This position is assigned to the Social Work Service at the Madison VA. The incumbent will be part of an interdisciplinary mental health treatment team. Please Note: There is 1 vacancy for this position that may be filled as a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor under this announcement or MA-11149894-21-AR as well as under announcements MA-11149894-21-AR and MA-11149896-21-AR as a Social Worker. The Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor in this position is located in the Mental Health Clinic. Additional Duties: Ability to conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial interventions/treatments with supervision to a wide variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, educational, and other diversified backgrounds. Independently performs case finding functions and outreach, identifying and screening patients for psychosocial needs. Ability to accurately assess psychiatric conditions according to the DSM-V. Accurately assesses veterans who present with psychiatric and psychosocial emergencies. Incumbent provides crisis intervention services, including timely and appropriate interventions to prevent harm to self or others, as well as coordination of family involvement when indicated. Identifies high-risk patients and provides case management services. Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with veterans and their families. Independently provides consultation services to other staff regarding the psychosocial needs of veterans and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and adherence to treatment plan. General knowledge of veterans' benefits and services relating to special programs, service-connected compensation, non-service-connected pension. Plans treatment interventions and enters treatment plan in the medical record within established time frames. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm / May be required to work alternate shifts up to 2 times per week. Telework: May be available. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Physical Requirements Must be in overall good health, able to sit at a desk working at a computer, engage in light to moderate physical activity including sitting, walking, bending, and carrying supplies. Applicants must be able to perform primarily light and sedentary duties with occasionally moderate physical demands, exercise patience, and control emotions, with reasonable accommodation if necessary, without endangering the health and safety of the applicant or others. Position requires walking throughout the clinic and the Medical Center, standing for extended periods of time, and involves sitting at a computer and in counsel and consultation with Veterans and interdisciplinary teams. This position also requires close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and repetitive motions of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
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.