This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The incumbent directs/coordinates clinical and psychosocial services and is accountable for the overall effectiveness of the services provided, modifying services to best meet the treatment needs of veterans and to promote efficient practice. The social worker will provide services both via telephone contact and in the homes of veterans enrolled in HBPC. This position has access to a Geriatric Extended Care (GEC) Service SW Supervisor for clinical social work matters. This position can be filled at either the Auburn or McClellan CBOC. The incumbent is responsible for assessment, planning, and provision of case management services in the HBPC Program. He/she must use a high level of skill in assessing and treating the complicated psychosocial problems of veterans. Social Work responsibilities include the assessment of psychosocial problems often at a time when the veteran is experiencing crisis and include the provision of short-term, solution focused counseling with veterans and/or their families. Referrals typically originate from members of the interdisciplinary team, from veterans and/or their families coming as walk-ins or telephone calls to seek assistance, and from community professionals. The incumbent must complete thorough assessments to determine the presenting problem, to determine in-home factors impacting the problem, and to determine obstacles to treatment and/or follow through with recommended treatments. Consultation with members of the interdisciplinary team is provided in order to coordinate a collaborative effort to meet the agreed upon goals for a veteran's treatment needs and include serving as liaison with community professionals regarding needed services for veterans and/or their families. Services and activity coordination include but are not limited to outreach, interdisciplinary activities, screening/assessment, treatment planning/goal setting, advocacy, referral to service providers, resource usage/development, coordination of non-institutional and institutional services, crisis intervention, education/health promotion and prevention, and supportive counseling. DRIVER'S LICENSE: This position requires a current, valid driver's license. Work Schedule: Full-Time Monday to Friday 0800-1630, or alternate work schedule Monday to Friday 0700-1630 or 0800-1730 with every other Wednesday or Thursday off. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599070600
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.