The Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Network is recruiting for four (4) Senior Social Workers in the Community Engagement & Enrichment Services (CERS), Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Program (MHRRTP). The incumbent is responsible for providing clinical evidence-based services including assessments and interventions, program development, resource development, continuous qualify improvement activities, evaluation/consultation and case management services to Veterans. This position requires the ability to access VA medial, mental health, substance abuse, and other specialty clinical providers, as well as community providers, to collaborate in the care of Veterans. The major duties and responsibilities of the position includes but is not limited to: Developing psychosocial treatment and comprehensive discharge plans in coordination with interdisciplinary team members, including goals for psychosocial clinical treatment. Providing independent consultation and making recommendations to interdisciplinary team on course of treatment. Working with patients and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems utilizing individual, group and family counseling and therapy skills. Providing consultation services to other VA staff regarding the psychosocial needs of homeless Veterans and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and adherence to treatment plans. Using knowledge and experience in the use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures, including acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses and injuries, common medications and their effects, side effects, and medical terminology. Utilizing general knowledge of Veterans' benefits and services relating to special programs, service-connected compensation and non-service-connected pension. Facilitating referrals based upon Veterans' needs and eligibility. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm 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.