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The general outpatient mental health social worker provides psychosocial assessments and treatment to Veterans needing mental health treatment and provides individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy. The incumbent serves as a member of the Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP) Team located in general outpatient mental health. The BHIP team works with Veterans with a number of mental health issues including, but not limited to PTSD, MST, depression, anxiety, psychosis, and substance abuse. The BHIP social worker assists Veterans by providing psychosocial assessments, mental health treatment coordination, patient education, case management, walk-in crisis intervention, and referrals to other programs. Incumbent provides brief therapy to individuals, families, and couples with mental health issues. Completes thorough psychosocial and risk assessments when the Veteran is initially referred to Behavioral Health Provides services including psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and families, crisis intervention, supportive counseling, and referral for resources and benefits Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with Veterans and/or their families Completes thorough psychosocial assessments to determine the psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans and/or their families Utilize this assessment in facilitating the Veteran's maximum use of treatment for attainment of the highest level of independence that is possible and practicable Participates as a member of an 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 a treatment plan Possesses a working knowledge and experience in use of mental health and substance abuse diagnoses and treatment procedures, including acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing with people from varied backgrounds. Serves as a liaison between Veterans and/or their families and VA and community resources in order to ensure thorough delivery of services Implements treatment modalities, provide counseling and/or supportive groups for Veterans and families Provides consultation and education to Veterans and their families regarding community resources, VA benefits, specialty programs, and advance directives. This includes the incumbent's knowledge of the process for accessing and/or coordinating community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs, and community programs 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, compliance with treatment, and discharge planning. Provides case management services to Veterans and their families throughout the continuum of care. The incumbent will be able to appropriately utilize principles of human growth and development over the life span and will be able to assist Veterans in coping with the loss and grief experiences from disability and terminal illness Serves on committees and work groups at the facility Furthers own professional growth through continuing education and for ensuring education appropriate to the area of assignment Uses software applications for drafting documents and data management as well as other computer systems We are looking for a compassionate, energetic individual ready to make a meaningful contribution to our nation's Veterans within our BHIP in beautiful Roseburg, Oregon. Uses high level of skill in assessing and treating the complicated psychosocial problems of Veterans referred to the team. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 0800-1630 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be available for highly qualified candidate. EDRP: May be available for highly qualified candidate.
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.