The overarching function of the psychologist for the SUD Residential Rehabilitation Program (SUD-RRTP) is to oversee the day-to-day clinical and administrative operations of the SUD-RRTP. The SUD-RRTP provides specialized SUD treatment for veterans with Substance use disorders, in a residential setting. In addition to coordinating day-to-day program operations, the Incumbent provides both individual and group psychotherapy, incorporating Evidence-Based Therapies when clinically appropriate. The Psychologist participates in screening appointments of veterans applying to enter the SUD-RRTP and coordinates determination of veteran eligibility for admission to the program. The Psychologist completes or ensures completion of psycho-social assessments within the first week of admission and identifies problem areas and veteran goals for treatment. Treatment Planning/Goal Setting - The Psychologist is responsible for developing an individualized treatment plan in collaboration with the Veteran that reflects a course of therapeutic intervention to address the needs identified in the assessment. The course of treatment is reflected in progress notes completed upon each significant contact with the client. The treatment plan is completed within the first week of admission and is reviewed and updated at least every two weeks, or as the treatment goals are resolved or changed. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Bargaining Unit: Yes Functional Statement: Staff Psychologist This is not a Virtual Position
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