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    Summary

    This position is located within the Behavioral VA Care Line, with primary assignment to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Treatment Services. The social worker functions as part of an interdisciplinary team, providing comprehensive outpatient and/or residential assessment and treatment to Veterans, as well as clinical consultation and systemic consultation to allied clinicians and administrators.

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    Responsibilities

    • The incumbent is responsible for interviewing Veterans to establish facts regarding the situation, its nature, cause, components and impact on the client.
    • He/she will interviews Veterans and families, interprets VHA's guidelines and eligibility requirements and completes comprehensive psychosocial history and assessment.
    • Incumbent's work would also include making diagnosis of the Veteran's condition. This would include the incumbent spending sufficient time learning enough about the Veteran affected to understand correctly the present and potential consequences to the client.
    • The incumbent is responsible for insightful assessment of cases involving Veterans with mental illness, who may react to their situations with impulsive behaviors that may be self-destructive and emotional problems that are associated with health conditions .
    • Independently conducts psychosocial assessments.
    • Develops treatment plans in collaboration with the Veteran/family and with interdisciplinary treatment team.
    • Incumbent possesses the skills to offer psychosocial interventions and measures outcomes to interventions.
    • The incumbent is responsible for the development of individualized recovery plans.
    • Will also assess whether the current level of care is appropriate for continuation for the Veteran or if a referral is needed and appropriate. Through the process of evaluating, following-up and adjusting treatment when necessary.
    • Establish a continuing relationship with the Veteran, evaluates progress made towards goals, performs follow-up referral or if the Veteran misses an appointment and works with the Veteran to make changes to the recovery plan according to the Veterans' current goals for treatment.
    • Monitor the Veterans progress in treatment, maintain comprehensive case documentation and ensures accurate diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders.
    • Demonstrate competent discretion in decisions to adjust treatment and consults treatment team and clinical supervisor when appropriate.
    • Provide individual and group therapy to Veterans diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the outpatient and/or residential treatment setting.
    • The incumbent will provide comfort, emotional support and other assistance through empirically based therapeutic interventions.
    • Coordinate community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs and community agency programs.
    • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor for the benefit of the Veteran, families, and quality of services provided.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., subject to agency needs.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    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/552511900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.