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. 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/Certification. The assistant service chief must evidence possession of supervisory and management skills, must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level, and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English GRADE DETERMINATIONS. In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates. Social Worker (Assistant Chief), GS-13 Experience and Education. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in administration, demonstrating progressively more professional competency skills and judgment. Individual 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. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, candidates must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: Knowledge of administrative and supervisory duties which includes personnel actions, clinical supervision, consultation, negotiation with other departments, and quality improvement. Knowledge of legal, ethical, and professional standards applicable to social work practice. Ability to develop, maintain, and oversee social work programs in all settings. Knowledge of social work practice, policy, and accreditation standards across the continuum of health care. Skill in providing consultation to facility leadership, managers, and other staff on social work qualification standards, practice, competency, productivity, and continuing education requirements. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/120 PART II APPENDIX G39 This vacancy is for a GS-13 position, which is above the full performance level. Physical Requirements: According to VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Services. ["VA Careers - Social Work: https://youtube.com/embed/enRhz_ua_UU The Social Worker (Assistant Chief) - Mental Health Social Work has overall responsibility for the Mental Health Social Work service oversight and has full responsibility for clinical practice, program management, education, human resource management, and supervision for the Mental Health Social Worker services. The Program Manager also has professional oversight of clinical practice for all Mental Health Social Workers in collaboration with the Social Work Chief regardless of duty assignment as outlined in VHA directive 1110.02. List of major duties and responsibilities are, but not limited to: Supervisory and Programmatic Responsibilities Incumbent is responsible for efficient and effective operations of all aspects of the Mental Health Social Work Services, including staffing, clinical programming and outcomes, budgetary responsibilities, and administrative processes. Incumbent is responsible for reporting on Social Work - Mental Health performance on National performance measures and other metrics, reporting performance to Facility and VISN Leadership, and development and initiation of corrective action plans as needed. Incumbent has line and staff authority and responsibility for resource allocations within Social Work Mental Health Section. Incumbent is responsible for annual Strategic Planning within Mental Health - Social Work Sections, and overall compliance. Incumbent is responsible for program development and implementation in order to fully meet the mental health needs of our Veterans. Incumbent will function as a liaison between Mental Health - Social Work and the rest of the Health Care System (including all clinical and administrative areas). Incumbent will serve as a designee for the Chief of Staff of the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System when necessary. Incumbent will participate and serve on a variety of Health Care System Committees, Councils and Boards, including but not limited to: Clinical Executive Board, Medical Professional Standards Board, Compliance and Business Integrity Committee, Clinical Practice Council, Peer Review, Access Management Committee, Quality, Safety and Value Committee Clinical Responsibilities Incumbent will provide psycho-diagnostic assessment and evaluation. Incumbent will provide therapeutic interventions which may include individual, group and family therapy and/or case management and counseling. Incumbent will consult with staff regarding complex cases, ethical dilemmas, and situations in which patients present with disruptive behaviors. Incumbent will maintain full clinical licensure as required by law and the Association of Social Work Boards in order to maintain a clinical caseload. Direct Supervision Responsibilities Incumbent has direct supervisory responsibilities for staff: Mental Health Program Social Work leads 7-12 (number varies over time) Incumbent has overall responsibility for, and second-level supervisory responsibilities for, all other Social Work staff within Mental Health Services, totaling 100-120 FTE (varies over time). Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm; Irregular tours and/or Saturday work may be required. Compressed/Flexible: May be available Telework: May be available as determined by the agency policy (Ad-Hoc) Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 58647-0 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Shelly Murdock at firstname.lastname@example.org , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,321 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical Centers and 1,138 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics) to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program. At VA Long Beach Healthcare System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Our medical center provides primary care and specialty health services, including cardiology, mental health care, treatment for spinal cord injuries and disorders, suicide prevention, women’s health services, and more.