This position serves as the Senior Social worker to the Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery / Rural Access Network for Growth Enhancement (ICMHR / RANGE) Team. The goal of the ICMHR-RANGE Program is to provide intensive clinical case management services to veterans who have chronic, severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses. This vacancy has been extended to 11/11/2021. The first cut-off date is 8/18/2021. Additional applications will be referred as needed. Clinical Responsibilities: The incumbent provides a full range of therapeutic & case management services including assessments, consultations and therapies to patients in the ICMHR-RANGE program including, but not limited to: a. Frequent, direct contacts with consumers to provide therapy and support. Frequency of contacts is increased in times of crisis. b. Flexibility in Veteran contact (Veterans are seen in any location and with any RANGE team clinician who can provide assistance). c. A focus on strengthening the consumer's ability to address acute and chronic problems. d. Use of naturalistic community settings for teaching and modeling problem-solving skills. e. Provision of continuity of care within the framework established by ICMHR-RANGE. For example, collaborates and consults with other interdisciplinary treatment teams and programs to promote and enhance the care provided. f. Outreach and assertive provision of services to treatment resistant members. g. Mobilization of environmental and organizational supports, including family members, professional, and other interested parties. h. Provides evidence based individual, family or group psychotherapies based on assessment and diagnosis. i. Offers Psycho-educational programs for Veterans, families and staff. The incumbent is also responsible for linking participants to other VA programs and to community resources. j. Participate in team staffing regarding member selection, determination of treatment plans and goals, progress evaluation, discharge planning, and after care. k. Work assertively and consistently with inpatient teams to assure continuity of care by providing consultation regarding clinical needs, treatment plans, and case management services for assigned members. Works to promote appropriate treatment, rehabilitation, and expeditious discharge of assigned members, consistent with program goals and with the individual treatment plans. l. Other duties as assigned by ICMHR Program Coordinator, Supervisory Psychologist, or Chief of Psychology. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 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.