The HUD-VASH Program Coordinator serves at the GS-12 grade and is administratively and clinically responsible for the HUD-VASH Program. The primary goal of the HUD-VASH Program is to provide affordable, permanent housing with recovery-oriented case management services to homeless veterans and their families in order to successfully re-integrate them back into the community and prevent future homelessness. Major duties include, but may not be limited to: The HUD-VASH Coordinator serves as the medical center's primary point of contact for the National HUD-VASH Program, Office of Mental Health Services, and VACO. The incumbent develops a working relationship with the designated HUD point of contact and coordinates the housing voucher application and award process for each veteran. Incumbent Reviews agreements between Section 8 landlords, PHAs, and VA in establishing appropriate referral sites for HUD-VASH placements. Performs site visits of HUD-VASH residences to ensure that Veterans reside in safe environments in compliance with local housing codes. Meets regularly with landlords and PHA officials to ensure the availability of Section 8 HCV eligible housing stock. Incumbent ensures that there is no conflict of interest in dealings with Veterans, landlords, or other entities by adhering to professional ethical guidelines. It is essential that all staff complete annual ethics training. Develops and maintains service delivery systems for homeless veterans including but not limited to collaborating with other agencies, building and maintaining an effective treatment team, and providing structure and documentation to accomplish these tasks. Maintains accurate records of admission and discharge dates of veterans utilizing HUD-VASH vouchers and meets with designated Supervisor regularly to review progress and performance. Collects and submits veteran information as outlined by North East Program Evaluation Center (NEPEC) formats and procedures. Collect and transmit to appropriate persons/services all necessary outcome data and reports used to evaluate program performance and progress in a timely manner. Actively participates in program planning and development, advising the Chief of Social Work Services or designated Supervisor of shifting trends with caseloads and identifying the need for and making recommendations on program procedure or policy changes based upon work experiences. Participates in program evaluation and performance improvement initiatives at the program, medical center, VISN and national levels by identifying questions and trends that should be studied as a basis toward improving aspects of social service and/or physical or mental health care delivery to veterans. Devises and carries out projects designed to improve veteran care. May perform other duties as directed. Work Schedule: 7:30am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required ***THIS IS A BARGAINING UNIT POSITION***
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.