The Case Manager for HUD-VASH provides intensive case management
program for homeless veterans with goal of quickly moving these
Veterans into a stable housing environment. This position functions
as one of the Medical Center's Lead Case Managers for Memphis
VAMC's HUD-VASH Program, providing oversight of the day-to-day
operations of the HUD-VASH program and coordinating service
provision of a HUD-VASH team
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Major duties and responsibilities include:
- Responsible for providing HUD-VASH case management.
- Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the HUD-VASH program
and providing guidance to other team members.
- Responsible for reviewing agreements between Section 8,
landlords, Public Housing Authorities and the VA in establishing
appropriate referral sites for HUD-VASH placements.
- Performs site visits of HUD-VASH apartments to ensure that
veterans reside in safe environments in compliance with local
- Verifies the veteran's status, eligibility for VA medical care,
and eligibility of program participation.
- Responsible for establishing a process for referrals and
admissions to the HUD-VASH Program, ensuring that homeless veterans
are considered as primary participants for program acceptance.
- Actively participates in the HUD-VASH Program conference calls
and attends training offered by the HUD-VASH.
- Participates in the orientation/teaching of graduate social
work/nursing students, students of other disciplines, and Medical
Center personnel on the biopsychosocial aspects of
- Conduct psychosocial assessments to determine needs of veterans
and family members.
- Active participant in the treatment planning process with other
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
0185 Social Work
- Family Social Workers
- School Social Workers
- Social Workers
- Social Workers, All Other
- Social Workers, Family
Social Workers, School
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance
with VA Policy.
- Education: Have a master's degree in social work from a school
of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work
Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in
candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the School of
Social Work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work
may not be substituted for the master's degree in social work.
Verification of the degree can be made by going to http://www.cswe.org/Accreditation
to verify that the social work degree meets the accreditation
standards for a masters of social work.
- Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the
GS-0185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to
independently practice social work at the master's degree level.
Current state requirements may be found by going to http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/T38Hybrid/.
- A valid U.S. driver's license with no restrictions.
May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering
Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this
occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in
this occupation and meet the criteria).
Grade Determinations: Senior Social Worker, GS-185-12: In
addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following
criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates:
(1) Experience/Education. The candidate must have at least two
years of experience post advanced practice clinical licensure and
should be in a specialized area of social work practice of which,
one year must be equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Senior social
workers have experience that demonstrates possession of advanced
practice skills and judgment. Senior social workers are experts in
their specialized area of practice. Senior social workers may have
certification or other post-masters training from a nationally
recognized professional organization or university that includes a
defined curriculum/course of study and internship or equivalent
supervised professional experience in a specialty.
(2) Licensure/Certification. Individuals assigned as Supervisory
Social Workers must be licensed or certified at the advanced
practice level, and must be able to provide supervision for
(3) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition
to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the
(a) 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
(b) Ability to incorporate complex multiple causation in
differential diagnosis and treatment within approved clinical
privileges or scope of practice.
(c) Knowledge in developing and implementing methods for
measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services in the
specialty area, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment
services and to design system changes.
(d) Ability to provide specialized consultation to colleagues
and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients in the
service delivery area, as well as role modeling effective social
work practice skills.
(e) Ability to expand clinical knowledge in the social work
profession, and to write policies, procedures, and/or practice
guidelines pertaining to the service delivery area.
References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/120 PART II APPENDIX G39
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12.
Physical Requirements: Light lifting: under 15 pounds; straight
pulling (up to I hour); pushing (I - 2 hours); reaching above
shoulders; use of fingers; walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to
3 hours); repeated bending (up to I hour); ability for rapid mental
and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision and far
vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; both
eyes required for depth perception; ability to distinguish shade of
colors, hearing (aid permitted); climbing stairs; mentally alert;
both legs required for operation of motor vehicle; and frequent
keyboarding to operate a computer.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application
if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,
schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal
employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification
requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency
with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
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