This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more A Recruitment Incentive may be available for highly qualified applicants Duties in the university/college setting include, but are not limited to, the following duties: Provide expert level couples/family and individual therapy as well as case management services for diagnostically highly complex veterans and their families Provide onsite mental health services to student veterans to promote success in college; offer individual, family, and group psychotherapy services utilizing evidence-based approaches Facilitate psycho-education groups regarding post-deployment readjustment and adaptive coping strategies, focusing on resiliency Coordinate the transfer of mental health follow-up services to the community or CBOC's when indicated Assist in establishing primary health care services with the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) when indicated Refer veterans and family members to appropriate long-term psychotherapy services when indicated (including CBOC's, Vet Center); and, provide direct social work services utilizing VA and community resources Onsite outreach and education, and the incumbent will provide faculty education regarding normal post-deployment adjustment reactions Partner with the Department of Defense (military bases), Family Organizations (Yellow Ribbon Events), and Veterans Services Programs (County Veterans Service Officer, Vet Center, residential program, Veterans of Foreign Wars) to develop on-site outreach and education events Develop onsite outreach and social events including healthy recreation strategies in order to strengthen the student veteran's support network. Consult with VA primary mental health providers on care coordination/ management needs Educate through e-mail and by presentations to staff about resources: ensuring current staff and trainees are updated on current resources; utilization of data base Orient and train all new staff and trainees on frequently used VA and community resources Support staff through clinical case consultation; provide case consultation throughout the continuum of care; and, train MHS staff to provide care coordination/ management services to their patients Provide direct psychosocial supportive services to veterans and their family members in conjunction with the assigned primary mental health provider Direct patient care services to veterans who have been identified by their primary mental health provider in conjunction with the Resource Specialist/Care Coordination Social Worker as having complex psychosocial needs requiring specific resource and referral knowledge and case management expertise Connect veterans and family members with needed services with the VA system and the community Initiate and develop ongoing relationships with community-based agencies that provide veteran resources (this will include offsite visits with Community based agencies) Coordinate with those community-based clinicians who have their own resource list/data base and disseminate to primary mental health providers. Duties in the CBOC setting include, but are not limited to, the following duties: The emphasis of this 1/2 of the position is to provide couples and family therapy services at the Santa Rose CBOC Assigned tasks determined by the Couple and Family Therapy Program Coordinator, and the CBOC Clinic Mental Health Manager, in collaboration with the Director of Mental Health Social Work or his/her designee and with the Chief of Mental Health Service Screen, triage and/or conduct an intake evaluation on the veteran and/or family, in collaboration with the interdisciplinary treatment team, the veteran, family members and significant others Develop a treatment plan with the veteran based on this assessment, and as required perform case management indicated in the treatment plan Responsible for developing the treatment plan, and setting achievable treatment goals with the veteran/family Provide expert level couples/family therapy, individual, group as well as case management service for diagnostically highly complex veterans and their families Provide expert consultation as needed to staff and trainees in various mental health disciplines Will educate and encourage the veteran/family to advocate on their own behalf, thus fostering a sense of independence and empowerment Will actively consult with the Suicide Prevention Coordinator overseeing high risk veterans in his/her clinical setting Provide education on mental health issues of specialized scope to the VA, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Military Sexual Trauma, evidence-based treatments, and/or working with returning veterans Review the progress notes from the other providers to accurately determine the strengths and limitations of each veteran being referred for mental health services Enter all veteran/family contacts in the electronic record using appropriate formats and templates
Internal Number: 599021100
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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.