Senior Social Worker (HCHV Liaison/Homeless Outreach Coordinator)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Fairfield, California
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 657738400
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 Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education: Have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the School of Social Work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the master's degree in social work. Licensure: Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-0185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. English Language Proficiency: Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j, this part. Grade Determinations: Senior Social Worker, GS-12 Experience/Education. The candidate must have at least two years of experience post advanced practice clinical licensure and should be in a specialized area of social work practice of which, one year must be equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Senior social workers have experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgment. Senior social workers are experts in their specialized area of practice. Senior social workers may have certification or other post-masters training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship or equivalent supervised professional experience in a specialty. Licensure/Certification. Senior social workers must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level which included an advanced generalist or clinical examination, unless they are grandfathered by the state in which they are licensed to practice at the advanced practice level (except for licenses issued in California, which administers its own clinical examination for advanced practice) and they must be able to provide supervision for licensure. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, candidates must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: (a) Skill in a range of specialized interventions and treatment modalities used in specialty treatment programs or with special patient populations. This includes individual, group, and/or family counseling or psychotherapy and advanced level psychosocial and/or case management. (b) Ability to incorporate complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. (c) Knowledge in developing and implementing methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services in the specialty area, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment services and to design system changes. (d) Ability to provide specialized consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients in the service delivery area, as well as role modeling effective social work practice skills. (e) Ability to expand clinical knowledge in the social work profession, and to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines pertaining to the service delivery area. References: VA handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G39 Physical Requirements: light carrying and lifting, use of fingers, ability to distinguish shades of color, and hearing (aid permitted) is required. Operation of a motor vehicle is required. ["The VA Northern California Health Care System Social Work Service is currently recruiting for a Senior Social Worker- HCHV Liaison/Homeless Outreach Coordinator at the Fairfield location. A recruitment/ relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified applicants. The HCHV Liaison /Homeless Outreach Coordinator will identify and work directly with Veterans in a variety of settings both within the outpatient clinic and in the community in shelters, drop-in centers, and community housing settings. This position will be a HCHV CRS liaison for an 18 bed program in Solano County. This position will ensure that CRS contract agency are properly auditing their program, ensuring Veterans progress towards treatment goals and reviewing performance metrics with the agency. The HCHV Liaison/ Homeless Outreach Coordinator will work to clinically assess and engage the Veteran and link him/her to needed services with the goal of psychosocial stabilization and increased residential stability. The Homeless Outreach Coordinator partners with community agencies through informal outreach agreements and more formalized contracts and agreements. At the community level, the Homeless Outreach Coordinator attends community meetings, and partners with community agencies in strategies to end homelessness among Veterans. The Homeless Outreach Coordinator represents the VA in the community and may be asked to provide education on the specific needs of the Veteran population. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Coordinates community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs and community agency programs. Serves as the VA facility primary point of contact (POC) on the local Stand-Downs, participating on the planning committee and serves as key chairperson on Stand-Down subcommittees. Provides outreach, identifying and screening patients for psychosocial needs and provides ongoing case management and follow-up. Provides crisis intervention services, seeking to address the cause as well as the presenting complaint, coordinates family conferences and serves as liaison to family members. Provides services/clinical case management to Veterans housed in various residential programs. In addition, the social worker will act as a liaison between CERS programs and the NCHCS to ensure Veteran needs are met while in the programs. Provides consultation services to other staff regarding the psychosocial needs of veterans and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and adherence to treatment plan.Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with Veterans and their families. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday with exact work schedule to be discussed during the interview process.\nTelework: Telework if approved would be on a regularly scheduled basis, but this is not a remote or virtual position.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #:612-00134-F\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified applicants.\nEDRP Authorized: Contact V21CCOEEDRP@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized\n???????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.