The San Francisco VA Health Care System is recruiting for a Senior Social Worker to serve within Substance Use Disorder (SUD) within Social Work Service for Homeless Programs. This position may be eligible for student loan repayment through the VA Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). CLICK HERE for more information This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 30, 2021. The Eligible applications received will be referred at regular intervals. SUD Addictions is an intensive addictions treatment program for chronically homeless Veterans aimed at providing addictions services to homeless Veterans and those residing in stable housing through HUD's Section 8 voucher system. The social worker is the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Specialist for Homeless Programs. This position provides case management and intervention support to Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supported Housing (HUD-VASH) Program in a team oriented, recovery-based program. The (SUD) Specialist supports the HUD-VASH Program by providing continuity of care between Homeless Programs through services to Veterans with SUDs as they transition from programs such as; Health Care for Homeless Veterans Contracted Housing, and Grant Per Diem Programs to HUD-VASH. SUD Addictions is an intensive addictions treatment program for chronically homeless Veterans aimed at providing addictions services to homeless Veterans and those residing in stable housing through HUD's Section 8 voucher system. The social worker manages a caseload predominantly consisting of Veterans with substance use disorders, provides on-going substance use case management and early treatment interventions to promote sustained stability and abstinence in HUD-VASH subsidized permanent housing. Provides direct SUD services for HUD-VASH within the Medical Center catchment area Provides outreach services for HUD-VASH in the community. Provides training for other CBOC members of the multidisciplinary treatment team in areas related to SUD assessment, anger management, and life skills and SUD with co-occurring disorders. Independently conducts intake and needs assessment of homeless Veterans and their significant others. Identifies symptoms leading to clinical diagnoses of SUD. Provides all necessary assessment functions, e.g. interviewing, psychosocial histories, and SUD assessments to aid in the development of treatment plans. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Telework: Occasional 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.