Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 955697 (Include # )

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?

Licensure:  Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice CLINICAL  social work at the master’s degree level.  Current state requirements may be found on the OHRM website

RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION BONUS NOT AUTHORIZED

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.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .  

Duties

Salary and grade level is contingent upon a review and determination made by the Professional Standards Board based on education, qualifications, experience, and credentials.

NOTE:  Please read vacancy announcement carefully.  You must apply online or fax your documents.

***YOU MUST INCLUDE OF 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf). Failure to submit a current, completed and signed OF 306, dated within the past year, will result in your application not being considered. This form must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement. Please refer to the "Required Documents" section of this announcement for further guidance. ***

Social Worker provides Veterans and caregivers participating in the home-based dementia care program with high quality case management, clinical treatment and advocacy.  S/he is responsible for completing comprehensive geriatric psychosocial assessments in the veteran’s homes, developing a treatment plan and setting achievable treatment goals with the Veteran/family in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Geriatric Medicine/Psychiatry team members.  The social worker will include psychosocial problems, home safety issues, and caregiver stressors as part of the interdisciplinary treatment plan.  Responsible for ongoing assessments and follow ups, providing support, counseling and education on dementia care and behavioral management, and updating treatment plans as necessary given the changing needs as health/cognitive status changes.