The Veterans Administration Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) is a multi-site medical system with an academic teaching mission that includes medical centers, rehabilitation facilities, community living centers, and community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). Services include primary health care, medicine, surgery, mental health and substance abuse treatment, home health care and geriatrics/long term care, respite, hospice, palliative care, and emergency care. 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. 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. 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: (a) Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines. (b) Knowledge of supervisory duties which includes clinical supervision, consultation, negotiation with other departments and quality improvement. (c) Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services. (d) Ability to provide staff training and development. (e) Skill in interpersonal relationships in dealing with employees, team leaders, and managers. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-39 Social Worker Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. GS-0185, Veterans Health Administration, dated September 10, 2019. Physical Requirements: Physical Requirements and Examinations. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Occupational Health Services, for policy and procedures on determining physical fitness for appointment and placement actions ["Duties include but not limited to: The Veterans Administration Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) is a multi-site medical system with an academic teaching mission that includes medical centers, rehabilitation facilities, community living centers, and community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). Services include primary health care, medicine, surgery, mental health and substance abuse treatment, home health care and geriatrics/long term care, respite, hospice, palliative care, and emergency care. The PACT Social Work Supervisor provides social work supervision for the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) social workers at the Baltimore VA Medical centers and provides direct social work services to Veterans who are not currently assigned to a VAMHCS primary care team. Additionally, they are available to assist with in-person coverage for PACT social work at any VAMHCS site, as needed in times of staffing shortages. They are members of the health care team and assess and treat the psychosocial problems that impact on the ability of the veteran to make adjustments to their health care issues. The primary care social worker has a broad and comprehensive knowledge of VA and community resources and uses a variety of interventions in the amelioration of medical conditions. The intervention(s) of the primary care supports the veteran in the community by securing resources and linking the veteran and family to those services. The PACT Social Work Supervisor ensures adequate daily social work coverage for the Baltimore PACT, including coverage for expected and unexpected leave; trains new PACT social work staff; assists with cross coverage as needed for VAMHCS PACT social workers; ensures timely completion of Primary Care Social Work consults for Baltimore PACT social workers; works with Baltimore PACT social workers to meet urgent or emergent same-day patient needs when the assigned PACT social worker is unavailable; provides social work services to patients who are not currently assigned to a primary care provider; and works with Veterans and their families and/or caregivers who have highly complex care needs. The PACT Social Work Supervisor establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. The PACT Social Work Supervisor regularly observes employees' performance and demonstrates, as well as conducts, work performance appraisals. The PACT Social Work Supervisor is able to receive and handle informal complaints and grievances. The PACT Social Work Supervisor provides advice and counsel to employees related to work and administrative matters, coordinating with the Assistant Chief of Social Work, Ambulatory and Emergency Care Clinical Center. The PACT Social Work Supervisor reviews approves/ disapproves all leave requests as well as ensures all employees are trained and fully comply with all trainings and the provisions of the safety regulations. The PACT Social Work Supervisor has experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgment and must be licensed or certified by a state at the advance practice level. The PACT Social Work Supervisor must demonstrate the ability to expand clinical knowledge in the profession, provide consultation and guidance effectively to colleagues and supervisees, role model effective social work practice skills, teach or provide orientation to less experienced social workers, develop innovations in practice interventions, and provide clinical supervision for social work licensure or certification. Incumbent is assigned to administrative responsibility for clinical program development and is accountable for clinical program effectiveness and modification of service patterns. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00a.m. - 4:30pmCompressed/Flexible: Not AuthorizedTelework: Yes as determined by agency policy.Travel: AvailableVirtual: This is not a virtual position.Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not AuthorizedFunctional Statement: Supervisory Social Worker, #000000Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredVA Careers - Social Work: https://youtube.com/embed/enRhz_ua_UU"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.