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Social Worker (HUD-VASH SUD)

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Fresno
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

This position will remain open until filled. The VA Central California Health Care System is recruiting for a Senior Social Worker to serve in the Housing and Urban Development/VA Supported Housing (HUD-VASH) Program, Substance Use Disorder (SUD) for Homeless Programs, located at the Fresno VA. The incumbent will provide case management and intervention support to the HUD-VASH Program in a team oriented, recovery-based program. [ "- Provides direct SUD services for HUD-VASH in the Medical Center.\n- Provides Outreach services for HUD-VASH in the community. Must possess a valid driver license.\n- Provides training for other members of the multidisciplinary treatment team in areas related to SUD assessment, anger management, and life skills and SUD with co-occurring disorders.\n- Independently conducts intake and needs assessment of homeless Veterans and their significant others. Identifies symptoms leading to diagnoses of SUD.\n- Provides all necessary assessment functions, e.g. interviewing, histories, and SUD assessments to aid in the development of treatment plans.\n- Develops comprehensive treatment plans with the Veteran that address the factors that contributed to homelessness, including SUD and other co-occurring factors within a recovery model framework.\n- Works with the Veteran to realize the Veteran's treatment goals, and reassesses and revises goals as indicated by the Veteran's engagement in treatment.\n- Organizes and conducts individual and group case management and SUD treatment, to include early interventions and supportive follow-up to ensure stability in home visits and facility based contacts.\n- Provides SUD support to the HUD-VASH team as a functional member of this team, to include consultation, interventions, or accompanying other case managers on home visits, when indicated by suspicion of HUD-VASH participant SUD use.\n- Will serve as a member of a multidisciplinary homeless program treatment team.\n- Will develop partnerships with community agencies, especially those serving homeless and SUD Veterans, with regular contact and communication.\n- Will provide liaison services with other programs referring homeless Veterans to HUD-VASH to ensure continuity of care and promote successful transition of Veterans from one program to another.\n- Will provide consultative services within HUD-VASH, as needed.\n- Will participate in policy making, goal setting, and treatment service planning discussions with other members of HUD-VASH and Homeless Programs.\n- Will provide appropriate documentation for all contacts with or about Veterans.\n- Will be responsible for improving performance and delivery of services to homeless Veterans.\n- Provides recovery -oriented treatment with the goal of establishing the Veteran independently in the community at the Veteran's highest level of functioning and quality of life." ]

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Fresno , Social Worker (HUD-VASH SUD), Other , Fresno, California

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