Mental Health Hiring at VA
Mental health professionals play a critical role in making sure Veterans recover and thrive after military service.
That's why VA recently hired 1,045 new mental health professionals, who are caring for Veterans across the country. Despite that achievement, VA is always looking for more qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, peer specialists and social workers. Whether you're a mental health trainee or a seasoned professional, consider choosing VA for your career.
Mental Health at VA
Paving the Road to Recovery
At VA, we understand the unique challenges Veterans face when returning home and transitioning back to civilian life. Our Mental Health professionals expertly tailor treatment plans that meet patients where they are, ease their symptoms and help them achieve wholeness.
Mental Health at VA focuses on recovery, coordinating care that empowers Veterans and their families to take charge of their wellbeing and pursue fuller lives. From counseling and emergency services to telemedicine and social work, we do what it takes to help Veterans reclaim their mental and emotional freedom.
Spotlight on Mental Health Careers
Reasons to Work at VA
Sure, there are lots of places you could build a health care career. But VA can offer you greater challenge, opportunity, teamwork and satisfaction unlike any other. Here are just a few of the many ways a career at VA stands out from the crowd:
Bringing Care Closer to Home
PTSD and Telemental Health
Many Veterans in need of specialized Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) services live in geographically remote regions. In these areas, mental health care is generally only available on a limited basis. The integration of Telemental health technology is steadily making clinical and educational PTSD services more accessible in remote areas.
Guidance Through Every Milestone
What you could accomplish with VA extends far beyond a career. It’s a calling—a passion for serving Veterans. That’s why we’re proud to invest in your future and offer avenues to further develop your unique talent, so you can realize your greatest impact possible.