The Caregiver Support Program (CSP) Social Worker provides clinical, evidence-based services and interventions to the caregiver and veteran. Conducts face-to-face assessment monitoring via home visits or assessment monitoring via telephone or telehealth at intervals determined by the National and/or local Caregiver Support Program. Is part of a team that consists of Caregiver Support Coordinators and Nurses to fulfill the requirements of the Caregiver Support Program. PLEASE VIEW ANNOUNCEMENT DIRECTLY FROM WWW.USAJOBS.GOV. PAY ATTENTION TO HIRING PATH CLARIFICATION, REQUIREMENTS SECTION, AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SECTION. Collect and report program data. Create agency Program of General Support plan and maintain plan monthly in a web-based platform. Coordinate and host meetings to support the Caregiver Support Program. Coordinate and host Caregiver events. Collaborate with VA agency staff and community agencies. Maintain and research local/national resources available for Caregivers. Make referrals as needed. Complete minimum standards and strong practices determined by the National Caregiver Support Program. Complete required trainings and provide the program/support to caregivers. Educate Caregivers/Veterans of services available. Complete intake assessments of Veterans/Caregivers into the PGCSS program and maintain on-going support. Will be compliant with the fiscal year (mandatory training requirements of the Health Care System. May serve on committees, councils, workgroups, and/or task forces. He/She obtains and/or participates in continuing education. Engages in peer consultation to other CSP staff regarding challenging Veteran and/or Caregiver circumstances. Implements the Caregiver Support program specific to his/her area of assignment and ensures compliance and collaboration with local facility and the VA Central Office Caregiver Support Program initiatives. Participates in direct caregiver and Veteran contacts to identify and assess caregiver stress/burden and provide referrals for clinical support. Collaborates with the Caregiver Support Coordinator and interdisciplinary teams throughout the medical center, when needed, on caregiver issues. Conducts initial, quarterly, interim, and annual home assessments via in-home, telephone, or telehealth interviews. The purpose of the in-home assessment is to support the caregiver, facilitate the identification of caregiver stress, psychiatric illness, emotional distress and social needs as treatment issues. Professional judgment, 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 in-home assessment includes a mental health assessment and for Veterans who are admitted into the Caregiver Support Program due to both a psychological and physical injury, may be accompanied by an RN or other medical provider. Participates, as needed; in caregiver support activities in the local community and state to promote and recognize the role of the caregiver. May collaborate with the Caregiver Support Coordinator to establish a caregiver support protocol (resources, education and training) sensitive to the issues of the caregivers who are providing care Veterans. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600031800
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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.