Senior Social Worker - Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs (RRTP)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Waco, Texas
Internal Number: 615879100
Incumbent is a professional Senior Social Worker assigned to Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs (RRTP). The incumbent must use a high level of skill in assessing and treating the complicated psychosocial problems of Veterans as they transition from the RRTP program to appropriate discharge alternatives. Care management responsibilities include the management, coordination, and provision of social work and supportive services to Veterans and/or their families. The incumbent also provides supportive therapy to family members as needed. The incumbent is a member of an interdisciplinary team and is responsible for active participation in interdisciplinary treatment team meetings and resident centered care planning. The incumbent: Interviews Veterans and their family members/significant others to establish facts about the Veteran's situation, presenting problems and their causes, and the impact of such problems on the Veteran's functioning and health as part of a comprehensive psychosocial assessment. Interprets and explains VA's treatment and benefit programs. Reviews all data, subjective and objective, and makes a clinical assessment identifying needs and strengths. Effectively uses professional skill, objectivity, and insight. Uses advanced clinical training, insight, and experience to interpret data and to identify viable treatment options. Assesses high risk factors, acuity, and need for services. Has the ability to serve Veterans who tend to have frequent and severe crises, lack family or an adequate community support network, be poor at self-monitoring, frequently fail to comply with instructions and treatment, or have significant deficits in coping skills and require continuing professional psychosocial support. Independently evaluates the client's situation, including the Veteran's reaction and ability to deal with it, and arrives at a reasoned conclusion. Based on the psychosocial assessment, uses professional judgment and advanced practice skills to make a psychosocial diagnosis. Assesses at-risk factors and develops a preliminary disposition plan involving the Veteran and family or significant others. Performs insightful assessment of serious and complicated cases involving psychiatric illness involving psychiatric, catastrophic medical conditions, dementia and other high-risk diagnoses. Makes independent professional decisions and recommendations for agency action. Consequences to the Veteran may be serious, and the results are often unpredictable. On an inpatient/outpatient basis, finds a suitable means of treatment to help Veterans and/or significant others copes with stressful situations. Treatment is aimed at helping Veterans find practical solutions to problems. Work Schedule: Wednesday - Saturday 7:30am to 6:00pm Compressed/Flexible: Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Senior Social Worker - Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs (RRTP)/000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentive: Not Available 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.