OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? This position is located at the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Appleton, WI. The clinical social work responsibilities for this position are conducted primarily in community settings in conjunction with police encounters, state and federal correctional facilities, county jails, work release centers, and local criminal justice courts. This position is separate from the main facility and supervisors, requiring an advanced level of practice and the ability to work independently. Justice outreach activity will focus upon justice-involved Veterans in one of three circumstances: 1) at the front end of the justice system, e.g. jails or courts (Veterans Justice Outreach -VJO) 2) upon prison reentry (Health Care for Re-entry Veterans -HCRV) 3) a hybrid model encompassing jail, court, and prison outreach (Hybrid VJO/HCRV) The clinical social worker coordinator assigned to this position will provide outreach, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment services to a highly complex and high-risk population in contact with the justice system, including those in contact with local police, those served by the courts, and those detained in secured, city or county jail facilities, or state and federal correctional facilities. Major Duties: Collaborates with federal and state justice systems including police officers, sheriff deputies, district court judges, district attorneys, classification officers, probation officers, attorneys, etc. Interacts with both Veterans and their attorneys to determine if VA intervention and treatment is appropriate Coordinates outreach services with city and county jail facilities Provides case management, including direct referrals to VA and non-VA programs Provides clinical treatment using evidence-based models such as Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Seeking Safety, Strength at Home, or Motivational Interviewing Tracks population trends and program performance measures Collaborates with probation officers, state attorney's office, public defenders, attorneys, judges, community and mental health staff to develop a treatment plan that offers alternatives to incarceration Conducts diagnostic evaluation, assessment, crisis counseling, treatment planning, patient and family education, and care coordination Meets with court staff to develop and maintain policies and procedures required to co-manage Veterans' care Provides information on VA services to city and county jail facilities Develops treatment plan including individualized goals and measurable objectives Conducts and document mental and physical health screenings Independently diagnose mental and substance use disorders, implement treatment modalities, and provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups Provides training to law enforcement personnel regarding identifying Veterans, eligibility for VHA and VBA benefits, as well as issues regarding TBI, PTSD and other mental health diagnoses. Establishes formal agreements and partnerships with courts regarding identification of and access to Veterans, and access to use of appropriate assessment information for treatment planning. Meets with court administrators and staff on a regular basis to develop and maintain appropriate policies and procedures required to co-managing Veterans' care. Collaborates with county probation officers, state attorney's office, public defenders, hired attorneys, judges and community health and mental health agency staff to develop a treatment plan that offers alternatives to incarceration. Establishes point of contact in the VA medical center enrollment department to expedite enrollment process and access to medical care. Provides information on VA services to city and county jail facilities. Establishes agreements and partnerships with VA and non-VA services regarding justice- involved Veterans having prompt access to services Work Schedule: Full-time, Days Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are not approved.
Internal Number: 599701400
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.