Mental Health America understands that racism undermines mental health. Therefore, we are committed to anti-racism in all that we do. This means that we pledge to work against individual racism, interpersonal racism, and institutional racism in all their forms.
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The Social Work Coordinator is the Coordinated Entry (CE) Coordinator for Homeless Programs. This position enables VA homeless programs to fully collaborate with the community, including the Continuum of Care (CoC) and community partners, in the coordinated entry efforts in that community. The Social Work Coordinator supports the VA Homeless Program by providing continuity of care for homeless Veterans between VHA and community-based programs, as the Veteran transitions from homelessness into programs such as HCHV Contract Residential Housing (CRS), Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs (RRTPs), and Grant Per Diem Programs (GPD) as well as directly to permanent housing through the Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program, the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), or other forms of housing in the community. This continuity of care also includes coordination with the local Suicide Prevention Coordinator(s) (SPC) to enhance suicide prevention amongst homeless Veterans encountered through community-based programs. The Social Work Coordinator provides leadership in the community by actively participating in the local plans to end Veteran homelessness as well as conducting and leading the coordination of outreach services to homeless Veterans. The Social Work Coordinator must be able to develop appropriate professional relationships with community stakeholders, and is responsible for communicating potential CoC policy or protocol changes to local VA leadership where such changes would enhance the VA's ability to coordinate housing and services for homeless Veterans with the CoC or other key partners. The Social Work Coordinator will facilitate VA involvement in the CoC's Coordinated Entry System (CES) and will be responsible for helping VA meet federal guidelines on CES, as described by regulations and guidance published by HUD. The Social Work Coordinator needs to coordinate their efforts with local planning and support currently provided by VA, HUD, and USICH technical assistance initiatives designed to support local planning and the creation of a CES. This involvement requires that the incumbent is both aware and involved in current CoC plans to meet these federal requirements. The Social Work Coordinator will also function as a liaison, participating in case conferencing and other pertinent community meetings, as needed. The Social Work Coordinator is the VA liaison for coordinating outreach efforts with local community partners; including ensuring linkages to VA services and the local SPC for those Veterans who are experiencing literal street homelessness and are at high risk for suicide. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:30am - 4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Telework: May be authorized Recruitment/Relocation incentives may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate.
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.