This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Senior Social Worker works in the The Villages Mental Health Clinic, SUD section and provides outreach, coordination and treatment services to Veterans with highly complex substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health problems in the The Villages, Ocala, Sumter, and southern parts of the North Florida/South Georgia VA Healthcare System catchment areas. The SUD Senior Social Worker conducts psychosocial assessments, makes diagnoses and provides individual and group therapies using both face-to-face and telehealth encounters. The incumbent reports to the Supervisory Coordinator of the Gainesville Substance Abuse Treatment Team (SATT) and provides administrative support to the SUD Clinical Program via outreach coordination responsibilities to ensure the broadest possible population coverage. Duties include: Responsible for the day to day collaborations with other clinical professionals in The Villages OPC (PCMHI, MHC, PTSD, MHICM, VJO), the Ocala community-based outpatient clinic, and outreach to Veterans in rural areas extending south toward Lecanto, FL but within the NFSG catchment area, and will have an extensive knowledge of Veterans' community programs and resources. Exercises independent judgment to coordinate assessments, treatment, and referral services provided to Veterans in the aforementioned catchment areas. Performs outreach, identifying and assessing Veterans' needs related to substance abuse, mental health, and medical issues. Collaborates with clinical professionals and interdisciplinary teams in outlying clinics to provide face-to-face and/or telehealth services. Provides psychosocial assessments, individual, group, and family psychotherapy and advanced level case management interventions used in the treatment of Veterans with substance use disorders; provides services on an outpatient basis but may interact and coordinate with inpatient treatment team members across a continuum of care. Provides clinical supervision to unlicensed SUD personnel and consultation to colleagues and students of all disciplines and of various clinics on the psychosocial treatment of Veterans with substance use disorders Develops and implements methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services in the SATT, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment services Utilizes a government vehicle to meet with community partners, Veterans, and other clinical professionals to establish processes and procedures to improve access to clinical services for Veterans with substance use disorders. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598167300
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