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    Please Note: This is an EXTERNAL announcement, open to United States Citizens and Veterans. If you are an INTERNAL applicant (current permanent Federal employee), you will need to apply to announcement CBDA-10398208-19-MH-ME-BU.

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    The Senior Social Worker is the Coordinated Entry (CE) Specialist for Homeless Programs. This position enables VA homeless programs to fully collaborate with the community, including the Continuum of Care (CoC) and community partners, in the coordinated entry efforts in that community. The Senior Social Worker has experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgement in clinical services for homeless Veterans. Specifically, the Senior Social Worker supports the VA Homeless Program by providing continuity of care for homeless Veterans between VHA and community-based programs, as the Veteran transitions from homelessness into programs such as HCHV Contract Residential Housing (CRS), Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs (RRTPs), and Grant Per Diem Programs (GPD) as well as directly to permanent housing through the Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program, the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), or other forms of housing in the community. This continuity of care also includes coordination with the local Suicide Prevention Coordinator(s) (SPC) to enhance suicide prevention amongst homeless Veterans encountered through community-based programs. The Senior Social Worker will also function as a liaison, participating in case conferencing and other pertinent community meetings, as needed. The Senior Social Worker is the VA liaison for coordinating outreach efforts with local community partners; including ensuring linkages to VA services and the local SPC for those Veterans who are experiencing literal street homelessness and are at high risk for suicide.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, with evenings, weekends, and/or adjusted tours as needed to ensure quality care to veterans.
    Functional Statement Title/#: Social Worker - Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program - Coordinated Entry Specialist (CES), GS-185-12.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel around the local commuting area for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0185 Social Work

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522100400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.