The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the principal outreach staff member for Military Reserve and National Guard members returning from the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND).Learn more about this agency
The duties of the position may include but are not limited to:
- Establish outreach service provision with military installations, Reserve and National Guard facilities within a designated geographical area.
- Provide transitional assistance program briefings to Military, Reserve, and National Guard personnel transitioning from combat service/active duty to civilian life.
- Develop and distribute outreach materials to include brochures, fact sheets, web content, and other targeted information which highlights Vet Center services and locations.
- Work with local and regional media including television, radio, and print media to alert newly returning service members and their families to Vet Center services and activities.
- Provide training and information to VA staff, other federal agencies and community agencies regarding both Vet Center services and the combat experience.
- Develop and maintain working relationships with a network of service provision agencies and individuals in all areas relevant to transitioning combat service members and their families.
- Both organizes and participates in a myriad of community activities and events that have high probability of GWOT, OEF, OIF, and OND veterans present such as "Welcome Home" parades and picnics, Veteran Service Organization meetings and events, GWOT service recognition events, etc.
- Assist clients, their families, and representatives, and faculty staff members in recognizing and removing institutional barriers to the provision of optimum readjustment counseling to transitioning combat veterans and their families.
- Identify existing and potential problem areas, suggest solutions or alternatives to existing procedures which contribute to these problems.
- Provide crisis intervention, stabilization and follow-up to GWOT, OEF, OIF, and OND and their significant other, and families. Crisis situations may involve intervention in potential suicide, assault, and homicide situations.
- Provide vocational, educational, benefits, and related services, guidance, and referrals to GWOT, OEF, OIF, and OND and their significant other, and families.
- Engage in a variety of community outreach activities that will promote the use of the services of the Vet Center.
- Prepares and maintains client records/administrative records and reports in accordance with program guidelines and policies.
75% or less - The nature of the job requires travel throughout an assigned geographical area away from the Vet Center.
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