Serves in the Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery Services-Rural Access Network for Growth Enhancement (ICMHR-RANGE) program, an outpatient intensive clinical case management program in the Valley Coastal Bend Mental Health Care Line. Provides clinical case management services to veterans who have chronic, severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses. This vacancy will remain open until filled. The first cut-off date is 7/7/2021. Additional applications will be referred as needed. The clinical and programmatic activities subsumed under this Senior Social Worker position are conducted as part of the Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery Services-Rural Access Network for Growth Enhancement (ICMHR-RANGE) program, an outpatient intensive clinical case management program in the Valley Coastal Bend Mental Health Care Line. The goal of the ICMHR-RANGE Program is to provide intensive clinical case management services to veterans who have chronic, severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses. The program is characterized by high staff to patient ratios, service delivery in the community, practical problem solving approach to the work and offers a high degree of continuity of care. The program utilizes an interdisciplinary team treatment approach and ICMHR-RANGE clinicians serve as the primary outpatient mental health providers. The incumbent provides a full range of therapeutic & case management services including assessments, consultations and therapies to patients in the ICMHRRANGE program including, but not limited to: a. Provides frequent, direct contacts with consumers to provide therapy and support. Frequency of contacts is increased in times of crisis. b. Maintains flexibility in Veteran contact (Veterans are seen in any location and with any RANGE team clinician who can provide assistance). c. Focusing on strengthening the consumer's ability to address acute and chronic problems. d. Utilizes naturalistic community settings for teaching and modeling problem-solving skills. e. Provision of continuity of care within the framework established by ICMHR-RANGE. For example, collaborates and consults with other interdisciplinary treatment teams and programs to promote and enhance the care provided. f. Outreach and assertive provision of services to treatment resistant members. g. Mobilization of environmental and organizational supports, including family members, professional, and other interested parties. h. Provides evidence based individual, family or group psychotherapies based on assessment and diagnosis. i. Offers Psycho-educational programs for Veterans, families and staff. Maintains responsibility for linking participants to other VA programs and to community resources. j. Participates in team staffing regarding member selection, determination of treatment plans and goals, progress evaluation, discharge planning, and after care. k. Works assertively and consistently with inpatient teams to assure continuity of care by providing consultation regarding clinical needs, treatment plans, and case management services for assigned members. Works to promote appropriate treatment, rehabilitation, and expeditious discharge of assigned members, consistent with program goals and with the individual treatment plans. l. Other duties as assigned by ICMHR Program Coordinator, Supervisory Psychologist, or Chief of Psychology. 1. May be asked to serve as a clinical supervisor for MSW student interns or others social workers seeking advanced clinical licensure. 2. May be asked to prepare and teach seminars/workshops for VATVCBHCS trainees/staff on topics within interest/competency areas. 3. May choose to conduct approved psychological research that supports the mission of VATVCBHCS in collaboration with other professionals in VATVCBHCS or affiliated academic institutions. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 pm 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.