Social Worker-HUD-VASH Geriatric Program Coordinator

Wallops Island, Virginia
Feb 01, 2023
Feb 07, 2023
Full Time

Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Participate in the development, evaluation, and communication of standards, policies, procedures, and plans of care for partnerships serving aging and disabled HUD-VASH Veterans, including partnerships between GEC and HUD-VASH programs
  • Educate VISN and Medical Center level staff in Homeless Programs regarding various models for GEC and HUD-VASH partnerships.
  • Evaluate GEC and HUD-VASH partnerships using relevant VA statutes and regulations and take action to improve identified deficiencies.
  • Responsible for and will track GEC and HUD-VASH partnership program development, statistics, data management, identify significant findings, problem solve including identifying barriers to implementation, and complete reports pertaining to development of these programs.
  • Prepare reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use.
  • Identify and develop program resources in the community and across VAMCs, providing liaison with these providers.
  • Provide oversight relative to identified "best practices" across the continuums of care to ensure quality care is provided through partnerships between GEC and HUD-VASH programs.
  • Assist with needs assessments across the VISN to support in program development identification.
  • Coordinated with Facility Homeless and Suicide Prevention POCs to ensure processes are in place and maintained for Homeless Veterans flagged as High Risk.
  • Track VA SAVE trainings completed with community providers serving Homeless Populations conducted by VAMCs across the network.
  • Serve as liaison between Homeless programs and GEC programs, and other community programs to develop programming and housing designed to serve the aging and/or disabled homeless Veteran population.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert on VA and community based homeless and geriatric services and systems of care including suicide prevention for aging, at risk Veterans.
  • Responsible for educating the VISN and individual medical centers on the available resources and options to develop programming and housing across Homeless programs and GEC including community based, non-institutional residential care, housing, and services for aging Veterans.
  • Understand the intimidation of bureaucracy and will act as an advocate when it serves the best interest of Veterans.
  • Educate and encourage GEC and Homeless programs to advocate as appropriate within the medical center to develop/improve programming.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Virtual: This is a virtual position.
Functional Statement #: 000000
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period.
  • Subject to background/security investigation.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP).
  • Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details.


Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Education: Have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the School of Social Work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the master's degree in social work. Licensure: Must be licensed or certified by a state licensed or certified at the advanced practice level and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. English Language Proficiency: Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. 7403(f).
Grade Determinations:
    Experience/Education: One year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. Candidates may have certification or other post-master's degree training from a nationally recognized
  • professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship, or equivalent supervised professional experience.
  • Licensure/Certification: Individuals assigned as social worker program coordinator must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs.
  • Skill in coordinating and implementing one or more specialty program(s), across the facility.
  • Skill in local policy and practice development, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program as prescribed by the program handbook or national directive.
  • Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s).
  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external partners to further program goals and enhance patient centered care.
  • Ability to provide the full range of supervisory duties including assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluations; and selection of staff, training, and recommendation of awards, advancements, and when appropriate, disciplinary action.
  • Ability to oversee the fiscal matters of the functions supervised (including fund controls, contracts, and equipment expenditures), forecast resource and equipment needs, and administer the allocated budget.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure and impact on program operations.

  • Preferred Experience: Minimum 1-3 years experience in the following areas
    • Advanced knowledge and expert skill in program development.
    • Advanced knowledge of HUD-VASH and homeless systems of care, including HUD's Housing
      Choice Voucher Program.
    • Advanced knowledge of GEC and geriatric/aging systems of care.

    References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/120 PART II APPENDIX G39

    The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13.

    Physical Requirements: Physical aspects associated with work required of this assignment are typical for the occupation and would generally not require a pre-placement examination.
    Exceptions: A pre-placement examination is required for any occupation or assignment that requires the operation of a government-owned or -leased motor vehicle in order to properly carry out assigned duties. Examinations may also be required for any occupation or assignment that requires a pre-placement examination by virtue of another policy, regulation, or statute.


    IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

    Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: .

    Additional information

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

    Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .