Veterans Administration Homeless Veterans

Project Overview

Customer: The Department of Veterans Affairs, VISN17 Network Contracting Activity, Olin E. Teague Veterans Medical Center

Contract Type: Fixed Firm Price

NAICS: 611430 – Professional and Development and Management Training

Program Background:

The JAS Training Team provided training sessions for Social Workers, Mental Health clinicians, Peer Support Specialists and Nurses employed in the Homeless Veterans Program at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System.

VA’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program (HCHV) operates at 133 sites, where extensive outreach, physical and psychiatric health exams, treatment, referrals and ongoing case management are provided to homeless veterans with mental health problems, including substance abuse. VA’s specialized programs for homeless Veterans serve hundreds of thousands of homeless and at-risk Veterans each year.

The Subject Matter Expert (SME) trainer, Ken Kraybill, has 18 years of experience in homeless services, 13 years of experience providing clinical supervision for Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) mental health team serving multiple sites in downtown Seattle, WA, and was an Affiliate Instructor at the University of Washington School of Social Work for graduate and undergraduate practicum students.

Accomplishments

  • JAS was awarded the Department of Veterans Affairs, VISN17 Network Contracting Activity, Olin E. Teague Veterans Medical Center, Motivational Interviewing & Transtheoretical Model Training contract on August 3rd, 2017.
  • Provided professional development training to 50 VA employees.
  • Each employee trained received a certificate of training and 12 continuing education units which is part of their annual requirements.
  • Received an Excellent Rating for Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting (CPAR) from the Contract Officer.
  • JAS Staff provided the nations premier subject matter expert in the area of homelessness focused on Motivational Interviewing & Transtheoretical Model training process.
  • Student training end of course survey average scored a 97% (Exceeds Standards) for JAS training team performance.