The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for an Senior Social Worker (HUD-VASH). The Senior Social Worker (HUD-VASH) will function in Social Work Service. The duties of the Senior Social Worker (HUD-VASH) include, but are not limited to: Responsible for providing case management for a caseload of veterans in the HUD-VASH program. Provides psychosocial screening, assessment, counseling and crisis intervention; develops a comprehensive treatment plan in collaboration with the veteran. The HUD-VASH case manager coordinates family conferences and provides education to families as well as to the veteran. (This will require significant travel in the community in a government car.) Responsible for reviewing agreements between HCV landlords, Public Housing Authorities and the VA in establishing appropriate referral sites for HUD-VASH placements. Performs site visits of HUD-VASH apartments to ensure that veterans reside in safe environments in compliance with local housing codes. Verifies the veteran's status, eligibility for VA medical care, and eligibility of program participation. Responsible for ensuring that chronically homeless veterans are considered as primary participants for program acceptance. Responsible for collecting and submitting HUD-VASH Program participant data as outlined by NEPEC evaluation procedures and the VA Homeless Operations Management and Evaluation System (HOMES) registry. Responsible for providing HUD-VASH case management. Case management is defined as the provision of services by VA clinical staff to homeless veterans and includes all activities to provide appropriate treatment and maintain veterans in HUD approved stable housing. Provides individual, group, and/or family psychotherapy and psychosocial interventions to assist veterans with securing, adjusting to, and maintaining stable housing. 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. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Senior Social Worker (HUD-VASH)/PD91481A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): 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.