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    This is an External job announcement. Only current permanent RCS employees and VA Nationwide should apply under this announcement. If you do not meet this requirement, please apply under announcement number CBEJ-10482618-19-LRF opening May 15, 2019. Veterans Preference is not used on internal announcements. If you wish to apply using your Veterans Preference, you may apply under the external announcement as well.

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    As a Social Worker, you will provide readjustment counseling which includes individual and group counseling to veterans and family members over issues of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and related psychological difficulties, marital and family issues, substance abuse, employment, military sexual trauma, homelessness, bereavement, and other issues impacting upon a veteran's ability to successfully re-enter civilian society. The following duties as a Social Worker include but are not limited to:

    Screening/Assessment - Within the first three sessions, the social worker will complete a psycho-social assessment and military history. This information gathering will be directed toward identification of problem areas that hamper a veteran's successful readjustment to civilian life.
    Treatment Planning/Goal Setting - The social worker is responsible for developing a unique treatment plan that reflects a course of therapeutic intervention that will address the needs identified in the assessment.
    Resource Usage/Development - The social worker is responsible for using the current social work resource file of the Vet Center and community social service programs and enhancing the content to the benefit of veterans.
    Advocacy - The social worker understands the capacities and operational characteristics of agencies and bureaucracies external to the Vet Center and will act as an advocate in accessing assistance from these agencies when it serves the best interest of the veteran/family without fostering dependency and preserving the right of the veteran client to exercise choice.
    Crisis Intervention - The social worker is experienced in assessing whether a veteran client may be at risk of harm to self or others.
    Education/Health promotion - The social worker provides education or facilitates education to elements external to the Vet Center and to veteran and family members on a variety of health and benefit topics common to combat veterans based on age, injury or combat theatre.

    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m May be required to work some evenings and weekends.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0185 Social Work

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/533956700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.