This position will remain open until filled. The VA Central California Health Care System is recruiting for a Senior Social Worker to serve in the Housing and Urban Development/VA Supported Housing (HUD-VASH) Program, Substance Use Disorder (SUD) for Homeless Programs, located at the Fresno VA. The incumbent will provide case management and intervention support to the HUD-VASH Program in a team oriented, recovery-based program. - Provides direct SUD services for HUD-VASH in the Medical Center. - Provides Outreach services for HUD-VASH in the community. Must possess a valid driver license. - Provides training for other members of the multidisciplinary treatment team in areas related to SUD assessment, anger management, and life skills and SUD with co-occurring disorders. - Independently conducts intake and needs assessment of homeless Veterans and their significant others. Identifies symptoms leading to diagnoses of SUD. - Provides all necessary assessment functions, e.g. interviewing, histories, and SUD assessments to aid in the development of treatment plans. - Develops comprehensive treatment plans with the Veteran that address the factors that contributed to homelessness, including SUD and other co-occurring factors within a recovery model framework. - Works with the Veteran to realize the Veteran's treatment goals, and reassesses and revises goals as indicated by the Veteran's engagement in treatment. - Organizes and conducts individual and group case management and SUD treatment, to include early interventions and supportive follow-up to ensure stability in home visits and facility based contacts. - Provides SUD support to the HUD-VASH team as a functional member of this team, to include consultation, interventions, or accompanying other case managers on home visits, when indicated by suspicion of HUD-VASH participant SUD use. - Will serve as a member of a multidisciplinary homeless program treatment team. - Will develop partnerships with community agencies, especially those serving homeless and SUD Veterans, with regular contact and communication. - Will provide liaison services with other programs referring homeless Veterans to HUD-VASH to ensure continuity of care and promote successful transition of Veterans from one program to another. - Will provide consultative services within HUD-VASH, as needed. - Will participate in policy making, goal setting, and treatment service planning discussions with other members of HUD-VASH and Homeless Programs. - Will provide appropriate documentation for all contacts with or about Veterans. - Will be responsible for improving performance and delivery of services to homeless Veterans. - Provides recovery -oriented treatment with the goal of establishing the Veteran independently in the community at the Veteran's highest level of functioning and quality of life.
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.