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? This position functions in a multidisciplinary outpatient Mental Health clinic setting within the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's). The patients for whom the incumbent regularly provides treatment services have a wide range of mental health care problems including acute and chronic psychiatric conditions, substance abuse disorders, homelessness, and other behavioral health problems. Incumbent employs a full range of social work treatment modalities with individuals, families and groups with appropriate regard for the complexity of a given problem as assigned; he/she provides services at any and all points on the continuum of care from pre-admission to post discharge and outpatient follow up. In addition, the incumbent provides case management services as well as short term mental health counseling and Psychotherapy. Independently performs case finding functions and outreach, identifying and screening patients for psychosocial needs. Independently conducts psychosocial assessments. Develops treatment plans in collaboration with the veteran/family and with the interdisciplinary treatment team especially related to mental health concerns. Coordinates community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs and community agency programs. Independently identifies high-risk patients and provides case management services. 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. Independently works with patients and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems utilizing individual, group and family counseling skills. Independently provides consultation services to other staff regarding the psychosocial and mental health needs of veterans and the impact of psychosocial and mental health problems on health care and adherence to treatment plan. Serves on medical center committees and work groups as needed to support the mission of the organization. Work Schedule: 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.