The Dayton VA Medical Center is recruiting for a Senior Social Worker for the Veterans Justice Programs (VJP) Program Specialist - a Hybrid position of Healthcare for Re-entry Veterans (HCRV) and Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) Programs. VJP includes a range of services intended to assist justice-involved Veterans and facilitating their access to a wide range of medical, psychiatric, employment, and social services.Learn more about this agency
- Implementing the VJP Program
- Developing processes to gain access to criminal justice settings
- Developing and utilizing processes for identifying Veterans in criminal justice settings
- Developing processes for verifying the Veteran status and VHA eligibility of justice-involved Veterans
- Establishing and maintaining points of contact with all major clinical services at each VA medical facility where Veterans will be referred to facilitate entry into those services.
- Identifying VA and non-VA resources that can assist justice-involved and reentry Veterans with their community stabilization process.
- Providing outreach to Veterans in prison and jail settings
- Providing referrals and directly link Veterans to VA resources
- Conducting correspondence with incarcerated Veterans and other involved parties
- Providing case management to coordinate treatment with VA services and other involved institutions, including parole and probation
- Leading non-clinical program development activities that help develop, maintain, or expand the program locally
- Documenting the assessment and clinical progress of the Veteran
- Documenting VJP Program participant data
- Documenting non-clinical program-development activities
- Coordinating with the national network of VJP Specialists to ensure continuity of care for justice-involved Veterans released to communities and states that are far distant from the facility where they are incarcerated
- Serving as the medical center's liaison with local law enforcement agencies, to inform those agencies about locally-available resources for Veterans encountered in crisis situations, and help develop procedures for local law enforcement officers to bring justice-involved Veterans to VA medical centers for needed care
- Assisting re-entering veterans in securing identification documents and in negotiating debt obligations
- Contacting institutional parole officer and providing input into release plan
- Contacting appropriate community, other governmental, and VA services to determine if veteran meets program requirements, assisting in arranging admission placements at release, and accompaning veteran to service provider, where necessary.
- Promoting effective use of VA services by conducting preliminary screenings and documenting metal and physical health issues
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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