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 incumbent is the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Specialist for Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC)/ Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) programs - based at the San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS) Downtown CBOC. This incumbent provides individual and group therapy, clinical case management, and support to Veterans in need of substance use services, in a team oriented, recovery-based and/or harm reduction program. The incumbent supports the Homeless Programs by providing continuity of care between Homeless Programs through services to Veterans with SUDs as they transition through programs such as, but not limited to, Domiciliary or Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs (RRTPs), or Health Care for Homeless Veterans Contracted Residential Services. The incumbent provides on-going SUD services to promote sustained stability and abstinence in the CRRC/HCHV programs. The incumbent possesses knowledge of and is sensitive to 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, and provides SUD treatment support and early intervention promoting recovery, improved quality of life and successful permanent housing. The incumbent possesses skills with early intervention and crisis management. The incumbent develops appropriate professional relationships with Veterans and works with Veterans at varying levels of readiness for engaging in treatment. The incumbent develops liaison relationships with internal and external providers/programs that offer more acute treatment options, such as an Intensive Outpatient Program. 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.