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General Caregiver Support Program Social Worker (Program Coordinator)

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

The VA Eastern Colorado Veterans Health Care System (ECHCS), Social Work Service is currently recruiting for one (1) Social Worker (Program Coordinator) for the Caregiver Support Program at Aurora, Colorado Springs, Golden, or Pueblo in Colorado. Salary will be determined by the location you are located. This position requires the incumbent to operate a government vehicle and must be licensed to operate a motor vehicle. Submission of a valid driver's license must be included with application. [ "The Caregiver Support Program (CSP) is a rapidly expanding program. The mission of the Caregiver Support Program is to promote the health and well-being of family Caregivers who care for our nation's Veterans, through education, resources, support, and services. Under the VA MISSION Act, VA is significantly expanding services and supports provided to family Caregivers of Veterans of all eras. The Caregiver Support Coordinator (CSC) is a Social Work Program Coordinator whose primary responsibilities are to provide clinical evidence based services and interventions; program development; Caregiver, Veteran and staff education on Caregiver issues; community outreach; resource development; continuous quality improvement activities; and evaluation/consultation. In addition, the incumbent must be a skilled communicator capable of developing effective partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies as well as non-governmental organizations. The CSC is administratively responsible for the clinical programming and daily operations of the program. Develops policies and procedures for program operation and prepares reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use. The incumbent may be responsible for the program's budget and various control points assigned to the program within the assigned areas. The CSC manages and controls the use of data related to these programs regarding day to day functioning and program evaluation. In conjunction with the Program Manager, the incumbent plans, organizes, and directs administrative, operational, Caregiver, Veteran and personnel activities for the service. The CSP Social Worker Coordinator, Develops and 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. Administers information and analytical systems to evaluate and enhance the quality of service provided to Caregivers, families, and Veterans. Participates in direct Caregiver and Veteran contacts to identify and assess Caregiver stress/burden and the development and application of directed clinical treatment interventions. Advises and collaborates with interdisciplinary teams throughout the medical center on Caregiver issues. Creates educational tools, develops programs, and implements training focused on specific Caregiver needs/issues. Conducts Caregiver and family clinical interventions to facilitate the identification of Caregiver stress, psychiatric illness, emotional distress, and social needs as treatment issues. Provides referrals to VA medical and mental health treatment and to other VA services including VA benefits, community-based social services and other non-VA entitlement programs. Serves as the major consultant for information on negotiating the complex processes Caregivers, Veterans, and families encounter when interacting with government and community agencies. Will collaborate with the patient aligned care team, mental health clinicians, and specialty care providers to provide Veteran and staff education on Caregiver issues. Serves as a liaison between the VA and community agencies. Participates in Caregiver support activities in the local community and state to promote and recognize the role of the Caregiver. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., tour of duty negotiable upon hire\nTelework: Eligible\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required" ]

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Aurora , General Caregiver Support Program Social Worker (Program Coordinator), Other , Aurora, Colorado

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