This position supports the HUD-VASH Program by providing assistance and direct services related to housing Veterans including coordinating PHA applications, assisting Veterans with housing searches, working with landlords, and administrative duties related to reports, records maintenance and data bases. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/12/2023. Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR): This position has individual occupational requirements (IOR) that must be met in conjunction with the specialized experience, and is defined as such: Positions in this series range widely in type and include support duties to medical or health personnel such as audiologists, speech pathologists, medical officers, and optometrists. Therefore, technician experience is experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled.. Applicants who are qualifying on specialized experience or a combination of with education must meet the IOR criteria. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-06. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-06 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Positions in this series range widely in type and include support duties to medical or health personnel such as audiologists, speech pathologists, medical officers, and optometrists. Therefore, technician experience is experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled. Qualifying specialized experience includes, but may not be limited to: Group leader in community or residential recreation or training programs; Counselor in a youth summer camp; Instructor in a training program for the development of job skills; Work that demonstrated the ability to be responsible for and to lead and train members of a job crew; Group activities leader in the Armed Services; Unit leader-monitor-proctor for a dormitory group in a boarding school or other residential facility; Aid or assistant to professional or specialist staff in such fields as personnel (private or government), employment guidance in a vocational or academic institution, social service, or manpower development; Aid or assistant to professional or associate staff engaged in work of a social services nature in private, public welfare, government program, or community organizations, or in voluntary activities. Aid or assistant to professional or specialist staff working with individuals who are addicted to or abuse alcohol and/or drugs.. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Administration and Management Clinical Data Collection/Documentation Customer Service (Clerical/Technical) Database Administration Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: Activities involve walking, standing, bending, and carlying light items. The incumbent is expected to provide case management and supportive services, to include early interventions, in Veteran's homes and community settings. Incumbent may be required to work under stressful situations dealing with highly distraught Veterans and/or their families, particularly when the Veteran is using substances. There are also safety considerations when doing case management in the home and community, which are addressed through safety protocols, training and consultation with Mental Health or program leadership. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. ["Duties include but are not limited to: Assist Veterans in their search to find a house or apartment that will meet the qualifications of a Public Housing Administration (PHA) Inspector. Coordinate briefing sessions and seminars for program participants and landlords. Participate in the interviewing process of applicants to determine eligibility and a needs assessment. Interact with the HUD-VASH Case Managers, veterans and PHA staffin order to secure placements expeditiously once the veteran has received a voucher. Obtains pre-inspections and other inspections. Present veterans with HUD-VASH vouchers to landlords and negotiate various aspects ofleasing such as security deposits, utility bills and monthly lease amount. Counsel veteran applicants on their eligibility and assists veterans and landlords in the leasing process at the PHA, as well as monitor the units under lease. Follow up with all veteran applicants as they search for permanent housing, Prepare reports, maintain records and data bases as well as perform other related work as required by the HUD-VASH Case Managers and the veterans who are enrolled in the program. Prepare office and marketing materials to mail out/hand out in order to educate prospective landlords and veterans about the HU D-VASH program. Maintain good public relations with landlords and developers in the community that may be willing to rent to a veteran with a HUD-VASH voucher. Establish lists of landlords interested in HUD/VASH Veterans as potential tenants. Develops property lists ofsafe, decent, and stable housing units. Monitor overall program operations and keep staff infonned of any new units that are available. The Housing Specialist should also take veterans out to see units that are available for rent and report the outcome of these visits weekly. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To be discussed during interview process. Telework: VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Social Services Assistant/PD70014A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - 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 whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.