OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The Transition and Care Management (TCM) Social Work Case Manager performs clinical case management services at an independent and advanced practice level, in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team, to meet the biological, psychological, social, and environmental needs of Veterans. The incumbent independently provides an array of social work interventions including: high-risk screening, initial bio-psychosocial assessments, treatment planning, resource education and referral, advocacy and coordination of care. Services are provided in healthcare settings, both inpatient and ambulatory, and in the community. The Social Work Case Manager works weekend and evening hours, as necessary, to cover Program related events. The position calls for specific knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses (included but not limited to hazardous environmental exposure, embedded fragments, catastrophic illnesses, chronic pain, suicidality, Substance Abuse, amputations, burns, vision loss, TBI, PTSD, and the Adjustment/Anxiety/Mood disorders) as well as insight into the needs of and services required for individuals with these conditions. The TCM Social Worker is knowledgeable about military culture, command structure, military occupational specialties, and military medical facilities. Incumbent possesses the knowledge and skills to independently implement complex treatment modalities for individuals, families and groups. He/she must demonstrate ability to utilize short term therapy techniques-from Motivational Interviewing to Solution-Focused Work-in the delivery of care coordination to ensure therapeutic engagement and optimal patient outcomes. The SW Case Manager must have specific knowledge of treatment with medications, specifically psychotropics. The incumbent requires a broad and comprehensive knowledge of VA and community resources, including VA resources (Post 9/11 GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation, Caregiver Program, WRIISC, HCHV, NVCC, Gulf War Registry), VA eligibility, entitlement, and enrollment criteria. The TCM Social Worker is responsible for the coordination of services with the various agencies including: VHA, Department of Defense (DoD), Military Treatment Facilities (MTF), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), TriCare, Vet Centers, colleges and universities, as well as wide-ranging community agencies (federal, state, and charities). In addition to the clinical and case management responsibilities, the incumbent assists with the public affairs component of VACO and the Program's national mission through outreach to the above specified organizations. The Social Worker is responsible for going into the community, building, and maintaining relationships by: public educational/training presentations, participating in Yellow Ribbon Events, conducting Post Deployment Health Re-Assessments, organizing Welcome Home Events, Marine Musters, assisting with VHA enrollment and completing in home assessments when needed. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm 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.