This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The VA Northern California Health Care system is currently recruiting for a Senior Social worker for the Social Work Service at the Mather location. This position provides care to inpatient/outpatient units and Emergency Department as assigned. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Employs, establishes, and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with veterans and/or their families who are experiencing medical, psychiatric, emotional, behavioral, and psychosocial problems. Facilitates action for community placements through collaboration with veterans and their families as well as interdisciplinary treatment team members to ensure that appropriate community placements are completed Complete assessments to determine the presenting problem, to determine in-home factors impacting the problem, and to determine obstacles to treatment and/or discharge and to follow through with recommended treatments. Performing discharge planning, screening/assessment, treatment planning/goal setting, advocacy, referral to service providers, resource usage/development, coordination of non-institutional and institutional services, crisis intervention, education/health promotion and prevention, and supportive counseling. Participates through collaboration with veterans and family as well as interdisciplinary treatment team members in the development and implementation of treatment goals, interventions, and discharge plans. Serves as a liaison between veterans and/or their families and VA and community resources to ensure thorough delivery of services. Provides consultation and education to veterans and their families regarding community resources, VA benefits and specialty programs, and advance directives. Identifies high-risk patients and seeks assistance in facilitating appropriate interventions. Provides consultation to treatment team and other staff members regarding psychosocial needs of veterans and/or their families and the impact of the identified psychosocial problems on the veteran's health care planning and compliance with treatment. Work Schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. Provides weekend and holiday coverage for the inpatient units and Emergency Department as assigned. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This announcement has been extended to get a wider pool of applicants. Applicants who have applied before do not need to re-apply.
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.