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Visit the Online Veterans Employment Center

Jul 28 2014

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The Online Veterans Employment Center is the Department of Veterans Affairs career opportunities resource page for Veterans, Service Members transitioning to the civilian workforce, military spouses and dependents looking for employment opportunities, GI Bill beneficiaries transitioning from training to the job market, and employers in both the private and public sectors.

Check out the Online Veterans Employment Center’s great career tools:

  • Job Search—post your resume or search for jobs
  • Military Skills Translator–translate your military skills, experience, and training to learn about career options that best use your capabilities
  • Résumé Builder—build a resume that helps you stand out in the crowd
  • Employment Resources and Services
  • Training and Vocational Resources—search raining programs, apprenticeships, test fee reimbursement, and more
  • Education and Counseling—learn more about your education benefits, free online courses, vocational counseling, and more

The Online Veterans Employment Center is one more tool to put into your tool kit as you prepare to go transition to school or the civilian workforce. Check it out today.

 

Today’s civilian job market is highly competitive – if you’re transitioning out of the military MOAA can help give you and your spouse an advantage.

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TRICARE Increases Access to Qualified Mental Health Counselors

Jul 25 2014

 

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Thanks to a recent change in policy, TRICARE beneficiaries can now choose between two qualified Mental Health Counselor types: independently practicing TRICARE Certified Mental Health Counselors (TCMHC) and Supervised Mental Health Counselors (SMHC).  This change only applies to Mental Health Counselors.

Since FY 2006,   Congress has looked at ways to increase the pool of independent providers available to provide care to beneficiaries seeking mental health services

In FY 2011–based on the recommendations from the Institute of Medicine, criteria was adopted by TRICARE that would allow Licensed or Certified Mental Health Counselors to provide care independently to TRICARE Beneficiaries. The new rules were published in the Federal Registry in December 2011 and allowed providers up to three years to meet the new criteria.  The rules also called for accreditation of all programs that educate/train Mental Health Counselors.

Last week, TRICARE published a new policy allowing providers more time to meet the new criteria for independent practice or the option to continue practicing indefinitely under physician supervision.

MOAA believes this is a good decision and have indicated our position in the following interview with SpouseBuzz.

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