The incumbent in this position functions as the Case Manager for the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) HUD-VASH. The HUD-VASH Program falls within the Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Programs under Mental Health Services Department. The incumbent is responsible for coordination of case management services for Veterans receiving housing provided through HUD Section 8 voucher system. Duties include, but are not limited to: The incumbent is responsible for providing case management for a caseload of Veterans in the HUD-VASH program in the SAVAHCS catchment area. The incumbent is responsible for reviewing agreements between Section 8, landlords, Public Housing Authorities & 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 Veterans' status, eligibility for VA medical care, and eligibility of program participation. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that homeless Veterans are considered as primary participants for program acceptance. The incumbent is responsible for collecting and submitting HUD-VASH Program participant data as outlined by NEPEC evaluation procedures. The incumbent is 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. 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 Community Based Outpatient Centers, 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 HUD-VASH Case Manager. The incumbent actively participates in the HUD-VASH Program conference calls and attends training offered by HUD-VASH. The incumbent is responsible for following local policy and SOPs for the HUD-VASH Program. This includes following policies and documentation requirements as required for CARF and The Joint Commission accreditation. The incumbent actively participates in program planning and development, advising the supervisor of shifting trends with caseloads and identifying the need for making recommendations on program procedures and/or policy changes based upon work experiences. The incumbent takes responsibility for improving professional skills, participating in planning and executing specific staff development projects, attending seminars and institutes, and participating in training programs of other disciplines as requested. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. work schedule, but work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the service. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Senior Social Worker (HUD-VASH)/PD000000 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.