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    Summary

    As a Social Worker at the VA Long Beach Community Living Center you will provide social work services to the Veteran population enrolled for extended care treatment, rehabilitation, geriatric outpatient services, and/or residing at the Community Living Center. Services include provision of high-quality case management, clinical treatment, advocacy, and coordination of linkages to other appropriate VA or community service providers and/or agencies as needed by the client.

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    Responsibilities

    • Assessing Veterans in collaboration with the interdisciplinary treatment team, the Veteran, family members and significant others
    • Developing treatment plans with Veterans based on initial assessment
    • Establishing achievable goals with Veterans /family and developing and updating the treatment plan
    • Collaborating with other service providers in reassessing Veterans' needs and educating the Veterans and/or caregivers of the available services
    • Making rapid assessments and developing crisis management plans for admission to mental health inpatient programs
    • Providing education related to VA and community resources, entitlements, Advance Directives/Living Will
    • Reviewing the progress notes from the other providers to accurately determine the strengths and limitations of each Veteran being referred for mental health services
    • Providing Veterans and their caregivers with ongoing supportive counseling to help them deal with the psychosocial impact of coping with chronic/disabling illness (es), onset of a catastrophic illness
    • Entering all Veteran/family contacts in the electronic record using appropriate formats and templates in a complete, confidential, and professional manner to insure information on the patient is shared with other VA staff
    • Establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with employees, volunteers, consumers and stakeholders within the VA and outside community agencies
    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

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