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SOCIAL WORKER VET CENTER

Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday 11:
30am-8:
00pm/ 8:
00am-4:
30pm Functional Statement Title/#:
Social Worker As a Social Worker at the Norwich Vet Center you will provide outreach for readjustment counseling to eligible veterans and family members in the Vet Center program.
o Completes a psycho-social assessment and military history of clients.
o Identifies issues and areas that hamper a clients' ability to a successful readjustment.
o Screens to assess a client's harm to self or others and ability to provide for self (shelter, food, emergent and medical care, etc.
).
o Develops a unique treatment plan that reflects a course of therapeutic intervention that will address the needs identified in the assessment.
o Inputs course of treatment in progress notes upon each significant contact with clients.
o Reviews and updates treatment plan at least every six months or as the treatment goals are resolved or changed.
o Maintains and exercises an effective resource database that is used to address clients' needs which may be better served by resources offered outside the Vet Center.
o Identifies and maintains professional relationships with these outside resources to facilitate client's referrals.
o Acts as subject matter expert to outside agencies and programs in matters of readjustment.
o Uses the current resource file of the Vet Center and community social programs and enhances the content to the benefit of clients.
o Acts as the advocate for clients when dealing with outside agencies to foster dependency and preserves the right of clients to exercise choice.
o Ensures good communication and sound clinical treatment of clients that are shared with other healthcare providers as required within community-based agencies, Department of Veterans Affairs is performed in a manner consistent with maintaining clients' privacy and authorization to share information and on a need to know basis.
o Providing individual and group counseling to veterans and family members over issues of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and related psychological difficulties.


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