This position serves as the Health Care For Homeless Veterans Program Coordinator is located in the Outpatient Mental Health Service Line at the VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics in White City, Oregon. The duties of this position include but are not limited to the following: Works with the Homeless Programs Manager and HCHV team to determine which clients are delegated to the contracted facility and HCHV case management. Ensures that contracted case managers have required VA trainings and follow VA/Columbia Care contract requirements for documentation and provide oversight and training as needed. Responsible for developing collaborations with community agencies serving the homeless, as well as conducting street outreach to engage homeless veterans. Verifies the Veteran's status, eligibility for VA medical care, and eligibility for program participation and entry. Responsible for ensuring that homeless Veterans are considered as primary participants for program acceptance. Identifies and screens Veterans for psychosocial needs and determines eligibility for contract residential care, independently performing case finding functions. Incumbent will implement treatment modalities, and may provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals and families. Independently conducts psychosocial assessments. Develops treatment plans in collaboration with the Veteran/family and with the contracted residential providers/case manager. Possesses the skills to offer psychosocial interventions and measures outcomes to interventions. Coordinates community-based services, including street outreach and referral to additional services within the VA, other government programs, and outside community agency programs. Independently identify high-risk patients and provide case management services. Provides crisis intervention services, seeking to address the cause as well as the presenting complaint and coordinates family conferences and serves as liaison to family members. Has working knowledge and experience in use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology. Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with Veterans and their families. Independently work with Veterans and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems. Utilizes individual, group and family counseling, therapy skills, and referrals to appropriate VA and community resources. Independently provides consultation services to other staff at VA and in community emergency housing programs regarding the psychosocial needs of Veterans and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and adherence to treatment plan. Evaluate incumbent's own practice through professional peer review, case conferences and other organizational means. Incumbent is able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from varied backgrounds. Meets the needs of Veterans while supporting VA missions. Communicates and treats Veterans, their representatives, visitors, and all VA staff, in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Provide the Veteran with consistent information according to established policies and procedures. Handles conflict and problems in dealing with the Veteran constructively and appropriately. Operate such vehicles as sedans, station wagons, 4x4 utility, pick-up trucks and stake bed trucks weighing less than 22,000 pounds. Incumbent may drive Veterans to and from such places as clinically indicated, such as hospitals, doctor's offices, meetings and activities relevant to Veteran's Treatment Plan. May need to assist Veterans requiring special help into and out of vehicles and ensuring their safety and comfort while in the vehicle. Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598663500
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.