*THIS IS A TEMPORARY POSITION NOT TO EXCEED 18 MONTHS* The Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program Coordinator (IPVAP-C) is a Social Work Program Coordinator whose primary responsibilities are to provide clinical evidence based services including, assessments and interventions; program development; Veteran, family, Caregiver, and staff education and intimate partner violence; community outreach; resources development; continuous quality improvement activities; and evaluation/consultation. The duties of the IPV Coordinator include but are not limited to: The Social Worker is administratively responsible for the clinical programming and daily operations of the program. Develops policies and procedures for program operation and prepares reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use. The Social Worker may be responsible for the program's budget and various control points assigned to the program within the assigned areas. The Social Worker manages and controls the use of data related to these programs regarding day to day functioning and program evaluation. In conjunction with the Service Chief, plans, organizes, and directs administrative, operational, Veteran and personnel activities for the service. The Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program Coordinator has experience that demonstrates the advanced practice skill level in social work. At least two years' experience should be in an area of specialized social work practice. The Social Worker must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed by a state to practice at the advanced practice level. The Social Worker will function in support of Veterans, family members, and Caregivers throughout the medical center and in community settings. The Social Worker will also be responsible to establish partnerships with the Workplace Violence Prevention Committee, the Disruptive Behavior Committee, Employee Assistance Program and Employee Health Department to establish services for employees who are experiencing and/or use violence. The Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program Coordinator practicing at the advanced level has specialized knowledge of practice that can be differentiated from the independent practice social worker by the ability expand clinical knowledge in the profession, administer a facility program, provide consultation and guidance to colleagues, role model effective social work practice skills, teach or provide orientation to less experienced social workers, develop innovations in practice interventions, and provide clinical supervision for social work licensure or certification. The Social Worker in this position requires advanced knowledge and understanding of the services and benefits available for Veterans, their family member, Caregivers, and VA employees from both federal, state, and private sector resources. As an advanced practice level clinical Social Worker, the incumbent is assigned to work with multiple VA healthcare services and with community agencies, leaders, and organizations where s/he has no assess to social work clinical supervision. The Social Worker is responsible for developing and establishing linkages and collaborates on VA Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program efforts with community healthcare and social service agencies. The Social Worker is administratively responsible and accountable for the clinical and program development and effectiveness of the facility Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program. This position is located in Social Work Service at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center. FUNCTIONS OR SCOPE OF ASSIGNED DUTIES The Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program Coordinator develops and implements the IPVAP specific to his/her area of assignment and ensures compliance and collaboration with local facility and the VA Central Office IPVAP initiatives. The Social Worker administers information and analytical systems to evaluate and enhance the quality of service provided to Veterans, Families Caregivers, and VA employees impacted by IPV. Develops and implements information system to track service activities including visits, referrals, demographics, equipment utilization and Veteran satisfaction. Develops implements and evaluates clinical guidance and protocols to establish appropriate utilization of service. The Social Worker participates in direct Veteran, Family, Caregiver, and VA employee contacts to identify and assess risk, safety, supports and the development and application of directed clinical treatment interventions. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 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.