The Eastern Colorado Veterans Health System (ECHCS), Mental Health Service Line is currently recruiting for one (1) HUD-VASH Social Worker for the Colorado Springs Community Mental Health - Homeless Programs, Colorado Springs, Colorado. All adhere to the NASW Code of Ethics. This is not a virtual position. You will be required to operate a government vehicle. Professional social worker and functions as a Case Manager for the Eastern Colorado Health Care System's Denver VAMC HUD-VASH Program. This program falls within the Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program of the Mental Health Services Care Line. Assigned to the VA Medical Center and provides comprehensive social work services to homeless veterans and their families enrolled in the HUD-VASH program. Serves as a primary point of contact with the partnering local Public Housing Authority, provides comprehensive social work services to homeless veterans and their families enrolled in the HUD-VASH program, and ensures the veteran's care is appropriately coordinated with the VA Medical Facility, community health or mental health providers, and agencies that serve homeless populations. Is liaison between VA and community resources. Responsible for providing case management for a caseload 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 HUDVASH placements. Performs site visits of HUD-VASH apartments to ensure that veterans reside in safe environments in compliance with local housing codes. Verifies the veteran's status, eligibility for VA medical care, and eligibility of program participation. Responsible for collecting and submitting HUD-VASH Program participant data as outlined by NEPEC evaluation procedures and HOMES. Coordinates care including serving as an advocate on behalf of the veterans to ensure comprehensive service delivery, and linking and referring veterans to the VA Medical Center, VA Regional Offices and/or community agencies. Complies with criminal conflict of interest laws and Executive Branch Standards of conduct so as to avoid conflicts of interest while serving as the HUD-VASH Case Manager. Actively participates in the HUD-VASH Program conference calls and attends training offered by the HUD-VASH and HCHV program. Responsible for following local policy and SOP for the HUDVASH Program. This includes following policies and documentation requirements as required for GARF and JCAHO accreditation. Actively participates in program planning and development, advising the supervisor of shifting trends with caseloads and identifying the need for and making recommendations on program procedure or policy changes based upon work experiences. Takes responsibility for improving professional skills, participating in planning and executing specific staff development projects, attending seminars and institutes, and participating in training programs of other disciplines as requested. Performs accountability functions: 1) document all contacts with patients/families in the medical charts; 2) completes statistical and other reports in accordance with VA Medical Center and respective professional discipline service policies. Works with VA Medical Center multi-disciplinary teams and community agencies to strive for developing more effective and efficient ways of delivering healthcare services to HUD-VASH Program veterans. Will provide a full range- of social work services within commonly accepted standards of social work practice which includes case work, individual, family and group counseling, discharge planning, case management and other services as appropriate. Will adhere to the NASW Code of Ethics. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm Compressed/Alternative Work Schedule Available: Yes Telework Authorized: Yes Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Internal Number: 599355700
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