WHAT YOU WILL DO: This position is responsible for providing intensive case management services to the most vulnerable at-risk Veterans that have been discharged from the VA Medical Center or other non-VA local area hospitals after a period of acute inpatient care to help achieve a more adaptive level of psychosocial functioning while in the Recuperative Care Program. Working within a comprehensive team of skilled professionals, the case manager and recuperative care team provide intensive support addressing individual Veteran’s needs to help get them back to self-sufficiency.
• Provides trauma informed intensive case management for severely medically frail and/or mentally ill Veterans, who have been discharged from the VA or non-VA local area hospitals and centers
• Provides direct service to Veterans in areas including but not limited to self-care skills, adaptive coping, education of the process of illness and recovery, social skills enhancement, healthy lifestyle maintenance, vocational rehabilitation as appropriate and advocacy as deemed appropriate
• Provides therapeutic, rehabilitative, and recovery services which shall be determined according to the needs of the Veteran as deemed necessary
• Develops and implements individual care plans addressing the identified individual biopsychosocial needs and services necessary along with consultation with the Veteran and VA liaison or appropriate VA staff
• Conducts discharge planning to appropriate long-term transitional or permanent housing, including referrals and application assistance
• Responds to crisis situations with Veteran residents and provides access to emergency care as needed
• Conducts weekly case conference meetings and as needed individual or group consultation with the Veteran and RCP staff and VA liaison or appropriate VA staff
• Maintains a flexible schedule and provides services on-site during hours that best suit the Veteran’s needs and the needs of the VA San Diego Healthcare System as deemed necessary
• Establishes and maintains collaborative professional relationships with community providers, VASD and other referral sources
• Responsible for VA contract activities including outreach, enrollment, placement, training, and follow-up to ensure that all projected goals are met for the contract
• Displays knowledge of scope of requirements and provides case management services in accordance with the specifications outlined by the VA-VASDHS and Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program contract requirements
• Monitors all rosters, databases and logs to ensure compliance within VA contract and guidelines as well as in-house reporting and documentation processes
• Ensures compliance with program goals/objectives and provides both clinical and administrative required documentation
• Transport clients using company vehicle or accompanies clients to appointments in the community as deemed necessary
• Participates in program staff meetings, trainings and other agency or VA meetings
• Performs additional duties as deemed necessary
EXPERIENCE / EDUCATION
• Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) or Master’s Degree with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) required
• Must be currently registered and in good standing with the State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Social Worker (ASW), Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT)
• License-eligible preferred, must obtain license within 6 months of hire
• 1+ years of relevant work experience required
• Knowledge of substance use disorders preferred
Paid Time Off – Three weeks to start!
Paid Holidays – 13 scheduled
Flexible Work Schedules
Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
AD&D / Group Life Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts – Medical and Dependent Care
Matched 401(k) Retirement Plan
Early Release Days!
Work Anniversary Bonuses!
Tuition Reimbursement and Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility
Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
Casual Work Environment
Professional Growth and Career Development Opportunities
Interfaith is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, pregnancy, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, nationality, sex, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Interfaith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
About Interfaith Community Services
Founded in 1979 in direct response to rising rates of hunger and homelessness in North San Diego County, Interfaith Community Services works to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness by Helping People Help Themselves. Interfaith is the most comprehensive non-profit social services agency in North County, providing both immediate safety net services and long-term, life-changing programs designed to meet the holistic needs of people in crisis. Together, in partnership with 250+ diverse faith communities, more than 650 recurrent volunteers, and a growing staff of over 200, Interfaith provides a safe haven and pathway towards self-sufficiency for more than 17,000 community members annually.