These positions are located in Social Work Service of the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. The incumbents will provide services at C.W. Bill Young (CWBY). The duties and responsibilities are carried throughout the HealthCare Center including all clinical and other patient care areas involved with the services. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be approved for highly qualified candidates. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Independently provide a full range of assessment and evaluation services appropriate to homeless Veterans. Provide a range of advanced interventions consistent with training and expertise, with special emphasis on brief and evidenced-based interventions found to be effective in a community setting. Facilitate patient and family education appropriate to homeless setting and the specific presenting mental or behavioral health issues. Provide clinical case management to homeless Veterans. Consults with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues to include patient's decision-making capacity regarding health care; Develops person-centered, culturally sensitive treatment plans to address needs of patients. These positions require judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving, or crisis intervention techniques. The incumbent provides case-appropriate professional social work services for Veterans and families/significant others in compliance with VA, VISN, station, and Social Work policies and memorandums. Casework, group work, case management, and/or community organization social work methods will be utilized in the delivery of the services. Incumbent provides highly developed professional social work services. The incumbent independently performs case finding functions and outreach, identifying and screening patients for psychosocial needs. The incumbent must possess the knowledge and ability to independently implement treatment modalities, provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups in the outpatient mental health clinic. The incumbent has knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological), and the differential influences of the environment, society, and culture. The incumbent independently assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of individuals and families from various socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, educational, and other diversified backgrounds and is able to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, needs, abilities, preferences, weaknesses, coping skills and assistance needed, in collaboration with the patient, family and interdisciplinary treatment team. The incumbent possesses the skills to offer psychosocial interventions and measures outcomes to interventions. The incumbent has the ability to work with patients and families who are experiencing a basic emotional, medical, and social problems, utilizing individual, group, and family counseling skills. The incumbent has the ability to assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of patients and their family members, and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills, and assistance needed. The incumbent has basic knowledge of psychosocial treatment modalities and ability to implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families, and groups to achieve treatment goals. This requires judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving, or crisis intervention techniques. The incumbent has the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, staff, and representatives of community agencies. He/She is able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from varied backgrounds. The incumbent serves as liaison to community agencies and networks with agency representatives. The incumbent is able to coordinates community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs and community agency programs. The incumbent establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with Veterans and their families. The incumbent is able to independently work with patients and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems utilizing individual, group and family counseling and therapy skills. The incumbent may serve on committees, councils, workgroups, and/or task forces. He/She obtains and/or participates in continuing education. The incumbent will be professionally responsible to learn, practice and support all existing safety practices relevant to their position. The incumbent will further contribute to and keep abreast of new safety practices as they are developed. The incumbent provides in-service training to Social Work Service staff, to staff from other disciplines, and to students and volunteers as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM 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.