Social Worker (Mental Health Intensive Case Manager)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Cape Coral, Florida
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 623550500
The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is recruiting for an Independent Practice Level Social Worker - Mental Health Intensive Care Manager for the Lee County VA Healthcare Center in Cape Coral, FL. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Independently provides a full range of assessment, evaluation and community case management services appropriate to the mental health setting, especially in the areas of emotional and behavioral problems. Functions as case manager for Veterans in the ICMHRS program to facilitate independent community living by coordinating mental health and community care. Provides a range of advanced interventions consistent with training and expertise, with special emphasis on brief and evidenced-based interventions found to be effective in case management services related to treatment of severe and persistent mental illness. Facilitates patient and family education with special emphasis place on presenting mental or behavioral health issues. Provides consultation services to maximize intervention effectiveness in reducing health-risk behaviors and enhancing health-promoting behaviors, with a significant emphasis on a prevention-oriented model of care. Participates in development of a recovery plan for each ICMHRS Veteran with measurable goals outlined based on relevant psychological, medical, and psychiatric information with the principles of treatment matching. Conducts home visits and community visits to ICMHRS Veterans to maintain and encourage community living. Collaborates with Adult Board and Care homes where ICMHRS Veterans reside to facilitate community living in the least restrictive environment and to provide support services for the homes. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM 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.