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    Summary

    The Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program (IPVAP) Coordinator develops and implements the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program and ensures compliance and collaboration with local facility and VA Central Office Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program initiatives.

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    Responsibilities

    The IPVAP Coordinator ensures a robust IPVAP is developed and maintained in accordance with VHA guidance. The IPVAP Coordinator is responsible for managing the operations of the program and for providing social work services to Veterans, caregivers, and staff who participate in the program. The IPVAP provides screening prevention and intervention services to Veterans, their families, caregivers, and staff. The program focuses on developing a culture of safety and adopts a holistic, trauma-informed approach to services and support for those who experience and/or use Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)..

    The IPVAP Coordinator practices at the advanced level, has specialized knowledge in the field of IPV, expands clinical knowledge in the profession, administers a facility-wide program, provides training, consultation, and guidance to colleagues, develops innovations in clinical practice interventions, and provides task and program supervision, as appropriate.

    The duties of the Social Worker, IPVAP Coordinator includes, but is not limited to the following:

    • Responsible for clinical and administrative programming and operations; developing policies and procedures for program operation; preparing reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use. The incumbent is responsible for the program's budget and funding sources. The incumbent manages the use of program data for oversight and evaluation of the program.
    • Provides staff education and training, advises and collaborates with interdisciplinary teams throughout VA SORCC on matters of intimate partner violence.
    • Develops and maintains relationships with community partners that provide services for Veterans and families experiencing IPV.
    • Administers information and analytical systems to evaluate and enhance the quality of services provided to Veterans, families, caregivers, and VA employees impacted by intimate partner violence.
    • Provides referrals to VA medical and mental health programs and other VA services including VA benefits, as well as community-based social services, and non-VA programs.
    • Conducts psychosocial screens and/or assessments of Veterans referred for participation in IPVAP programs and services, such as individual or group services, Strength at Home (SAH), and associated programs, such as Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills (PAIRS).
    • Stays informed of current federal and state legislation related to DV/IPV, and maintains a knowledge base of current theory and treatment modalities related to IPV.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    0185 Social Work

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526022500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.