This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The incumbent Social Worker (MSW) is assigned to the Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP) within Mental Health Services and will be responsible for the management, coordination and development of social work services to veterans and their families assigned to the Substance Abuse RRTP and the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder RRTP. Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing with people from varied backgrounds. Serves as a liaison between Veterans and/or their families and VA and community resources in order to ensure thorough delivery of services. Possess knowledge and ability to independently implement treatment modalities, provide counseling and/or supportive groups for Veterans and families. Provides consultation and education to Veterans and their families regarding community resources, VA benefits, specialty programs, and advance directives. This includes the incumbent's knowledge of the process for accessing and/or coordinating community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs, and community programs. Provides consultation to other treatment team and staff members regarding psychosocial needs of Veterans and/or their families and the impact of the identified psychosocial problems on the Veteran's health care planning, compliance with treatment, and discharge planning. Possess skills and knowledge to provide case management services to Veterans and their families throughout the continuum of care. The incumbent will be able to appropriately utilize principles of human growth and development over the life span and will be able to assist Veterans in coping with the loss and grief experiences from disability and terminal illness. Addresses Advance Directives and Organ Donation in accordance with the standards of their work area. Documents social work interventions and activities in patient's clinical record utilizing CPRS and ensure appropriate hand off when transferring of patient care. Participates in peer review process, as deemed necessary by the service manager. Participates in a rotation of on-call social workers, including modification of tour of duty to accommodate patient care needs on weekends. Participates in Evidenced Based Therapy trainings, as deemed necessary by the service manager. Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 0800-1630; tour may include occasional evenings and weekends. Telework: Not available Financial Disclosure Report: Not required EDRP: May be available for highly qualified candidate. Relocation Incentive: May be available for highly qualified candidate.
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.