This Senior Social Worker practices within the Community and Referral Center within Social Work Service. The senior social worker may be assigned administrative responsibility for clinical program development and is accountable for clinical program effectiveness and modification of service patterns. Assignments include clinical settings where they have limited access to onsite supervision such as CBOCs or satellite outpatient clinics. The Senior Social Worker duties and responsibilities include but not limited to the following: The Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) incumbent at the Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS) identifies and engages Veterans who are not only homeless or marginally housed and who underutilize VA services, but Veterans who are also housed. The incumbent provides Veterans with a range of social work services, including assessment, clinical treatment, case management, advocacy and service coordination, and linkage with VA and community services. The incumbent functions as a CRRC Team Lead and resource to Social Workers, Peer Supports, and administrative staff. Incumbent will have responsibility for Clinical Supervision of Social Workers and Peers Supports. The incumbent possesses knowledge and is sensitive to the needs of the homeless population. Has working knowledge and experience in the use of medical, mental health, and substance abuse treatment modalities. Is able to complete a comprehensive psychosocial assessment to identify strengths, needs, social support systems, disabilities, and barriers to accessing housing and available treatment options. Has general knowledge of Veteran's benefits and services related to special programs, service-connected compensation, non-service connected pensions, and benefits that are available on the federal and state levels, and through city/county social services. The incumbent is sensitive to the needs of homeless Veterans and their families, realizing that homelessness creates added stress for Veterans and their loved ones. The incumbent is aware of the special challenges in working with Veterans with co-morbid physical, mental health and substance abuse diagnoses, and works well with this Veteran population. The incumbent is responsible for outreach to homeless Veterans and can work confidently with city/county agencies to increase resources for "street homeless" or marginally housed Veterans. The goal is to increase stability in Veterans' lives and assist Veterans in returning to independent, healthy, productive lifestyles. The incumbent is familiar with community resources and is able to assist and refer Veterans to appropriate community service providers. Work Schedule: Monday thru 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.