The VA Palo Alto Health Care system is currently recruiting for multiple GS-09/11 Social workers for the Domiciliary Operations Service. A relocation/recruitment incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified applicant. This position may be eligible for student loan repayment through the VA Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). CLICK HERE for more information. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Data collection, administrative record keeping, and monitoring patient or program clinical indicators, thresholds, and performance measurements. Develops working relationships and agreements with other organizations and directly coordinates with the designated PHA regarding the housing voucher application and award process for each veteran. Establishment, implementation, and maintenance of referral and screening procedures for potential HUD/VASH veteran participants that meet national policy as well as the needs of medical center mental health services and residential programs. Evaluates the veteran's situation, abilities, and capabilities, and arrives at a reasoned conclusion including an assessment of vulnerability and prioritization for admission. Assesses at-risk factors and develops a preliminary plan, involving the veteran and family or significant others, and performs an insightful assessment of serious and complicated cases involving psychiatric illness which may also include, catastrophic medical condition, dementia, traumatic brain injuries, and other high risk diagnoses. Provides referral to VA medical and mental health inpatient and outpatient treatment and to other VA services including VA benefits, as well as community-based social services and other non-VA entitlement programs. Develops psychosocial treatment plans, actively involving the veteran and their family or significant others, in coordination with interdisciplinary team members, based on the psychosocial assessments, including goals for clinical treatment. Provides direct mental health and substance abuse services for veterans and family members or significant others in support of the veteran's treatment. Establishes a continuing relationship with the veteran, evaluating progress towards goals and adjusting the treatment plan as appropriate. Work Schedule: 8 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Telework, if approved, would be regularly scheduled throughout the week, but this is not a remote or virtual position. This announcement will remain open until 9/30/2021 or an applicant is selected. Applicants who apply before midnight EST of 2/24/2021 will be referred to the hiring manager first. Applicants who apply after that date will be referred to the hiring manager every two weeks.
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.