the incumbent functions as a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor in the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment programs located at the Dayton VA Medical Center. This position requires extensive work with SUD veterans diagnosed with substance use disorders. The SUD population of veterans will receive a variety of therapeutic services. Major duties include but are not limited to: Screening of potential veterans who have been referred to the program and collaborate with providers to determine suitability for program. Complete a comprehensive psychosocial assessment on the veteran, taking into account the presenting problems, historical information, medical and psychiatric issues, legal implications, the present environment, significant others and the current support systems. Collaborate with various agencies and providers working with the veteran to gather collateral information and for continuity of care. Review all data make a clinical assessment, identifying needs and strengths. Utilize advanced clinical training, insight and experience to interpret data and to identify viable treatment options. Provide explanation of the different levels of care available and why one level may benefit the veteran more than another. Utilize advanced clinical judgment to determine the appropriate level of care and to assess the effectiveness of treatment. Provide orientation and overall program information to the veterans and others involved in their care. Utilize advanced clinical skills to work with veterans who are considered a high-risk population and who have high recidivism rates. The veterans' lack of support (community and/or family), inability to cope and problem solve, non-compliance with treatment and poor self-monitoring all lend themselves to the need for professional support and therapeutic modalities utilized in a residential setting. Utilize advanced clinical training while questioning/discussing sensitive and person subject matter. Work Schedule: M-F from 10-6:30pm. Financial Discloser Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598712400
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