You will function as an interdisciplinary team member, assisting physicians and other professional/non-professional personnel in a rehabilitation treatment program. You will perform a variety of therapeutic and supportive tasks based on your own recovery experience. You will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties and responsibilities: Teach and role model the value of every individual's recovery experience. Assist the veteran in exploring options for obtaining decent and affordable housing of his/her choice in the most integrated, independent and least intrusive or restrictive environment, by making referrals to appropriate VA housing programs. Model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies. Assist in obtaining services that suit the individual's recovery needs. Inform veterans about community and mutual supports and how to use these in the recovery process. Community resources may include but are not limited to consumer, run self-help and mutual support services, social security office, Department of Family and Children services, local YMCA, library, restaurants, veterans' service organizations, apartment complexes and other types of housing, etc. Assist veterans in developing empowerment skills and combating stigma through self advocacy. This will be accomplished through regular meetings, individual or group sessions through the use of role playing/modeling techniques. Serves as liaison with community-based consumer-run and/or consumer-supportive organizations to develop and/or foster veterans' community integration and development of natural supports and self-reliance strategies. Provide support of veterans' vocational choices and assist them in choosing a job that matches their strengths, overcoming job-related anxiety by reviewing job applications, and providing interview tips and practice sessions. Assist veterans in building social skills in the community that will enhance job acquisition and tenure using such techniques as role playing. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 10:00am -12:00pm (to be negotiated with supervisor) Compressed/Flexible: Not Available. Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: 0531A/10530A/10532A/10533A/10534A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: 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.