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 This incumbent serves as Program Coordinator at the GS-12 grade and is administratively responsible for the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program providing treatment to Veterans in this major specialty area. The incumbent is regarded as an expert practitioner in this specialty at the facility and provides direct Veteran care services in the San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS) catchment area (includes Sonoma, Marin and Eureka County). The incumbent is responsible for screening and assessing Veterans who enter GPD programs that serve homeless Veterans who might struggle with substance abuse, mental health and untreated medical conditions. The incumbent provides oversight and monitoring to the GPD funded programs ensuring that Veterans receiving the best care possible. She/he assists in the development of local policies and procedures for GPD program operations that are consistent with local VA and National VA guidelines for the Grant and Per Diem Program. The incumbent is responsible for review of performance metrics with GPD programs and problem solving with the GPD program when performance metrics are not met. Analysis and written reports of performance measures will be prepared quarterly for the SFVAHCS Medical Facility, the VISN, and VACO use. The incumbent is responsible for appropriate expenditure of the allocated budget of each of the community contracts in the SFVAHCS Grant and Per Diem Program. The incumbent is responsible for the correct monthly submission and subsequent transmittal of the program's vouchers to GPD Program office for payment to the community programs. In conjunction with his/her supervisor, the incumbent plans, organizes and directs administrative, operational, Veteran and personnel activities for the program. The incumbent is responsible for training the community provider in all aspects of care for the Veterans while they are housed in the GPD program. The social worker is capable of advanced independent practice and has specialized knowledge related to community programs, homelessness, substance abuse treatment, mental health and program administration. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm 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.