This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The VA Northern California Health Care system is currently recruiting for a GS-12 Social Worker (Program Coordinator) for the Geriatrics and Extended Care Service in the McClellan location. The incumbent serves as the Program Coordinator for the Medical Foster Home(MFH) program. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Participate in the development, evaluation, and communication of standards, policies, and procedures, and plans of care for the MFH program. Prepare reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use. Conducts agency audits as needed. Complete an initial screening of Veterans to determine whether they meet eligibility criteria for inclusion in the MFH program. Serve as a liaison between the contracted MFH provider and Veteran and/or family. Serve as a liaison between the contracted MFH provider and Veteran and/or family. Recruits prospective MFH caregivers and homes. Reviews MFH caregiver applications and determines if applicants are suitable to proceed based on requirements outlined in 1141.02(1) (Medical Foster Home Program Procedures) and VHA Handbook 1140.01 (Community Residential Care Program). Coordinates the pre-approval inspections of all prospective medical foster homes as well as the annual inspections of all approved medical foster homes, to include coordination with interdisciplinary inspection team members, conducting the on-site inspection, compiling the survey report, and following up on all corrective action plans. Reviews VA and community resources which may be used to provide in-home services to Veterans. The social worker is also responsible for developing a resource file of VA and community social service programs and will refer the Veteran to needed services. Provides education related to VA and community resources, entitlements, Advance Directives/Living Will, Life-Sustaining Treatment decisions, and will refer Veterans and/or families to other GEC programs or appropriate VA resource for identified health education needs. Coordinates referrals to non-institutional services in collaboration with team members. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Irregular tour of duty and/or weekends, depending on the needs of the program and/or service may be required. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Telework, if approved, would be on a on a regularly scheduled basis, but this is not a virtual or remote position. ???????This announcement has been extended to 6/21/2021 for a wider applicant pool. Applicants who have applied before 6/4/2021, do not need to apply again.
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