Social Worker, Suicide Prevention Community Engagement and Partnership Coordinator (SP-CEPC)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Eugene, Oregon, Oregon
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 722938300
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. 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. 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 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/. English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). 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: Suicide Prevention training and knowledge. Grade Determinations: Social Worker (Program Coordinator), GS-12 (1) Experience and Education. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. 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. (2) Licensure/Certification. Individuals assigned as social worker program coordinator must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level, and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. (3) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: Knowledge of program coordination and administration which includes consultation, negotiation, and monitoring. Knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program. Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program. Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s). Ability to provide training, orientation, and guidance within clinical practice. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/120 PART II APPENDIX G39The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. ["The Suicide Prevention Community Engagement and Partnership Coordinator (SP-CEPC) serves as the Social Worker Program Coordinator for the Roseburg VA Healthcare System, reporting directly to the Chief Social Worker in Mental Health. The Social Work Coordinator is responsible for outreach and coalition-building aimed to promote evidence based practices in suicide prevention in the community. VA is promoting this public health strategy in an effort to more effectively work toward eliminating Veteran suicide. The incumbent has responsibilities and skills that include or involve: Assessing Veteran risk for suicide. Identifying appropriate clinical interventions for intervening to prevent suicide and understanding that these may vary based on individual Veteran needs. Be well versed in evidence based strategies for reducing suicide risk and understanding the difference between modifiable and non-modifiable (static) risk factors. Be experienced in delivery of front-line clinical MH interventions including, but not limited to: Cognitive behavior therapies, motivational interviewing, safety planning, safety planning. Knowledgeable about VA programs and treatment options. Be well versed in scopes of practice for disciplines commonly involved in provision of Mental Health care. Experience participating in an RCA, knows how to create a treatment timeline, summarizing clinical care and social circumstance. Detailed knowledge of co-occurring disorders such as substance use disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, poly-trauma, and chronic pain syndromes, as these can significantly impact on suicidal risk. Use VA Management tools for quality improvement work. Use Data to conduct program evaluation Track and organize self to ensure all deadlines and timelines are met Understand clinical work flows within a medical center or provider office . Work collaboratively in a team. Display, present and discuss data pertaining to their clinical area. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 0800-1630 Compressed/Flexible: Possible, in accordance with agency policy and approval. Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Stacy.Herman@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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