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Date: Aug 10, 2019

Location: DAYTONA BEACH, FL, US, 32117

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Requisition No: 67807 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50001552 

Salary:  $47,000 - $53,000 

Posting Closing Date: 08/31/2019 

Emory L. Bennett State Veterans' Nursing Home

Daytona Beach, Volusia County


Shift:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Starting Annual Salary Range: $47,000 - $53,000

Paid Bi-weekly


Excellent retirement package and optional deferred compensation plan.  Health, vision, dental, disability, and other supplemental insurance available at reasonable premium rates.  Paid vacation and sick leave.  Nine (9) paid holidays and personal day.  Tuition waiver available for State Universities and Community Colleges - up to six (6) credits per semester.  Plus Much More!

***Other vacant positions may be filled from this advertisement within six (6) months of the Closing Date***



  • Incumbent must be licensed as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and three (3) years of professional social work experience (a master’s degree in social work can substitute for two (2) years of the required experience).
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and possess intermediate computer and computing application skills.
  • Exemplary documentation skills; i.e. Electronic Health Record experience.



  • Experience in a long-term health care environment.
  • Experience and knowledge of geriatric populations, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
  • Experience with crisis intervention.
  • Experience with assessments and the maintenance of the psychosocial needs of residents and families.
  • Experience with Minimum Data Set 3.0.
  • Experience with team care plans, Baker Act procedures, behavior management, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Willingness to work weekends and holidays as needed.



  • Incumbent reports directly to the Veterans' Home Administrator.  This is managerial work planning and implementing a program to assess and maintain the psychosocial, mental and emotional needs of State Veterans’ Home residents.  The incumbent provides, develops, and/or aids in accessing services to meet resident needs.  Enables residents to maximize their individuality, well-being, quality of life, independence and dignity.  Provides coordination and oversight over the social services department.
  • Completes a written Psychosocial assessment of each resident upon admission and annually thereafter.  Participates in Interdisciplinary Treatment Team meetings to develop a care plan.  Conducts risk assessments and evaluation of residents and provides appropriate intervention and/or referrals.  Participates on other committees and work to identify and develop resources to meet psychosocial needs of residents. Conducts group and individual therapy sessions as indicated.  Backs-up admissions to help maintain 99 percent occupancy.  Performs off-site visits to Vets as requested by the NHA.
  • Develop and implements policies and procedures for social services and based on accepted standards of practice.  Manages and coordinates case management, treatment, referred counseling, and follow-up services for residents.  Conducts training for professional staff regarding psychosocial intervention strategies.  Provides coordination and oversight for the social services department.  Performs Baker Acts and attends Family Counsel, Family Support, Resident Counsel, Department Head, QA, Safety and Clinical meetings.
  • Develops and maintains a list of residents on psychotropic medication and/or having current or past mental health diagnosis.  Monitors participation of the veteran residents in programs/services designed to meet psychosocial, mental and emotional needs of the veteran.  Incumbent will lead monthly support group, family council meetings and quarterly memorial services.  Must have exemplary documentation skills. 
  • Responsible for selection and orientation of new personnel. Schedules, monitors, and coordinates work assignments.  Prepares and presents performance standards and appraisals in accordance with Career Service Personnel Rules.  Perform duties to assist Admission Coordinator when needed, i.e. screening, tours and sight visits.  Position will back-up Admissions Department for the pre-admission process and post-admission psychosocial care.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Daytona Beach