Social Worker (Spinal Cord Injury Program Coordinator)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Bay Pines, Florida
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 712078600
*****A recruitment/relocation incentive may be offered to highly qualified candidate(s).***** Incumbent serves as Program Coordinator at the GS-12 grade and is administratively responsible for a clinic program providing treatment to patients in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Program. 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: 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: 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/. 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: In addition to meeting the basic requirements stated above, the following qualifications criteria must be met in determining the appropriate grade assignment of candidates. GS-12 Social Worker Program Coordinator candidates must have the following: Experience and Education: One (1) year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. 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 social worker program coordinator must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level, and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. While we no longer require essay-style responses to our Knowledge's Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics (KSAOs), you must be able to demonstrate that you possess the (below) competencies which are necessary to perform the work of the position. Please ensure your resume/CV/application contains sufficient information to support the level of experience/education/training; otherwise, we will not be able to award you credit for the experience/education/training you claim. These are the KSA's for this subject position: Knowledge of program coordination and administration which includes consultation, negotiation, and monitoring. Knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program. Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program. Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s). Ability to provide training, orientation, and guidance within clinical practice. References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005/120, Part II, Appendix G39, Social Worker Qualification Standard. Preferred Experience: Experience working with medically complex patients. Physical Requirements: The physical demands of the work requires use of fingers; moderate walking and standing; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in on eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; hearing aid permitted; clear speech; emotional stability; moderate duty. ["Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: The Incumbent must possess in-depth knowledge of the program coordinated and demonstrated knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program. The incumbent plans, coordinates, implements, monitors, and evaluates the delivery of services within the Spinal Cord Injury Program. The incumbent monitors the efficiency, effectiveness, timeliness and quality of services offered within this program. This includes the development and monitoring of quality indicators. The incumbent is responsible for continuously improving the efficiency, effectiveness (in terms of cost and program interventions) and quality of services provided by staff. She/he will identify areas for improvement, gather relevant data, assess the data, develop and implement ideas for improvement, and evaluate the efficacy of improvements. The incumbent must possess knowledge and skill in management/administration, which includes supervision, consultation, negotiation, and monitoring. The incumbent develops and maintains communication with relevant line and supervisory staff in other services/programs that serve the same group of clients. VA Careers - Social Work: https://youtube.com/embed/enRhz_ua_UU Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized - As determined by Facility/Agency Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required"]
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