Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 876363

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.  


As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to


Note:  The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11.  The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-9 to GS-11.  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.


Note: This position may be extended beyond 13 months if there is additional funding.


VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.


Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


The Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Social Worker assigned to the Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) program of the San Francisco VA Medical Center identifies and engages veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and involved in the criminal justice system.  This position provides veterans with a range of social work services, including assessment and referrals, clinical treatment, short-term case management, advocacy service coordination, and linkage with VA and community services.  This is accomplished in concert with other members of the Downtown Outpatient Clinic and Medical Center interdisciplinary teams.

Major Duties:

·         Works closely with our Veterans Justice Court--- including meeting with the treatment team, participating in the court process and preparing reports for court

·         Involved with the Justice Clinic at the DTC. This includes reminding veterans of upcoming appointments, scheduling appointments, conducting assessments, developing treatment plans and making referrals as needed.

·         Provides short and long term case management to veterans involved with the Veterans Justice Court

·        Provides outreach to veterans in county jails in the SFVAMC catchment area for purpose of enrolling in VA Health Care, conducting assessments and linking veteran to VA services.