The HUD VASH Case Manager is responsible for the delivery of long term case management and supportive services in addition to collecting programmatic data, conducting community outreach aimed at identifying homeless and at-risk Veterans as well as building and sustaining successful community partnerships, and providing supportive services to eligible Veterans. Advanced and expert skill in a range of specialized interventions and treatment modalities used in specialty treatment programs or with special patient populations. This includes individual, group, or family counseling or psychotherapy and basic level psychosocial or case management interventions used in the treatment of Veterans with a range of diagnosis, substance use disorders, and poly trauma injuries (corresponding to DSM-5). Responsible for all aspects of the HUD-VASH program to include, but not limited to: reviewing agreements between Section 8 landlords, Public Housing Authorities and the VA to establish appropriate referral sites for HUD-VASH placements; site visits of HUD-VASH apartment to ensure that Veterans reside in safe environments in compliance with local housing codes; admissions to the HUD-VASH program, ensuring that homeless Veterans are considered as primary participants for program acceptance; collecting and submitting HUD-VASH Program data in accordance with NEPEC evaluation procedures; serving as an advocate on behalf of the Veterans to ensure comprehensive service delivery, and linking and referring Veterans to the VA Health Care System VA Regional Offices or community agencies; participating in HUD-VASH program conference calls and training offered by the HUD-VASH; administering local policy and SOP for the HUD-VASH program. Takes responsibility for improving professional skills, participating in planning and executing specific staff development projects, attending seminars and institutes, and participating in training programs of other disciplines as requested. Works with VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VACTVCBHCS) multi-disciplinary teams and community agencies to strive for developing more effective and efficient ways of delivering healthcare services to HUD-VASH Program Veterans. Conducts psychosocial assessments to determine needs of Veterans family members. Acts as liaison between VA and community resources, to include marketing and public relation duties as needed. Provides subject matter consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment or patients treated in the specialty area, rendering professional opinions based on experience and expertise and role modeling effective practice skills. Ability to teach and mentor staff and students in the specialty area of practice. Ability to expand clinical knowledge in the profession, demonstrating innovation in the creation of new models of psychosocial assessment or intervention to identify and address specialized clinical needs. Ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines pertaining to the specialty population or specialty treatment program. Other job duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm 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.