The VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System has an immediate opening for a Social Worker who functions as the Medical Center's Case Manager for Homeless Veterans Program's, HUD/VASH Program. The HUD/VASH program is a collaborative effort, supported through HUD Section 8 rental assistance vouchers and VA's provision of intensive case management services. The primary goal of HUD/VASH is to move Veterans and their families out of chronic homelessness. The Social Worker in this position serves as the medical center's primary point of contact for the National HUD/VASH Program, Office of Mental Health Services, and VACO. The incumbent is responsible for program oversight, monitoring and administration, serving as the primary contact with local Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and providing case management-based services (directly or through referral) necessary to ensure that veteran care is coordinated with the VA medical center, community health or mental health providers, and agencies that serve homeless populations. The incumbent is responsible for data collection, administrative record keeping, and monitoring patient or program clinical indicators, thresholds, and performance measurements. Additionally, the incumbent develops working relationships and agreements with other organizations and directly coordinates with the designated PHA regarding housing voucher application and award process for each veteran. The incumbent is responsible to review the agreements between Section 8 landlords, PHAs, and the VA to establish appropriate referral sites for placements. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be authorized for a highly qualified candidate. This position may be eligible for student loan repayment through the VA Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). CLICK HERE for more information This announcement is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed every two weeks for consideration.
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.