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Social Worker (HUD-VASH Case Manager)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Redding, CA
  • Posted: July 05, 2019
  • $74,596 to $96,978 Yearly
  • Full-Time

Social Worker (HUD-VASH Case Manager)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

  • ##### Open & closing dates
07/02/2019 to 12/31/2019
  • ##### Service
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 12
  • ##### Salary
$74,596 to $96,978 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
  • ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Redding, CA
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Telework eligible
  • Duties

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NOTE: This announcement is open to current permanent federal
employees only. This announcement is open until filled. The initial
closing date will be July 22, 2019 and then every two weeks after
that or until filled whichever comes first.
Learn more about this agency
This Senior Case Manager has experience that demonstrates possession
of advanced practice skills and judgment. At least two years should
be in an area of specialized practice in the Senior Social Worker's
professional discipline. The Senior Social Worker is licensed or
certified by a state area of specialized professional practice. The
Senior Social Worker is licensed or certified by a state at the
advanced practice level, unless they are grandfathered by the state
in which they are licensed to practice at the advance practice
level. The Senior Case Manager 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.
The Senior Case Manager can be further differentiated from the
independent practice case manager by The Senior Social Worker
ability to expand clinical knowledge in the profession, provide
consultation and guidance to colleagues, role model effective
professional practice skills, teach or provide orientation to less
experienced case managers, develop innovations in practice
interventions, and provide clinical supervision for social work
licensure or certification.
HUD-VASH is an intensive case management program for chronically
homeless Veterans aimed at providing psychosocial services to
Veterans while residing in stable housing through HUD's Section 8
voucher system.
The Senior Social Worker in this position functions as the Senior
Case Manager for VA NCHCS's Housing and Urban Development / VA
Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH). The HUD-VASH Program falls within the
Health care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Programs of the Social Work
The Senior Case Manager is responsible for coordination of case
management services for Veterans receiving housing provided through
HUD Section 8 housing vouchers.
Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program funding will provide rental
assistance under a supportive housing program for homeless Veterans
authorized by section 8(o)(19) of the United States Housing Act of
1937, 42 U.S.C. 1437f(o)(19). The initiative is known as the
HUD-VASH program and was authorized pursuant to Division K, Title
II, of The Consolidated Appropriations proviso (7) under the heading
"Tenant-Based Renal Assistance"). The HUD-VASH program combines
services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at its
medical centers and in the community. Ongoing VA case management,
health care, and other supportive services will be made available to
homeless Veterans at as many as 132 VA Medical Center (VAMC)
supportive services sites across the nation.
Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm (alternative work schedules and
telework may be available).
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
  • #### Job family (Series)
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  • Requirements

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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
onboarding process
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2019.
Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in
accordance with VA Policy.
  • English language proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken
and written English
  • Education: Must 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 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 the
CSWE website to verify if degree meets accreditation standards
for a master of social work**. (COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE
  • Licensure: Must have a current and active license or
certification by a state at the advanced practice level which
included an ASWB advanced generalist or clinical examination,
unless grandfathered by the state which you are licensed to
practice at the advanced practice level (except for licenses
issued in California, which administers its own clinical
examination for advanced practice). **(COPIES OF LICENSE AND
Grade Determinations:
a senior social worker must have experience that demonstrated
possession of advanced practice skills and judgment. At least two
years should be in an area of specialized social work practice. I
have a minimum of at least two years of specialized experience
demonstrating this type of experience.
**NOTE: Applicants must meet the quality of experience for this
vacancy announcement. Quality of Experience for this vacancy is
define as:** Responsible for providing case management for a
caseload of Veterans in the HUD-VASH program. The Senior Social
Worker is 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 housing codes. Verifies the
Veteran's status, eligibility for VA medical care, and eligibility
of program participation. Responsible for ensuring that homeless
Veterans are considered as primary participants for program
acceptance. Responsible for collecting and submitting HUD-VASH
Program participant data as outlined by NEPEC evaluation procedures.
Responsible for providing HUD-VASH case management. 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.
Coordinates care including serving as an advocate on behalf of the
Veterans to ensure comprehensive service delivery, and linking and
referring Veterans to the VA Medical Center, VA Regional Offices
and/or community agencies.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G39, Social
Worker, available in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: Light lifting, under 15 pounds; Light
carrying, under 15 pounds; Use of fingers; Both hands required;
Walking (4 hours); Standing (2 hours); Both legs required; Operation
of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle; Ability for rapid mental
and muscular coordination simultaneously; Both eyes required
(Glasses Okay); Depth precept ion; Ability to distinguish basic
colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid
permitted); Will drive a government vehicle up to 50% of the day.
Environmental Factors: Outside; Outside and inside; Excessive
hear; Excessive cold; Dust; Fumes, smoke, or gases; Slippery or
uneven walking surfaces; Working around moving objects or vehicles,
Working closely with others; Working alone; Possible exposure to
infectious disease in patients homes.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application
if you are basing all or p

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