The GS 12 Senior Clinical Social Worker is assigned to a PTSD Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (PTSD-IOP) at the Perry Point division and will provide treatment services to Veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trauma spectrum disorders, and co-occurring disorders. The incumbent provides evidence based psychotherapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and case management to Veterans in the PTSD-IOP. The Senior Social Worker will be responsible for conducting professional evaluations, making recommendations for treatment planning, and implementing treatment interventions for a wide array of Veterans in an intensive outpatient treatment setting. The incumbent will provide subject matter consultation to colleagues and students on the counseling process within various specialty areas, build on the foundation of competence through regular meetings and discussions to explain assignments, review progress of cases, and confer about the counseling perspectives and orientation. The incumbent will provide complex crisis intervention and stabilization to patients who are in psychological distress. He or she will also establish treatment goals through a collaborative process with the patient utilizing advanced counseling skills. The incumbent will primarily deliver individual trauma focused Evidenced Based Therapy (3-4 times a week to an individual patient), and will occasionally provide group or family counseling interventions, while simultaneously demonstrating sensitivity to diversity through use of multicultural counseling skills. The incumbent will conduct mental health assessments, utilizing DSM criteria in making diagnoses and formulation of treatment goals and application of appropriate clinical intervention using professional counseling practices. Incumbent must possess the knowledge and ability to independently complete psychosocial assessments and diagnostics. Incumbent possesses the skills to offer psychosocial interventions and measures outcomes to interventions. This Senior Social Worker will develop and deliver psycho-education groups (e.g., life skills, family support, community integration, etc.) and will use evidence-based treatments for PTSD. The incumbent will provide general case management and develop a therapeutic rapport with Veterans in the PTSD-IOP. The incumbent will involve families as frequently as possible. The incumbent will participate in monthly residential chart reviews, compile resulting data, and submit data to program management. The incumbent will provide clinical services as part of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Other duties as assigned or required. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Telework: Yes, however this is not a 100% virtual position. 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.