The social worker serves as a primary point of contact with the partnering local Public Housing Authority, provides comprehensive social work services to homeless Veterans and their families enrolled in the HUD-VASH program, and ensures the Veteran's care is appropriately coordinated with the VA Medical Facility, community health or mental health providers, and agencies that serve homeless populations. He/She acts as a liaison between VA and community resources. Duties Include: Is responsible for providing clinical case management and clinical services for a caseload of Veterans in the Housing and Urban Development - Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. Is responsible for reviewing agreements between Veteran participants and landlords, Public Housing Authorities and the VA in establishing appropriate referral sites for HUD-VASH placements. Performs site visits to HUD-VASH Veteran's apartments to ensure they are residing in safe environments in compliance with local housing codes. Verifies the Veteran's status, eligibility for VA medical care, and eligibility for program participation. Is responsible for ensuring homeless Veterans who meet criteria for chronic homelessness are considered as primary participants for program acceptance. Is responsible for collecting and submitting HUD-VASH Program participant data as outlined by NEPEC evaluation procedures. Is responsible for providing HUD-VASH clinical services. Clinical services are 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. 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/or community agencies. 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. Is an active participant in the treatment planning process with other disciplines. Provides individual, family, and group counseling as appropriate. Provides consultation/education to Veterans and families on community resources, advance directives and VA benefits. Acts as a consultant to other team/staff members. Acts as liaison between the Veteran, VA, and community resources, to include marketing and public relation duties as needed relevant to the homeless program. Maintains data and statistical compilations to comply with JCAHO, CARF, VA and medical center policy and procedures. Assists HUD-VASH Veterans and their families in coping and dealing with the loss and grief experiences in disability, terminal illness and death. Documents social work interventions and activities in patient's clinical record utilizing CPRS and ensure appropriate hand off when transferring of patient care. Completes other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:00am- 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599111400
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.