The incumbent is a clinical social worker assigned to a North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, Mental Health Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. Responsibilities include the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning of mental health and psychosocial problems, often at a time when the Veteran is experiencing crisis and include the provision of evidence based clinical/psychotherapeutic interventions, appropriate to level of licensure with Veterans and/or their family members/caregivers. The incumbent independently performs case finding functions and outreach, identifying and screening patients for psychosocial needs. The incumbent must possess the knowledge and ability to independently implement treatment modalities, provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups in the outpatient mental health clinic. Social Workers must practice within the bounds of their license or certification. The incumbent has the ability to work with patients and families who are experiencing a basic emotional, medical, and social problems, utilizing individual, group, and family counseling skills. The incumbent has the ability to assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of patients and their family members, and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills, and assistance needed. The incumbent has the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, staff, and representatives of community agencies. He/She is able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from varied backgrounds. The incumbent serves as liaison to community agencies and networks with agency representatives. The incumbent independently identifies high-risk patients and provides case management services. The incumbent provides crisis intervention services, seeking to address the cause as well as the presenting complaint, coordinates family conferences and serves as liaison to family members. The incumbent has working knowledge and experience in use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures. Major Duties include: Conducts psychosocial/mental health assessments to identify needs and formulate a patient centered treatment plan with the Veteran to meet needs and goals. Responsible for the development of patient centered treatment plans and developing achievable treatment goals with the Veteran and other significant others. Provides individual and group psychotherapy using evidence based modalities Responsible for planning and organizing work, coordinating with clinical interdisciplinary team members, other professional and clinical staff, and management personnel. Responsible for providing, reviewing and coordinating all phases of continuing care for Veterans in the Mental Health Clinic Serves as the subject matter expert on VA and community resources. Provides patient education to Veterans and family members on the available services and assists them in establishing the appropriate referrals based on the Veteran's preference or other decision maker Responsible for developing, updating and using current social worker resources within VA and community social service programs to ensure that Veterans are receiving education, information and referrals to current and viable resources to meet their needs. Develops and executes crisis management treatment plans in a timely, effective and efficient manner. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599970900
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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.