluation, quality improvement, accessibility and business plans, and works on strategic planning. Manages collection of data including measurement based care information to evaluate program outcomes. Provides supervision of vocational interventions provided by employees working with veterans in Transitional Work and Supported Employment. Develops performance plans and competencies for each employee, evaluates work performance, provides feedback to employees, and completes performance evaluations. Identifies the developmental and training needs of employees, and ways to improve productivity and quality of the work directed. Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Compressed/Flexible Work Schedule: Not Authorized Telework/Virtual/Remote Work: Not Authorized Relocation, Recruitment, Permanent Change of Station (PCS) or Travel Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Notifications: This position is not a Bargaining Unit position. This position is covered by locality-based comparability pay. This position is in the Excepted Service. Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held. Narrative responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) will be required from the selectee in order to proceed with the appointment. Veterans' preference does not apply for other current permanent Federal agency employees. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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.