FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT NUMBER: 000000.
WORK SCHEDULE: MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - 8:00 AM TO 4:30 PM
DUTIES: Position is that of Senior Social Worker, Admissions
Coordinator, for the Trauma Recovery Programs (TRP) at the Menlo Park Division
of VA Palo Alto Health Care System. The
incumbent works primarily in the mens residential program but may provide
coverage in the womens program. .
Responsible for the referral and admissions processes
for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members
seeking admission to the mens and womens TRPs in addition to other assessment
and clinical efforts, managing the Northeast Program Evaluation Center data
collection and monitoring process.
Works at the advanced practice level and represents the
social work profession and his or her unique position and perspective on the
multidisciplinary team that includes other social workers, nurses,
psychologists, psychology technicians, readjustment counselors, recreation
therapists, and psychiatrists.
Teaching and orientation responsibilities for social
work and psychology interns, nursing students, and psychiatric residents.
Incumbent has program development and effectiveness
administrative responsibilities toward improving and refining service delivery
Provides consultation and guidance to colleagues, will role
model effective social work practice skills, develop innovations in practice
interventions, and provide clinical supervision for social work licensure or
Coordinates referral and screening processes for Veterans
seeking admission to the TRPs. Interacts
routinely with Active Duty Service Members, Veterans, family members and
significant others, and referral sources nationally to ensure a timely and
appropriate referral and notification process.
Follows up with referral sources to obtain additional or more detailed
information for decision-making purposes.
Conducts telephone and in-person interviews and schedules admission
dates as appropriate. Responds to
inquiries regarding particular client situations and regarding the programs. Collaborates with clinical team to ensure
that program census is maintained and to follow up with referral, screening,
and admission issues.
specialized assessment, case management, treatment, and discharge planning with
complex PTSD and related co-morbidities. Treatments may
include Cognitive Processing Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Seeking
Safety, and other evidence-based practices.
Incumbent incorporates complex multiple causation in differential
diagnosis and treatment of Veteran and Active Duty patients, including making
psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within approved clinical privileges or
scope of practice.
individual, group, and/or family psychotherapy (which may include
evidence-based interventions) and advanced level case management interventions
used in the treatment of Veterans and Active Duty Service Members with posttraumatic
stress disorder with possible co-occurring polytrauma injuries, spinal cord
injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, addictions, and other
responsible for development and implementation of methods for measuring
effectiveness of social work practice and services in PTSD (which may include admission
coordination and evaluation, Northeast Program Evaluation Program data
collection, monitoring, and coordination), utilizing outcome evaluations to
improve services. Incumbent is able to
demonstrate the ability to design changes based on empirical findings. Assists with coordination of aftercare and
patient tracking for performance measures.
Offers consultation to colleagues and students
on the psychosocial assessment and treatment of patients with PTSD and related
comorbidities, rendering professional opinions based on experience and
expertise and role modeling effective social work practice skills.
the ability to teach and mentor staff and students in the special area of
practice and to provide supervision for licensure or specialty certifications.