Social Worker Health Care For Homless Veterans Hchv Outreach Job in CAMBRIDGE, MD

Vacancy No. CBDM-10318609-18-DB Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $56,233.00 to $88,450.00 Grade 9 to 11
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/11/2018 Close Date 10/25/2018
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  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 10/11/2018 to 10/25/2018

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 9 - 11

  • Salary

    $56,233 to $88,450 per year

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to

Clarification from the agency

Candidates will be considered / referred to the selecting officials in the following order: Current employees of the VA Maryland Health Care System; Current VA employees nationwide; Current Federal employees nationwide; Preference eligible Veterans; U.S. Citizens without Veterans preference (Only if no qualified preference eligible Veterans are available)

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    The VA Maryland Health Care System Health Care for Homeless Veterans Eastern Shore Outreach Social Worker provides psychiatric assessment, referrals and support for homeless Veterans in community based shelters, soup kitchens and places where homeless Veterans may congregate.

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    Incumbent provides services to include provisions of high quality case management, engagement, individual counseling, crisis intervention, advocacy, and coordination/ linkage to other appropriate VA or community service providers/agencies. Functions independently in community based settings and is often required to manage and deliver assistance for chronically mentally ill Veterans who are in crisis. Incumbent completes psychosocial assessments by utilizing the appropriate databases and develops a plan of care for the Veteran, which provides the Veteran with ongoing supportive counseling to deal with the psychosocial impact of homelessness, mental health and medical issues. Incumbent demonstrates an understanding of the range of treatment and skills needed for all adult homeless patients, being sensitive to human growth and development, age-appropriate needs and concerns of the Veteran, and be able to provide current and advanced techniques to the treatment of the Veteran population. Serves as subject matter expert on VA and community based homeless resources and actively participates in community Continuums of Care. Incumbent provides education on homeless programs, VA and community resources, entitlements, Advanced Directives, and Psychiatric Treatment Preferences, and encourages the Veteran to advocate on his/her own behalf, thus fostering a sense of independence and empowerment.

    Preferred Experience: Work with people experiencing homelessness
    Work Schedule: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    75% or less - Travel throughout the Maryland Eastern Shore to meet patient needs

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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