The Social Worker is aligned under Social Work Service and assigned to the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), which is a comprehensive team that delivers primary care to Veterans with a focus on care coordination, prevention and chronic disease management. The social worker often functions as a care coordinator, providing resolution of psychosocial concerns and needs. This announcement is for either Fort Benning, GA or Montgomery(MVAC). The Social Worker performs duties to include: Establish and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with Veterans in the Primary Care Clinic and/or their families. Independently work with Veterans and their families who are experiencing a wide range of complicated medical, psychiatric, emotional, behavioral, financial, legal and psychosocial problems. Provide consultation and education to Veterans and their families regarding community resources, VA benefits and specialty programs, and advance directives. Facilitate action for community placements through collaboration with Veterans and their families as well as interdisciplinary treatment team members to ensure that appropriate community placements are completed in a timely manner. Actively participate as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and actively participate through collaboration with Veterans and family as well as interdisciplinary treatment team members in the development and implementation of treatment goals and interventions. Serve as a liaison between Veterans and/or their families and VA and community resources in order to ensure thorough delivery of services. Maintain knowledge of Veteran's benefits and services, community resources, and process for making appropriate referrals to community and other governmental programs or agencies. Provide consultation to other treatment team and staff members regarding psychosocial needs of Veterans and/or their families and the impact of the identified psychosocial problems on the Veteran's health care planning and compliance with treatment. Possess and demonstrate ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with people from varied backgrounds. Perform other duties Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598714300
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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.