This is an external job announcement. Current permanent Aleda E. Lutz employees, current permanent VA employees from another facility, and current permanent employees from another Federal Agency MUST apply under the INTERNAL announcement, CBSR-11175908-21-JM unless applying by using Veteran Preference. All applicants applying under this external announcement will be subject to Veterans' preference. The Social Worker provides case management to Veterans housed with the VA Supported Housing (VASH) Program, homeless Veterans, and Veterans whom are at imminent risk of becoming homeless within the assigned geographical area. The HCHV/HUD-VASH Case Manager is a professional Social Worker whose duties and responsibilities relate to the case management of the identified populations. The incumbent must use a high level of skill in assessing and coordinating services for the complicated psychosocial problems that HCHV and HUD-VASH Veterans often experience and for whom are eligible for VHA care. Duties include but are not limited to: Independently performs case finding functions and outreach, identifying and screening Veterans for psychosocial needs. Incumbent must possess the knowledge and ability to independently implement treatment modalities, provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups. Independently conducts psychosocial assessments. Develops treatment plans in collaboration with the Veteran/family, and with the interdisciplinary treatment team. Incumbent possesses the skills to offer psychosocial interventions and measures outcomes to interventions. Incumbent is able to coordinate community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs and community agency programs. Independently identifies high-risk patients and provides case management services. Incumbent provides crisis intervention services, seeking to address the cause as well as the presenting complaint, coordinates family conferences and serves as a liaison to family members. Has working knowledge and experience in use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic, and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology. Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with Veterans and their families. Incumbent is able to independently work with Veterans and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems utilizing individual, group and family counseling and therapy skills. Independently provides consultation services to other staff regarding the psychosocial needs of Veterans and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and adherence to treatment plan. Ability to evaluate incumbents own practice through professional peer review, case conferences, and other organizational means. The incumbent is responsible for providing independent case management for a caseload of Veterans in the HCHV and HUD-VASH programs. The incumbent is responsible for reviewing agreements between Section 8, landlords, Public Housing Authorities, and the VA in establishing appropriate referral sites for HUD-VASH placements. The incumbent performs site visits of HUD-VASH apartments to ensure that Veterans reside in safe environments in compliance with local housing codes. The incumbent verifies the Veteran's status, eligibility for VA medical care, and eligibility for program participation. The incumbent is responsible for collecting and submitting HCHV and HUD-VASH program participant data as outlined by NEPEC evaluation procedures. The incumbent is responsible for providing HCHV and HUD-VASH case management. Case management is defined as the provision of services by VA clinical staff to housed HUD-VASH Veterans, homeless Veterans, Veterans at-risk of homelessness, and includes all activities to provide appropriate treatment and maintain Veterans in HUD approved stable housing. The incumbent coordinates care including serving as an advocate on behalf of the Veterans to ensure comprehensive service delivery, and linking and referring Veterans to the VA Medical Center, VA Regional Offices and/or community agencies. The incumbent complies with criminal conflict of interest laws and Executive Branch Standards of conduct so as to avoid conflicts of interest while serving as the HCHV/HUD-VASH Case Manager. Work schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Friday) Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available. Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement Title: Social Worker (HCHV/HUD VASH) Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized.
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.