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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Supervisory Social Worker (PACT) in Florence, South Carolina

Summary

The CBOC Supervisory Social Worker will serve in combined clinical and supervisory roles at the assigned Community Based

Outpatient Clinic/s aligned with the Dom VA Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina.

Responsibilities

The Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Social Work Supervisor will provide high quality medical social work care and services to assigned Veteran patients enrolled in outpatient Primary Care. This includes active case management and care coordination, clinical assessment and treatment, advocacy, and coordination of linkages to other appropriate VA or community service providers/agencies as needed by the client. This is accomplished in cooperation with other members of the Primary Care/PACT treatment team and/or other interdisciplinary teams as appropriate. The incumbent is expected to function above the Full Performance Level and demonstrate the capacity to work independently in the clinical setting. The CBOC PACT Social Work Supervisor will also serve as a Supervisory Social Worker within the Social Work Service at the Dorn VAMC with supervisory authority and responsibility for GS-9 and GS-11 Social Workers working within the CBOC outpatient PACT clinic team as assigned. This supervisory position will be geographically located at a CBOC. Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Tour of duty subject to change based on agency needs)

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/01/2020. Basic Requirements:

Citizenship. Be a citizen of the United States. Education. Have a master's degree in social work (MSW) 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.

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.

English Language Proficiency. Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English Experience, Education and Licensure. Individuals assigned as Supervisory Social Workers must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level and must be able to provide supervision for subordinate staff to qualify for licensure. Their experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment. They 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. GS-12 -Supervisory Social Workers typically have significant personnel management responsibilities for a small to medium size professional and non-professional staff, including support staff and professional staff at the GS-11 grade level and below. They are responsible for the professional and administrative management of an area in a social work service, in a care line, or multiple facilities. They also provide direct clinical services with or without program coordination responsibilities. At least two years should be in an area of specialized social work practice. Individuals assigned as social worker program coordinator or manager must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level. Their experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. For supervisors, grades are determined by the scope of responsibility, the complexity of the social work services provided by supervisees, the composition of the staff supervised, (e.g. professional staff, multidisciplinary staff, tours of duty, geographical disbursement, etc.), and the amount of time spent in personnel management functions. Their experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment. They 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 In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following professional KSAs: Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines. Knowledge and skill in management/administration, which includes supervision, consultation, negotiation, and monitoring. Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services by supervised social workers. Ability to provide administrative supervision and clinical supervision, including supervision for social work licensure Preferred Experience: At least 2 years of Primary Care Social Work experience as well as 2 years of supervisory Social Work experience. References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G39 Social Worker Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); walking (2 hours); standing (2 hours); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability required.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional Information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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