Senior Social Workers have experience that demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment. The Senior Social Worker Outpatient Mental Health contributes to the administrative functions of the clinical program assigned and is accountable for clinical program effectiveness and modification of service patterns. The Senior Social Worker may be assigned to work with special patient populations with highly complex health or mental health problems. -Performs specialized treatment of complex mental illness, requiring outpatient mental health services. -Incorporates complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of veteran patients, including making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within approved scope of practice. -Provide individual, group, and family psychotherapy, using Evidenced Based Practices with reflect the Recovery Model of treatment. -Advanced level case management interventions used in the treatment of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions, co-occurring disorders and other serious and persistent mental illness. -Develops, implements, and maintains methods for accessing internal and external resources for veterans and his or her family members. -Provides clinical leadership and offers consultation to colleagues on the psychosocial treatment of patients receiving outpatient mental health treatment. -Demonstrates the ability to teach and mentor staff and students in mental health treatment modalities -Provides support to the Supervisory Social Worker, through consultation and mentoring to assure that data is accurately reported and entered for Decision Support System. -Provides support to the data management processes by training and consulting with inpatient social workers on accurate data entry. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Financial Discloser 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.