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 A relocation/recruitment incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates. The VA Northern California Health Care System is currently recruiting for a GS-12 Senior Social Worker at the McClellan Location for the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) program. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Performs specialized treatment of complex physical or mental illness. Incumbent incorporates complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of veteran patients, including making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. Provides a comprehensive psychosocial assessment and integrates it into an overall plan of care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary treatment team, the veteran, family members, and significant others, whenever possible. Provides and coordinates orientation and training of new Northern California HBPC staff. Provides consultation for difficult/ complex cases. Offers consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients treated in specialty areas, including social work in palliative area and gerontology, rendering professional opinions based on experience and expertise and role modeling effective social work practice skills. Makes psychosocial diagnosis and offer psychosocial interventions, and then measures outcomes to interventions. Provides individual, group, and family psychotherapy and advanced level case management interventions used in the treatment of veterans with polytrauma injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions, and other serious disorders. Coordinates community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs and community agency programs. Identifies and prioritizes high-risk patients and provides case management services. Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with veterans and their families. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 4:30 PM. Alternate work schedule available, Monday through Friday 0730-1700 or 0800-1730 with every other Wednesday or Thursday off. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This announcement will remain open until filled, with applicants being referred every three weeks to the selecting official.
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.