Social Worker - Primary Care Mental Health Integration
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Wausau, Wisconsin
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 613126300
This Social Worker - Primary Care Mental Health Integration position has one vacancy with the duty location at the Wisconsin Rapids CBOC 700 Hale Street Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495 and another duty location at the Wausau CBOC 515 South 32 Avenue Wausau, WI 54401. Both locations are part of the Mental Health Service of the Tomah VA Medical Center . The Social Worker assesses and treats the complicated psychosocial problems of Veterans. The incumbent is a professional Social Worker assigned to the Tomah Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) as a member of the Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) care management team. The incumbent must use a high level of skill in assessing and treating the complicated psychosocial problems of Veterans. Social Work responsibilities include the assessment of psychosocial problems often at a time when the Veteran is experiencing crisis and include the provision of short-term, solution focused counseling with Veterans and/or their families. The Social Worker at the full performance level of the GS-11. Duties include: -Assessing and documenting identified behaviors or symptoms of abuse, neglect, exploitation and/or intimate partner violence; -Use of clinical social work skills and knowledge to maintain Veteran privacy and confidentiality per policies, handbooks or directives; -Acts as an advocate with appropriate VA and community service providers and agencies when it serves the best interest of the Veteran and family members/caregiver; -Assesses the psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans and their family members, identifying the Veteran's strengths, weaknesses, coping skills, and psychosocial acuity; -Facilitates the delivery of health care services through the collaboration with the Veteran family/caregiver, and interdisciplinary treatment team; -Provides case management and care coordination to facilitate appropriate delivery of health care services; -Incorporates complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of Veterans, including making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice; -Links the Veteran with services, resources, and opportunities; -Conducts assessment of at-risk Veterans in crisis to identify immediate needs, evaluate risk, and initiate safety plan as appropriate; -Provides interventions with Veterans and their families/caregivers who are experiencing a wide range of complicated medical, behavioral health, financial, legal, and psychosocial problems; -Provides a range of interventions and treatment modalities which may include individual, group, and/or family counseling or psychotherapy; -Formulates and implements a treatment plan including measurable, achievable goals identifying the Veterans' needs, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills, and psychosocial acuity; -Establishes and maintains ongoing education programs for Veterans, community agencies, students, and staff, to facilitate understanding of social work interventions specific to the Veteran/Military population. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Social Worker - Primary Care Mental Health Integration/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.