The Eastern Colorado Veterans Health System (ECHCS), Mental Health Service Line is currently recruiting for one (1) Senior Social Worker Housing and Urban Development - VA Supported Housing (HUD-VASH) for the at the Rocky Mountain Medical Health hospital located in Aurora, Colorado. You will be required to operate a government vehicle to drive throughout the community. Must possess a valid state issued drivers license. Works with VA Medical Center multi-disciplinary teams and community agencies to strive for developing more effective and efficient ways of delivering healthcare services to HUD-VASH Program veterans. Will provide a full range of social work services within commonly accepted standards of social work practice which includes case work, individual, family and group counseling, discharge planning, case management and other services as appropriate. Responsibilities include the management, coordination and provision of social work services to veteran and their families in inpatient, outpatient and community settings. In the provision of care in patients from the adult (less than 65 years of age) to the geriatric (greater than 65 years of age), the employee recognizes the age-related needs and demonstrates knowledge and care appropriate to that age group. In the performance of official duties, the incumbent has regular access to printed and electronic files containing sensitive data which must be protected under provision of the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable laws, Federal Regulations, VA statues and policy. Incumbent is responsible for protecting data from unauthorized release of access codes, etc., as stated in the computer access agreement which the incumbent signs. Will be responsible for completing the following duties/responsibilities: Will conduct psychosocial assessments to determine needs of veterans and family members. Active participant in the treatment planning process with other disciplines. Will provide appropriate services-based Veterans' needs, acuity level, and preferences for care. Veterans will be reassessed on a regular basis, no less than quarterly and in accordance with local policy, for changes in their needs, acuity level, and preferences for care. Will utilize Housing First and other evidence-based practice models to promote Veteran engagement and self-efficacy. Will participate in discharge planning with other disciplines as appropriate and will be responsible for ensuring that discharge plans are executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate. Will provide individual, family and group counseling as appropriate. Will provide consultation/education to veterans and families on community resources, advance directives, and VA benefits. Will act as a consultant to other team/staff members. Will act as liaison between VA and community resources, to include marketing and public relation duties as needed. Will provide case management to veterans and families, as needed, throughout the continuum of care. Will provide a full range of social work services within commonly accepted standards of social work practice and with clinical supervision, which includes case work, individual, family and group counseling, discharge planning, case management and other services as appropriate. Will address Advance Directives and Organ Donation in accordance with the standards of their work area. Will provide wellness/prevention education and facilitate Patient/family support groups as appropriate. Will coordinate treatment and communicate with the care lines to facilitate continuity of care for veterans. Will participate in committee assignments, as deemed necessary by the service manager. Will maintain data and statistical compilations to comply with JC, CARF, VA and medical center policy and procedures. With clinical supervision, the incumbent will assist patients and their significant others with coping and dealing with the loss and grief experiences in disability, terminal illness, and death. Will document social work interventions and activities in patient's clinical record utilizing CPRS and ensure appropriate hand off when transferring of patient care. Will participate in a rotation of on-call social workers, including modification of tour of duty to accommodate patient care needs on weekends. Will maintain familiarity and responsibility for all performance measures relating to the HUD-VASH Program. Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30 PM M-F Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Telework Authorized: For highly qualified applicants Virtual: Not authorized Compressed/Alternative Work Schedule Available: Yes Driving Requirement: Driving throughout the community (50% or less)
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.