The Department of Veteran Affairs are seeking to hire Social Workers in many areas (Homeless Veterans, Women’s Health, Housing and Urban Development and VA Supportive Housing programs and more).
Opportunities available in San Francisco, Ukiah, Clearlake, Santa Rosa, Oakland, San Bruno, Eureka
The Social Worker provides Veterans with a range of social work services, including assessment and referrals, clinical treatment, short-term case management, advocacy and service coordination, and linkage with VA and community services. This is accomplished in concert with other members of the Medical Center/Clinic interdisciplinary teams.
The Social Worker possesses knowledge and is sensitive to the needs of the homeless population. The incumbent has knowledge and experience in the use of medical, mental health, and substance abuse treatment modalities. Can complete a comprehensive psychosocial assessment to identify strengths, needs, social support systems, disabilities, and barriers to accessing housing and available treatment options. Has general knowledge of Veteran's benefits and services related to special programs, service-connected compensation, non-service-connected pensions, and benefits that are available on the federal and state levels, and through city/county social services.
The Social Worker is aware of the special challenges in working with Veterans with co-morbid physical, mental health and substance abuse diagnoses, and is able to work with Veteran populations. The Social Worker also is responsible for outreach to homeless Veterans and can work confidently with city/county agencies to increase resources for "on-the-street" or marginally housed Veterans. The goal is to increase stability in Veterans' lives and assist Veterans in returning to independent, healthy, productive lifestyles. The Social Worker is familiar with community resources and can assist and refer Veterans to appropriate community service providers.
Competitive Salary (varies by location and experience)
Full Federal benefits package (Health, Life, Vision, Dental, Retirement, etc.)
Paid vacation, paid sick days, and ten paid federal holidays
Leadership development and training in our VCS University.
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.