This position is located in the North Charleston Trident Community Based Outpatient Clinic within the Mental Health service line of the Charleston, SC VA Medical Center. As a Senior Social Worker - General Mental Health, you will perform specialized treatment of Veterans with complex mental health issues. Functions include working with interdisciplinary teams to identify eligible Veterans served by the Medical Center and community, providing appropriate social work intervention for all mental health consults, and providing counseling, case management and education for Veterans and their families. Major Duties: Independently performs cased finding functions and outreach, identifying and screening complex patients for psychosocial needs. Independently implement treatment modalities, provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups. Conducts psychosocial assessments. Develops treatment plans in collaboration with the Veteran /family and with the interdisciplinary treatment team. Offers psychosocial interventions and measures outcomes to interventions. Coordinates community-based service, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs and community agency programs. Identifies high-risk patients and provides appropriate and comprehensive services. Provides crisis intervention services. Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with Veterans and their families. Provides consultation services to other staff regarding the psychosocial needs of Veterans and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and adherence to treatment plan. Applies in depth knowledge of Veterans' benefits and services relating to special programs, service-connected compensation, and non-service connection pension. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 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.