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Social Worker

Date Posted:  May 11, 2022
Requisition ID:  343342

West Lafayette, IN, US, 47906


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.



About the Indiana Veterans’ Home:
Located in West Lafayette, Indiana, the Indiana Veterans' Home (IVH) offers long-term skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, independent living, and memory care services to honorably discharged Indiana veterans and their spouses. New in 2018, IVH is now accepting Gold Star parents!
With a comprehensive array of on-site services offered in a newly renovated home-like setting along with veteran-specific programming and events, IVH is the best choice for Hoosier veterans and their spouses.

Salary Information:
The starting salary for this position starts at $35,568.00 but is commensurate with experience and education.

About the Job:

Incumbent functions as an advanced psychiatric social worker. Incumbent reports to the Director of Social Services at the Indiana Veterans’ Home assisting in the overall operation of the department.

A Day in the Life:

  • Works independently and in conjunction with the interdisciplinary care team in an effort to meet resident behavioral, psychosocial, and physical needs.
  • Complete and maintain required documentation in the clinical record.
  • Interpret, promote, advocate and protect resident rights, privacy, dignity, and freedom of choice.
  • Refer residents to and provide ongoing communication with community providers such as those for mental health and hospice care.
  • Evaluates treatment plan formulation and effectiveness and make changes within social services as necessary
  • Makes recommendations to the department director regarding the departmental procedure and policy changes
  • Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with residents and their families.
  • Establish and maintain residents’ plan of care
  • Facilitate interdisciplinary team meetings to discuss resident needs
  • Complete resident cognitive, mood, and behavioral assessments timely as assigned
  • Address resident day to day behavioral and social needs
  • Performs related work as required

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Completion of bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or related human services field.
  • Thorough knowledge of community social service agencies and ability to supervise and plan the coordination of social service programs with other related agencies
  • Working knowledge of principles and practices of psychiatric social work including social adjustment, mental illness, group counseling work, and community placement
  • Working knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines for the care, treatment, and rights of the mentally ill
  • Working knowledge of the role of other treatment disciplines and the ability to effectively coordinate interdisciplinary approaches to treatment
  • Ability to assume responsibility for agency-wide social services programs in absence of the director
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and orally
  • Ability to analyze program needs and effectiveness and formulate plans for change to more adequately carry out the mission of department

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Lafayette