The Caregiver Support Program (CSP) Senior Social Worker under Social Work Service will assist in providing clinical services and interventions; program development; caregiver, Veteran and staff education on caregiver issues; community outreach; resource development; continuous quality improvement activities; and evaluation/consultation. Major duties include but are not limited to the following: The CSP Senior Social Worker assists and supports the informational and analytical systems to evaluate and enhance the quality of service provided to caregivers, families and Veterans. The CSP Senior Social Worker supports the development and implementation of information systems to track service activities including visits, referrals, caregiver demographics, equipment utilization and caregiver and Veteran satisfaction. The CSP Senior Social Worker participates in direct caregiver and Veteran contacts to identify and assess caregiver stress/burden and the development and application of directed clinical treatment interventions. The CSP Senior Social Worker collaborates with interdisciplinary teams throughout the medical center on caregiver issues, utilizes educational tools, and provides training focused on specific caregiver needs/issues. The CSP Senior Social Worker assists in providing education and in-service training to VASNHS employees, Veterans, families and caregivers. The CSP Senior Social Worker assists in facilitating caregiver support groups (face-to-face or VANTS telephone line), educational programs, and distributes educational materials provided by VA, local, state and national caregiver organizations. The CSP Senior Social Worker conducts caregiver and family clinical interventions to facilitate the identification of caregiver stress, psychiatric illness, emotional distress and social needs as treatment issues. Work Schedule: Full Time, 7:30am-4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.