Social Worker (Homeless Program)
Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: June 5, 2021
The VA Fresno Health Care System is recruiting for a Senior
Social Worker to serve in the Housing and Urban Development/VA
Supportive Housing (HUD/VASH) program within Social Work Service.
This position functions as the Medical Center's Liaison/Case
Manager and is responsible for monitoring all phases of programming
and coordination of case management services for Veterans receiving
housing provided through the HUD Section 8 housing vouchers. [
"Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the HUD-VASH program.
The incumbent is responsible for reviewing agreements between
Section 8, landlords, Public Housing Authorities and the VA in
establishing appropriate referral sites for HUD-VASH placements.
Performs site visits of HUD-VASH apartments to ensure that Veterans
reside in safe environments in compliance with local housing codes.
Verifies the Veteran's status, eligibility for VA medical care, and
eligibility of program participation. Responsible for establishing
a process for referrals and admissions to the HUD-VASH Program,
ensuring that homeless Veterans are considered as primary
participants for program acceptance. Responsible for collecting and
submitting HUD-VASH Program participant data as outlined by NEPEC
evaluation procedures. Responsible for providing oversight of
HUD-VASH case management. Case management is defined as the
provision of services by VA clinical staff to homeless Veterans and
includes all activities to provide appropriate treatment and
maintain Veterans in HUD approved stable housing. Participates in
the HUD-VASH Program conference calls and attends training offered
by the HUD-VASH. Responsible for developing and administering local
policy and SOP for the HUDVASH Program. This includes maintaining
policies and documentation as required for CARF and JCAHO
accreditation. Participates in program planning and development,
advising the supervisor of shifting trends with caseloads and
identifying the need for and making recommendations on program
procedure or policy changes based upon work experiences.
Participates in the orientation/teaching of graduate social
work/nursing students, students of other disciplines, and Medical
Center personnel on the biopsychosocial aspects of homelessness.
Responsibility for improving professional skills, participating in
planning and executing specific staff development projects,
attending seminars and institutes, and participating in training
programs of other disciplines as requested. Performs accountability
functions: 1) document all contacts with patients/families in the
medical charts; 2) completes statistical, administrative, staffing
studies and other reports in accordance with VA Medical Center and
respective professional discipline service policies. Conduct
psychosocial assessments to determine needs of Veterans and family
members. Participant in the treatment planning process with other
disciplines. Participate in discharge planning with other
disciplines and will be responsible for ensuring that discharge
plans are executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate.
Provide individual, family and group counseling as appropriate.
Provide consultation/education to Veterans and families on
community resources, advance directives and VA benefits. Act as a
consultant to other team/staff members. Provide
consultation/education to medical residents on social work practice
and VA policy and procedure. Act as liaison between VA and
community resources, to include marketing and public relation
duties as needed. Provide case management to Veterans and families,
as needed, throughout the continuum of care. 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. Provide wellness/prevention education and
facilitate Patient/family support groups as appropriate. Supervise
the practice of social work students, or a less experienced social
worker. Coordinate treatment and communicate with the care lines to
facilitate continuity of care for Veterans. Participate in
committee assignments, as deemed necessary by the service manager.
Maintain data and statistical compilations to comply with JCAHO,
CARF, VA and medical center policy and procedures. Assist patients
and their significant others with coping and dealing with the loss
and grief experiences in disability, terminal illness and death.
Participate in a rotation of on-call social workers, including
modification of tour of duty to accommodate patient care needs on
weekends. Participate in assessing all Veterans who present through
the Walk-in Center for evaluation to the HCHV Program. All others
duties as assigned." ]
Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Fresno , Social Worker (Homeless Program), Other , Fresno, California
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