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