This Social Worker is assigned to the Ambulatory Care/PACT Clinics with responsibility to provide social work services to adult and geriatric Veterans receiving care in at the Miami VAHS. This Social Worker will provide open access to Veterans seeking these services and immediate response to individuals in psychosocial crisis in the Primary Care and Specialty Clinics, as well as supporting the behavioral health needs of those in crisis. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: The incumbent will provide a full range of social work services within commonly accepted standards of social work practice which includes case work, individual, family and group counseling, discharge planning, case management and other services as appropriate. The incumbent possesses the skill to offer psychosocial and evidence-based interventions and measure outcome of interventions The Social Worker independently performs case finding functions, which includes identifying and screening patients for psychosocial needs. The incumbent must possess the knowledge and ability to independently implement treatment modalities, and provide counseling or therapy for individuals and families. The incumbent establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with veterans and their families. Incumbent is able to independently work with patients and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems utilizing individual and family counseling therapy skills. The incumbent provides social work services including the evaluation of patients to assist with comprehensive medical planning, provision of services to alleviate social issues that may interfere with treatment and/or functioning, and referrals to VA or community resources. The incumbent independently conducts psychosocial assessments. Develops treatment plans in collaboration with the veteran/family and with the interdisciplinary team. The incumbent will assist patients and their significant others with coping and dealing with the loss and grief experiences in disability, terminal illness and death. The incumbent will address Advance Directives and Organ Donation in accordance with the standards of their work area. The incumbent will act as a consultant to other team/staff members. The incumbent has general knowledge of veteran benefits and services relating to special programs, service connected compensation, and non-service connected pensions, and facilitates referrals based upon veterans' needs and eligibility. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM 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.