OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The Rehabilitation Counselor Program Coordinator is the program manager for the Transitional Work/Compensated Work Therapy (TW/CWT), Supported Employment/Compensated Work Therapy (SE/CWT), Compensated Work Therapy/Therapeutic Residence (CWT/TR), and Community Based Employment Services (CBES/CWT) Programs at VAIHCS and supervises staff assigned to these programs. Program Administration: Administratively responsible for the day-to-day management and operational aspects the VHA Vocational Rehabilitation Program at VAIHCS which encompass the TW/CWT, SE/CWT, CWT/TR, and CBES/CWT Programs. Provides leadership, guidance, and coordination of staff following the mission/vision of VAIHCS and program direction of the Social Work Service Line. Required to conduct, evaluate, and coordinate the execution of the program. Coordination of day-to-day staffing schedules at multiple job sites involving up to 50 Veterans at any given time, coordination of VHA Vocational Rehabilitation staff productivity and efficiency, coordination of program/staffing cost effectiveness, coordination of quality performance and program outcomes, and coordination of clinic effectiveness and clinic productivity. Reviews/analyzes program activities, provide appropriate assessments of outcomes and make recommendations and corrections as needed. Assists in the development and implementation of follow-up systems to ensure the completion of program tasks which can encompass negotiation of MOUs with employers, responding to program consults, case management, counseling, contract or procurement, fiscal billing, payment, fund control points, resource allocation, outreach, etc. Serves as Control Point Official for VHA Vocational Rehabilitation fund control points including program purchase cards. Develops plans for salary costs, equipment purchases, and balancing of needs and expenses related to TW/CWT, SE/CWT, and CBES job sites and the CWT/TR. Works closely with Fiscal Service and assures all fiscal requirements, budgets and reporting requirements are completed and documented per VHA and VAIHCS guidelines. Ensures Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities are developed and maintained following policy and procurement/vendor/client/staff needs. Networking with a variety of programs both within the Medical Center and/or with a variety of community organizations (Workforce Investment Board, NAMI, Homeless Coalitions, non-profit agencies, VA Central Office officials, and management staff of small and large corporations) in developing support for VHA Vocational Rehabilitation goals and objectives. Personnel Management: Supervises VHA Vocational Rehabilitation staff and reviews work of supervisees though individual conferences, and mid-year and written performance appraisal based on performance standards annually. Ensures supervisees possess necessary knowledge, skills and abilities consistent with their position and assignments. Provides orientation to new staff and students and conducts unit meetings. Completes annual competency assessments and scope of practice reviews within prescribed timeframes. Ensures employees meet mandated safety training requirements and follows up with identified training needs of staff. Encourages staff growth and development and recognizes staff accomplishments and need for improvement. Ensures all lost work days are investigated and appropriate ASISTS reports are prepared and submitted to Human Resources within prescribed timeframes. Direct Patient Care: Provides case management and counseling services and is the primary screener of new applicants into the VHA Vocational Rehabilitation programs. Ensures an assessment on each Veteran is documented in the medical record and includes identification of psychosocial needs. Provides direct clinical services to Veterans and their families based upon psychosocial assessment that includes, but is not limited to, individual, family, marital, and group therapy, supportive casework, education, crisis intervention and milieu management. Assists the interdisciplinary treatment team in the formulation and documentation of the plan as well as in the reviews and updates. Documents in the computer record the appropriate and relevant interventions. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm 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.