The Crisis & Acute Care Clinic (CACC) clinical social worker will be a key member of the Behavioral Health team, providing outpatient evidence-based assessment to Veterans presenting with a broad spectrum of diagnoses, including depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma related conditions, substance abuse conditions, and personality disorders. NOTE - ALSO OPEN TO LICENSED PROFESSIONAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS UNDER PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - CBSR-11093179-21-EH. Major Duties are as follows: CACC clinical social worker, in collaboration with medical and nursing staff, is responsible for engaging the veteran to complete a same-day assessment, crisis intervention, suicide risk screening, comprehensive suicide risk evaluation, and/or suicide safety plan. The CACC social worker will engage veterans in case management services and coordinate community-based services. Performs case management functions and outreach, identifying and screening patients for psychosocial needs. Implement treatment modalities, provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups. Conducts psychosocial assessments. Develops treatment plans in collaboration with the veteran/family and with the interdisciplinary treatment team. Offers psychosocial interventions and measures outcomes to interventions. Coordinates community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs and community agency programs. Identifies high-risk patients and provides case management services. 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. Establishes effective therapeutic relationships with veterans and their families. Works with patients and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems utilizing individual, group and family counseling and therapy skills. 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. Evaluates incumbent's own practice through professional peer review, case conferences and other organizational means. Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from varied backgrounds. Possesses 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. Meets the needs of customers while supporting VA missions. Consistently communicates and treats customers (veterans, their representatives, visitors, and all VA staff) in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Incumbent is able to provide the customer with consistent information according to established policies and procedures. Handles conflict and problems in dealing with the consumer constructively and appropriately. Has working knowledge and skill in the use of word-processing, data management and other computer systems, especially those programs in use by VHA. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599881500
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.