The HUD/VASH Program is a collaborative effort, supported through HUD Section 8 rental assistance vouchers and VA's Provision of intensive case management services by acuity level. The primary goal of HUD/VASH is to move Veterans and their families out of chronic homelessness. The primary component of the program is VA case management services designed to improve Veteran's health and mental health, enhancing their ability to remain stable, housed and community integrated. The duties shown are at the full performance level. If hired at a lower grade, duties will be less complex and under closer supervision. The Social Worker/Case Manager will coordinate and provide evaluation and other services supporting the functional abilities of Veterans who are struggling with issues of homelessness. The Social Worker will work directly with Veterans within the various community sites and will provide case management services and partner with community agencies to link access to community-wide housing services for Veterans. The Case Manager will be providing services such as psychosocial assessments, treatment planning, individual, group and family therapy, discharge planning and follow-up, crisis intervention, case management assistance, resource development, and coordination related to these services as clinically indicated. The Social Worker will provide case management and referral assistance to the Veterans and work closely with the primary care and mental health clinicians and the interdisciplinary teams that assist veterans in meeting their goals and objectives within psychosocial rehabilitation framework that allows successful reintegration into community living. The majority of Veterans requiring the incumbent's assistance require supportive treatment provided through a well-defined program which includes psychiatric assessment, supportive therapeutic supervision, clinical case management, medical consultation, bio-psychosocial treatment and rehabilitation, supportive groups and or milieu therapy, psycho-education services, occasional vocational counseling and rehabilitation, substance abuse counseling and socialization within outreach treatment format. The Program is comprehensive and requires extensive coordination among a wide variety of staff and treatment components to ensure its success. The Program requires active interface with the staff of other outpatient and inpatient treatment components as well as networking in the community with housing programs and housing specialists as well as Case Managers to identify housing resources and maintain and update list of housing opportunities. The incumbent is responsible for program monitoring and serving as a primary contact with local Public Housing Agencies (PHA's) and providing case management based-services (directly or through referral} necessary to ensure that Veteran care is coordinated with the VA medical center, community health or mental health providers, and agencies that serve homeless populations. The incumbent assists the Supervisory Program Specialist for the HCHV/CWT/HUD-VASH and Supervisory Social Worker in monitoring the provision of quality clinical services and with ensuring the coordination of a continuum of recovery-oriented services for the homeless Veterans in the Social Work Service. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Subject to change based on the needs of the agency. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600110900
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.