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Fellow

San Antonio, TX

Position Overview:

The CVN Fellow will provide evidence-based treatment to veterans, particularly those who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and their families. The Fellow will gain training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) within the first 6 months of employment and should be skilled at offering treatment in a measurement-based, time-limited treatment environment. The Fellow must have background and training in utilizing evidence-based interventions in the assessment and treatment of mood disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and adjustment disorders. Qualified candidates will be proficient in providing individual, couples, and family therapy, with an emphasis on delivering evidence-based care. Master’s degree from an accredited university is preferred. Credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LMFT Associate, or LMSW at time of hire with the intent to gather licensure hours under an internally appointed Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor required.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide evidence-based treatment and assessment for veterans and their families. A minimum of 26 contact hours with clients is expected weekly.
  • Performs and documents patient’s screenings, psychosocial assessments, and progress and referral information. Conduct clinical intake assessments on veterans and family members as needed. Provide individual, couples, and family psychotherapy to patients, with a focus on delivering evidence-based treatments.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with the caregiver, physician, director, case management and all other disciplines to provide the best care to patients as needed.
  • Attend weekly clinical, supervision, and administrative meetings.
  • Provide services via telehealth platform, as required.
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

Qualities

  • Demonstrate exceptional customer service, in everything you do, by placing the child, family, Veteran or client first.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively via oral or written means. Ability to present a friendly and positive demeanor to veterans, their families, staff, clinic support personnel, funders, and the general public. Ability to make oral presentations.
  • Ability to remain calm and maintain self-control in the midst of difficult circumstances and emergencies. Ability to respond in a professional manner in all situations.
  • Ability to think analytically and evaluate the impact of case management recommendations. Ability to set work priorities and to evaluate and create solutions to work related problems.
  • Ability to negotiate veterans or their family members down from stressful situations, potential threatening behaviors. Ability to persuade clients to make appropriate life decisions.
  • Interest, desire and passion in providing high quality evidence-based, time-limited care.

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in counseling and licensed to practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate; or a Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and licensed to practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate; or a Master’s degree in social work with intent to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
  • A minimum of one year of practicum/internship experience during graduate school working with adults, children, couples, and families is required; Knowledge in DSM-V diagnoses is required; Experience in PTSD diagnosis and treatment is required. Experience working with military populations and/or Veterans is strongly preferred; Excellent writing and oral communication skills; Must be highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Must be available to work nights, weekends and holidays as required to meet business needs. Must not pose a direct threat or significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or health of himself/herself or others. Employee should expect to work one evening a week and some weekend days during the month to accommodate the schedules of the clients being served in addition to regularly scheduled hours.
  • Working knowledge of Outlook, Word and Excel; PowerPoint and Access a plus.
  • Strong math skills.
  • Knowledge of clinical services and community resources.

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