Senior Social Worker - Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, Oklahoma
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 718270300
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 Citizenship. Be a citizen of the United States. English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). 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/. GRADE DETERMINATIONS. In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates. GS-12 Senior Social Worker: Education/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. Senior social workers may have certification or other post-masters 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 a specialty. Licensure/Certification. 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. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate 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. Preferred Experience: It is preferred that incumbent have at least two years of post-licensure experience working in behavioral health to include but not limited to; provision of assessment, treatment planning, psychotherapy services, case management, and crisis management. It is also preferred that incumbent have specialized experience in providing family and couple's therapy. Training and experience in providing evidenced based treatment modalities for specialized mental health needs is also encouraged. References: VA Handbook 5005/120 Part II Appendix G39 This position is a GS-12, which is above the full performance level. Physical Requirements: Able to meet the physical demands for the position, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Must have a good manual dexterity. Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken or written word. Must be able to view and read information on computer screens. ["VA Careers - Social Work: https://youtube.com/embed/enRhz_ua_UU The Oklahoma City VA HCS, Mental Health, is currently recruiting for one (1) Sr. Social Worker positions in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; Applicants will be referred to selecting official on a continual basis until all vacancies are filled OR until the closing date of this announcement. This is a multi-discipline position and selections can be made from the following, Sr. Social Worker and Psychologist. The CBOC Senior Social Worker has knowledge in developing and implementing methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services in a specialty area. The incumbent utilizes outcome evaluations to improve treatment services and to improve and/or modify treatment services and/or programs. The incumbent demonstrates the ability to design changes based on empirical findings. The incumbent expands their clinical knowledge by demonstrating innovative models of psychosocial assessment or intervention to identify and address specialized clinical needs. Major Duties and Responsibilities: Screening/Assessment/Diagnosis The CBOC Sr. Social Worker will assess, diagnose, and treat Veterans living with mental health challenges in person or using clinical video conferencing equipment and must complete VA educational training modules and yearly competencies to provide Telemental Health. The CBOC Sr. Social Worker will develop an assessment of the Veteran in collaboration with the interdisciplinary treatment team, the Veteran, family members, and significant others. The goal of the assessment is to highlight the Veteran's strengths, limitations, internal/external supports, and service needs to optimize the Veteran's functional status. The incumbent will be able to incorporate complex multiple causation in the differential diagnosis and treatment. Incumbent understands the range of specialized treatment, interventions and skills needed for all adult Veterans including geriatric Veterans related to their physical limitations, psychological needs, and age-associated illnesses and conditions. The incumbent must have an understanding of the problems of advancing age and respect for the diversification of the aging Veteran population, being sensitive to human growth and development, age-appropriate needs and concerns of the geriatric Veteran and be able to provide current and advanced techniques to the treatment of this Veteran population. It is the responsibility of the incumbent, working within the interdisciplinary treatment team to develop a treatment plan with the Veteran based on this assessment. Counseling and Psychotherapy The CBOC Sr. Social Worker provides individual, group, and (if credentialed and privileged) family psychotherapy and psychoeducational services, as well as advanced case management. The incumbent will practice at an advanced, independent practice level and may receive training on various evidence-based treatments. Treatment Planning/Goal Setting The CBOC Sr. Social Worker is responsible for collaboratively developing the treatment plan and setting achievable treatment goals with the Veteran/family. The treatment plan will be completed by the Veteran's third visit for mental health services. The plan will be updated yearly or more frequently if there is a change in the Veteran's condition or needs. Referral to Service Providers Throughout the course of treatment the CBOC Sr. Social Worker is the subject matter expert on VA and/or community resources. The incumbent will collaborate with other service providers in reassessing the Veteran's needs. The incumbent is responsible for educating the Veteran and/or caregiver of the available services and assisting them in establishing the appropriate referrals based on the Veteran's preference or that of his surrogate decision-maker Resource Usage/Development The CBOC Sr. Social Worker is responsible for using the current social work resource file of VA and community social service programs and enhancing the content to the benefit of Veterans. The incumbent will refer the Veteran to needed services. Other Duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Standard tour is between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Irregular tours and/or Saturday work may be required. Compressed/Flexible: May be available Telework: Telework eligible in accordance with agency policy for Ad Hoc/as needed Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: Senior Social Worker - Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC)/PD54575A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized in accordance with agency policy. EDRP Authorized: Contact Timothy.Kiddoo2@va.gov or Shelly.Murdock@va.gov the EDRP Coordinators for questions/assistance. Learn more Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized 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.