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Social Worker

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more [ "The Primary Aligned Care Team (PACT)/Rural Health Social Worker Lead is administratively responsible for clinical program oversight, program effectiveness, and service pattern modification for social work services provided within the Primary Care Service by social workers organizationally aligned within the Care Management and Social Work Service. The incumbent assures high quality, professional clinical social work services are provided to Veterans, their families, and caregivers in the assigned primary care program areas within the VA Western Colorado Health Care System (WCHCS). The PACT/Rural Health Social Worker Lead provides leadership, direction, orientation, coaching, in-service training, staff development, and continuing education programs for primary care social work staff and assists in planning, establishing, and implementing policies and procedures; developing individual or group goals and objectives; and monitoring, coordinating and overseeing the clinical practice of social work staff in addition to providing direct Veteran care as a primary care social worker. The social worker is responsible for resolving problems that arise regarding Veteran care issues and provides clinical supervision for other social workers to qualify for licensure as well as graduate trainees, as appropriate. The incumbent will be stationed in Grand Junction; however, they will be responsible for providing outreach and scheduled clinic walk-in services at the Moab clinic location with travel expectations of 25% to 50%. Travel may also include participation in outreach efforts with the Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) team and/or other partnering health care entities located in geographically rural areas. The incumbent: Completes thorough psychosocial assessments per the PACT model of care to determine the needs for case management as determined by the psychosocial acuity rating. Utilizes this assessment in facilitating the Veteran's maximum use of treatment for attainment of the highest level of independence that is possible and practicable. Actively participates as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and collaborates with Veterans and/or family as well as interdisciplinary treatment team members in the development and implementation of treatment goals and interventions. Provides consultation and education to Veterans and/or their families regarding community resources, VA benefits and specialty programs, and advance directives. The incumbent accesses and/or coordinates community-based services, including additional services from other VA programs, other government programs, and community programs for Veterans and/or their families when appropriate. Serves on committees, work groups, and task forces at the facility as deemed appropriate by the supervisor and Chief of Care Management and Social Work Services. Has clinical oversight responsibilities for the social workers assigned to the PACT social work positions and is responsible for clinical program effectiveness and modification of service patterns. Provides leadership, direction, orientation, coaching/mentoring, in-service training, and staff development activities for primary care social workers and graduate student trainees. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required\nEducation Debt Reduction Program may be authorized for highly qualified candidates." ]

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Grand Junction , Social Worker, Other , Grand Junction, Colorado

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