Social Worker-Center for Traumatic Stress

Provision of high quality clinical mental health assessment and treatment, case management, crisis intervention and advocacy services and the coordination of linkages to other appropriate VA or community service providers/agencies as needed;Performs case finding functions and outreach, identifying and screening patients for mental health and psychosocial needs;Implements treatment modalities, provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups;Follows the policies and procedures of the VA Medical center in the event of a medical or psychiatric emergency;Conducts psychosocial assessments;develops treatment plans in collaboration with the veteran/family and with the interdisciplinary treatment team;Possesses the skills to offer psychosocial interventions and measures outcomes to interventions;Coordinates community-basesd services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs and community agency programs;Identifies high-risk patients and provides case management services;Provides crisis intervention services, seeking to address the cause as well as the presenting complaint;Coordinates family conferences and services as liaison to family members;Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with veterans and their families;Works with patients and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems utilizing individual, group and family counseling and therapy skills;Provides consultation services to other staff regarding the psychosocial needs of veterans and the impact of psychosocial needs of veterans and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and adherence to treatment plan;Evaluates incumbents own practice through professional peer review, case conferences and other organizational means; andFacilitates referrals based upon veterans needs and eligibility.
Work Schedule:
Variable, 40 hours a week

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