Social Worker - Rehabilitation and Extended Care-Behavioral Health
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Internal Number: 622932400
The incumbent provides assessment, care planning, and psychotherapy services within the scope of the REC Integrated Care Community (ICC). This includes care for Veterans in the Community Living Center (CLC), Home Based Primary Care (HBPC), Adult Day Health Care and outpatient REC Clinic settings. The incumbent conducts clinical interventions to facilitate the identification of Veteran or caregiver stress, psychiatric illness, emotional distress and social needs as treatment issues. Professional judgment, including the knowledge of normal and abnormal behavior, is an inherent competency applied in daily interactions with caregivers and the Veterans they care for. The Behavioral Health Social Worker will: a. Participate in direct Veteran contacts to identify and assess behavioral health needs. b. Create/develop educational tools, programs and training focused on specific Veteran needs/issues. Distribute educational materials provided by VA, local, state and national organizations. c. Develop and facilitate support groups and educational programs. d. Utilize evidence-based practices to provide clinical services to Veterans through direct psychosocial treatment, care planning, and care coordination to eligible Veterans. e. Provide linkage and referral to other appropriate VA and community services. f. Maintain a knowledge base of current theory and treatment modalities by reading professional journals, attending conferences, clinic seminars and teleconferences, and materials distributed through VA and private sector sources. g. Participate in monitoring data and measuring efficacy of clinical programming. Evaluates individual and program progress and outcomes, and utilizes data to continuously modify and improve the program and processes. h. Participate in assessment and monitoring of participants in REC programs, addressing psychological and psychosocial stressors experienced by Veterans and their caregivers. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday Telework: Ad Hoc Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Social Worker - Rehabilitation and Extended Care-Behavioral Health/PD000000, PD000000, and PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.