The New Mexico Veterans Affairs Health Care System's (NMVAHCS) Behavioral Health Care Line (BHCL) is looking for (3) Social Workers. The Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP) is designed to assist Veterans who have multiple and disabling psychosocial problems to begin their recovery and make a successful transition into a stable living environment and productive engagement in life-enhancing community activities. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Develops and implements screening and psychosocial assessments for the Veterans who are requesting admission and/or have been admitted to Residential Care. Provides special attention to veterans who have been referred through more intensive services within the residential continuum of care and who need specialized case management in order to reduce the risk of a return to inadequate housing, financial instability, resource insufficiency and lack of productive, life-enhancing community activity. Evaluates treatment assignments to determine progress and/or the need to revise/adjust goals that are established with the patient as a component of his/her treatment plan. Coordinates discharge planning, initiates appropriate placements and referrals that are critical to maintaining and preserving stable post-residential care functioning. Focuses particularly on those problems and issues which, if unattended, would likely result in deterioration of the patient and rehospitalization or return to inadequate housing and/or unemployment. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600046800
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.