Housing and Urban Development - VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) is an intensive case management program for chronically homeless Veterans aimed at providing psychosocial services to Veterans while residing in stable housing through HUD's Section 8 voucher system. Function as the Case Manager for Alaska VA Health Care System and is responsible for coordination of case management services for Veterans receiving housing provided through HUD Section 8 voucher system. The Senior Social Worker provides comprehensive social work services to Veterans and their families; coordination of case management services for Veterans receiving housing provided through HUD Section 8 voucher system. FUCTIONS OF THE POSITION - Provides case management for a caseload of Veterans in the HUD-VASH program in the Anchorage catchment area. - Reviews agreements between Section 8, landlords, Public Housing Authorities and the VA in establishing appropriate referral sites for 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. - Ensures that homeless Veterans are considered as primary participants for program acceptance. - Collects and submits HUD-VASH Program participant data as outlined by NEPEC evaluation procedures. - Coordinates care including serving as an advocate on behalf of the Veterans to ensure comprehensive service delivery, and linking and referring Veterans to the Community Based Outpatient Centers, VA Medical Center, VA Regional Offices and/or community agencies. - Complies with criminal conflict of interest laws and Executive Branch Standards of conduct so as to avoid conflicts of interest while serving as the HUD-VASH Case Manager. - Participates in the HUD-VASH Program conference calls and attends training offered. - Follows local policy and SOP. - 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. - Performs accountability functions: 1) document all contacts with patients/families in the medical charts; 2) completes statistical and other reports in accordance with Alaska VA Healthcare System and respective professional discipline service policies. - Works with Alaska VA Healthcare System multi-disciplinary teams and community agencies to strive for developing more effective and efficient ways of delivering healthcare services to HUD-VASH Program Veterans. - Responsible for completing the following duties/responsibilities: Conduct psychosocial assessments to determine needs of Veterans and family members. Active 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. 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 series as appropriate. Address Advance Directives and Organ Donation in accordance with the standards of their work area. Provide wellness/prevention education and facilitate Patient/family support groups as appropriate. 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. Will participate in committee assignments, as deemed necessary by the service manager. Maintain data and statistical compilations to comply with JC, 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. 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. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Senior Social Worker (HUD-VASH)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. EDRP Authorized: Contact Stacy Hermann at Stacy.Hermann@va.gov and Taia Henderson at Taia.Henderson@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinators for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
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.