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Job Title: HOMELESS PROGRAM SENIOR SOCIAL WORKER
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Decatur, GA
Position Type: Internship
Post Date: 06/03/2020
Expire Date: 08/09/2020
Job Categories: Social Services, Government and Policy, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Counseling, Medical, Web Technology
Job Description
HOMELESS PROGRAM SENIOR SOCIAL WORKER
The Atlanta VA Health Care System, Social Work Service Line is currently recruiting for Senior Social Workers, GS-12. Selectees will be assigned to provide services in multiple clinical programs (Inpatient and Outpatient). The positions may be located at either the VA Medical Center, Fort McPherson, Trinka Davis Veteran's Village, various Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCS), or stationed at a community partner location. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2020. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: The basic requirements for employment as a VHA social worker are prescribed by statute in 38 U.S.C. 7402(b)(9), as amended by section 205 of Public Law 106-419, enacted November 1, 2000. To qualify for appointment as a social worker in VHA, all applicants must: CITIZENSHIP: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j. LICENSURE REQUIREMENT: 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. Current state requirements may be found on the OHRM website. Note: You MUST provide a copy of your license with your application package to receive consideration. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT: 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 https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Directory-of-Accredited-Programs.aspx to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of social work. Note: You MUST provide a copy of your transcripts with your application package to receive consideration. Grade Determinations: Experience, Education and Licensure: Senior Social Workers have experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgment. At least two years should be in an area of specialized social work practice. Senior social workers must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level which included an ASWB advanced generalist or clinical examination, unless they are grandfathered by the state in which they are licensed to practice at the advanced practice level (except for licenses issued in California, which administers its own clinical examination for advanced practice). Senior social workers may have certification or other post-masters training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship or equivalent supervised professional experience in a specialty. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the KSAs below. 1. Advanced knowledge of and mastery of theories and modalities used in the specialized treatment of complex physical or mental illness. Ability to incorporate complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of veteran patients, including making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. Ability to determine priority for services and provide specialized treatment services. 2. Advanced and expert skill in a range of specialized interventions and treatment modalities used in specialty treatment programs or with special patient populations. This includes individual, group, and/or family counseling or psychotherapy and advanced level psychosocial and/or case management interventions used in the treatment of veterans with polytraumatic injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc. 3. Advanced knowledge and expert skill in developing and implementing methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services in the specialty area, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment services. Ability to coordinate the delivery of specialized psychosocial services and programs. Ability to design system changes based on empirical findings. 4. Ability to provide subject matter consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients treated in the specialty area, rendering professional opinions based on experience and expertise and role modeling effective social work practice skills. Ability to teach and mentor staff and students in the specialty area of practice and to provide supervision for licensure or for specialty certifications.5. Ability to expand clinical knowledge in the profession, demonstrating innovation in the creation of new models of psychosocial assessment or intervention to identify and address specialized clinical needs. Ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines pertaining to the specialty population or specialty treatment program. References: VA Handbook 5005/50 Appendix G39 - Social Worker Qualification Standard GS-185 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. Physical Requirements: Drive a government vehicle within 50 mile radius of duty station, sit in a car for prolonged periods of time, physically transport electronic equipment between sites of care (laptop, phone), and prolonged periods of standing and walking throughout assigned facility.
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Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Website:https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/569800100?utm_source=VHA&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=HBCU
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