Supervisory Social Worker (CRRC - HCHV Homeless Program)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: San Francisco, California
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 603901800
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 Supervisor serves as one of 2 supervisors under the Director of Homeless Services for the Comprehensive Homeless Center (CHC), which is the hub for all homeless programs for the San Francisco catchment area. The CHC serves the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System (SFVAHCS) including 6 CBOCS, covering 9 counties from south of San Francisco to Eureka. The incumbent, along with one other supervisor will provide supervision to staff and implementation of the following programs: Veterans Justice Outreach, Compensated Work Therapy, Grant and Per Diem, Substance Abuse Treatment, Homeless- PACT, Health Care for Homeless Veterans/Community Resource and Referral Center, National Call Center, Community Emergency Residential Services, Outreach, Safe Haven and Coordinated Entry. The assignment of program coverage to be determined by the Director of Homeless Services. Shares in the responsibility for planning and carrying out the Social Work homeless programs throughout the Medical Center and CBOC system. The incumbent has experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, program development and supervisory experience. At least two years should be in an area of specialized social work practice regarding working with individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues and possesses knowledge and is sensitive to the needs of the unemployed, justice involved Veterans and homeless or marginally housed Veteran population and has working knowledge and experience in the use of medical, mental health, and substance abuse treatment modalities, as well as a general knowledge of Veterans benefits. The incumbent must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level and is able to expand clinical knowledge in the profession, provide consultation and guidance to colleagues, role model effective social work practice skills, teach or provide orientation to less experienced social workers, develop innovations in practice interventions, and provide both administrative and clinical supervision for various staff including but not limited to social workers, social service assistants, and vocational rehabilitation counselors. The incumbent is charged with integrating the missions of the programs to develop a culture of mutual support. S/he is assigned administrative responsibility for clinical program implementation and is accountable for clinical program effectiveness and modification of service patterns established by the Director of Homeless Services. The incumbent is assigned to work with special patient populations with highly complex health, mental health and/or substance abuse problems, as well as a history of homelessness, incarceration, and other justice system involvement. ~Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be approved for a highly qualified candidate~ 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.