Supervisory social Worker for Behavioral Health Services (BHS) at the Wilmington VA Medical Center has full responsibility for provision of complex services in multiple outpatient mental health programs requiring advanced practice skills, as well as program management development and oversight and administrative supervision across multiple disciplines. Major duties include, but may not be limited to: Advises BHS management of specific clinical or administrative issues within Social Work Service and is responsible for annual social work competency assessments and scope of practice for BHS social workers; Provides consultation to BHS Program Directors and other staff on social work qualification standards, social work practice, social work competency, social work productivity, social work recruitment, development of social work functional statements and orientation, and social work continuing education; Coordinates board actions and requests with the Social Work Professional Standards, when indicated for BHS social workers; Ensures BHS social work representation for the Wilmington VA Medical Center's Social Work Education Committee, Social Work Graduate Trainee Program, Social Work Professional Standards Board, and representation for social work peer reviews related to social work practice and suicide prevention; Assesses the mission, goals, programs and problems of the organization as it relates to the psychosocial needs of the patients and establishes behavioral health programs to meet the objectives to meet those needs in conjunction with the medical center goals and compliance with standards defined by credentialing organizations, such as The Joint Commission; Incumbent ensures that each discipline that falls under the program of General Mental Health and Recovery Services participates in the planning and implementation of treatment to ensure open timely access for Veterans. Services include assessment, intervention, treatment planning which may consist of individual and group therapies, crisis management, financial and vocational planning, developing and utilizing community resources, and formulation of discharge and follow-up plans; Develops procedures for, and insures the implementation and achievement of behavioral health services to medical facility patients in inpatient and outpatient programs. May perform other duties as directed. Work Schedule: 7:30am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday 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.