This Supervisory position is a part of the HUD/VASH Program; this program is a partnership between the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs that provides case management, supportive services, and subsidized housing vouchers for eligible homeless Veterans. The HUD/VASH Supervisory Social Worker interviews Veterans and their family members/significant others to establish facts about the Veteran's situation, presenting problems and their causes, and the impact of such problems on the Veteran's functioning and health as part of a comprehensive psychosocial assessment. The incumbent interprets and explains VA's treatment and benefit programs. The HUD/VASH Supervisory Social Worker reviews all data, subjective and objective, and makes a clinical assessment identifying needs and strengths. The HUD/VASH Supervisory Social Worker independently evaluates the client's situation, including the Veteran's reaction and ability to deal with it, and arrives at a reasoned conclusion. The incumbent uses professional judgement and advanced practice skills, based on the psychosocial assessment, to make a psychosocial diagnosis. The incumbent assesses at-risk factors and develops a preliminary disposition plan involving the Veteran and as appropriate the Veteran's family and/or significant other. The incumbent performs assessments of serious and complicated cases involving psychiatric illness involving psychiatric, catastrophic medical conditions, dementia and other high-risk diagnoses. The HUD/VASH Supervisory Social Worker provides clinical services to Veterans and family members/significant others in support of the Veteran's treatment. The incumbent gives advice, guidance, emotional support, and other assistance. The incumbent will also be responsible for organizing rural and urban community services on behalf of beneficiaries, developing and coordinating procedures for use of these services by related staff. The HUD/VASH Supervisory Social Worker develops psychosocial treatment plans in coordination with interdisciplinary team members, including goals for psychosocial clinical treatment. The incumbent provides independent consultation and makes recommendations to interdisciplinary team on course of treatment. The HUD/VASH Supervisory Social Worker advocates for the Veteran and as appropriate the Veteran's family, caregiver and/or significant other. The incumbent participates with resource fair events, participate in outreach activities, and continue to advocate for resources to assist the Veteran in meeting his/her needs. The HUD/VASH Supervisory Social Worker provides education related to the Veteran's VA entitlements, eligibility, services and programs, as well as community resources for medical and mental health needs. The HUD/VASH Supervisory Social Worker establishes and maintains positive working relationships with employees, volunteers, consumers and stakeholders within the VA and with community-based agency staff. The HUD/VASH Supervisory Social Worker participates in the orientation of staff, as a field instructor or preceptor, and as appropriate and requested will supervise social work graduate interns. The incumbent will assign work with standing instructions on objectives, priorities, and deadlines, and provides guidance for unusually involved situations. The incumbent will evaluate completed work for overall technical soundness and conformance to agency policies. May be required to complete additional duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 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.