The incumbent serves as Social Worker Supervisor on the multidisciplinary team that is located in a community-based Vet Center that provides veterans with community outreach, counseling, therapy, treatment and direct services and referral to VA and community resources and community education regarding the problems and needs of the Veteran. NOTE: This position is multi-disciplinary and can be filled by: Social Worker, Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, and Psychologist. Applicants must apply to the appropriate vacancy announcement. The incumbent's primary responsibility is to provide clinical and administrative leadership, management and supervision of all Vet Center staff and all other professional, paraprofessional and nonprofessional staff assigned to work at the Vet Center and to plan, develop, implement, coordinate, monitor and evaluate all treatment services of the Vet Center. Additional duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Conducts interviews and counseling with clients and provides social/psychological assessment and treatment to clients; crisis intervention and both short and long term services. Provides guidance and consultation to other team members conducting interviews, counseling, and therapy. Possesses and effectively implements specialized knowledge and skill in working with veterans, with their families and with their potential resources in the community. Provides direct service and assistance to hospital programs in order to facilitate optimum utilization of resources in the patient's re-entry into the community. Participates in continuing research projects at the Vet Center and the Medical Center. Independently providing highly skilled readjustment counseling services to clients with difficult and complex problems of social, emotional and vocational adjustment. Provides guidance, consultation for team members conducting group counseling. Responsible for planning, implementation, evaluation and improvement of outreach, readjustment counseling and other clinical, therapeutic and treatment services delivered by the Vet Center. Responsible for program development, budget development and fiscal management, personnel management and resource utilization. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and observes performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Exercises supervisor authorities and responsibilities involving work assignment and review, as well as the administrative and personnel management functions relative to the staff supervised. Performs program analysis, development, review, research, design, and public contact work. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm; Some evenings and weekends may be required to meet the Veteran's needs 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.