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 serves as a clinical social worker in the Mental Health Division, Rehabilitation Program, at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The incumbent is assigned to the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (MHRRTP). The incumbent provides treatment services to patients experiencing a wide range of both chronic and acute mental health conditions that are impacted by the abuse of alcohol and/or drugs, including psychosocial problems impacting the discharge planning process. The incumbent serves as a case manager and provides a broad range of social work treatment modalities services for veterans with. complex needs (substance dependence, mental health, medical, family dysfunction, homelessness, unemployment and/or lacking financial resources, legal, and lacking social supports). The incumbent is responsible for meeting the complex needs of these veterans through thorough psychosocial assessment and evaluation; intervention, crisis management; treatment planning, individual, family, and/or group treatment; patient education; and/or information and refe1Tal. An unusual degree of skill in delivering services is required to deal with the complexity of patient needs. Independently performs case finding functions and outreach, identifying and screening patients for psychosocial needs. Independently implement treatment modalities, provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups utilizing evidence-based treatment modalities whenever possible. Independently conducts psychosocial assessments. Develops treatment plans in collaboration with the veteran/family and with the interdisciplinary treatment team. 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. 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. Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with veterans and their families. Maintains complete, accurate, timely and confidential medical record documentation of patient information according to VA, JCAHO, and CARP policies/regulations. Participates on Medical Center, VISN and/or National councils, committees and workgroups as designated. Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 7:30am to 4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598932100
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.