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Job Title:Social Work (Caregiver Support Coordinator)
Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:11-481701AM
$81,460.00 to $105,897.00 / Per Year
Thursday, December 29, 2011 to Friday, January 20, 2012
Full Time - Temporary NTE 5 years
1 vacancy(s) - Martinez, CAView Map
United States Citizens
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 583039 
*Grade to be determined by Professional Standards Board upon evaluation of experience and education.
 *Salary to be determined by Professional Standards Board upon evaluation of experience and education.
 This is a bargaining unit position.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Exempt

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? 

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

·         U. S. Citizenship
·         Must pass pre-employment examination
·         English Language Proficiency required
·         Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
·         Background and-or Security Investigation required
·         Licensure, Certification or Registration required
Incumbent serves as a Caregiver Support Coordinator (CSC) whose primary responsibilities are to provide clinical services, program development, community outreach, resource development, continuous quality improvements activities, and evaluations/consultation and patient/staff education on care giving issues.  The CSC is administratively responsible for the clinical programming and daily operation of the program, as well as, manages data related to the program. The CSC collaborates clinical social work practice with caregiver resources within the Northern California Healthcare System (NCHCS) and with state/local government and private sector healthcare and social services agencies.  As an independent clinical social work practitioner, the CSC is assigned to work with multiple VA healthcare services and with community agencies, leaders and organizations where he/she has no access to social work clinical supervision.  The CSC is responsible for developing and establishing linkages and collaborating VA caregiver support efforts with community healthcare and various social agencies.

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday

Recruitment and/or relocation expenses are not authorized
·         Citizenship:  Must be a citizen of the United States
·         Education:  Applicants must have a Master's Degree in Social Work from a school of social work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.  Submit copy of transcripts or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.  All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency.  (Transcripts required; unofficial copy will be accepted).
·         Licensure:  Must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level which includes an AWSB advanced generalist or clinical examination.

 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-12 LEVEL: Individuals assigned as social work program coordinators must have at least two years of social work experience that demonstrated possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency.


References :    VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G39, SOCIAL WORKER QUALIFICATION STANDARD available in the local Human Resources Office

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.  Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:  All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. ***
Veterans' Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.   You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

You will be evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAO's) during your assessment questionnaire.  Applicants who meet the qualification and basic requirements will be further evaluated by the Professional Standards Board for this occupation to determine the extent to which their work or related experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, and supervisory appraisal, etc., indicate they possess the KSAOs listed below.  All applicants should provide clear, concise examples that show the level of accomplishment or degree to which they possess the KSAO in their CV or resume.  Incomplete, vague or contradictory information may affect the rating.  Please review carefully before making an online response selection.  Your application, resume and supporting documents will be used to verify your response.

In-depth knowledge of the program coordinated, and demonstrated knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program.
Knowledge and skill in management/administration, which includes supervision, consultation, negotiation, and monitoring.
Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program.
Ability to organize work, set priorities, meet multiple deadlines, and evaluate assigned program area(s).
Ability to provide training, orientation, consultation and guidance within clinical specialization of practice.
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at .
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 
Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:  Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.   VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.  This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850c IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.   You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.  Please see this guide ( for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.  Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.  Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.
Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account ( ) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.
If you cannot apply online:
1.    Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
2.    Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire:
3.    Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
4.    Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:
1.    Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 583039.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
2.    Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, January 20, 2012.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1.     CV or Resume.
2.     VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at (required).
3.     Occupational Questionnaire
4.     Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at  This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.
5.     If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required).   Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at  
6.     If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).
Elizabeth Inman
Phone: (925)372-2699
Agency Information:
VHA Northern California HCS Sacramento
Department of Veterans Affairs
150 Muir Road
Human Resources Management Service
Martinez, CA
After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified

Anthony Morris
Human Resources Specialist
(Recruitment & Staffing)
VA Northern California Health Care System
150 Muir Road, Attn:  05/MTZ
Martinez, CA  94553
(925) 525-9658   Fax: (925) 372-2139

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