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Work Schedule: Full-Time
Senior Social Workers have experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgment. At least two years should be in an area of specialized social work practice. The advanced practice social worker can be further differentiated from the independent practice social worker by the incumbent's ability to expand clinical knowledge in the profession, provide consultation and guidance to colleagues, role-model effective social work practice skills, teach or provide orientation to less experienced social workers, develop innovations in practice interventions, and provide clinical supervision for social work licensure or certification. Senior Social Workers typically practice social work in a major specialty treatment program area, such as a Domiciliary, Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center, a Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Center. The Senior Social Worker is assigned to administrative responsibility for clinical program development and is accountable for clinical program effectiveness and modification of service patterns. They are also assigned in settings where they have no access to social work supervision, such as community- based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) or satellite outpatient clinics. They may be assigned to work with special patient populations with highly complex health or mental health problems, such as VA/DoD liaisons assigned to Military Treatment Facilities, or social work case managers in Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) programs.
The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- The incumbent assists with program oversight, monitoring and administration, serving as a contact with local Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and providing case management-based services (directly or through referral) necessary to ensure that veteran care is coordinated with the VA medical center, community health or mental health providers, and agencies that serve homeless populations.
- The incumbent works closely with the VA Health Care System's (HCS) homeless programs, residential and community care programs, and domiciliary programs to ensure that coordination between these entities is facilitated and veterans direct care, referral, and follow up is contiguous and based on a continuum of services.
- The incumbent independently provides clinical psychosocial and case management services at an advanced practice level for eligible veterans and their family members in the program.
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