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Social Worker (Program Coordinator)

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Jackson
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

SummaryThe incumbent functions as Program Manager for the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (PTSD-RRTP) providing a 24-hours-per-day, 7 days-per-week structured and supportive residential treatment environment serving Veterans with PTSD and comorbid medical, psychiatric, SUD, homelessness and unemployment issues. Incumbent manages the program's clinical and administrative operations, ensuring it delivers effective rehabilitation & treatment services.ResponsibilitiesMajor duties for the Program Manager include (but are not limited to): Offering a full range of psychodiagnostic services, particularly for complex or unusually difficult patients with trauma and stressor-related disorders. Providing a full range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions to patients, family members, and significant others in group and individual formats, including brief interventions, motivational interventions, cognitive behavioral therapy, evidence based psychotherapies and psychoeducational interventions; Providing consultation to professional staff within the medical center and to community providers; Planning, implementing, and reporting the results of ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects that are designed to monitor the effectiveness of the clinical program; Providing leadership, giving advice, counsel, and instruction to employees on both clinical and administrative matters; effecting minor disciplinary measures such as warnings and reprimands and recommends action in more serious cases in consultation with employees' disciplinary supervisor of record; Planning, implementing and reporting the results of ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects that are designed to monitor the effectiveness of the clinical program. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday from 7:30AM to 4:00PM (Some evening and/or weekend duties may be required)Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredRequirementsConditions of EmploymentQualificationsApplicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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 posses 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 http://www.cswe.org/Accreditation to verify that the social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a masters of social work. Licensure. Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-0185 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 by going to http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/T38Hybrid/. State of Mississippi requires Social Workers at the Advanced Practice Level to possess an LCSW May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Preferred Experience: Experience working in a residential setting; Experience in provision of evidence-based psychotherapies for PTSD; Experience in program management, including data-based performance improvement; Experience in providing supervision to others. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements, candidates must possess: One year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. Candidates 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. Individuals assigned as social worker program coordinator must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level must be able to provide supervision for licensure., and In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs. Skill in coordinating and implementing one or more specialty program(s), across the facility. Skill in local policy and practice development, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program as prescribed by the program handbook or national directive. Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s). Ability to collaborate with internal and external partners to further program goals and enhance patient centered care. Ability to provide the full range of supervisory duties including assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluations; and selection of staff, training, and recommendation of awards, advancements, and when appropriate, disciplinary action. Ability to oversee the fiscal matters of the functions supervised (including fund controls, contracts, and equipment expenditures), forecast resource and equipment needs, and administer the allocated budget. Knowledge of organizational structure and impact on program operations. References: September 10, 2019 VA HANDBOOK 5005/120 PART II APPENDIX G39 Physical Requirements: Position requires performing activities including sitting, standing, walking, bending, carrying items such as books, papers, and filesEducationIMPORTANT: 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 InformationReceiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. 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 servi

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