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Senior Social Worker - UPDATED 04/25/2022 - West Palm Beach, Florida - Master of Social Work

Company: West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
Location: West Palm Beach
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Social Worker (HUD/VASH) - UPDATED 04/25/2022 - West Palm Beach, Florida

The Senior Social Worker independently provides clinical psychosocial and case management services at an advanced practice level to eligible Veterans and their family members to meet biological, psychological, social and environmental needs. Veterans treated come from a wide geographic area. Their health care and psychosocial problems and needs are complex and require a high degree of clinical oversight and creative problem-solving. Services are provided in healthcare settings, both inpatient and ambulatory, and in the community.

The incumbent is responsible for providing HUD-VASH case management in the WPB service area. Case management is defined as the provision of services by VA clinical staff to homeless Veterans and includes all activities to provide appropriate treatment and maintain Veterans in HUD approved stable housing in the WPB service areas.

The incumbent effectively provides case management services while utilizing professional skill, objectivity, insight, advanced clinical training, and experience to interpret data and to identify viable treatment options and recognizing potential high risk factors, acuity, and needs for services.

The incumbent will conduct psychosocial assessments to determine needs of Veterans and family members.

The incumbent verifies the Veteran's status, eligibility for VA medical care, and eligibility of program participation.

The incumbent is an active participant in the treatment planning process with other disciplines.

The incumbent will participate in discharge planning with other disciplines and will be responsible for ensuring that discharge plans are executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate.

The incumbent will provide individual, family and group counseling as appropriate.

The incumbent will provide consultation/education to Veterans and families on community resources, advance directives and VA benefits.

The incumbent will act as liaison between VA and community resources to include marketing and public relation duties as needed.

The incumbent will address Advance Directives and Organ Donation in accordance with the standards of their work area.

The incumbent will assist patients and their significant others with coping and dealing with the loss and grief experiences in disability, terminal illness and death.

The incumbent will document social work interventions and activities in patient's clinical record utilizing CPRS and ensure appropriate hand off when transferring of patient care.

The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that homeless Veterans are considered as primary participants for program acceptance.

The incumbent coordinates care including serving as an advocate on behalf of the Veterans to ensure comprehensive service delivery, linking and referring Veterans to the VA Medical Center, outpatient clinics, VA Regional Offices and/or community agencies.

The incumbent establishes, implements, and maintains referral and screening procedures for potential HUD/VASH Veteran participants that meet national policy as well as the needs of medical center mental health services and residential programs. Referral, screening and admission criteria recognizes program eligibility, prioritization of subsets of the homeless Veteran population, requirements of the PHAs, and other policy, regulation, or law pertaining to program administration. The incumbent develops the screening procedures to involve a multidisciplinary team approach and is responsible to ensure criteria and procedures are maintained. The incumbent provides primary input for program participant selection based on structured interviews and clinical assessments.

The incumbent regularly conducts and participants in outreach activities including field interviews, assessments and referrals for homeless Veterans contacted in the community, shelters, and "on the streets," as well as those who are referred by VA residential programs, medical centers or outpatient clinics. The incumbent maintains current and establishes new relationships with other community-based service providers for the homeless, and when appropriate, represents VA at community service provider meetings.

The incumbent is responsible for following local policy and SOP for the HUD-VASH Program. This includes following policies and documentation requirements as required for CARF and Joint Commission accreditation.

The incumbent works with VA Medical Center multi-disciplinary teams and community agencies to strive for developing more effective and efficient ways of delivering healthcare services to HUD-VASH Program Veterans.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Telework: Available - Per Agency policy and Service Approval on an Ad Hoc basis.
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Functional Statement #: Social Worker (HUD/VASH)
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Keywords: West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, Miami , Senior Social Worker - UPDATED 04/25/2022 - West Palm Beach, Florida - Master of Social Work, Other , West Palm Beach, Florida

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