Senior Social Worker (Substance Use Disorders (DOM-SUD))
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Internal Number: 616184700
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 Senior Social Worker will provide clinical social work services as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team in the domicile, Las Vegas VA Residential Recovery & Renewal Center. Must have clinical knowledge of substance use disorders and gambling addiction.LVR3 is a 20-bed domiciliary program focused on providing residential treatment for substance use disorders and gambling disorders. The Senior Social Worker will provide clinical social work services as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team in the domicile, Las Vegas VA Residential Recovery & Renewal Center. Must have clinical knowledge of substance use disorders and gambling addiction. Major duties include, but are not limited to the following: He/she will work with residents of the domicile in order to improve independent living skills and address issues and conditions which interfere with effective community integration. Services include provision of biopsychosocial assessment, case management, treatment planning, individual, group and family therapy, advocacy, discharge planning, and coordination of linkages to other VA or community services and agencies as needed by the Veteran. This is accomplished in collaboration with other members of the treatment team as indicated. Functions at an advanced-practice level in all areas when working with eligible Veterans and their family members to meet biological, psychological, social, and environmental needs. Among the modalities provided are individual, family, and group psychotherapies and environmental interventions. Must have a high level of skill and expertise to establish and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with Veterans in the domicile and/or their families. The Senior Social Worker is able to independently work with Veterans and their families who are experiencing a wide range of complicated medical, psychiatric, emotional, behavioral, and psychosocial problems. Participates fully in peer review, assessing the quality of professional social work practice standards provided in the organization. Fully accountable for practice, including Veteran visits, measuring outcomes to interventions, and meeting productivity standards. Participates in research as appropriate through case finding and referral of Veterans to clinical investigators engaged in research or through participating in research studies. Applies new approaches to Veteran care through integration of approved investigative and research methods, basing interventions on evidence-based effectiveness. May engage in Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved research in compliance with VHA Directives and Handbooks, V ASNHS Medical Center Memorandums, BHS Policies and Procedures, and the incumbent's Scope of Practice for conducting such research. Work Schedule: Full Time, To be Determined. Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Senior Social Worker (Substance Use Disorders (DOM-SUD))/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact V21CCOEEDRP@va.gov, the EDRP group for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): 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.