Social Worker (HUD/VASH)

The social worker assigned as the case manager at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center and VA community based outpatient clinics aligned with the medical center is responsible for providing high quality case management to include coordination of case management services for veterans receiving housing provided through HUD Section 8 housing vouchers.
MAJOR DUTIES:
Screening/Assessment The incumbent is responsible for providing case management for a case load of veterans in the HUD-VASH program.
The incumbent is responsible for reviewing agreements between Section 8, landlords, Public Housing Authorities and the VA in establishing appropriate referral sites for HUD-VASH placements.
Treatment Plan/Goal Setting - The social worker is responsible for developing the treatment plan, and setting achievable goals with the veteran/family.
Referral to service providers - Throughout the course of case management, the social worker is the subject matter expert on VA and/or community resources.
Resource Usage/Development - The social worker is responsible for using the current social work resource file of VA and community social service programs and enhancing the content to the benefit of veterans.
Advocacy -Social worker understands the intimidation of bureaucracy and will act as an advocate when it serves the best interest of the veteran/family.
Crisis Intervention -Social worker is experienced in making rapid assessments and developing crisis management plans for admission to residential and dual disorder inpatient programs and detoxification services.
Education/Health promotion and prevention - Social worker provides education related to VA and community resources, entitlements, Advance Directives/Living Will and will refer veterans/families to the appropriate service provider for identified health education needs.
Coordination of non-institutional and institutional services - The social worker will review the progress notes from the other providers to accurately determine the strengths and limitations of each veteran being referred for HUD-VASH services.
Supportive counseling- Social worker will provide the veterans and their care givers with ongoing supportive counseling.
Ethics- Social worker will utilize professionalism and ethical standards including the social worker's code of ethics in the delivery of service without exception.
Case Management Support- Social worker will conduct individual, family, and group counseling in order to deliver the needed services to the veteran.
Discharge planning and after care- The incumbent will 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.
The social worker is responsible for documenting all activities as they relate to the aforementioned scope of services.
Service requirements- Social worker maintains a basic awareness of eligibility requirements for services and interfaces with VA and community services.
Administrative responsibilities - The social worker will enter all veteran/family contacts in the electronic record using appropriate formats and templates.
Work Schedule:
M-F 8:
00 a.
m.
-4:
30 p.
m.
Functional Statement Title/#:
F557086

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