This position is for a Mental Health Clinical Social Work position embedded in multidisciplinary teams in the Mental Health Service. The Multi-Function Clinical Social Worker will work in both the Mental Health Clinic(MHC) and in Services for Returning Veterans-Mental Health (SeRV-MH). In the Mental Health Clinic, this is a multifunctional position with an emphasis on psychotherapy and case management, while the SeRV-MH clinician's emphasis will be on case/care management services with post 9-11 Veterans. The Multi-Function social worker is expected to possess strong clinical skills to provide treatment for a range of mental health disorders relevant to Veterans and will provide a wide range of care including - high-risk assessment and referral; intake/diagnostic and psychosocial assessments; comprehensive treatment planning using patient centered and recovery-based models; evidenced-based individual, group, and family therapy services to Veterans and their families; and case/care management services. The proportion of these duties will be determined by the Mental Health Clinic Chief and are expected to be flexible based upon clinical need. While this is a primarily outpatient position, assignments in any setting (e.g. hospital, community) are a possibility based on the clinical needs of the Mental Health Service. Providing clinical services in a virtual modality is expected. Virtual modality includes video telehealth, patient/provider secure messaging, telephone visits, review of electronically forwarded medical records. Knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate services. Conduct psychosocial assessments including assessing functioning and needs of Veterans to formulate and implement a recovery-oriented treatment plan, identifying the Veteran's problems, strengths, challenges, coping skills and assistance needed, in collaboration with the Veteran, family and interdisciplinary treatment team. Provides psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds. Utilizes knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological) and the differential influences of the environment, society and culture. Knowledge of psychosocial treatment and ability to independently implement evidence-based treatment modalities in working with individuals, families and groups who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems to achieve treatment goals. Utilizes independent judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving and crisis intervention techniques. Provide evidenced-based counseling and psychotherapy services. Provide consultation services to other staff about the psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial problems on mental health care and compliance with treatment. Provide orientation and coaching to new social workers and social work graduate students. May function as Field Instructor for social work graduate students who are completing VAAAHS field placements. Participate as a member of various VAAAHS committees functioning as liaison between those committees and the Mental Health Service. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 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.