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Psychologist or Social Worker Vacancy - Addiction Treatment Programs - Columbia, Missouri

News Date: Monday, March 18, 2024 - 21:00

The Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital is looking for a talented clinician to join our team as a

Staff Psychologist OR Social Worker, Addiction Treatment Programs,

Behavioral Health Service


Columbia, MO VAMC | Health Facilities Group Architecture

We are recruiting a full-time Staff Psychologist (GS-11/13) or Social Worker (GS-9/11) to join our Addiction Treatment Programs (ATP) in Columbia, Missouri. The ATP team provides excellent residential and outpatient team-based care, including full psychological assessment, testing, treatment planning, and intervention services to Veterans with substance use disorders and co-occurring conditions. We have a 14-bed Psychosocial Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program that provides treatment episodes of up to six weeks in duration, focusing on third-wave behavioral approaches to addiction recovery. Clinical services emphasize evidence-based psychotherapies, including Contingency Management for treatment of stimulant use disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders (CBT-SUD), and Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention. Well-qualified candidates will have clinical experience working with individuals with substance use disorders in residential and outpatient treatment settings. Both Psychologist and Social Worker positions are subject to a Special Salary Rate. EDRP is also authorized for this position, and flexible work schedules are available.  


Truman VA is a great place to work! As one of the major hospitals in Central Missouri, Truman VA supports 130 inpatient operational beds and offers a broad range of general and specialty medical services. We maintain strong clinical and research affiliations with the University of Missouri School of Medicine, the MU Sinclair School of Nursing, the MU School of Health Professions, and other health-related programs. Truman VA is a teaching hospital that provides training opportunities for approximately 900 students each year across multiple disciplines, including doctoral psychology interns and practicum students.

In 2020, Truman VA was ranked #1 nationally for the third consecutive year by employees as the "Best Place to Work" among 142 VA Medical Centers, based on results from VA’s All Employee Survey.


Columbia is a great place to live! Columbia (population 120,000) is located halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City and provides a unique blend of urban and rural living, with a bit of midwestern charm. Boasting a major research university with Division I athletics programs; an extensive hospital system; independent film festivals and musical events; and unique brewing, dining, and local wineries; Columbia and its surrounding area has something for everyone.



For the outdoor enthusiast, Columbia is minutes away from boating, waterskiing, kayaking, canoeing and hiking! Both the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT) Trail and Award-winning Katy trail run through Columbia, providing 240 miles of trails through beautiful woodland and river areas. Rock Bridge State Park provides numerous hiking trails and large cave system and underground stream at the Devil’s Icebox. In addition, Grindstone Nature Area is a 200 acre park featuring nature trails, scenic overlooks and a leash-free dog area. 




Official announcements are linked below. If you need assistance applying or have questions regarding this announcement, please contact Rachel Kempker, VISN15 Human Resources Specialist ( . I would also be happy to answer any questions or share more information about this opportunity to work with a great group of professionals. This position announcement is open and continuous and will close on June 28, 2024. First request for a list of completed applications will occur no earlier than March 29, 2024.



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