Social Worker - MHICM
Reno, NV
Job Description



    The incumbent in this position functions as the Case Manager for VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program (MHICM). The primary responsibilities of this position are to provide intensive case management services, continuous quality improvement activities, evaluation/consultation, psychosocial assessments, patient groups, individual therapy, placement services, and referrals to various community agencies and hospital services to MHICM patients


    Include, but are not limited to:

    • Serve as the contact for the MHICM Program. Be responsible for data collection, administrative record keeping, and monitoring patient or program indicators, thresholds and performance measures.
    • Respond to consults sent to the MHICM program by interviewing the veteran utilizing questionnaires and other measurement devices while assessing the veteran's emotional, functional, and psychological condition.
    • Function as case manager for veterans in the MHICM program performing duties to facilitate independent community living by coordinating mental health and community care.
    • Participate in development of a treatment plan for each MHICM veteran with measurable goals outlined based on relevant psychological, medical, and psychiatric information with the principles of treatment matching.
    • Assist MHICM veterans in the preparation of materials needed for applications to various agencies for entitlements, then, follow the process of the application until a determination has been made.
    • Collaborate with members of the MHICM team and other professional specialty clinics to provide comprehensive care to MHICM veterans.
    • Identify, develop, and facilitate accessibility and utilization of VA and community resources to meet the needs of MHICM veterans.
    • Conduct individual and family clinical interventions to facilitate the identification of substance abuse, psychiatric illness, and social needs as treatment issues.
    • Serve as therapist in treatment groups, individual psychotherapy, and family therapy as needed.
    • Assess the MHICM veterans learning needs regarding their substance abuse, psychiatric and medical disorders, and the treatments and medications required incorporating teaching in the treatment.
    • Conduct home visits and community visits to MHICM veterans to maintain and encourage community living.
    • Collaborate with Adult Foster Care homes where MHICM veterans reside to facilitate community living in the least restrictive environment and to provide support services.
    • Prepare and submit legal documentation for the petition of various legal orders such as guardianship, conservatorship, protective orders, commitment, and alternative treatment orders.
    • Provide direct teaching services to staff and others as appropriate.
    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Fi nancial Disclosure Report: Not required
    Recruitment/Relocation: Not authorized
    Note: This position is covered by the bargaining unit

    Travel Required

    75% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Job Type Full-time