HUD-VASH is an intensive case management program for chronically homeless and vulnerable Veterans aimed at providing biopsychosocial services to Veterans while residing in stable housing through HUD's Section 8 voucher system. The social worker in this position functions as the Case Manager for Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System's HUD-VASH Program. Duties include, but are not limited to: The social worker is responsible for providing case management for a caseload of Veterans in the HUD-VASH Program. The social worker is responsible for reviewing agreements between Section 8, landlords, Public Housing Authorities and the VA in establishing appropriate referral sites for HUD-VASH placements. The social worker performs site visits of HUD-VASH housing to ensure that Veterans reside in safe environments in compliance with local housing codes. The social worker verifies the Veteran's status, eligibility for VA medical care, and eligibility of program participation. The social worker is responsible for ensuring that homeless Veterans are considered as primary participants for program acceptance. The social worker is responsible for collecting and submitting HUD-VASH Program participant data as outlined by NEPEC evaluation procedures. The social worker 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 social worker 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 community agencies. The social worker actively participates in the HUD-VASH Program conference calls and attends training offered by the HUD-VASH Program. The social worker is responsible for following local policy and SOPs for the HUD-VASH Program. This includes following policies and documentation requirements as required for Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and The Joint Commission (TJC) accreditations. The social worker works with VA Medical Center multi-disciplinary teams and community agencies to strive for developing more effective and efficient ways of delivering healthcare services to HUD-VASH Program Veterans. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 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. Functional Statement #: PD000000 and PD000001 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.