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 purpose of this position is to function as a Psychologist, providing outpatient substance abuse services at the Behavioral Health Clinic. If incumbent is selected at the GS-11 level psychologist, no license is required but such a psychologist can provide care only under the supervision of a psychologist who is so licensed. The psychologist applies advanced strategies to a broad range of patient problems in his/her work setting, with an emphasis on the treatment of patients with substance use disorders, many of whom may also have co-morbid psychiatric problems (depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders). The incumbent has advanced knowledge of culturally sensitive psychological assessment techniques, diagnosis, intervention, and behavioral health that qualifies him/her to provide advice and consultation to professionals representing a variety of disciplines. The incumbent is also required to exercise judgment in the selection of or adaptation of standard and accepted psychological theories, techniques, and practices in treating patients or developing new techniques and programs for the treatment of clinical populations. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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