Position is a Social Work Program Coordinator whose primary responsibilities are to provide clinical evidence based services including, assessments/interventions; program development; Veteran, family, caregiver & staff education on domestic violence & intimate partner violence; community outreach; resource development; continuous quality improvement activities & evaluation/consultation. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified individual. Duties include, but are not limited to: Developing and implementing the Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program specific to their area of assignment and insuring compliance and collaboration with local facility and the VA Central Office Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program initiatives Providing crisis intervention services, seeking to address the cause as well as the presenting complaint, coordinating family conferences and serving as liaison to family members. Maintaining knowledge of Suicide Prevention policy and procedure, recognizing warning signs for suicide ideation or recent self-directed violence and utilizing the identified screening tools to assess suicide risk Developing and implementing a plan to conduct universal screening at the main VA facility and at each of the community based clinics that addresses the importance of sensitivity and confidentiality, and gender-specific concerns. Maintaining documentation of screening of veterans aggregated by gender. Collaborating with the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), Mental Health and Geriatric Primary Care clinicians to provide Veteran and staff education on domestic violence/intimate partner violence. Coordination includes hands-on support group work involvement, and training of patient aligned care team clinical social work staff in the development and facilitation of such groups. Creating educational tools, developing programs and implementing training focused on specific DV/IPV needs/issues. Providing education and in-service training to VAMC employees, Veterans, families and caregivers. Providing ongoing consultation and support to colleagues regarding DV/IPV assistance. Developing and facilitating support groups (face-to-face, audio, or video) and educational programs. Distributing educational materials provided by VA, local, state and national DV/IPV organizations. Collaborating with the other clinical staff and program managers establishes a DV/IPV protocols (resources, education and training) sensitive to the issues of those who experience as well as those who use DV/IPV. Performing other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for a highly qualified individual Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized 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.