The Senior Social Worker/Case Manager for the Housing and Urban Development I VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program at the Wilmington HCC falls within the Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Programs of the Behavioral Health Service Line. The incumbent is responsible for the coordination of intensive case management services for Veterans receiving housing provided through HUD Section 8 housing vouchers. Responsible for providing intensive case management for Veterans in the HUD-VASH program utilizing the Critical Time Intervention model to those who require a higher level of monitoring Demonstrates utilization of Evidenced Based Practice models during face-to-face interactions with the Veteran Serves Veterans who tend to have frequent and severe crisis, poor self-monitoring, frequently fails to comply with instructions and treatment, or have significant deficits in coping skills 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 collecting and submitting HUD-VASH Program participant data as outlined by NEPEC evaluation procedures Coordinates care to ensure comprehensive service delivery, and linking and referring Veterans to the VA Medical Center, VA Regional Offices and/or community agencies Acts as a consultant or team leader to less experienced social workers on the in the absence of the HUD-VASH Supervisor May be asked to cover the HUD-VASH Program Supervisor in his/her absence Complies with criminal conflict of interest laws and Executive Branch Standards of conduct while serving as the HUD-VASH Case Manager Actively participates in the HUD-VASH Program conference calls and training offered by local, VISN and VACO level HUD-VASH Responsible for following local policies and SOP's for the HUD-VASH Program; including following policies and documentation requirements as required for CARF and JC accreditation Actively engages in program planning and development, advising the supervisor of shifting trends with caseloads, identifying the need for and making recommendations on program procedure or policy changes based upon work experiences Responsible for improving professional skills, participating planning and executing specific staff development projects, attending seminars and institutes, and participating in training programs of other disciplines as requested Performs accountability functions, including documenting all contacts with patients/families in the medical charts and completing statistical and other reports in accordance with VA Medical Center and respective professional discipline service policies Independently conducts psychosocial assessments to determine needs of Veterans and family members Develops, manages and provides individual, family and group counseling as appropriate; possesses the skills to offer advanced level psychosocial interventions and measure outcomes to interventions Maintains familiarity and responsibility for all performance measures relating to the HUD-VASH Program Responsible for working with VA Medical multi-disciplinary teams and community agencies to strive for developing more effective and efficient ways of delivering healthcare services to HUD-VASH Program Veterans Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Evening and weekend hours may apply) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600318500
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