The VA Pacific Islands Health Care System in Honolulu is recruiting for a full-time, permanent Senior Social Worker, for the Behavioral Health Integrated Program, in the Mental Health Clinic. The position is that of senior social worker for the Behavioral Health Integrated Program - Mental Health Clinic (BHIP) at the VA - Pacific Islands Health Care System in Honolulu, Hawaii. Incumbent is able to make complex and independent clinical judgements as demonstrated by at least two years of specialized social work practice. The BHIP mission is to provide comprehensive outpatient treatment and recovery services for individuals with acute and chronic mental health conditions, and to serve as a national model of treatment designed to meet the needs of Veterans with mental health conditions. The goal of treatment is to educate the program patients about the nature and impact of their conditions, to restore individuals to their highest level of functioning, to reduce and manage symptoms, to teach a variety of communication and coping skills, to mobilize personal and community resources and to promote reintegration into their communities and reconnection with their families and loved ones. The treatment program is individualized to the needs of the specific patient, providing evidenced-based treatment mental health conditions. Treatment is continuously refined through the incorporation of treatment outcomes, other research findings, program evaluation, and clinical experience. The BHIP has an island-wide catchment area, but may also provide services to neighbor and remote islands via telehealth. The program serves both male and female Veterans. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm 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.