This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The Compensated Work Therapy/Homeless Outreach Coordinator, located at San Francisco VA Health Care System Downtown CBOC, independently coordinates the Transitional Work and Transitional Residences Programs, and provides outreach to homeless or marginally housed Veterans who underutilize VA services. The mission of the position is to identify and engage Veterans who are interested in vocational services programming and/or would benefit from a transitional living experience, and/or are homeless/marginally housed and would benefit from outreach and linkage to the San Francisco VA Health Care System. The incumbent provides Veterans with a range of social work services, including assessment and referrals, clinical treatment, short-term case management, advocacy and service coordination, and linkage with VA and community services. This is accomplished in concert with other members of the Downtown CBOC interdisciplinary team and community partners. The incumbent possesses knowledge and is sensitive to the needs of unemployed and marginally housed Veterans and has working knowledge and experience in the use of medical, mental health, and substance abuse treatment modalities. S/he will be able to complete a comprehensive psychosocial assessment to identify strengths, needs, social support systems, disabilities, and barriers to accessing housing and available treatment options. The incumbent has general knowledge of Veterans' benefits and services 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 will have knowledge of work hardening skills and the philosophy of preparing Veterans for re-entry into regular employment or are not engaged with VA services and require outreach. The incumbent is sensitive to the needs of Veterans and is aware of the unique challenges in working with Veterans with co-morbid physical, mental health and substance abuse diagnoses. The incumbent must possess a valid California driver's license to be able to drive between the houses and might transport Veterans on activities such as social outings. The incumbent's work site, in addition to the Downtown CBOC, is the Medical Center's two transitional residences - one on Lombard Street and the other on Burnett Street. Work Schedule: Monday through 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.