This position is located in the Whole Health Program of the VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, IN. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor's degree in behavioral or social science; or in a related discipline that is appropriate to the work of this position. Transcripts required. ~OR~ A combination of education and experience that provided you with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. This experience must be detailed in your resume to receive credit and transcripts required. ~OR~ Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrates that you have acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. This experience must be detailed in your resume to receive credit. ~AND~ MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS GS-09: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: providing supportive care to clients individually or in groups; providing interventions that promote health and wellness, enhance well-being, and improve quality of life; determining patient goals to develop and implement treatment plans; assessing patient progress and adjusting plans as necessary. This experience must be detailed in your resume to receive credit. ~OR~ A master's degree, equivalent graduate degree, or 2 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. One year of full-time graduate education is the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered an academic year of graduate study. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended. ~OR~ A combination of specialized experience and progressively higher-level graduate education as described that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of this position. Experience must be detailed in your resume and transcripts required. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Customer Service Interpersonal Skills Planning and Evaluating Teaching Others IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. ["***THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION*** Providing care through coaching and promotion and education regarding Whole Health coaching to Veterans and staff; Collecting whole health qualitative data from Veterans and creating reports to analyze the effectiveness of health coaching; Providing care to Veterans seeking self-directed, lasting changes aligned with their values; Providing interventions that promote health and wellness and enhance well-being, improve health-related outcomes, reduce likelihood of inpatient admission, and improve quality of life; Displaying unconditional positive regard for the Veterans in their care, belief in their capacity for change, and honor that each client is an expert on his/her life while ensuring that all interactions are respectful and non-judgmental; Working with Veterans to identify their motivation for change, determining goals, developing and implementing treatment plans, assessing progress, and adjusting plans as needed; Providing information on the relationship between lifestyle and health outcomes, exploring behaviors that increase the risk of developing or worsening chronic disease and those that reduce the likelihood of chronic illness; Collaborating with Veterans and their treatment providers; Performing related duties as required. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm. Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized. Telework: VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required."]
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.