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Date: Jan 11, 2022

Location: PORT CHARLOTTE, FL, US, 33954

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Requisition No: 517182 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50009020 

Salary:  $36,500.10 

Posting Closing Date: 01/31/2022 

Requisition # 517182 


**Anticipated Vacancy**



Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans’ Nursing Home

Port Charlotte, Charlotte County

Non-Negotiable Annual Salary: $36,500.10

Paid Bi-Weekly


Excellent Florida Retirement System package and 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). 


***Other Human Services Counselor III positions may be filled from this advertisement within six (6) months of the closing date.***



  • Bachelor degree in Social Work
  • Two (2) years of experience as a Social Worker
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Valid Florida Driver's License
  • Successful completion of the employment screening process to include, but not limited to, a national background investigation and drug test.


  • Experience working in a nursing home or long-term care/120 bed skilled nursing facility


The incumbent works under the supervision of the Social Work Services Program Manager and is responsible for identifying, planning and implementing of program for psychosocial, mental and emotional needs of the resident while providing, developing, and/or aiding in the access of services to meet those needs.  Enable residents to maximize their individuality, well-being, quality of life, independence and dignity.  

Interviews clients, reviews records, and confers with other professionals to evaluate mental or physical condition of client or patient. Monitors, evaluates, and records client progress according to goals described in treatment and care plan. Works with residents, families, significant others and staff to provide support for taking a more active role in self-advocacy to improve the quality of life/care for residents. Intervenes as advocate for client or patient to resolve emergency problems in crisis situation.  Attends ICP meetings, backs up Social Work Services Program Manager, manages grievance logs, and backs up Admissions Nurse to include screening, touring and signing applicants.

Maintains resident related databases and clinical records as requested.

Develops, maintains and utilizes a listing of current community resources that are useful to residents and their families/significant others. Meets all governmental requirements for social service documentation.

Perform other related duties and projects as assigned.

This position is in the Career Service system.

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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Myers