The Senior Social Worker in this position functions as the Liaison/Case Manager for the Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program's Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Programs. The incumbent is responsible for monitoring and coordinating services provided by community-based programs funded under VA's Homeless Providers GPD Program. DUTIES As a Senior Social Worker the incumbent is also the key point of contact between these community-based providers and the National GPD Program Office, Tampa, Florida, as well as with the Orlando VA Medical Center. Senior social workers must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level which included an ASWB advanced generalist or clinical examination, unless they are grandfathered by the state in which they are licensed to practice at the advance practice level. Individuals assigned as GS-12 GPD Liaison are considered to be at the full performance level and are expected to have at least two years specialized experience in areas of homelessness, case management or a related area of practice. Other assigned duties: Works in coordination with the HCHV Program team to provide a seamless system of healthcare services under the programmatic guidance of the HCHV Program Coordinator. Maintains ongoing fiscal responsibility for the daily census at the GPD Programs, coordinates transfers of funds from Central Office, and is responsible for tracking the funds at the local facility to ensure appropriate and timely payment to the GPD Programs. Provides case management at homeless community-based GPD sites as described in the GPD Program rules, regulations, and directives. The incumbent utilizes various treatment modalities of individual and group work, casework, community organization, and community outreach activities to alleviate or remove problems that interfere with GPD Program participants' ability to achieve independence. Monitors the clinical care and assesses the compliance of the programs receiving per diem as described in the grant recipient's original grant application. When necessary, the incumbent intervenes to facilitate compliance or corrective actions and, when appropriate, develops, facilitates, and monitors plans of correction. Provides services and oversight of the GPD funded programs as defined in the GPD rules, regulations, and directives. This may include verification of Veteran status and eligibility for participation in the GPD Program, maintaining admission and discharge dates of participants for billing purposes, reviewing and approving/disapproving readmissions to and extensions of care, collecting and submitting participant information as outlined by NEPEC evaluations procedures, and tracking scheduling for and attendance at required VA Mental Health/ Substance Abuse, and/or medical appointments. Coordinates and participates in annual program site inspections utilizing the GPD Program rules, regulations, and directives as guidance and forwards completed inspection packages to the appropriate offices. When necessary, the incumbent notes inspection deficiencies and establishes methods to monitor corrective actions. This process may include development of timelines for consequences as a result of inaction or insufficient action related to deficiencies. Engages in coordination with community agencies, organizations, and groups to learn of services or resources available for homeless Veterans as well as provides current information on services and benefits available in the VA for Homeless GPD Program participants. Complies with criminal conflict of interest laws and Executive Branch Standards of conduct so as to avoid conflicts of interest while serving as the Homeless GPD Program Liaison/Case Manager. This position requires the ability to operate a government vehicle and may include the transport of passengers to carry out job functions as needed. Work will be performed in a wide range of settings, including within the clinic; in Veteran's homes; in community-based settings; or in transport vehicles. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, with rotating tours of duty as needed. The selectee may be required to work or travel between any of the locations within Corporate Orlando, including the New Lake Nona campus. The selectee may also be required to work various shift on a permanent or temporary basis, based on patient care needs. Functional Statement: Senior Social Worker (Homeless Grant and Per Diem Liaison Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Program), FS 80053F Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
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.