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    The Eastern Colorado Veterans Health System (ECHCS), Mental Health Service Line is currently recruiting for one (1) HCHV Social Worker for the Aurora RMR VAMC/Mental health - Homeless Programs

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    The social worker provides outreach, assessments, referrals and case management services to homeless veterans identified in the community. Services are also provided to homeless veterans receiving treatment in contract residential treatment and supportive housing programs. Referrals come from various shelters, soup kitchens, drop-in centers, social service agencies and the medical center. Will need to complete program specific forms, including Northeastern Program Evaluation Center (NEPEC) and HOMES forms, on Homeless Veterans receiving outreach services. Must adhere to the NASW Code of Ethics.

    The social worker's efforts are directed toward using a therapeutic relationship to assist the individual/significant other gain more control over their lives and resolve issues which have led to homelessness (ie substance dependence and/or mental illness). The social worker may be included in annual inspections to contract transitional residential treatment providers to assure VA regulations are met by the community providers. Incumbent provides a full range of social work services within commonly accepted standards of social work practice, which includes case work, individual, family and group counseling, discharge planning, case management and other services as appropriate. Incumbent provides ongoing therapeutic intervention with the patient and significant other to assist them in dealing and coping with the psychosocial issues of mental health, aging, illness and disability, dealing with loss and grief.

    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
    Telework Eligible: This position may be eligible for telework, following a 90 day assessment and training period.
    Compressed Work Schedule: This position may be eligible for compressed work schedule, but it will depend on team needs.
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/588836800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.