The incumbent will work as a professional social worker at the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. This position functions as the Medical Center's Case Manager for VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System for Homeless Veterans Program's, (HUD-VASH) Program. 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.
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidate
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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 incumbent is responsible for program oversight, monitoring and administration, serving as the primary contact with local Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) 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 is responsible for the coordination of clinical mental health services provided by programs within the VASNHCS. The incumbent will function in a community-based program delivering complex services with multiple responsibilities and accountability requirements. The supported housing specialist's responsibilities are varied and reflect the multitude of services that make up the quality provision of community-based outreach and residential mental health treatment and rehabilitation to veterans suffering from serious chronic mental health illnesses.
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 group and or milieu therapy, psycho-education services, occasional vocational counseling and rehabilitation, substance abuse counseling, and socialization within an outreach treatment format. The program is comprehensive and requires extensive coordination among a wide variety of staff and treatment components to ensure its success.
Work Schedule: Full time, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Telework/Alternative Schedule: May be available
Functional Statement Title/#: Social Worker/40151-A
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be approved for highly qualified candidate
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required for this position
Note: This position is covered under the bargaining unit
This is an open continuous announcement meant to fill current and/or future openings. Application packages will be reviewed and forwarded to the hiring manager when there is a need within in the Service.
75% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.