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.
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.