The Eastern Colorado Veterans Health Care System, Mental Health Service Line is currently recruiting for one (1) Suicide Prevention Coordinator (SPC)at the PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic, located in Colorado Springs, CO You will be required to operate a government vehicle as part of your duties. You must provide a copy of your unrestricted state issued driver's license with this package. This is not a Virtual Position The Suicide Prevention Case Manager-Senior Social Worker is a part of the Suicide Prevention Program which serves to facilitate the implementation of suicide prevention interventions, consultation, and strategies across the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System and surrounding communities. The Suicide Prevention Case Manager-Senior Social Worker is a complex assignment whose duties and support span across all services within the regional healthcare system and community partners whose primary interests are to enhance suicide prevention efforts in their areas of influence. The Suicide Prevention Case Manager-Senior Social Worker's primary duties: Has at least two years of specialized experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgment. Must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level. Provides a full range of mental health services utilizing appropriate evaluations and structured interviews, generates reports, and provides expert consultation to other disciplines or units providing care oriented to veterans at high risk for suicide Independently performing expert crisis consultation assessment, intervention, safety planning, care management functions, and outreach for Veterans through in-person, telephonic, and virtual mediums. possesses the knowledge and ability to independently implement treatment modalities, provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups. Independently coordinate and monitor services for Veterans designated as "High Risk for Suicide", and act as the transitional coordinator of care for these patients throughout a period of the most acute risk. manage the High-Risk Flags and ensure all local and national standards and best practices are met by all services and providers involved in the care of high-risk Veterans. To this aim. Works independently and collaboratively with other treatment team members, professionals, non-professionals, and others at the VA Medical Center, CBOC and community agencies to assist high risk veterans in managing their mental health recovery, psychosocial needs, barriers to treatment and mitigating risk factors related to suicide. Uses a high level of skill in assessing and treating the complicated psychosocial problems of identified high-risk veterans who are experiencing a wide range of complicated mental, emotional, behavioral, physical, psychosocial, and environmental problems. Assesses the psychosocial, environmental needs, barriers to recovery, or exacerbated psychiatric problems which might contribute to the risk of suicide. Establishes and maintains a supportive relationship with the veteran, family, and/or significant others, if appropriate, and works with treatment providers to formulate treatment goals and assists in the development of a structured continuum of care for each case assigned. Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; some evenings and weekends may be required Telework: Ad hoc telework is available for highly qualifies applicants. 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.