This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education: Must have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the master's degree in social work. Verification of the degree can be made by going to the CSWE website to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a Master of Social Work. Licensure: Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. Grade Determinations: GS-12 Education and Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment. Candidate may have certification or other post-master's degree training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship, or equivalent supervised professional experience. Licensure/Certification. Individuals assigned as Supervisory Social Workers must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level, and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. In addition, candidates must demonstrate all of the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs): Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines Knowledge of supervisory duties which includes clinical supervision, consultation, negotiation with other departments and quality improvement. Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services. Ability to provide staff training and development. Skill in interpersonal relationships in dealing with employees, team leaders, and managers. References: VA Handbook 5005/120, Part II, Appendix G39, dated September 10, 2019. Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary. It may require some lifting (10-20 lbs.) occasionally. Reaching above shoulder; Frequent keyboarding (4-7 hours per day); Sitting (4-7 hours per day); Walking up to 6 hours per day); Standing (up to 8 hours per day); Infrequent climbing/descending of stairs; Some bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. ["VA Careers - Social Work: https://youtube.com/embed/enRhz_ua_UU NOTE: This position is multi-disciplinary and can be filled by: Social Worker, Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, or Psychologist. Applicants must apply to the appropriate vacancy announcement. The Supervisory Social Worker is responsible for the over-all clinical and administrative operation of the Vet Center which includes budget administration. Supervisory Social Worker in coordination with the Deputy District Director\ndefines the mission and scope of practice of the Center according to the policies of Readjustment Counseling Service (RCS) and the needs of the local Veteran community. Duties include but not limited to: Serves as the Supervisory Social Worker on a the multidisciplinary team that is located in a community-based Vet Center that provides Veterans with community outreach, counseling, therapy, treatment, direct services, referrals to VA and community resources and provides community education regarding the problems and needs of the Veteran. The counseling and therapeutic services provided by the Vet Center range from routine to complex. Possesses the capability to perform administrative tasks required in the community-based office of a program with a unique administrative structure and a variety of formal and informal working relationships with a wide range of VA facilities and community organizations. Manages the Vet Center budget and perform other administrative duties. Conducts assessment interviews, develops treatment plans, and provides treatment to eligible Veterans and their families. Treatment modalities may include crisis intervention as well as short and long-term services. Responsible to refer clients to other programs and professionals to include the VA Medical Center or Outpatient Clinic as needed, Participates in, and provides consultation to other team members and participates in conjoint emergency treatment with medical facility mental health personnel. Ensures that the Vet Center operates in an efficient manner that ensures good patient care. Budget management, clinical staff supervision, compliance to applicable RCS and VHA policy is performed on a routine basis. Responsible for assessing the training needs of staff and assisting them in securing training to successfully meet the clinical and administrative demands of their positions. Provides clinical, professional, and administrative supervision to the clinical staff of the Vet Center. Provides individual supervision and conducts administrative and clinical staff meetings on a regular basis. Reviews performance standards with staff and evaluates staff performance. If necessary, the Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor Supervisor develops performance improvement plans to assist staff in achieving a fully satisfactory level of performance. Responsible for the screening/assessment of Veteran clients, treatment planning and goal setting, referral to service providers, development of a resource file, Veteran advocacy, crisis intervention, education/health promotion, coordination of non-institutional and institutional services, and individual/group counseling. Work Schedule: Various shifts between the hours of 7:00 am - 5:30 pm Monday - Friday.\nTelework: Not available.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #: 00000\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Annalynn Mears email address Annalyn.email@example.com, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance.\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.