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Date: Dec 2, 2021

Location: PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL, US, 34987

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Requisition No: 500401 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50454001 

Salary:  $52,999.96 

Posting Closing Date: 12/03/2021 

Requisition #500401 



Ardie R. Copas State Veterans' Nursing Home

Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie County

Shift:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.‎

Starting Annual Salary Range: $52,999.96‎

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.‎

This position is in the Selected Exempt 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.

Nearest Major Market: Port Saint Lucie