This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The VA Northern California Health Care System Social Work Service is currently recruiting for a Senior Social Worker. This position is located at the Mather VA Medical Center. the Senior Social Worker provides care to inpatient/outpatient units and Emergency Department as assigned. The incumbent must use a high level of skill in assessing and treating the basic psychosocial problems of veterans. Referrals typically originate from members of the interdisciplinary team and from veterans and/or their families. The incumbent must complete assessments to determine the presenting problem, to determine in-home factors impacting the problem, and to determine obstacles to treatment and/or discharge and to follow through with recommended treatments. Consultation with members of the multidisciplinary team is provided to coordinate a collaborative effort to meet the agreed upon goals for a veteran's treatment needs and include serving as liaison with community professionals regarding needed services for veterans and/or their families. Services include but are not limited to discharge planning, screening/assessment, treatment planning/goal setting, advocacy, referral to service providers, resource usage/development, coordination of non-institutional and institutional services, crisis intervention, education/health promotion and prevention, and supportive counseling. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Employs, establishes, and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with veterans and/or their families who are experiencing medical, psychiatric, emotional, behavioral, and psychosocial problems. Completes thorough psychosocial assessments, including psychosocial diagnosis and high-risk assessments, to determine the psychosocial functioning and needs of veterans and/or their families. Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and participates through collaboration with veterans and family as well as interdisciplinary treatment team members in the development and implementation of treatment goals, interventions, and discharge plans. Facilitates 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. Serves as a liaison between veterans and/or their families and VA and community resources to ensure thorough delivery of services. Uses basic knowledge and ability to implement treatment modalities, provides educational classes, and/or supportive interventions for veterans and families. Identifies high-risk patients and seeks assistance in facilitating appropriate interventions. Provides consultation to treatment team and other 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. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4:30 PM. Provides weekend and holiday coverage for the inpatient units and Emergency Department as assigned. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599252900
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