Social Worker Recovery Services Program Coordinator manages the daily operations of programs and provides direct patient care. The Social Work Program Coordinator will be assigned administrative responsibility. They will also provide professional social work services. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: Citizenship United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. 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 so. 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/. 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/. . English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations: Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS 12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. The grade may have been in any occupation but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. Experience/Education: 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. Program Coordinators are experts in their specialized area of practice. They 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: GS-12 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. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G 39, Social Worker Qualification Standard, GS-185, Veterans Health Administration. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Services. ["Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Develop policies and procedures for program operations and prepare reports and statistics. Plans, organizes, and directs administrative, operational patient and personnel activities. Responsible for providing specialized treatment and services while participating and coordinating with Ambulatory Detoxification, Opioid Substitution, Smoking Cessation and Dual Diagnosis. Will provide consultation and guidance to colleagues. Develops and implements methods for measuring effectiveness of Social Work practice and services, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment services. Developing and maintaining clinic schedules. Arranging coverage in staff absence. Offering consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients. Incorporates complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment. Performs intake interviews with patients to accomplish initial data collection necessary to evaluate, recommend options and treat addictions and mental health disorders, Arranges referral of patients. Identifies professional training needs. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Schedule may vary as deemed necessary to meet the needs of the Veterans and the Medical Center. Evenings may be required. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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