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Social Work Associate

This position is located within the Social Work Service of the VA Boston Healthcare System in Boston, MA. The actual location of this position is Jamaica Plain, MA and may require travel to West Roxbury, MA. In this position, you will serve as a Social Work Associate (SWA) for the Huntington House Program and the Fisher House Program, providing assistance and services as prescribed for the individual cases by social workers in conjunction with their professional treatment. 

Work Schedule: Negotiable with rotations to night and weekends.

NOTE: This is a part-time position (20 hours/week). The salary listed represents full-time employment and will be pro-rated based on the actual number of hours worked each pay-period. Likewise, benefits and time-off accrual will also be prorated and based on your part-time work schedule.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Recruitment and Relocation Incentives: Not Authorized


  • Schedule appointments for room and answer all consult room requests daily;

  • Receive and orient guests to the facility;

  • Tabulate Huntington House daily usage data and patient satisfaction survey data into monthly charts;

  • Provide clinical assistance services to patients under the supervision of a fully licensed Social Worker but with considerable independence;

  • Identify needs and provide individualized assistance and services to specific needs of Veterans and their families;

  • Work with cases that involve complex problems of serious need, and use clinical skills to develop alternative solutions with the Veteran and/or family;

  • Recommend plans to supervisor for suitable programs of supplementary assistance and service;

  • Provide the procurement of supplies and equipment for the facility;

  • Responsible and authorized to commit lodging on behalf of the organization;

  • Assist with overseeing projects assigned to the Huntington House.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You will be expected to travel for this position.

Salary: $50, 618 - $65, 809 per year

Pay scale & grade - GS 8

Work schedule - Part-time - 20 hours

Appointment type - Permanent

Location: Boston, MA

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