The Social Worker provides a broad range of assessment, counseling, education, outreach, referral and program evaluation duties in support of veterans. The Recovery Programs includes Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM), Psychosocial Rehab & Recovery Center (PRRC) and Compensated Work Therapy (CWT). As a member of a multidisciplinary team, the Social Worker conducts social histories and psychosocial assessments which constitute an integral part of the patient screening procedure. The duties of the Senior Social Worker (Recovery Program) incudes but is not limited to: Functions as licensed independent providers of mental health care by performing case finding functions and outreach, identifying and screening patients for psychosocial needs; Arranges referral and placement of veterans for treatment, social support, vocational/educational, and other adjunctive services; Delivers crisis interventions, individual and group evidence based psychotherapies, and specialized clinical interventions; Conducts a full range of biopsychosocial evaluation, mental status exams, basic psychological test administration, evidence-based individual and group psychotherapy, and treatment planning; Conducts full psychosocial diagnostic evaluations using DSM-V. Develops treatment plans in collaboration with the Veteran/family (with Veteran's consent) and with the interdisciplinary treatment team; Conducts social work practice with patients with significant trauma (combat, military sexual trauma, childhood physical and sexual abuse, and domestic violence); Works with patients with co-occurring disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, patients with characterological problems, patients with substance abuse problems including dual-diagnosed patients, patients with legal issues (criminal, civil, traffic), and patients who have chronic homelessness; Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with Veterans and their families; 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. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am 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.