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    Summary

    The incumbent is a professional social worker assigned to the Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Program (DRRTP). The incumbent must use a high level of skill in assessing and treating the complicated psychosocial problems of Veterans as they transition from the DRRTP to appropriate discharge arrangements.


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    Responsibilities

    The major functions of this position entail both clinical and administrative responsibilities. Some of the major duties of this position include, and are not limited to:
    Clinical:

    • Independently work with Veterans and the heir families who are experiencing a wide range of complicated medical, psychiatric, emotional, behavioral, and psychosocial problems.
    • Complete thorough psychosocial assessments to determine the psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans and/or their families.
    • Participate as a member of the 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 resident centered treatment plan.
    • Facilitate discharge planning through collaboration with Veterans and their families as well as interdisciplinary treatment team members to ensure that appropriate discharge plans are executed 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.
    • Provides consultation and education to Veterans and their families regarding community resources, VA benefits and specialty programs, and advance directives.
    • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with people from varied backgrounds.
    Administrative:
    • Serves on committees, work groups, and task forces at the facility as deemed appropriate by the supervisor and Chief of Social Work Services.
    • Provides assistance with the orientation and learning of less experienced social workers and, if interested, to serve as a preceptor for social work students.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and skill in the use of software applications for drafting documents and data management as well as other computer systems in use by the VHA.
    • Maintains a level of productivity and quality consistent with the complexity of the assignment and consistent with Social Work standards, Joint Commission standards, and facility standards.
    • Communicates with supervisor apprised of problems and recommended solutions to problems encountered in the incumbent's area of responsibility.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

  • Job family (Series)

    0185 Social Work

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526310900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.