St. Louis (KSDK) - The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced they will add 1,600 mental health clinicians and 300 support staff to its existing workforce.
It is estimated that eight clinicians and one support personnel will be hired at the St. Louis Health Care System.
Recruitment is currently underway.
The current nation-wide mental health staff includes 20,696 nurses, psychiatrists, psychologist, and social workers.
In St. Louis, 254 mental health clinicians and support staff are currently employed.
Anyone interested in applying for a position can find more information by visiting www.vacareers.va.gov.
Open positions will be posted online at USAJobs.gov.