The Senior Social Worker in the Mental Health Clinic practices at the independent practice level. The Social Worker has specialized knowledge of practice related to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of an outpatient Mental Health population. Major Duties The Senior Social Worker provides individual and group psychotherapy using evidenced based psychotherapeutic interventions at the independent practice level, treating patients with a wide variety of mental health disorders. Training should include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. The Senior Social Worker completes a psychodiagnostic assessment and makes mental health and substance-related diagnosis. The Senior Social Worker maintains a large caseload within the program, and facilitates individual, group and family work to a broad population of veterans with a variety of mental health disorders. The Senior Social Worker completes suicide risk screens, assessments and safety plans, psychosocial assessments, clinical reminders, advance directives, patient education notes, and clinical documentation from sessions. Develops treatment plans in collaboration with the veteran/family and with the interdisciplinary treatment team. The Senior Social Worker will network both internally and externally to the facility and coordinate community-based services as may be necessary; this may include information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs and community agency programs. The Senior Social Worker may provide crisis intervention services, seeking to address the cause as well as the presenting complaint, coordinates family conferences and serves as liaison to family members. The Senior Social Worker may provide case management services. The Senior Social Worker provides clinical services for the VAMHCS Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Work Schedule: Monday Through Friday 8am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.