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    This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19. Applicants must be available immediately.

    Job will close once positions have been filled.

    If you are a current, permanent VA employees or Federal employees from another agency, you should apply under CBST-10932801-21-ER.

    This position is located in the Texarkana Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) of the Mental Health Service at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport, LA.

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    The duties of the Senior Social Worker in Outpatient Texarkana Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC)of the Mental Health Service include but are not limited to:

    • Provides clinical senior psychotherapy services to the Veteran population enrolled in a CBOC team aimed at recovery. Encumbent provides independent, expert clinical psychosocial and case management services in a specialized area of practice.
    • Participates in the professional development of colleagues through mentorship and teaching;
    • Develop an assessment of the veteran in collaboration with the interdisciplinary treatment team, the veteran, family members and significant others.
    • Intensive psychotherapy requiring the exercise of mature professional judgment and the flexible use of a wide range of complex discipline.
    • Provides consultation to colleagues, renders professional opinions based on experience and expertise, and incorporates complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment.
    • Utilizes outcome evaluations to further treatment and designs system changes based on empirical findings.
    • Develops and collaborates with treatment plans for assigned cases and implements treatment plan while providing guidance, emotional support, counseling, individual/group psychotherapy services.
    • Performs independent practice, expands clinical knowledge in the profession, provides consultation and guidance to colleagues, models effective practice skills, teaches or provides orientation to less experienced
    • Evaluation and assessment of clinical need, diagnosis and treatment for those Veterans in the CBOC population in need of clinical psychotherapy intervention aimed at recovery.
    • Independently implement effective individual and group treatment modalities for Veterans and their families, and to measure outcomes to these interventions.
    • Develops working relationships and agreements with other organizations and community groups having similar service relationships with the same patient population as the patient.
    • Collaborates with other members of the CBOC Team or other interdisciplinary treatment teams as appropriate.
    • Serves as Mental Health Treatment Coordinator for most assigned cases involving senior psychotherapy intervention.
    • Provides clinical case management, clinical treatment, advocacy, and coordination of referrals to other appropriate internal or external service providers /agencies as needed by the Veterans in the CBOC population.
    • Serves as mentor to other Social Workers, particularly those at the entry level, and students. Maintains availability to provide clinical supervision to such individuals as organizational needs indicate.
    • Additional duties as assigned.
    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Subject to change based on agency needs.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581215300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.