Supervisor Social Worker (Non-Institutional Care Programs)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Richmond, Virginia, Virginia
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 772820200
Works for the Central Virginia VA Health Care System in Richmond, Virginia, as a direct report to the Social Work Service, and is assigned oversight responsibilities for the Non-Institutional Care (NIC) Programs under the Geriatrics & Extended Care (GEC) Team. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Must be a United States Citizens 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. Individuals assigned as supervisory social workers must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment. 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. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines. Skill in a range of supervisory duties which includes clinical supervision, consultation, negotiation with other departments and quality improvement. Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services by supervised social workers. Ability to delegate authority, manage priorities, coordinate work, and follow up on pending issues to complete duties in an accurate and timely fashion. Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems, develop and implement solutions that result in efficient operations, and use data effectively to manage workload, quality, performance, and productivity within the service. Ability to provide staff training and development. ["Position provides both administrative oversight of numerous NIC programs as well as supervision of the social workers assigned to these programs, including but not limited to: Contract Nursing Home (CNH), Homemaker Home Health Aide (H/HHA), Medical Foster Home (MFH), Adult Day Healthcare (ADHC), Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Contract Residential Care (CRC), Veteran-Directed Care, In home Respite, and others. Is administratively responsible for the programming and operations of the NIC programs, develops policies and procedures for program operations, and prepares reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use. Provides leadership, direction, orientation, coaching, in-service training, staff development, and continuing education programs for assigned staff. Initiates and conducts program or service audits and completes designated clinical practice audits and reports, including productivity. Oversees program operations and evaluations, identifying areas for improvement, gathering relevant data, assessing the data, developing and implementing ideas for improvement, and evaluating efficacy of improvement efforts. As the supervisor, assists in planning, establishing, and implementing policies and procedures; developing individual or group goals and objectives as well as monitoring, operating, evaluating, coordinating, and overseeing the social work staff of the assigned programs. Will assure the social workers whom he/she supervises is aware of and adhere to all current directives of VHA, State licensure standards, and VA-OIG expectations. Supervises staff in many areas of the health care system, thus the incumbent must be familiar with The Joint Commission's Standards, Hospital Standards, Nursing Home Standards, and Home Care Standards. Will conduct ongoing intensive reviews and appraisals to ensure the accomplishment of objectives and adherence to standards set by governing bodies. Will participate in program evaluation, quality assurance, and customer satisfaction activities and develop performance improvement plans to improve measures and outcomes. The incumbent will also provide direct clinical services. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am - 4:30pm, with rotational on-call duties weekends and outside of normal business hours. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized EDRP Authorized Telework: Ad Hoc - as determined by the agency policy Virtual: This is not a virtual position."]
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.