Senior Social Worker serves in a senior or lead capacity with experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgment. The Senior Social Worker performs assigned functions independently at a VA facility and in the community. HUD-VASH is an intensive case management program for chronically homeless Veterans aimed at providing psychosocial services to Veterans while residing in stable housing through HUD's Section 8 voucher system. The primary responsibilities of this position include clinical and administrative program oversight and monitoring; serves as one of the primary contacts with the local Public Housing Authority's (PHA's); provides clinical and psychosocial case management services; and ensures that the Veteran's care is coordinated with the VA Medical Center, community health or mental health providers, and agencies that serve homeless populations. The Senior Social Worker in this position will utilize various treatment modalities of individual and group work, casework, community organization, and community outreach; participate in program planning and development, and process improvement activities; and participate in annual community based events. Senior Social Worker Utilizes a variety of advanced clinical skills adapted to both inpatient and outpatient clinic settings and community visits and outreach; incorporates the VA ICARE values within the position functions assigned and use advanced practice clinical skills for a specialized Veteran population where care is provided. VA program assigned defines the level of interventions, functions, and responsibilities. Senior Social Worker performs the functions throughout medical center and community. Provides site visits of HUD-VASH apartments to ensure Veterans reside in safe environments in compliance with local housing codes. Verifies Veteran's status, eligibility for VA medical care, and eligibility of program participation. Responsible for collecting and submitting HUD-VASH Program participant data as outlined by NEPEC evaluation procedures. Provide high-risk triage case management psychosocial assessment, case management, psychosocial assessment, psychosocial counseling, psychosocial education, resources information and referrals. Communicates with team members the functions they are responsible. Review and complete continued education annually specific to program population to maintain or enhance clinical competencies in addition to maintaining continued education requirements. Coordinates care including serving as an advocate on behalf of the veterans to ensure comprehensive service delivery, and linking and referring veterans to the CBOC, VA Medical Center, VA Regional Offices and/or community agencies. Responsible for developing and administering local policy and SOP for the HUD-VASH Program. This includes maintaining policies and documentation as required for CARF and JCAHO accreditation. Participates in the HUD-VASH Program conference calls and attends training offered by the HUD-VASH. Actively participates in program planning and development, advising the supervisor of shifting trends with caseloads and identifying the need for and making recommendations on program procedure or policy changes based upon work experiences. Work Schedule: Full Time, 40 hours a week. Varied schedule to be discussed during interview. 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.