Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 877644 (Include # on all documents)

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.  How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

 

These vacancies are advertised at the range of grades covered by the VA qualifications standard.  As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

 

NOTE:  The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12.  The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-12.  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply

Duties

CLC Hospice Senior Social Worker

Provides a variety of psychosocial assessments and services, end of life planning, short-term solution focused counseling and family services with individual Veterans and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems; and, instruct social work students, residents, interns and fellows. Incumbent provides consultation/education to staff and service providers, the collection and maintenance of data, and the supervision of students. The senior social worker is assigned the coordination and evaluation of Palliative Care Consults and referrals. The incumbent provides services at an advanced practice level to Veterans and their family members, to assure biological, psychological, social and environmental needs are addressed. Veterans treated come from a wide geographic area with healthcare and psychosocial needs that are complex and require a high degree of clinical oversight and creative problem-solving.  This position is responsible for the social work intern program; is the liaison between universities, students and VANTHCS.

Women’s Program Senior Social Worker

Responsible for clinical program development and is accountable for clinical program effectiveness and modification of service patterns. Provides regular outreach to community agencies and Universities to target the Women Veteran population to inform them about health care services available through the VA Healthcare System. The incumbent is involved in treatment/care planning, case management, crisis intervention, brief solution focused counseling, advocacy, psycho social education, and coordinating  linkages with appropriate VA and community service providers/agencies as needed by the Veteran. This is accomplished in collaboration with other members of the Interdisciplinary team as appropriate.

NOTE:  Women’s Senior Social Worker will have to be able to obtain a VA drivers license and travel in the community in a VA vehicle. This position requires frequent travel into the community and ability to get in and out of a car several times per day.

OEF/OIF/OND Combat Veterans Senior Social Worker

Senior Social worker provides case management services; must have a high level of skill in assessing and treating the complicated psychosocial problems. Case management services are provided across all levels and sites of care with a focus on assisting Veterans and their families maximize rehabilitation and treatment potential and achieve satisfying and productive emotional and social functioning. Requires excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills to work with a multidisciplinary team and coordinate services across all systems of care. Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) veterans experience highly complex health or mental health problems. Position may require occasional after hours assignments to attend outreach events or travel into the community to visit Veterans.

NOTE: OEF/OIF/OND Senior Social Worker may have to travel to community events or see Veterans in the community. Must be able to obtain a government license.

Spinal Cord Injury Home Care Senior Social Worker

Services provided include but not limited to psychosocial assessments, pre-discharge planning, short-term, solution focused counseling with individuals and families who may be in crisis, education and referral for resources and benefits, completes clinical reminders, mental health screenings, suicide risk screening and post-intervention follow-up. The SCI patient population has highly complex health or mental health issues that impact all areas of their life and require advance clinical skills to address their psychosocial issues. Responsibilities will also include consultation/education of staff and service providers, the collection and maintenance of statistical data, program planning evaluation and modification, and the supervision of students as assigned.

NOTE: SCI Home Care Senior Social Worker will have to be able to obtain a VA drivers license. This position requires daily travel into the community to Veteran’s homes. Requires the ability to get in and out of a car several times per day and travel up to at 100 miles from the Dallas VA.

 

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 pm or 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

(All positions may require occasional extended hours due to patient care needs).

 

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

 

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification will be required before an appointment can be given.