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    The candidate functions as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Mental Health Outpatient Services Treatment and Emergency Department. The position involves clinical and administrative duties in the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic and Emergency Department. Veterans seek services in the outpatient mental health or substance abuse clinics for acute or chronic psychological or substance abuse problems, or they may present for evaluation and referral to community of other VA programs.

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    The duties for the Social Worker (ED Clinical Coordinator) include, but are not limited to:

    • Provides direct patient care that may include psychiatric and/or substance abuse assessment for a variety of psychological/emotional diagnoses including substance abuse and/or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
    • Applies advanced professional social work methods and evidence-based intervention strategies to a full range of patient problems in the ED. Candidate has advanced knowledge of social work intervention and behavioral health that qualifies him/her to provide advice and consultation to professionals representing a variety of disciplines.
    • Expected to provide complex clinical services to clients with serious problems on a regular and continuing basis. He/she makes independent clinical decisions and recommendations for actions that can have serious impact on the lives of the people services, such as recommending inpatient treatment.
    • Works effectively and cooperatively as a member of the multidisciplinary team by participating and documenting on multidisciplinary forms related to the assigned unit, ward, or program.
    • Coordinates community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other governmental programs, and community agency programs.
    • Maintains knowledge of current community resources and government programs that best meet the needs of the patients in regard to age, diagnosis, and disability. Has general knowledge of Veterans' benefits and facilitates referrals based upon Veterans needs and eligibility.
    • Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with Veterans and their families. Is able to independently work with patients and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical, and social problems utilizing individual, group, and family counseling and therapy skills.
    • Provides consultation services to other staff regarding the psychosocial needs of veterans and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and adherence to treatment plan. Is able to evaluate own practice through professional peer review, case conferences and other organizational means. Is able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from varied backgrounds.

    Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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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/601194200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.