As part of VA’s mission to improve the lives of Veterans and their families, mental health providers have an opportunity to put their specialized skills to full use in support of the brave men and women who have served our country. At VA, mental health professionals work with all Veterans, from the oldest to those returning from recent conflicts, in an integrated health care system dedicated to providing:
A community dedicated to helping Veterans and their families by providing evidence-based practices for mental health treatment
Resources and innovative systems for creating new ways to help Veterans and their families with treatment options that are tailored for them
As more Servicemembers return home each day, there comes the need for skilled mental health practitioners to help them overcome the challenges of transitioning to civilian life.
Recognizing the importance of helping this population of nearly 23 million Americans, Department of Veterans Affairs launched the Mental Health Hiring Initiative to add 1,600 mental health professionals to its existing staff of psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, licensed professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists.
Take a look at the recent developments and initiatives with mental health care at VA:
The download center provides banner ads and fact sheets with specialized information about the mental health careers available at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Please explore the materials available and download the right tools for you and your associates.
VA Careers Twitter Chat
On March 21, VA Careers engaged in a Twitter chat with mental health professionals, industry leaders, and VA recruiters to talk about the opportunities at VA. The full conversation is below; check it out to see what you missed.
VA recruiters can help connect Psychiatrists with the dynamic opportunities available at VA. Fill out the form below to connect with one of our hiring experts today.
Applicants for other mental health careers can use the USAJOBS Feed to discover what other opportunities are available in the VA healthcare system. Explore these job opportunities and start planning your next career stop.