Social Worker (Program Coordinator) - Outpatient Substance Use Disorder
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Des Moines, Iowa, Iowa
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 747074300
The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Coordinator is administratively responsible for coordination, integration and oversight of the treatment and services to Veterans within VA Central Iowa health care system with substance use disorders and their families. The SUD Coordinator is directly responsible for the provision of clinical services to the Veterans assigned to the outpatient SUD program and other duties as assigned. 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 meet the following: 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 Grade Determinations: Social Worker (Program Coordinator), GS-12 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. 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. (Applicants must meet the requirements for providing supervision in the state where they are licensed at the advanced practice level and should list these qualifications within the assessment narrative and their resume.) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: (document with written demonstration of KSAs must be included with application, see required documents section) 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 G39 Change 120 ["VA Careers - Social Work: https://youtube.com/embed/enRhz_ua_UU The SUD Coordinator oversees and coordinates the day to day operations and implementation of SUD outpatient for VACIHCS, with the ability to offer onsite and virtual services. Daily functions include, but are not limited to, monitoring and ensuring clinical coverage, providing group and other clinical coverage as needed, problem-solving challenges that may arise during programming. Incumbent provides clinical supervision necessary for developing and implementing a successful therapeutic program for Veterans experiencing substance use and general mental health disorders and works closely with SUD CCC and IOP coordinator to ensure successful program implementation. Incumbent will provide support and coordination to IOP sud services when needed. Administers information and analytical systems to evaluate and enhance the quality of services provided to patients in VA Central Iowa substance use disorder programs, with a primary focus on outpatient SUD. Develops and implements information systems to track service activities, including visits, referrals, and inpatient days by the use of DSS system, patient demographics, equipment utilization and patient satisfaction through the use of the NEPEC system. The incumbent promotes evidence-based practice modalities in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders. Develops policies and care processes for outpatient SUD and will work in coordination with the SUD continuum of care services at VACIHCS. The incumbent establishes oversight responsibilities, and maintains a record-keeping system for the program including preparation of reports and surveys. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 7:30am-4:00pm (1 evening a week) Telework: Ad-hoc available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. EDRP Authorized: Contact VHAVISN23EDRP@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.