This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until June 30, 2022. Eligible applications will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. Positions are located in the Social Work Service, Columbia VA Health Care System, Columbia, SC and surrounding CBOC locations (Orangeburg, Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson). Locations listed may or may not have a current vacant position. Social Worker, Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT): Include, but are not limited to: Must independently complete thorough psychosocial assessments to determine the psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans and/or their families. The incumbent must be able to utilize this assessment in facilitating the Veteran's treatment planning/goal setting for attainment of the highest level of independence that is possible and practicable. Must actively participate as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and collaborate with Veterans and Veteran family members to development and implement treatment/service plans and interventions. Must possess a working knowledge and experience in use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses, common medications and effects/side effects, and medical terminology. Must facilitate action for community referrals/placements through collaboration with Veterans, Veteran families, and interdisciplinary treatment team members to ensure that appropriate community placements are completed in a timely manner. Community placements will include, but are not limited to, referrals to contract nursing homes, Community Living Centers, residential care homes, inpatient and outpatient hospice services. Social Worker, Care Coordinator: Include, but are not limited to: The incumbent will conduct psychosocial assessments to determine needs of veterans and family members. 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. Social Worker, HUD/VASH: Include, but are not limited to: The incumbent is responsible for providing case management for a caseload of Veterans in the HUD-VASH program. The incumbent is responsible for reviewing agreements between Section 8, landlords, Public Housing Authorities and the VA in establishing appropriate referral sites for HUD-VASH placements. The incumbent performs site visits of HUD-VASH apartments to ensure that Veterans reside in safe environments in compliance with local housing codes. The incumbent verifies the Veteran's status, eligibility for VA medical care, and eligibility of program participation. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that homeless Veterans are considered as primary participants for program acceptance. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm (may change based on agency needs) Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Social Worker/PD0000 and PD0001 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.