The Social Worker is the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Specialist for Homeless Programs and provides evidenced based treatment (EBT) for those struggling with substance use and addiction. This social worker serves as a case manager/therapist at an advanced practice level and has mastery of theories and modalities used in the specialized treatment of complex chronic mental illness and substance abuse. Recruitment or Relocation incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates. Major duties and responsibilities include: The SUD Specialist supports the HUD-VASH Program by providing continuity of care between Homeless Programs through services to Veterans with SUDs as they transition from programs such as Domiciliary or Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs (RRTPs), Health Care for Homeless Veterans Contracted Housing, and Grant Per Diem Programs to HUD-VASH. The SUD Specialist will help to provide clinical guidance and direction for new staff, HUD-VASH case managers, registered nurse, peer supports, interns, and other positions as applicable. The SUD Specialist as a senior social worker may provide supervision to social work students, LCSW clinical supervision, and mentor entry-level staff. HUD-VASH SUD services have collaborated with the SUD and IOP programs to provide seamless care across programs for homeless Veterans. The SUD Specialist plays an important role in this collaboration. Completes comprehensive clinical assessments with Veterans and their family members/significant others to fully understand a Veteran's needs and identify treatment goals. Reviews all data, subjective and objective, and makes a clinical assessment identifying needs and strengths. Effectively uses professional skill, objectivity, and insight. Develops psychosocial treatment plans in coordination with interdisciplinary team members and the veteran's input, including goals for psychosocial clinical treatment and crisis intervention. Makes adjustments to the psychosocial treatment plan and interventions based on changing needs and response to discussion with the veteran. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:45AM-4:30PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment or Relocation incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates.
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.