VA Vet Centers need caring mental health professionals

Life isn’t always easy after a military deployment, and our Veterans’ mental health is a top priority. That’s why Vet Centers across the country provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to combat Veterans and their families who are seeking successful post-war adjustment to civilian life.

The Vet Center Program was established by Congress in 1979 out of recognition that a significant number of Vietnam era vets were still experiencing problems when reacclimating to their communities. Today, Vet Centers, Mobile Vet Centers, and Vet Center Call Centers provide all kinds of free and confidential services for Veterans and their families, including individual and group counseling in areas such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), alcohol and drug assessment, and suicide prevention referral. It’s serious work that is seriously rewarding for the caring and committed professionals who take it on.

If you are a Social Worker, Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, or Marriage and Family Therapist interested in maximizing your impact with U.S. Veterans and their families, we’d love to hear from you!

Learn more about mental health careers or search openings with VA here: www.vacareers.va.gov/careers/mental-health

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Published on Aug. 22, 2018

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