This Social Worker, Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP) position is within Mental Health Services VA Roseburg Health Care System. The Social Worker, Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP) provides psychosocial assessments and treatment to Veterans needing Mental Health treatment and provides individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy. We are looking for a compassionate, energetic individual ready to make a meaningful contribution to our nation's Veterans within our BHIP in beautiful Roseburg, Oregon. The BHIP team works with Veterans with a number of mental health issues including, but not limited to PTSD, MST, depression, anxiety, psychosis, and substance abuse. The BHIP social worker assists Veterans by providing psychosocial assessments, mental health treatment coordination, patient education, case management, walk-in crisis intervention, and referrals to other programs. Incumbent provides brief therapy to individuals, families, and couples with mental health issues. Duties include but are limited to the following: Must have a high level of skill and expertise to establish and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with Veterans and/or their families. The Social Worker (BHIP) is able to independently work with Veterans and their families who are experiencing a wide range of complicated medical, psychiatric, emotional, behavioral, and psychosocial problems. Must independently complete thorough psychosocial assessments to determine the psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans and/or their families. The incumbent must be able to utilize this assessment in facilitating the Veteran's maximum use of treatment for attainment of the highest level of independence that is possible and practicable. Must actively participate as a member of an BHIP treatment team and actively participate through collaboration with Veterans and family as well as interdisciplinary treatment team members, including but not limited to Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Social Workers, RNs, Peer Support Specialists and Administrative Support staff, in the development and implementation of a treatment plan. Must possess a working knowledge and experience in use of mental health and substance abuse diagnoses and treatment procedures, including acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses. Must serve as a liaison between Veterans and/or their families and VA and community resources in order to ensure thorough delivery of services Must possess knowledge and ability to independently implement empirically supported treatment modalities, provide counseling and/or supportive groups for Veterans and families. Must provide consultation and education to Veterans and their families regarding community resources, VA benefits, specialty programs, and advance directives. This includes the incumbent's knowledge of the process for accessing and/or coordinating community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs, and community programs. Must be available to provide consultation to other treatment team and staff members regarding psychosocial needs of Veterans and/or their families and the impact of the identified psychosocial problems on the Veteran's health care planning, compliance with treatment, and discharge planning. Must possess skills and knowledge to provide case management services to Veterans and their families throughout the continuum of care. Must possess and demonstrate ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with people from varied backgrounds. Must provide emergency/crisis intervention services to outpatients experiencing acute psychological crises, helping to stabilize these individuals, assisting in the referral arrangements for transfer to a psychiatric facility for inpatient care if necessary and providing follow up care as needed. Is responsible for supporting the mission, policies, and procedures of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the appropriate Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), and the facility. Is able to maintain a level of productivity and quality consistent with the complexity of the assignment and consistent with Social Work standards, Joint Commission standards, and facility standards. Is able to document in the Veteran's electronic medical record chart (CPRS) and complete a thorough assessment and treatment plan in Mental Health Suite. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599543500
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.