Social Worker - Grand and Per Diem Liaison/Case Manager
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Reno, Nevada
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 613183400
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 The incumbent is responsible for the oversight of the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System Grant and Per Diem Program within Mental Health Service. The incumbent is responsible for monitoring and coordinating services provided by community-based programs funded under VA's Homeless Grant and Per Diem Program. The Grant and Per Diem Program, an essential and critical part of VHA, is vital for providing safe transitional housing and supportive services for homeless veterans. VA medical centers must ensure that veterans in community-based funded programs are receiving quality services. The Liaison/Case Manager is responsible for the oversight of these services as well as the case management of the veterans who receives them. The incumbent provides case management at Grant and Per Diem Program sites as described in the Grant and Per Diem Program rules, regulations, and directives. The incumbent utilizes various treatment modalities of individual and group work, casework, community organization, and community outreach activities to alleviate or remove problems that interfere with the Grant and Per Diem Program participants' ability to achieve independence. The incumbent monitors the clinical care and assesses the compliance of the programs receiving per diem as described in the grant recipient's original grant application. When necessary, the incumbent intervenes to facilitate compliance or corrective actions and, when appropriate, develops, facilitates, and monitors plans of correction. The incumbent provides services and oversight of the Homeless Grant and Per Diem funded programs as defined in the Grant and Per Diem rules, regulations, and directives including verification of veteran status and eligibility for participation in the Grant and Per Diem Program, maintaining admission and discharge dates of participants for billing purposes, reviewing and approving/disapproving readmissions to and extensions of care, and collecting and submitting participant information as outlined by NEPEC evaluations procedures. The incumbent coordinates and participates in program site inspections utilizing the Grant and Per Diem Program rules, regulations, and directives as guidance and forwards completed inspection packages to the appropriate offices. When necessary, the incumbent notes inspection deficiencies and establishes methods to monitor corrective actions and develops timelines for consequences as a result of inaction or insufficient actions related to deficiencies. The incumbent 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 Office, and/or community agencies. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 4:30pm Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Social Worker - Grand and Per Diem Liaison/Case Manager/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: 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.