This position serves as the Supervisory Social Worker for the residential treatment programs at the Doris Miller VA Medical Center, Waco, TX. The incumbent is responsible for coordination and professional oversight for two large residential programs, the Women's RISE Program as well as the Serious Mental Illness Life Enhancement (SMILE) Program. These critical programs provide a wide array of services to veterans in need of intensive care in a residential setting. The CTVHCS is recruiting for a highly qualified Supervisory Social Worker for the Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine (MHBM) located in Waco, Texas. Interdisciplinary Position: This recruitment is also being considered to be filled by the following vacancy announcements: Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (Vacancy # 11125675); Marriage & Family Therapist (Vacancy # 11125677); Psychology Program Manager (Vacancy # 11125678); Physician (Vacancy # 11125680) and Nurse Practitioner (Vacancy # 11125681). Major Duties as Assigned, but not limited to: The SMILE Program is a residential treatment program designed to meet the needs of Veterans diagnosed with a serious mental illness who have difficulty maintaining adequate functioning in the community. The program is an eight week recover-based program. The program provides comprehensive, evidenced-based treatment to a clinically complex patient population. This program accommodates twenty-two Veterans. Women RISE (Women Recover In Supportive Environment) is an eight week recovery-based and trauma-informed intensive treatment residential program tailored specifically for women Veterans with a diagnosis of PTSD, mood, or anxiety disorder, and/or substance abuse/dependence. Women RISE programming is grounded in the highest level of evidence-based treatments and tailors' treatment to the individual Veteran's needs. The program currently accommodates fifteen Veterans with plans to open an additional fifteen beds in summer 2019. Together, these programs include an interdisciplinary staff of 12 individuals who report to and are overseen by the Residential Program Manager, including 5 psychologists, 1 licensed professional mental health counselor, 2 peer support specialists, 1 social science specialist, 2 health technicians, and 1 psychology technician. The incumbent will have broad program management responsibilities which include the operation and management of key clinical, training, and/or administrative programs. Responsibilities include the development and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures; oversight of administrative and programmatic resources; and monitoring of outcomes using a data-driven quality assurance process. Decisions made affect staff and other resources associated with the programs managed and are made while exercising wide latitude and independent judgment. Such programs deliver specialized, complex, and highly professional services that are important program components of the medical center and significantly impact the health care provided to Veterans. Program Managers have supervisory responsibility for subordinates, as well as line and staff authority for resource allocations within the area of responsibility and ensure the efficient operation of the organizational unit. Responsibilities include the supervision of staff, professional management, and administrative responsibilities that are complex in scope and that constitute a significant component of the medical center. Program Management Responsibilities (25%): Provides broad program management responsibilities of clinical care teams, including leadership in the development, implementation, evaluation, and oversight of two complex programs responsible for comprehensive clinical care of Veterans. Leads a multidisciplinary team that may include psychologists, physicians, social workers, nurses, and other health care professionals and trainees. The manager of this program oversees the following personnel: 5 psychologists, 1 licensed professional mental health counselor, 2 peer support specialists, 1 social science specialist, 2 health technicians, and 1 psychology technician. Supervisory Responsibilities (25%): The incumbent has direct or indirect (through subordinate supervision) administrative and professional supervision of subordinates. Functions as the first line supervising authority (i.e., rater) for 12 employees. For these individuals, the incumbent provides administrative, as well as clinical, supervision and/or consultation as appropriate. Provides administrative oversight and clinical consultation to 9 other interdisciplinary team members for whom the incumbent is not the designated first line rating authority. Provides clinical supervision to psychology interns and other trainees as appropriate. Clinical Responsibilities (50%): Independently provides assessment and diagnostic services for Veterans with a broad range of psychopathology receiving care within the clinic setting. Provides education to both patients and family members regarding relevant mental health concerns. Provides comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group psychotherapy and psychoeducation. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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.