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 Substance Abuse Treatment Team (SATT) Social Worker independently provides clinical psychosocial, Mental Health and case management services to eligible Veterans who have problems with substance abuse or dependence and may include work with family members and the Veteran as part of the treatment plan located in Lake City, Florida. The SATT social worker facilitates efficient and appropriate delivery of services across episodes of care, which may encompass discharge issues from inpatient detoxification, ambulatory detoxification, outpatient treatment, and residential treatment within the VA or under contract in community programs. Coordinates care with other services provided within Medical Center, including Vocational Rehabilitation, Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program, the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team, and other Mental Health Services; along with community partners. Makes referrals to VA services and benefits and to community resources to address financial, housing, legal, transportation, employment and educational needs. Advocates for resolution of these issues and will involve management as needed in order to meet the Veteran's needs. Interviews Veterans and their family members/significant others to establish facts about the Veteran's situation, presenting problems and their causes, and the impact of such problems on the Veteran's functioning and health as part of a comprehensive psychosocial and/or mental health assessment. Reviews all data, subjective and objective, and makes a clinical assessment, identifying needs and strengths. Independently evaluates the client's situation, including the Veteran's reaction and ability to cope, and arrives at a reasoned conclusion. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598842700
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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.