If you are not a current, permanent VA employee, Federal employee from another agency or HPT, you should apply under CBST-11163107-21-ER. The General Mental Health Program (GMHC) offers a wide array of services, including outpatient assessment and medication management, evidence-based individual and group psychotherapy, specialized group therapy and a Case Management Program that ensures care, linkages, follow up services and resources to Veterans. The duties of the Social Worker (GMHC) in Veterans Care and Transition Service include but are not limited to: Independently performs case finding functions and outreach, identifying and screening patients for psychosocial needs. Incumbent must possess the knowledge and ability to independently implement treatment modalities, provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups. Independently conducts psychosocial assessments and makes psychosocial diagnoses based on assessment. Develops treatment plans in collaboration with the veteran/family and with the interdisciplinary treatment team. Incumbent possesses the skills to offer psychosocial interventions and measures outcomes to interventions. Incumbent is able to coordinates community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs and community agency programs. Independently identifies high-risk patients and provides case management services. Incumbent provides crisis intervention services, seeking to address the cause as well as the presenting complaint, coordinates family conferences and serves as liaison to family members. Has working knowledge and experience in use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology. Independently provides diagnostic mental health assessments, if privileged to do so. Only staff with LCSW licensure or equivalent licensure or those under clinical supervision may perform these assessments. Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with veterans and their families. Incumbent is able to independently work with patients and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems utilizing individual, group and family counseling and therapy skills. 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. Ability to evaluate incumbents' own practice through professional peer review, case conferences and other organizational means. Incumbent is able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from varied backgrounds. General knowledge of veterans' benefits and services relating to special programs, service connected compensation, non-service connected pension. Facilitates referrals based upon veterans needs and eligibility. As a member of the Social Work Service the incumbent is accountable and responsible for: Attending General Staff meetings as required Providing sufficient clinical care for competency assessment, peer review, and credentialing and privileging processes Participation in a peer review process, as assigned Serves as a field instructor or preceptor for MSW candidates, if privileged to perform and as assigned Serving as mentors, including new employee orientation, if privileged to perform and as assigned Participating in a competency assessment process Providing LCSW supervision, if privileged to perform and as assigned Willingness to serve on board and/or committees to provide for the self-governance of the Practice Participating in data collection and practice standardization activities Providing information to Social Work Professional Practice Council regarding their needs as an individual practice member Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am-430pm to include evenings and/or Saturdays 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.