Supervisory Social Worker - Assistant Domiciliary Chief
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia, West Virginia
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 721382700
This Supervisory Social Work/Assistant DOM Chief position is located within the domacilary. This position will supervise health technicians located within the domicilary. 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. 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/. Exception. VHA may waive the licensure or certification requirement for persons who are otherwise qualified, pending completion of state prerequisites for licensure/certification examinations. This exception only applies at the GS-9 grade level. For the GS-11 grade level and above, the candidate must be licensed or certified. At the time of appointment, the supervisor, chief social work or social work executive will provide the unlicensed/uncertified social worker with the written requirements for licensure or certification, including the time by which the license or certification must be obtained and the consequences for not becoming licensed or certified by the deadline.] All persons employed in VHA in this occupation on the effective date of this qualification standard are considered to have met all qualification requirements for the title, series and grade held, including positive education and licensure or certification that are part of the basic requirements of the occupation. Grade Determinations: GS-12- Full Performance Level: Experience/Education. 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, candidates 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. References: VA Handbook 5005/120, Part II, Appendix G39, Social Worker Qualification Standard GS-185 Veterans Health Administration, dated September 10, 2019. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Services. ["The Supervisory Social Worker/Assistant DOM Chief is responsible for the professional and administrative management of the Dom Health Techs. Provides direct clinical services with or without program coordination responsibilities. Provides supervision for subordinate staff to qualify for licensure Assists in planning, establishing, and implementing policies and procedures. Develops individual or group goals and objectives. Monitors, evaluates, coordinates, and oversees the Dom Health Tech staff. Assures the Dom Health Techs are aware of, and adhere to all current directives of VHA and meet current JCAHO standards, and VA-OIG expectations. Conducts ongoing intensive reviews and appraisals to ensure the accomplishment of objectives and adherence to standards set by governing bodies. Supervises a group of employees performing work at various GS levels up to their own grade. Provides administrative, technical, and clinical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and personnel management function relative to staff supervised. Establish guidelines and performance expectations for staff. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Performs a wide range of services and provides technical assistance to State, local, and private agencies, and universities. Uses sound judgement in the interpretation of trends and patterns. Responsible for key project activities related to the planning, development, and implementation of the project component. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday. 8:00am to 4:30pm. Telework: Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required."]
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