The Social Worker/Case Manager for MHICM is responsible for maximizing quality of life issues for Veterans returning to the community after an inpatient hospitalization or those currently residing in the community, in their place of residence (home or foster care) with the goal of reducing hospitalizations and assuring the Veteran is receiving the appropriate level of care services. S/he supports Veterans in their recovery and integration into meaningful self-determined community roles. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Provides complex clinical services to clients with serious psychological problems, including suicide prevention, crisis intervention, short/long-term treatment, emergency food and shelter location, legal referral, employment, structured placement, financial matters, socialization and any problems encountered in daily living; Completes annual psychosocial assessments; Makes routine home visits for case management &/or coordination of care; Conducts community visits to Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery (ICMHR) clients; Collaborates with community residential care homes, where MHICM Veterans reside, to facilitate community living and provide support services for the CRC homes; Transports Veterans to medical appointments, as well as job sites, and to other social/community resources; Responsible for ongoing assessments and adjustments of treatment plans/progress, as well as developing discharge plans; Works in conjunction with inpatient Mental Health social workers by providing assistance with difficult discharges; Provides continuity of care by following up with clients discharged from mental health inpatient care; Provides outreach services to clients; Engages in community networking, which may include coordination with lawyers, residential care home operators, physicians, clergymen, and representatives of other disciplines; Performs other related assigned duties, as requested. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598268400
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.