Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 880734

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 http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

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.

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.

Duties

The incumbent is responsible for providing case management and clinical services for a caseload of Veterans in the HUD-VASH program.  This may include individual, family, or group counseling as appropriate.  Incumbent is able to provide clinical services for Veterans with complex physical or mental illness, incorporating differential diagnosis options, and making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice.  They are able to coordinate community resources and community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs and community agency programs.  Incumbent establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with homeless Veterans and, as appropriate, their families.  Incumbent independently provides consultation services to other staff regarding the psychosocial needs of homeless Veterans and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and adherence to the treatment plan.  The incumbent is responsible for reviewing agreements between Section 8, landlords, Public Housing Authorities and the VA in establishing appropriate referral sites for HUD-VASH placements.  The incumbent performs site visits of HUD-VASH apartments to ensure that Veterans reside in safe environments in compliance with local housing codes.

Work Schedule:  Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

DUTY LOCATION: 
The Road Home Shelter, 210 S. Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101