This is a OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 30, 2021. Applicants will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available. Applicants will remain active for 3 months after the initial application is received and/or updated. After that time, you must update your application through your USAJobs account if you would like to be made active again for possible consideration during the open period. The Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Walk-In Social Worker Program Coordinator has experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skill and judgment. The foundation of the HCHV program is the provision of outreach services to Veterans who are homeless. The central goal of the HCHV program is to reduce homelessness among Veterans by conducting outreach to those who are the most vulnerable and who are not currently receiving VA services, and then engaging them in treatment and rehabilitation as well as in other VA programs and non-VA community programs that provide prevention and support services. The incumbent provides Veterans with a range of social work services, including assessment and referral, clinical treatment, short-term case management, advocacy and service coordination, and linkage with VA and community services. The incumbent possesses knowledge of the needs of the homeless population and has a working knowledge and experience in the use of medical mental health, and substance abuse treatment modalities. The incumbent is able to complete a comprehensive psychosocial assessment to identify strengths, needs, social support systems, disabilities, and barriers to accessing housing and available treatment options. He/she has general knowledge of Veteran benefits and service related to special programs, service-connected compensation, non-service-connected pensions, and benefits that are available on the federal and state levels, and through city/county social services. The incumbent serves as a mentor/consultant to other less experienced HCHV social workers and is available to provide clinical guidance as needed. The incumbent also serves as the point of contact for CARF and Joint Commission activities. Work Schedule: Full Time, 40 Hours a week. Exact work schedule to be discussed during the 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.