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Social Worker (Whole Health)Supervisor - Chicago, Illinois - Social Worker

Company: Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
Location: Chicago
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Social Worker (Whole Health)Supervisor - Chicago, Illinois

The VISN 12 Social Worker (Whole Health) Supervisor is a licensed independent practitioner and holds board certification as a Health and Wellness Coach or will attain within 180 days of hire. The Social Worker (Whole Health) Supervisor's practice includes the identified dynamics of Whole Health per Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation (OPCC &CT), Motivational Interviewing techniques, as well as evidenced-based behavioral change theories and conceptual frameworks to support optimization of Veterans' health through a combination of behavior change and personal reflection. This is done either through virtual individual or group interactions. Social Worker (Whole Health) Supervisor adheres to professional and ethical standards as defined by their licensed practice and the tenets of Whole Health Coaching. Social Worker (Whole Health) Supervisor will work closely with Clinical Resource Hub leadership and staff, VISN 12 Whole Health Program Manager and Office of Patient Centered Care Field Implementation Team Consultants.

VA Careers - Social Work:

Major Duties

  • Provides Whole Health program specific administrative and clinical oversight of Tele-Whole Health Hub that provides virtual Whole Health, Complementary and Integrative Health, and health coaching to Veterans across VISN 12. This may include, but is not limited to, developing and monitoring WH Hub staff compliance with practice, developing standards and guidelines for documentation, running reports and analytics of Tele-WH utilization and patient outcomes.
  • Exhibits the ability to articulate the philosophy and goals of Whole Health in clinical and non-clinical settings.
  • Ability to provide training, orientation, and guidance related to Whole Health clinical practice to multidisciplinary staff
  • Provides specialized consultation to colleagues, clinical and non-clinical staff related to the psycho-social assessment and treatment utilizing a Whole Health and patient centric approach to care
  • Provide guidance and supervision to Tele-WH Hub health coaches to ensure interventions and documentation are appropriate and within scope of practice.
  • Provide direct coaching support to Veterans with complex circumstances who are actively engaged in PACT and/or Mental Health under the Clinical Resource Hub. May be sole practitioner in Whole Health clinical coaching.
  • Partner with Veterans to establish a therapeutic relationship where readiness for change will be assessed and documented. The Veterans' Mission, Aspiration and Purpose (MAP) will be identified along with addressing the components of health and well-being.
  • Partner with Veterans with complex needs as they continue to utilize self-discovery/exploration and action planning as they craft SMART (Specific, Measurable, Action oriented and Timed) Goals and/or shared medical goals and measure against self-expressed desired outcomes. Experience in assessing suicide risk and other risk and completing risk assessment and safety plans when indicated.
  • Refer Veterans to other clinical team members, as appropriate. Ensure other treating providers are aware of Veterans' MAP and Personal Health Plan goals
  • Demonstrate leadership skills by utilizing problem solving skills, to resolve system and/or process problems that impact Veteran care, staff performance and system improvements. Serve as a mentor/trainer to assist employees in developing their skills related to WH Coaching and WH principles
  • Develops curriculums for training of clinical and non-clinical staff. This includes trainings related to Whole Health, Whole Health coaching, and Complementary Integrative Health (CIH) as well as evidence-based strategies to effectively support patients in health behaviors that prevent illness and promote well-being.
  • Develops training materials that addresses issues of social determinants of health, cultural competence, diversity, and inclusion in healthcare. Demonstrate knowledge and application to the full scope of their license, education, and practice.
  • Independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines. The program coordinator oversees the daily operation of the WH tele program, develops policies and procedures for program operation, and prepares WH reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use.

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