VA mental health employees recognize the nuances of our mission “to care for him whom shall have borne the battle.” Military service, in war and peacetimes alike, is no doubt physically demanding—but it’s often the unseen marks that plague our Veterans most. PTSD is a reality for many, but mental illness can come in all forms.

From experienced Psychiatrists to Peer Support Specialists, Social Workers to volunteers, VA hires a variety of mental health professionals to care for our Nation’s Veterans. Positions include:



Psychiatric Nurses

Social Workers

Peer Specialists

Licensed Professional Counselors

Mental Health Volunteers

Join us at our next Twitter Chat to learn how you can make a difference in the lives of Veterans as a mental health professional at VA. This Thursday, February 19th from 2:00pm – 2:30pm ET, VA national recruiters and employees will be discussing career opportunities, answering your questions, and providing advice on Twitter, through the Twitter account @VACareers and on #WorkatVA.

What is a Twitter Chat?

A Twitter chat is a public Twitter conversation around one unique hashtag (ours is #WorkAtVA). The goal of a Twitter chat is to connect people with similar interests. By participating, you can gain real-time knowledge about careers at VA and also grow your professional network by meeting and following new people.

How does it work?

Imagine being in a classroom with a panel of experts at the front of the room, prepared to answer your questions. They’ve had time to talk, but now it’s time for the Q&A. Everyone in the room can raise their hand at once, or whenever something comes to mind. Questions get answered quickly and in the order they were received. Everyone leaves with a better understanding of the topic, and everyone has learned from the questions and answers of other participants. The bonus: You get a transcript of the Q&A session to take home, just in case you need to reference it later.

Now, move that experience online and you have a Twitter chat.

How do I participate?

If you don’t already, start following @VACareers on Twitter. On the day and time of the event, a host and group of VA National Recruiters will begin by tweeting and will be on standby to answer questions and address Tweets that use the correct hashtag. By using #WorkAtVA, you can follow the discussion and participate in it. You can also go back after the scheduled chat and reference tweets that are connected to #WorkAtVA.

Be sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, February 19th from 2:00-2:30 ET. We look forward to “tweeting” you then!

To learn about other ways to connect with VA Careers, click here.

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