Social Worker - Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Hines, Illinois
Internal Number: 616354700
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans This Social Worker position provides community based Mental Health Case Management services to the Veteran population enrolled at Hines VA Hospital MHICM Program. Services include provision of high quality case management, clinical treatment, advocacy, and coordination of linkages to other appropriate VA or community service providers / agencies as needed by the client. This is accomplished in collaboration with other members of the MHICM Team or other interdisciplinary treatment teams as appropriate. Develop an assessment of the veteran in collaboration with the interdisciplinary treatment team, the veteran, family members and significant others. Demonstrates an understanding of the range of treatment and skills needed for all adult patients including geriatric patients related to their physical limitations, psychological needs and age associated illnesses and conditions. Provides current and advanced techniques to the treatment of this veteran population. Develops a treatment plan and setting achievable treatment goals with the veteran/family. Collaborates with other service providers in reassessing the veteran's needs. Educates the veteran and/or caregiver of the available services and assisting them in establishing the appropriate referrals based on the veteran's preference or that of his surrogate decision-maker. Educates and encourages the veteran/family to advocate on own behalf, thus fostering a sense of independence and empowerment. Provides the veterans and their caregivers with ongoing supportive counseling. Work Schedule: 7:30am - 4:00pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title: Social Worker - Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: 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.