The GS 12 Senior Clinical Social Worker is assigned to the TMH HUB of the VA Maryland Healthcare System (VAMHCS). Major Duties The TMH HUB Senior social worker utilizes evidenced based treatments that may include: Cognitive Processing Therapy and/or Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia/Pain, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and/or Motivational Interviewing. The Senior Social Worker participates in telemental health or similar activities in order to provide services for Veterans who are located a prohibitive distance from VA facilities. The incumbent is familiar with and provides treatment for a population with a range of mental health conditions and is not limited to only treating one disorder or specializing in only one type of clinical treatment. The Incumbent assesses the psychosocial and environmental needs or dysfunctions that are secondary to or exacerbating the psychiatric problems. The Social Worker establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with the Veteran, family, and/or significant others, if appropriate, and formulates treatment goals that address identified needs, stressors and problems. The Incumbent completes suicidal risk screens and assessments, psychosocial assessments, integrated summaries, clinical reminders, patient education notes, and other documentations, as indicated. 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.