Senior Social Worker (Health Care for Homeless Veterans)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Eureka, California
Internal Number: 610652900
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 Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) incumbent at the Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), in Eureka, CA, identifies and engages Veterans who are homeless or marginally housed and who underutilize VA services. The incumbent provides Veterans with a range of social work services, including assessment and referrals, clinical treatment, short-term case management, advocacy and service coordination, and linkage with VA and community services. This is accomplished in concert with other members of the CBOC interdisciplinary team. The incumbent possesses knowledge and is sensitive to the needs of the homeless population. Has working knowledge and experience in the use of medical, mental health, and substance abuse treatment modalities. Is able to complete a comprehensive psychosocial to identify strengths, needs, social support systems, disabilities, and barriers to accessing housing and available treatment options. Has general knowledge of Veteran's benefits and services related to special programs, service-connected compensation, non-service connected pensions, and benefits that are available on the federal and state levels, and through city/county social services. The incumbent is sensitive to the needs of homeless Veterans and their families, realizing that homelessness creates added stress on Veterans and their loved ones. The incumbent is aware of the special challenges in working with Veterans with co-morbid physical, mental health and substance abuse diagnoses, and is able to work with this Veteran population. Incumbent is responsible for outreach to homeless Veterans and can work confidently with city/county agencies to increase resources for "on-the-street" or marginally housed Veterans. The goal is to increase stability in Veterans' lives and assist Veterans in returning to independent, healthy, productive lifestyles. Duties will also include, as needed, assisting with screening and admissions and other case management needs for Emergency Contract Housing, HUDVASH and Grant and Per Diem programs in Eureka. The incumbent will fully collaborate with the community, including the Continuum of Care (CoC) and community partners, in coordinated entry efforts. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact V21CCOEEDRP@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.