Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1939890

OUR MISSION: 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?
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 and leadership positions 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

NOTE:  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

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

Note: This job announcement has been amended to reflect "veterans will receive first consideration".


The incumbent is assigned to the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Center at the Seattle VA Medical Center. This position requires a social worker who has experience at the advanced practice level working with highly complex newly injured spinal cord patients.

The Social Worker functions as an independent advanced practice professional and is responsible to provide a variety of services for Veterans, to include but not limited to:

- Independently provide clinical, psychosocial and case management services at an advanced practice level to eligible veterans and family members;

- Conduct psychosocial assessments;

- Treatment planning with other disciplines;

- Provides consultation and guidance to colleagues and staff;

- Implement the written treatment plan;

- Develops and implements methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practices and services;

- Provide Case management;

 - Provide a full range of social work services within commonly accepted standards of social work practice;

- Document social work interventions and activities;

- Other Duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:00am–4:30pm, some evenings and weekend may be required.


1. Veterans will receive first consideration.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No