Recruitment/Relocation Incentive Approved. Position eligible for 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 VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after review of the EDRP application. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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. Note: 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. Licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work 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. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements stated above, the following qualification criteria must be met for each grade. The candidate's qualifications must clearly demonstrate the level of competence required for the grade. Supervisory Social Worker, GS-12 Education and Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 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. 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. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. 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. Knowledge of supervisory duties which includes clinical supervision, consultation, negotiation with other departments and quality improvement. Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services. Ability to provide staff training and development. Skill in interpersonal relationships in dealing with employees, team leaders, and managers. All qualification requirements must be met by the date your application is received. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G (39) Social Worker Qualification Standard GS-185 Veterans Health Administration The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-12 Physical Requirements: See VA Handbook 5019. ["VA Careers - Social Work: https://youtube.com/embed/enRhz_ua_UU The Supervisory Social Worker (SSW) is responsible for completing the following duties/responsibilities: Supervises and assists in planning, establishing, and implementing policies and procedures; developing individual or group goals and objectives as well as monitoring, operating, evaluating, and overseeing the Clinical and Administrative operations of the HUD-VASH program. Provide direct supervision to Social Workers. Assure the Staff whom they supervise are aware of, adhere to all current directives of VHA, and meet current Joint Commission and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) standards, State licensure standards, and VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) expectations. Conduct ongoing reviews and appraisals to ensure the accomplishments of objectives and adherence to standards set by governing bodies. Provides orientation and on-going training to subordinate staff and takes responsibility for providing opportunities to help staff updated their clinical practice skills and acquire new knowledge in contemporary treatment modalities. Set priorities, make assignments according to capabilities of employees, and oversee personnel management functions of staff, and clearly communicates them through the formal employee performance management system. He/she receives and disseminates social work practice and resource information to social workers at the facility. Evaluates subordinate's performance and offers instruction, advice, or counseling on clinical and administrative matters. Monitors compliance with guidelines on documentation, workload, data entry, ethical practice, and service delivery. Plans or participates in planning for coverage in the area of responsibility. The Supervisory Social Worker also plans for staffing and space needs. Responsible for furthering the goals of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of Affirmative Action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, and affirmative action for the area under incumbent supervision in the following: (1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all employees; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; (4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills. Responsible for data collection, administrative record keeping, and monitoring patient or program clinical indicators, thresholds, and performance measurements. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm, alternative schedule considered by needs of the department. Telework: Ad-hoc Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required EDRP Authorized: Contact the VISN 20 EDRP Coordinator at V20CompensationTeam@va.gov for questions/assistance. Learn more"]
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