OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? This Social Worker position provides intensive case management services to assigned veterans, consistent with the goals and methods of the Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery (ICMHR) Program, VHA Mental Health initiatives and all relevant VAIHCS policies and procedures. Intensive case management services are characterized by assertive outreach, individualized treatment planning, and intensive delivery of services, as follows: Frequent direct contacts with veterans to provide therapy and support. Frequency of contacts is increased in times of crisis. Flexibility of veteran contact (veterans are seen in various locations and with any member of the ICMHR team who can provide assistance). A focus on strengthening the veteran's ability to address acute and ongoing problems. Use of naturalistic community settings for teaching and modeling problem solving skills. Provision of continuity of care within the framework established by ICMHR. For example, collaborates and consults with other interdisciplinary treatment teams and programs to promote and enhance the care of veterans. Outreach and assertive provision of services to veterans as needed. Mobilization of environmental and organizational supports, including family members, professionals and other interested parties. For example, provides individual, family and group therapies as well as educational programs for veterans, families and staff. Also responsible for linking veterans to other VA programs and to community resources. Major Duties: Develop a psychosocial assessment of the veteran in collaboration with the veteran, the interdisciplinary treatment team, family members and significant others per ICMHR and Medical Center policy. Gathers and evaluates information from sources other than the veteran with the veteran's consent, to validate veteran reports and provide a more comprehensive assessment. Participates in developing a mutually agreed upon treatment plan with the veteran and family (when possible), which includes veteran-centered goals, objectives and interventions. The social worker is the subject matter expert on VA and/or community resources. Collaborates with other service providers in reassessing the veteran's needs. Responsible for educating the veteran and/or caregiver of the available services and assisting them in establishing the appropriate referrals based on the veteran's preference or that of his surrogate decision-maker. Responsible for using the current social work resource file of VA and community social service programs and enhancing the content to the benefit of veterans. Provides the veterans and their caregivers with ongoing supportive counseling. Work Schedule: 7:30am-4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599192100
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.