The Supervisory Social Worker assigned to the Health Care for the Homeless Veteran HUD-VASH Program will serve in combined supervisory and clinical roles within the HUD-VASH Program. The primary responsibility of the HUD/VASH Social Work Supervisor will be to serve as a Supervisory Social Worker within the Social Work Service at the Columbia VA Health Care System with supervisory authority and responsibility for GS-9 and GS-11 Social Workers working within the HUD-VASH Program as assigned. The HUD-VASH Social Work Supervisor will provide administrative, technical and clinical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the organizational unit for assigned social work staff within the HUD-VASH Program: Sets priorities and makes assignments according to the capabilities of the employees. Sets performance standards and reviews work to determine acceptable levels of quality and quantity. Reports workload data to the HCHV Program Coordinator, Chief and/or Assistant Chief, SWS and/or to the mental health team leader or the Chief, Mental Health. Observes workers' performance and offers instruction, technical advice or counseling related to clinical and administrative matters. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Responsible for Focused Professional Practice Evaluations (FPPE) and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations (OPPE) for all assigned supervisees. Works to resolve informal complaints and will refer grievances and unresolved complaints using the proper procedure. Effectively handles minor disciplinary measures such as warnings or reprimands or recommends actions in more serious cases. Reviews and approves leave requests for assigned employees. Ensures assigned employees complete all required annual facility trainings and continuing education requirements for state licensure. Attends and participates in regular SWS supervisor meetings. Assists the Chief, SWS and Assistant Chief, SWS in managing various aspects of work within the SWS and the overall direction of the service in keeping with the goals and priorities prescribed by the Medical Center. Participates in staff recruitment, screening of applicants, and will assist the Chief and/or Assistant Chief with staff assignments. Serves the Medical Center at large in a variety of capacities, such as committee assignments, investigations, personnel matters, and special projects. Participates in EEO and safety matters. Must be able to work effectively with a wide range of professional and nonprofessional staff at the Medical Center and in the community. The HUD-VASH Social Work Supervisor will also manage a small caseload of Veterans enrolled in the HUD-VASH Program as a secondary assignment and will work in coordination with the HCHV Program Coordinator to provide a seamless system of healthcare services. Clinical duties include, but are not limited to: The Social Worker is responsible for providing case management for a caseload of veterans in the HUD-VASH program. The Social Worker is responsible for reviewing agreements between Section 8, landlords, Public Housing Authorities and the VA in establishing appropriate referral sites for HUD-VASH 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 ensuring that homeless veterans are considered as primary participants for program acceptance. Responsible for collecting and submitting HUD-VASH Program participant data as outlined by NEPEC, HMIS and HOMES evaluation procedures. The Social Worker is responsible for providing HUD-VASH case management. Case Management is defined as the provision of services by VA clinical staff to homeless veterans and includes all activities to provide appropriate treatment and maintain veterans in HUD approved stable housing. 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 National HUD-VASH Program conference calls and attends training offered by the HUD-VASH Program. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Subject to change based on the needs of the agency. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599558700
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