This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The Local Recovery Coordinator is responsible for the recovery-oriented training James E. Van Zandt VAMC. The incumbent is responsible for coordinating facility recovery education plan for providers, Veterans and their families. Duties include but not limited to... Serve as a consultant to peer specialists Complete thorough psychosocial assessments and includes pertinent information in all the required areas of functioning in order to determine appropriate diagnoses and other treatment-related conclusions. Work independently with Veterans and their families who are experiencing a wide range of complicated medical, psychiatric, emotional, behavioral, and psychosocial problems. Appropriately utilize principles of human growth and development over the life span and will be able to assist Veterans in coping with the loss and grief experiences from disability and terminal illness. Coordinate care including serving as an advocate on behalf of the Veterans to ensure comprehensive service delivery and linking and referring Veterans to the VA Medical Center, VA Regional Offices and/or community agencies. Serve as the subject matter expert on VA and community resources, collaborating with other services providers. Provide crisis intervention services, seeking to address causation as well as presenting complaints. Provide consultation and education to Veterans and their families related to VA, community resources, VA benefits and specialty programs, and advance directives. Participate in program planning and development, advising the supervisor of shifting trends with caseloads and identifying the need for and making recommendations on program procedure or policy changes based upon work experiences. Support the administrative/clinical functions of the program by participating in quality assurance, policy and procedure development, program planning, preparation of reports and other duties as assigned. Utilize and assist in maintaining a data monitoring system to measure the efficacy of the program; assists in collecting local data for reports to local management, the VISN and national programs. Keep abreast of new developments in the field of mental health specifically PTSD, Substance Abuse, homelessness and health care, and, demonstrates the ability to incorporate this knowledge into practice. Establish and maintain positive working relationships with VA employees, VA volunteers, Veterans, customers, and stakeholders within the VA and in the community. May participate in the training of Psychologist and students. Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: May be responsible for a tour of duty that includes early morning, evenings, and/or weekends and participating in the On-Call rotation schedule to accommodate Veteran care needs during weekends, holidays, evenings, and nights. Telework: Negotiable upon hire, this position is not a remote position. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Selectee will also be able to choose from the following duty locations attached to Altoona -James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center DuBois (Clearfield County) VA Outpatient Clinic Huntingdon County CBOC Indiana County CBOC Johnstown VA Outpatient Clinic (Cambria County) State College (Centre County) VA Outpatient Clinic
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.