Incumbent is a professional social worker assigned to support Social Work Service programming. Incumbent must possess the knowledge and ability to independently implement treatment modalities, identify level of functioning, degree of impairment in occupational, social, academic, interpersonal and family, evaluate and assess lethality, perform mental status exams (MSE), etc. The incumbent is responsible for completing the following duties and/or responsibilities: Providing case management to a minimum caseload of 25 Veterans in the HUD-VASH Program. Will interview clients, complete psychosocial assessments and treatment plans and update as outlined by the program and CARF/TJC accreditation. Will verify the veteran's homeless status. Ensure that chronically homeless veterans are considered the primary participants for program acceptance. Completing HOMES electronic forms in a timely manner. Site visits of HUD-VASH apartments to ensure that veterans reside in safe environments in compliance with local housing codes. Coordinating care, including serving as an advocate on behalf of veterans to ensure comprehensive service delivery and linking and referring veterans to the VA Medical Center, VA Regional Offices and/or community agencies. Complying with criminal conflict of interest laws and Executive Branch Standards of conduct to avoid conflicts of interest while conducting regular duties. Actively participating in the HUD-VASH Program conference calls and attending training offered by VA Central Office and/or VISN 22. Following local policy and SOPs for the HUD-VASH Program. Performing accountability functions to document all contacts with patients/facilities in the electronic medical record and also the completes any required/requested reports as needed per VAMC and respective professional service policies. Working with VAMC inter-disciplinary teams and community agencies to strive for developing more effective and efficient ways of delivering services to HUD-VASH Program participants. Participating in discharge planning with other disciplines and is responsible for ensuring that discharge plans are executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate. Providing individual, family and group counseling as needed. Providing consultation/education to veterans and their families on community resources, advance directives and VA benefits. - Acting as a liaison between the VA and community agencies, to include marketing and public relations duties as needed. Providing 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, advocacy, case management and other services as appropriate Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm 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.