The Eastern Colorado Veterans Health Care System, Mental Health Service Line is currently recruiting for one (1) Senior Social Worker BHIP at the Alamosa VA Clinic, in Alamosa Colorado. This is a multi-discipline announcement and can be filled by either a Social Worker The Senior Social Worker practices in the VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System (VAECHCS). This position is assigned to the Alamosa Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) but also manages clinic caseloads at the Salida Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC); this position manages multiple MH clinics including consults, admissions, and care assignments. The incumbent participates as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team and provides comprehensive assessments; individual, couples, and group treatment (psycho- educational and psychotherapeutic) of a broad spectrum of mental health disorders; The incumbent also provides psycho-social assessment and treatment to patients and families The incumbent provides educational, facilitative, and therapeutic leadership with veterans' group and individual therapy treatments within the Mental Health Clinic of the Alamosa CBOC. The incumbent, being trained and experienced in the interviewing and assessment of mental health conditions, will perform initial and follow-up evaluations, treatment planning, and individual and group evidenced based psychotherapies. Familiarity with veterans' issues to include PTSD is strongly desired. The incumbent, being trained and experienced in crisis management, also provides emergency care, as needed, for all patients enrolled in the CBOC, including referring patients for emergency primary care treatment, psychiatric medication evaluation, or coordinating the admission of patients to the inpatient psychiatric unit of the Eastern Colorado Health Care System or other VA facilities or local non-VA facilities. The incumbent, being trained and experienced in the treatment of patients who suffer from mental disorders, either alone, or in combination with other medical conditions, provides a range of treatment services, including but not limited to individual, couples, and group treatment. Group treatment includes psycho-educational as well as psychotherapeutic groups. He or she uses evidence-based treatment methods whenever possible. The incumbent actively participates in staff meetings regarding clinical, administrative, and staff development issues. The incumbent takes responsibility for improving the skills of other professionals in the CBOC participating in the planning and executing of specific staff-development projects, attending seminars and other training events, and participating in the training programs of other disciplines (psychology, psychiatry, nursing, and social work and addiction counseling) as requested. General knowledge of veterans' benefits and services relating to special programs, service connected compensation, and non-service connected pension is required. He/She facilitates referrals based upon veteran's needs and eligibility. The Senior Social Worker will become versed in the provision of care by tele-mental health, ads a requirement of this position.. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Compressed/Flexible: Not available Telework: Yes to highly qualified individuals Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 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.