The Social Worker of this position serves as a social worker for the Non-Institutional Long-Term Care (NILTC) program within Social Work Service. The Social Worker assumes the technical and administrative responsibility for the management of the Homemaker/Home Health Aid (H/HHA) Program, Non-Institutional Respite Program and Veterans Direct Home and Community Based. Functional duties include, but are not limited to: The Caregiver Support Social Worker assists the Caregiver Support Coordinator with development and implementation of the Caregiver Support Program specific to their area of assignment and ensures compliance and collaboration with the local VA and the VA Central Office Caregiver Support Program initiatives. The Social Worker conducts Caregiver and family clinical interventions to facilitate the identification of Caregiver stress, psychiatric illness, emotional distress and social needs as treatment issues. Professional judgement, including the knowledge of normal and abnormal behavior, is an inherent competency applied in daily interactions with caregivers and the Veterans they care for. The Social Worker serves as a consultant for information on negotiating the complex processes Caregivers, Veterans and families encounter when interacting with government and community agencies. As a Caregiver Support Social Worker, the Social Worker stays abreast of current Federal and State legislation directed at assisting caregivers to continue to provide caregiving in an environment that is safe for both themselves and the Veteran. The Social Worker will maintain a knowledge base of current theory and treatment modalities by reading professional journals, attending conferences, clinical seminars and teleconferences, and materials distributed through VA and private sector sources. The Social Worker will collaborate with the Patient Aligned Care Team, Mental Health and Geriatric Primary Care clinicians to provide the Veteran and staff education on caregiver issues. The Social Worker, in collaboration with other clinical staff and program managers, will establish a caregiver support protocol (resources, education and training) sensitive to the issues of the caregivers who are providing care to our youngest returning Veterans. Provides outreach presentations to community social service agencies, military guard and reserve units, Veteran Service organizations and other groups on VA caregiver benefits, programs and services. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.