The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for an Senior Social Worker. The Senior Social Worker will function as the Medical Center's Liaison for the Health Care for the Homeless Veterans/Grant & Per Diem (HCHV/G&PD) Program in Social Work Service. The duties of the Senior Social Worker include, but are not limited to: Responsible for monitoring and coordinating the services provided by community-based programs funded under VA's Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program. Performs specialized treatment of complex physical or mental illness. Incumbent incorporates complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of veteran patients, including making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. Provides individual, group, and family psychotherapy and advanced level case management interventions used in the treatment of veterans with polytrama injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions, and other serious disorders. Develops and implements methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services in specialty areas, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment services. Incumbent is able to demonstrate the ability to design changes based on empirical findings. Offers consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients treated in specialty areas, rendering professional opinions based on experience and expertise and role modeling effective social work practice skills. Demonstrates the ability to teach and mentor staff and students in the special area of practice and to provide supervision for licensure or specialty certifications. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Senior Social Worker (HCHV/G&PD)/PD91830A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.