The Caregiver Support Social Worker (CSSW) is assigned to Caregiver Support Program in the Social Work Service. The Caregiver Support Social Worker is assigned to Spokane, Washington and provides services across the VA Medical Center directly, indirectly, in person, telephonically or video conference. The incumbent will function in support of Caregivers, Veteran and family members. Duties may vary based on what positions are currently being offered. Examples of some of these duties may include: Assists the Caregiver Support Coordinator with the development and implementation of the Caregiver Support Program specific to their area of assignment and ensures compliance and collaboration with the local VA and the VA Central Office Caregiver Support Program initiatives; participates in initial eligibility assessments of Veterans and Caregivers for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers and the General Caregiver Program; Provides individual counseling and support to Caregivers enrolled in the program; Advises and collaborates with interdisciplinary teams throughout the health care system on Caregiver issues; Provides education and in-service training to health care system employees, Veterans, Families and Caregivers; Distributes educational materials provided by VA, local, state and National Caregiver organizations; Conducts Caregiver and family clinical interventions to facilitate the identification of Caregiver stress, psychiatric illness, emotional distress and social needs as treatment issues; Collaborate with the Patient Aligned Care Team, Mental Health and Geriatric Primary Care clinicians to provide Veteran and staff education on caregiver issues; Serves as a liaison between the VA and community agencies; Provides outreach presentations to community social service agencies, military Guard and Reserve units, Veteran Service organizations and other groups on VA caregiver benefits, programs and services; Provides outreach presentations to community social service agencies, military Guard and Reserve units, Veteran Service organizations and other groups on VA caregiver benefits, programs and services; Assists with the coordination of events and programs for the annual National Family Caregivers Month every November that includes announcement and advertising of month-long activities, mobilization of participants, educational sessions, caregiver recognition events and caregiver support programs. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599964900
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.