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    The Clinical/Senior Social Worker provides a full range of Mental Health services to the population enrolled in the Outpatient Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Clinic at the Clarksburg, WV VAMC. The Senior Social Worker will demonstrate advanced knowledge of and mastery of specialized SUD interventions and evidence-based treatment modalities. The Senior Social Worker will specialize social work practice in the addictions field with a strong preference for addictions certification.

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    Responsibilities

      • Provide specialized evidence-based treatment to Veterans enrolled in the Substance Use Disorder service
      • Function as a licensed independent provider of mental health/SUD services.
      • Conduct full psychosocial diagnostic evaluations using the most current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Psychiatric Disorders.
      • Responsible for screening, assessing, treatment planning, clinical care provision, leading treatment plan reviews for improving outcomes, and discharge planning at an advanced practice level. Represent the social work profession and perspective on a multidisciplinary team that may include other social workers, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other disciplines.
      • Provide and maintain expertise regarding VA and community psychosocial resources.
      • Participate in program development within their assigned program including community outreach.
      • Participate in tracking the care of Veterans as they move through the treatment process. The Social Worker will also be involved in measuring treatment outcomes using testing and other measures.
      • Utilize outcome evaluations to further treatment and design system changes based on empirical findings.
      • Responsible for participating in clinical program development and is accountable to clinical program effectiveness and modification of service patterns. This may include partnering with local universities, community colleges, and other agencies to improve the delivery of mental health services and increase utilization.
      • Work as indicated in collaboration with the Veterans Justice Outreach Coordinator, Peer Support Specialist, or any other VA employee for any justice involved Veterans they are treating who are in legal processes or enrolled in Veterans Treatment Court, assuring timely comprehensive assessment, treatment recommendations, reporting, documentation and thorough treatment planning.
      • Work in conjunction with the other disciplines to partner in the care of Veterans with complex biopsychosocial needs.
      • Demonstrates the ability to teach and mentor staff and students in their special area of \ practice and to provide supervision for licensure or specialty certifications.
      • Responsible for the independent planning and provision of treatment services for those veterans assigned to his/her case-management.
      • Identify high-risk patients and provides safety planning, crisis intervention, coordinates staffing with other team members and/or family conferences when clinically indicated.
      • Grow and maintain a thorough knowledge of relevant continuum of care and or wrap \ around services including specialized, residential and other services in the community \ and VA that specifically serve the Veteran populations they are working with.
      • Identify Veterans in need of additional specialized care outside their immediate service system and work with the admissions personnel of such appropriate other programs or \ services within or outside the VA or community to secure needed treatment for Veterans.
      • Serve as a resource and point of contact throughout the facility for the mental health needs of Veterans.
      • Participate in the development of a plan of care for each patient assigned, with measurable goals outlined, based on relevant psychological, medical and psychiatric \ treatment information.
      • Possess a general understanding of medication effects/side effects, and medical terminology.
      • Communicate professionally, effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from varied backgrounds in the service of our Veterans.
      • Provide Veterans and their families with consistent information per established policies and procedures.
      • Keep thorough and complete records of their encounters with Veterans in the computerized record system (CPRS).
      • Provides other services and duties as assigned by his/her supervisor and/or the Chief of Social Work.

    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Local travel. Driver's license required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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    0185 Social Work

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/567438800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.