This position may be eligible for student loan repayment through the VA Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). CLICK HERE for more information Social Work Service is recruiting for a highly qualified and motivated Social Worker to serve as the Intimate partner Violence Assistance Program Coordinator (IPVA-C) at the Mather AFB, CA. The primary responsibilities are assessments and interventions, and program development of this section. IPVAP Coordination (7/8th of time): Developing and establishing linkages and collaborates on VA Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program efforts with community healthcare and social service agencies. Administratively responsible and accountable for the clinical and program development and effectiveness of the facility Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program. Implementing "IPV Raising Awareness" activities across SFVAHCS sites. Disseminating information about national IPV Assistance Program to SFVAHCS leadership. Collaborate and lead inter-professional groups to assess local needs and plan interventions. Working across systems to develop and maintain a processes and protocol for screening/assessment and intervention related to intimate partner violence. Implementing programs and services to address identified needs of the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program. Establishing and implementing training for staff and outreach to employees who are impacted by IPV. Reviewing policies, handbooks, strategic plans, operating plans, and contracts related to IPV. Revising existing and developing new IPV policies, procedures, etc. where needed. Partnering with leaders from all other applicable programs such as the Women Veterans Program Manager, Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator, Homeless Coordinator, and the Minority Veterans Coordinator at the facility to ensure coordination of women veteran services. Identifying opportunities to improve care and implementing programs to do so. Working with CBOC directors to implement any necessary IPV related policies and procedures so the IPV screening/assessment, and interventions are as available as is feasible at all sites. Conducting outreach activities such as: mailings, public speaking, public service announcements, health fairs, recognition ceremonies, brochures, workshops, newsletters, newspaper articles, web site maintenance, educational seminars, focus groups, and town hall meetings or forums where Veterans have the opportunity to provide input and feedback to program staff and facility management. Organizing "in-reach" activities of internal marketing to Veterans already using the system and to facility staff, including educational seminars, in-service programs and workshops, new employee orientation activities, and customer feedback mechanisms. Attending VHA Women's Health Services conference calls to learn about ongoing initiatives to improve IPV screening/assessment and intervention, policy changes that impact the delivery of IPV related services, and emerging issues. Providing leadership to establish, coordinate, and integrate a quality health care program for Veterans impacted by IPV. Overseeing IPVAP evaluation. Advocating for those impacted by IPV. Participate in VISN level coordination of the IVP program. Community Care Coordination (1/8th of time): Reviews, coordinates, and enters requests for Mental Health Community Care (CC) into a SharePoint/Excel database new and modified requests. Reviews, approves/denies, writes orders for Secondary Authorizations Requests (SARs) for additional therapeutic services requested by community care providers. Works with Mental Health members, Mental Health CC team, CC Business Office staff, and TriWest staff to track orders, or resolve issues associated with CC orders and SARs. Attends monthly Mental Health CC team meetings. Assists/directs non-clinical staff as needed. This position could potentially have some responsibility for Family Therapy: Family Therapy is responsible for: therapeutic interventions to include couple/family, individual or group treatment where IPV concerns are involved. Consults with staff (e.g. workplace violence, suicide prevention, regional counsel), regarding complex cases, ethical dilemmas, and situations in which patients present with disruptive behavior or challenging relational processes. Complies with all Medical Center requirements for developing (e.g. specialized scope of practice) and maintaining clinical credentials.
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.