On Valentine’s Day, we’re hosting a Facebook Chat for mental health professionals interested in caring for America’s Veterans. It’s another part of our Mental Health Hiring Initiative, which aims to add 1,000 new providers to our team this year, including psychologists, psychiatrists and more.

VA Careers Mental Health Live Chat
February 14th | 2:00-3:00 PM EST

Don’t miss your opportunity to ask our recruiters any questions you may have about our hiring process. Once you get the answers you need, we encourage you to pursue a career with us, which will include outstanding benefits, access to groundbreaking research, and the freedom to practice at any VA facility in the country with only one active state license. Above all, you’ll have the unique opportunity to serve patients who’ve proudly served America.

Ready to take the next step today? Send your résumé to our Virtual Recruiting Center at VACareers@va.gov or learn more and apply at VACareers.va.gov.

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Published on Feb. 12, 2018

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  1. LaKisha Barksdale March 6, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    I’m a social worker at the masters level looking to relocate and transition to the VA. I am currently residing in the Washington, DC area. Any suggestions on the selection process for social workers? What I should do to stand out from other applicants? Thus far all positions that I have seen require a clinical social work license. I’m feeling discouraged.


  2. Sean E. Kelly February 21, 2018 at 1:31 am

    Paula Chandler-Paramore,
    You posted your credentials, that you’re a Retired GS-11 Computer Specialist and that you’d like to re-enter Federal Service. I’m certain, with your credentials, you’ll be a much needed addition to the VHA’s Mental-Health Services!
    I say, “Please go for it as they’re VERY understaffed!” I hope you’re Blessed with a life-long, fulfilling career providing our Nation’s Veterans with our mental healthcare needs…


  3. Paula Chandler-Paramore February 13, 2018 at 8:23 am

    I’m a VRA vet & would like to re-enter federal services. I retired as a computer specialist GS11. I am now a therapist with a masters in movement therapy. I am also a 2nd year doctoral student studying clinical psychology. My specialty is psychological trauma, spirituality, & substance abuse.
    I have 3+ years experience with the substance abuse population, dual diagnosis, geractrics, & mental disorders.
    I look forward to your reply.

    Paula Chandler-Paramore, MS, R-DMT
    Team Leader CAT
    Doctoral Student

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