Senior Social Worker (Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program/Substance Use Disorder Specialist)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Richmond, Virginia, Virginia
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 747872000
Works for the Central Virginia VA Health Care System in Richmond, Virginia, as a direct report to the Social Work Service, and is assigned to the Health Care for Homeless(HCHV) Team under Social Work Service Line. Education. 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. To verify that a social work degree meets the accreditation standard for a master of social work, access the CSWE website at http://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/organizations.aspx. (Copy of transcript must be submitted). Experience. The candidate must have at least two years of experience post advanced practice clinical licensure and should be in a specialized area of social work practice of which, one year must be equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Senior social workers have experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgment. Senior social workers are experts in their specialized area of practice. Licensure. Senior social workers must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level which included an 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) and they must be able to provide supervision for licensure. In addition to the experience above, candidates must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: 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. Ability to incorporate complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. Knowledge 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 and to design system changes. Ability to provide specialized consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients in the service delivery area, as well as role modeling effective social work practice skills. Ability to expand clinical knowledge in the social work profession, and to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines pertaining to the service delivery area. ["Provides Substance Use Disorder(SUD) case management and intervention support to the Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program in a team oriented, recovery-based program and Veterans enrolled in Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF). Supports the HCHV Program by providing continuity of care between Homeless Programs through services to Veterans with SUDs as they transition from programs such as HCHV Outreach or Contract Residential Housing, Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs (RRTPs), and Grant Per Diem Programs (GPD) to permanent housing through forms of housing in the community. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm Telework: Ad Hoc - As determined by the agency policy. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Highly qualified candidates may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses and/or recruitment incentive in accordance with agency policy. EDRP Authorized"]
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.