The VETERAN JUSTICE OUTREACH (VJO) AND HEALTH CARE FOR REENTRY VETERANS (HCRV) Social Work Program Coordinator provides intensive case management services, continuous quality improvement activities, evaluation/consultation, psychosocial assessments, placement services, and referrals to various community agencies for veterans who are incarcerated and will provide outreach services to a highly complex and high risk population detained in correctional institutions. The VJO/HCRV Social Work Program Coordinator requires an advanced level of knowledge and understanding of the services and benefits available from community, State and Federal agencies. The incumbent must have skill in diplomacy, advocacy, and negotiation in spanning boundaries of at least two large institutions, VA and corrections. Knowledge of jail culture, its impact upon veteran institutional and community perceptions and behavior, and skill in assisting the veteran and those who work with him or her in adopting behaviors adaptive to community living. a. Conducts psychosocial assessments to determine needs of veterans and family members. b. Plans, develops and implements project, and program activities. c. Acquires appropriate knowledge concerning the correction systems, Veteran Treatment Courts, and reentry services. d. Advises and collaborates with interdisciplinary teams throughout the medical center and CBOCs. e. Provides referrals for appropriate VA and community resources. f. Provides or refers for appropriate psychosocial interventions including counseling for such issues as adjustment to incarceration/justice involvement for Veteran and families. g. Develops, implements and evaluates clinical guidelines and protocols to establish appropriate utilization of services. h. Provides specialized case management services to the specialized populations. i. Serves as a liaison between the VA and community agencies related to Veteran Treatment Courts and the correction systems. j. Demonstrates skill in a range of specialized interventions and treatment modalities used in specialty treatment programs or with special patient populations. This includes individual, group, and/or family counseling or psychotherapy and advanced level psychosocial and/or case management. k. Knowledge of program coordination and administration which includes consultation, negotiation, and monitoring. l. Knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program. m. Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s). n. Actively participates in the treatment planning process with other disciplines. o. Provides case management to veterans and families, as needed, throughout the continuum of care and assist with transitions across levels and sites of care. p. Provides wellness/prevention education and facilitate Veteran/family support groups as appropriate. q. Coordinates treatment and communicate with the care lines as well as with other facilities/agencies (DoD for example) to facilitate continuity of care for veterans. When assigned a social work student, social worker will supervise training activities of the student and will adhere to VHA Handbook 1400.0 Supervision of Associated Health Trainees and VISN Documentation Policy 10N2-115-08. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8a-4:30p Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Telework: Not available
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.