This Social Worker (Program Coordinator) position establishes a holistic, Veteran-centered psychosocial rehabilitation framework to guide all facets of the Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence Program. Incumbent is required to implement a comprehensive person-centered, recovery-oriented assistance program for Veterans, their families, Caregivers, and VHA employees who use and/or experience intimate partner violence. If you are a current, permanent VHA Employee, you should apply to announcement:CBST-11095017-21-AH Duties may include but are not limited to: Serves as the point of contact for identifying those who experience and those who use violence in intimate relationships, screening and assessing the need for immediate intervention. Provides Psychosocial Assessment services to Veterans and their family member(s) and employees presenting to Primary Care, Specialty Clinics and the Medical Center's Emergency Room (ER), & Employee Assistance Program (EAP) who use and/or experience intimate partner violence. Incorporates care continuum coordination and patient/family participation into assessments and referral planning processes. Demonstrates an understanding of the range of treatment and skills needed for assigned population, which may include young adults, middle adult, and geriatric patients. Coordinates contacts with Adult Protective Services and/or Child Protected Services and legal authorities as indicated according to state and VHA policy. Establishes a network of community partnerships as part of the continuum of services to ensure safety, housing legal services and other resources are available to Veterans and their families. Responsibilities encompass an emphasis on cultivating a culture of prevention and safety through raising awareness and encouragement of intervention and prevention efforts around intimate partner violence. Coordinates safety planning and intervention/treatment following positive screens, and establishes facility processes and procedures for programming, and coordinates facility procedure training and education. Prepares psychosocial assessments, suicide assessments, high risk screening, short term individual case work; family counseling/treatment, information and referral, resource brokering/community services coordination, discharge planning, patient/family education, crisis intervention, patient advocacy, and prevention planning. Offer Veteran-centered, comprehensive, and individually tailored services across a continuum for Veterans who are using violence and/or experiencing violence. Makes rapid assessments and develops crisis management, prevention and safety plans for admission to mental health inpatient programs. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PM. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Internal Number: 599195400
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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.