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Social Worker Job in LONG BEACH, CA

Social Worker Job in LONG BEACH, CA

Vacancy No. VR-1945046-MPP-17-56-BMC-BU Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $56,075.00 to $88,194.00 Grade 09 to 11
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 4/19/2017 Close Date 10/20/2017
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Social Worker

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

2 vacancies in the following location:

  • Long Beach, CA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Wednesday 4/19/2017

Closes Friday 10/20/2017

  • Salary Range
    $56,075.00 to $88,194.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Promotion Potential
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    US Citizens and Status Candidates
  • Control Number
  • Job Announcement Number
Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1945046

This Announcement is open for multiple positions within VA Long Beach Healthcare System (VALBHS) Social Work Service Department.

Candidates are encourage to apply early.

This announcement is to fill vacancies on an open continuous basis while posted.

An "Open Continuous Announcement" is an announcement that a facility uses to establish a pool of qualified candidates. Any resumes submitted are considered active for 3 months from the date of receipt. Selections may be made any time a vacancy becomes available.  Your resume may be forwarded to the hiring manager. Nothing further is required from you unless an offer of employment is made, at which time you will be asked to provide any additional documents necessary.

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – 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 care to Veterans?


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/


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.


The social workers for this announcement are assigned to Social Work Services and work is performed on the campus of the VA Long Beach Healthcare System (VALB), Long Beach, CA. The multiple positions recruiting are assigned to various inpatient and outpatient programs to include Inpatient Medicine Service; Outpatient Extended Care Programs, Outpatient PACT-Primary Care and Inpt Psychiatry Unit. The incumbent is an independent licensed social worker (GS-11) and/or registered associate social worker (ASW) with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Current social work practice skills are demonstrated by: clinical experience in acute/complex healthcare settings; utilizes shared decisions making skills with patients in developing individualized admission assessments, discharge planning and or coordination of care plan; knowledge, skill and/or experience working with adults who have a variety of acute or complex medical, emotional and/or resource issues; knowledge and/or skill is the assessment of domestic and intimate partner violence, all forms of abuse and CA mandatory reporting requirements; knowledge and/or experience working as a part of an inpt or outpt multidisciplinary team; demonstrates ability to be proactive in communicating between the patient/family and the multidisciplinary team; ability to work in fast-paced clinical hospital/healthcare settings.

· Inpatient Medical/Surgical units- specialized population: adults Inpt acute and general medicine, intensive care and surgical settings; care provided to those with multiple medical conditions; proactively assesses discharge to home or community programs and responsible to assure potential barriers affecting discharge are addressed; adapt clinical social work skills to effectively meet functions assigned in a high-paced setting with multiple admission and discharges.

· Inpatient Acute Psychiatry- specialized population: adults Inpt Acute and Gero psychiatric settings; care provided to those with multiple acute mental health conditions; work with LPS conservatorships; use community mental health approach; coordinate discharges to home or community programs; adapt clinical social work skills to effectively meet functions assigned in a high-paced inpatient setting with multiple admission and discharges.

· Geriatric Extended Care Programs - Community Living Center, Community Nursing Home, Community Residential Care - specialized population: adults Inpatient and outpatient geriatrics; acute and short stay rehabilitation; psycho-educational support, transitioning care and end of life planning; assist Veterans/Caregivers conservatorship, ombudsman, follow-up visits community Nursing Homes; adapt clinical social work skills to effectively meet functions assigned geriatric  and rehabilitative care, family/Caregiver report, death and end of life planning and support.

· Patient Care Aligned Teams (PACT) – outpatient Primary Care teamlet(s) – Specialized adult population: multi-medical conditions and psychosocial, function as a multidisciplinary team; provide various levels of care management, assess and provides psychosocial resources.

VALB serves as a  medical and mental healthcare training facility and social workers work with other disciplines that rotate as a part their training program; demonstrate skills a providing education of advanced care planning; demonstrate skills documenting clinical care using an electronic medical record system; ability to provide care in the non-traditional office setting-such as shared work space; clinical care may take place, bed side, medical units hallways, group rooms, and/or over the phone and the social worker is often mobile, moving from varying units, floors or buildings.

This medical center operates 24 hours, seven days per week and you may be required to work days, evenings, nights, holidays, and/or weekends, to include modification in shifts and/or tours of duty, to meet medical center and patient care needs.

Per VHA Directive, all qualified social workers are responsible to provide after-hours on-call to the Emergency Department. Qualified social workers may volunteer for a calendar year on-call rotation schedule. In the event there are not enough volunteers, all qualified social workers will be assigned and rotated to the calendar year on-call schedule by the Chief, Social Work Svcs. Compensation is provided when after hour's on-call.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING APPLICATION PROCESS AND MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS: Request for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. Human Resource Management Service will not go to employee personnel files for this information. If you do not submit the required documents, you will not receive consideration for this position. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Functional Statement Title/#:600-9072A/8445A

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Local Travel required - Must possess a valid Driver License

Relocation Authorized

  • No
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Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Michael W. Fields
Phone: (562)826-8000x26892


VHA Long Beach HCS
Human Resources Management
5901 E 7th Street
Long Beach

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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