HUD-VASH Social Worker

Minneapolis, MN
Aug 03, 2018
Sep 02, 2018
The Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

The full time Social Worker serves in the Housing and Urban Development - Veterans Affairs Supported Housing(HUD-VASH) located in the Mental Health Service Line at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. HUD-VASH is an intensive case management program for chronically homeless veterans aimed at providing psychosocial services to veterans while residing in stable housing through HUD's Section 8 voucher system.
Current permanent VA employees should apply to CBDO-10273154-18-AHU.


Major Duties include, but are not limited to:

Independently performs case finding functions and outreach, identifying and screening patients for psychosocial needs. Incumbent must possess the knowledge and ability to independently implement treatment modalities, provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups.

Independently conducts psychosocial assessments. Develops treatment plans in collaboration with the veteran/family and with the interdisciplinary team. Must possess the skills to offer psychosocial interventions and measures outcomes to interventions.

Coordinates community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs and community agency programs.

Independently identifies high-risk patients and provides case management services. Provides crisis intervention services, seeking to address the cause as well as the presenting complaint, coordinates with family conferences and serves as liaison to family members.

Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with veterans and their families. Independently works with patients and families who are experience a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems utilizing individual, group and family counseling and therapy skills.

Independently provides consultation services to other staff regarding the psychosocial needs of veterans and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and adherence to treatment plan. Evaluates one's own practice through professional peer review, case conferences, and other organizational means.

Work Schedule: Days
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

50% or less - Travel within tour and also areas with catchment, such as Duluth, Rochester, Mankato, Chippewa Falls, etc

Supervisory status No

Promotion Potential 11


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