We don’t just serve those who have served at VA – we’re also making it part of our mission to support the caregivers who are essential to their recovery.

As caring for Veterans who need supervision or help with daily living can take a toll on their caregivers,  we’re hiring social workers, nurses, psychologists, legal professionals and others across the country to support our Caregiver Support Program (CSP).

At the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Sixth Annual National Convening on Oct. 29, VA Secretary Denis McDonough spoke about VA’s efforts to prioritize caregivers.

“I know that at times, throughout VA’s history, caregivers have been overlooked,” he said. “Or not included. Or not appreciated for the back-breaking work they do and the incredible service that they provide. But I’m here today to say, to any caregiver watching, that those days are over. Let me repeat: those days are over.”

Ease the burden

CSP is designed to relieve some of the stress of full-time caregiving responsibilities. The program offers help with the myriad of issues that caregivers face, such as understanding diagnoses, providing palliative care, managing stress and communicating personal needs.

Working with CSP, you can help manage and provide the resources these caregivers so desperately need. In this role, you might:

  • Work directly with caregivers and Veterans to identify and assess caregiver stress/burden
  • Conduct home visits to Veterans and caregivers receiving VA support
  • Advise and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams throughout the medical center on caregiver issues
  • Create and distribute educational tools, develop programs and implement training focused on specific caregiver needs/issues
  • Develop and facilitate caregiver support groups and educational programs

To be a part of our program to support caregivers, apply to the hundreds of available positions for social workers, nurses and other professionals.

Enjoy our benefits

Beyond the chance to support our nation’s heroes and the caregivers that help them daily, a VA career offers numerous rewards.

We provide generous benefits, such as competitive pay, high-quality insurance plans, educational benefits like student loan forgiveness, and the ability to enroll in the Federal Employees Retirement System. You’ll also receive 11 paid federal holidays, 13 sick days, and 13 to 26 days of paid annual leave.

Because VA is the largest health care system in the country, you can work in a variety of care settings anywhere in the country – including at the beach, in a big city or in a rural area.

Work at VA

Help us help Veterans and their caregivers by applying now.

NOTE: Positions listed in this post were open at the time of publication. All current available positions are listed at USAJobs.gov.

By VA Careers

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Published on Jan. 25, 2022

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5 Comments

  1. Tammy February 3, 2022 at 10:48 am

    Why hire for these positions when so many caregivers in the program have been dropped?? The VA makes no sense…..you say you care about Veterans and their caregivers but your actions proof otherwise

  2. Monica Bailey January 27, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    Someone please call I’m trying to be a caregiver for my husband

  3. Anonymous January 27, 2022 at 7:43 am

    Good luck with your workload & long term career growth because they sure deny and reevaluate to deny a lot of vets in this Caregiver PCAFC so the job might not exit long term where not enough vets able to get in.

  4. Neal David Jacobsen January 26, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    How do I collect on my VA benefits

    • Wanda Bazemore January 30, 2022 at 3:47 pm

      Neal, if you go or call your nearest Veterans Administration, they will help you with your benefits. Here is the link
      https://benefits.va.gov/

      [Editor: The Veterans Administration became the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1989.]

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