Note: if you are an agency employees please select Department and if your an ECHCS employee select Facility. The Eastern Colorado Veterans Health Care System, Mental Health Service Line is currently recruiting for one (1) Senior Social Worker Suicide Prevention Case Manager, at the Rocky Mountain VA Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado. The selected will need to possess a valid, unrestricted state issue drivers license. 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. VA ECHCS is a multi-site health care system that includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado, 13 Community Based Outpatient Clinics, and 4 Vet Centers across the state. In addition, the VA ECHCS Suicide Prevention Program supports the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Veteran Readjustment Counseling Service (RCS) Continental District-4 Office, National RCS Call Center, and VISN19 Regional Offices in the Denver Metropolitan area. 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 involve independently performing expert crisis consultation, assessment, intervention, safety planning, care management functions, and outreach for Veterans through in-person, telephonic, and virtual mediums. The incumbent possesses the knowledge and ability to independently implement treatment modalities, provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups. They 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. They 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, the incumbent 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. The incumbent 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. The incumbent assesses the psychosocial, environmental needs, barriers to recovery, or exacerbated psychiatric problems which might contribute to the risk of suicide. The incumbent 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. Incumbent for this position must be a fully licensed independent provider. Ad hoc telework is available. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm May include some evenings and weekends. Compressed Schedule: are available for highly qualified individuals 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.