The Battle Creek VA Medical Center is recruiting for a Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Outreach Social Worker, GS-0185-9/11. The HCHV Outreach Social Worker will function in Social Work Service. The incumbent is responsible for completing the following duties/responsibilities: Responsible for identifying homeless Veterans at the medical center and/or community and ensuring that eligible Veterans are enrolled for VA healthcare services Conduct psychosocial assessments to determine needs of Veterans and family members. Actively participant in the treatment planning process with other disciplines. Participate in discharge planning with other disciplines and will be responsible for ensuring that discharge plans are executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate. Provide individual, family and group counseling as appropriate. Provide consultation/education to Veterans and families on community resources, advance directives and VA benefits. Act as a consultant to other team/staff members. Provide consultation/education to medical center staff on social work practice and VA policies and procedures. Act as a consultant/education to Veterans and families on community resources, advance directives and VA benefits. Act as liaison between VA and community resources which include marketing and public relation duties as needed. Act as a consultant/liaison to other team/staff members including, but not limited to the residential and inpatient mental health programs, and/or the HUD-VASH program to ensure that homeless Veterans receive the appropriate level of care and homeless support services Provide case management to Veterans and families, as needed, throughout the continuum of care. Provide wellness/prevention education and facilitate Veteran/family support groups as appropriate. Will document social work interventions and activities in Veterans' clinical record utilizing patient record system to ensure appropriate hand off when transferring of patient care. Provide a full range of social work services within commonly accepted standards of social work practice which includes case work, individual, family and group counseling, discharge planning, case management and other services as appropriate. Will address Advance Directives and Organ Donation in accordance with the standards of his/her work area. Provide wellness/prevention education and facilitate Veteran/family support groups as appropriate. Will as appropriate, supervise the practice of social work students, or a less experienced social worker. Coordinate treatment and communicate with the service lines to facilitate continuity of care for Veterans. Participate in committee assignments, as deemed necessary by the Homeless Program Coordinator. Maintain data and statistical compilations to comply with JC, VA, and Medical Center policies and procedures. Assist Veterans and their significant others with coping and dealing with the loss and grief experiences in disability, terminal illness, and death. Document social work interventions and activities in Veterans' clinical record utilizing CPRS and ensure appropriate hand off when transferring of patient care. Participate in a rotation of on-call social workers, including modification of tour of duty to accommodate patient care needs on weekends Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Compressed/Flexible: Available Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:HCHV Outreach Social Worker/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized 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.