The professional Senior Social Worker assigned to the Women Recover in Supportive Environment (RISE) Program. Will use a high level of skill in assessing and treating the complicated psychosocial problems of Veterans as they transition from the RISE program to appropriate discharge alternatives. Provide supportive therapy to family members as needed and is a member of an interdisciplinary team/responsible for active participation in treatment team meetings and resident centered care planning. The Women's Recovery in Supportive Environment (RISE ) Program is a specialized residential program. Duties include providing clinical social work services in the RISE Program and functioning as part of the interdisciplinary team. Applicants should have advanced and specialized knowledge with assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of Veterans with Military Sexual Trauma, Substance Use Disorders, and other general mental health issues and provide individual and group therapy utilizing a full range of evidence-based treatment modalities. Additional duties include completing biopsychosocial assessments, developing specialized individual treatment plans, and providing case management/discharge planning for Veterans in the RISE Program. Independently evaluates the client's situation, including the Veteran's reaction and ability to deal with it, and arrives at a reasoned conclusion. Based on the psychosocial assessment, uses professional judgment and advanced practice skills to make a psychosocial diagnosis. Assesses at-risk factors and develops a preliminary disposition plan involving the Veteran and family or significant others. Performs insightful assessment of serious and complicated cases involving psychiatric illness involving psychiatric, catastrophic medical conditions, dementia and other high-risk diagnoses. Makes independent professional decisions and recommendations for agency action. Consequences to the Veteran may be serious, and the results are often unpredictable. On an inpatient/outpatient basis, finds a suitable means of treatment to help Veterans and/or significant others copes with stressful situations. Treatment is aimed at helping Veterans find practical solutions to problems. Develops psychosocial treatment plans in coordination with interdisciplinary team members, including goals for psychosocial clinical treatment. Using known available resources and the initial assessment of the Veteran's likelihood to accept differing types of assistance, make initial and continuing decisions regarding use of VA and non-VA services and referrals. Arrives at a reasoned conclusion as to the preferred course of agency action. Provides independent consultation and makes recommendations to interdisciplinary team on course of treatment. Serves as liaison for CTVHCS Mental Health and Behavior Medicine in providing mental health services to CBOC patients. Coordinates screening of patients for specific mental health programs, such as PCT, and provides ongoing treatment per mental health program guidelines. Work Schedule: 08:00 AM to 4:30 PM Location: Waco 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.