Social Worker Caregiver Support Coordinator
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
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1 vacancy in the following location:
The Caregiver Support Coordinator (CSC) at VA Puget Sound Health
Care System is administratively responsible for the clinical
programming and daily operations of the program. The Incumbent's
primary responsibilities are to provide program development;
caregiver, Veteran and staff education on caregiver issues;
community outreach; resource development; and continuous quality
improvement activities; evaluation/consultation and limited clinical
evidence based services and interventions.
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The duties of the Caregiver Support Coordinator include but are not
limited to the following:
- Developing and implementing the Caregiver Support Program
collaboration with local facility and the VA Central Office
Caregiver Support Program initiatives.
- Developing and implementing information systems to track service
equipment utilization and caregiver and Veteran satisfaction
administers. Uses information and analytical systems to evaluate
and enhance the quality of service provided to caregivers,
families and Veterans.
- Collecting, analyzing, and reporting program data to local
National Caregiver Support Program, Care Management and Social
Work Service, Office of Patient Care Services. Evaluates program
progress and outcomes and utilizes data to continuously modify
and improve the program and processes.
- Preparing reports as requested by the Medical Center, VISN and
- Collaborating with the with other clinical staff and program
education and training) sensitive to the issues of the
caregivers who are providing care to our youngest returning
- Conducting caregiver and family clinical interventions to
illness, emotional distress and social needs as treatment
issues. Advises and collaborates with interdisciplinary teams
throughout the medical center on caregiver issues.
- Collaborating with the patient aligned care team, mental health
staff education on caregiver issues. . Provides ongoing
consultation and support to colleagues regarding caregiver
- Providing education and outreach to internal and external
implements training focused on specific caregiver needs/issues.
Providing education and in-service training to VAMC employees,
Veterans, families and caregivers.
- Developing and facilitating caregiver support groups
Distributing educational materials provided by VA, local, state
and national caregiver organizations.
- Developing a library of caregiver support information material
specialty clinic settings.
- Providing referrals to VA medical and mental health treatment
community-based social services and other non-VA entitlement
- Serving as the major consultant for the medical center and
complex processes caregivers, Veterans and families encounter
when interacting with government and community agencies.
- Staying abreast of current federal and state legislation
caregiving in an environment that is safe for both themselves
and the Veteran.
- Maintaining a knowledge base of current theory and treatment
conferences, clinic seminars and teleconferences, and materials
distributed through VA and private sector sources.
- Serving as a liaison between the VA and community agencies.
- Participating actively in caregiver support activities in the
- Responsible for implementing and on-going maintenance of a VA
- Working with VA Public Affairs officer to promote the Care giver
- Coordinating the events and programs for the annual National
announcement and advertising of month long activities,
mobilization of participants, educational sessions, caregiver
recognition events and caregiver support programs.
- Performing a wide range of services and provides technical
data to state, local, and private agencies, and universities.
- Documenting social work interventions and activities in the
hand off when transferring patient care.
- Supervising, directing and assigning work of designated staff
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Training-Service Agreement and Mobility Agreement required
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement,
- Education. Have a master's degree in social work from a
Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that
are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the
school of social work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in
social work may not be substituted for the master's degree in
social work. Verification of the degree can be made by going to
the CSWE website to verify if that social work degree meets the
accreditation standards for a master of social work.
- Licensure/Certification. Persons hired or reassigned to
licensed or certified from a State, Territory, Commonwealth of
the US or the District of Columbia to independently practice
social work at the master's degree level. Current state
requirements may be found on the OHRM website.
Must Demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- In-depth knowledge of the program coordinated, and demonstrated
practice guidelines for the program.
- Knowledge and skill in management/administration, which includes
- Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the
- Ability to organize work, set priorities, meet multiple
- Ability to provide training, orientation, consultation and
Preferred Experience: Experience must demonstrate possession of
advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively
more professional competency. May have certification or other
post-mater's degree from nationally recognized professional
organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course