Job opening: Social Worker Program Coordinator-Workplace Violence Prevention Program
Salary: $106 714 - 138 726 per year
Published at: Sep 19 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is eligible for the 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 the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application.
Coordinates and implements the Workplace Violence Prevention Program, across the facility.
Directs the administrative and clinical aspects of the Workplace Violence Prevention Program across the WCHCS System.
Chairs the Disruptive Behavior Committee (DBC), Employee Threat Assessment Team (ETAT), Workplace Behavioral Risk Assessment (WBRA) team and Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior (PMDB)
Develops and implements local policy and practice development, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program as prescribed by the program handbook or national directive.
Implements VHA Directive 1160.08(1) VHA Workplace Violence Prevention Program and associated Compliance Checklist, as well as for informing and writing policies, procedures, and program guidelines in the development, planning, operations, and continuous performance improvement of all components of the WVPP in the WCHCS.
Organizes work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s).
Coordinates the inter/multidisciplinary Behavioral Threat Assessment Teams including the DBC and the ETAT.
Demonstrates experience in leading diverse and interdisciplinary teams.
Forms and maintains a cohesive team of staff from a variety of disciplines and supervisory chains of authority to ensure targeted and evidence-based efforts to promote the safety of beneficiaries and personnel of the WCHCS.
Collaborates with internal and external partners to further program goals and enhance patient centered care.
Maintains a close partnership with the national WVPP. In this role the Program Coordinator is responsible for aligning local program implementation with national best practice guidelines.
Seeks national guidance regarding disruptive individuals in the workplace, behavior risk and threat management recommendations, and strategies to promote a culture of safety in VHA. The Program Coordinator also maintains a close working relationship with community partners in public safety and organizational safety.
Provides the full range of supervisory duties including assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluations; and selection of staff, training, and recommendation of awards, advancements, and when appropriate, disciplinary action.
Provides supervisory duties over the PMDB Coordinator, Program Support Assistant and other support staff.
Maintains knowledge of organizational structure and impact on WVPP operations.
Provides quarterly updates to the Executive Leadership Board and submit WVPP-related work products directly to the Chief of Staff and/or Facility Director.
Utilizes knowledge of community resources, makes referrals to the community and other government agencies as appropriate, and coordinates services.
Collaborates effectively with the facility's Executive Leadership, VA Police, the VA Office of Inspector General, the national WVPP Office, and other key stakeholders on an ongoing basis Independently conducts psychosocial assessments and treatment interventions to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational, and other diversified backgrounds.
Manages practices and oversees the day to day business of the inter/multidisciplinary committees that reviews incidents of Patient-Generated Disruptive Behaviors, Visitor-Generated Disruptive Behaviors, and Employee-Generated Disruptive Behaviors. This role involves conducting and delegating behavioral threat assessments to inform recommendations for individualized risk management strategies; consulting with VA Providers, clinical staff and DBC and ETAT members; informing and providing risk relevant clinical interventions in cases of disruptive or violent behavior history; providing and overseeing education to staff; providing timely and accurate responses to action items and recommendations made by the DBC and ETAT.
Provides consultation, education, and advocacy.
Ensures ongoing training of team members in evidence- based threat assessment and threat management practice.
Collaborates with leadership to ensure facility policies are compliant with The Joint Commission, Office of Inspector General, and OSHA requirements regarding workplace violence prevention training.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am- 4:30pm
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Functional Statement #: 583800
Relocation Incentives: Authorized
EDRP Authorized: Contact [email protected]
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Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
***This is an open continuous announcement until December 29, 2023. Qualified applicants will be considered and referred as vacancies become available. ***
Citizenship. Be a citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g this part).
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.
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.
GS-13 Grade Determinations:
Experience and Education
One year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. Candidates 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.
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.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:
Skill in coordinating and implementing one or more specialty program(s), across the facility.
Skill in local policy and practice development, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program as prescribed by the program handbook or national directive.
Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s).
Ability to collaborate with internal and external partners to further program goals and enhance patient centered care.
Ability to provide the full range of supervisory duties including assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluations; and selection of staff, training, and recommendation of awards, advancements, and when appropriate, disciplinary action.
Ability to oversee the fiscal matters of the functions supervised (including fund controls, contracts, and equipment expenditures), forecast resource and equipment needs, and administer the allocated budget.
Knowledge of organizational structure and impact on program operations.
Preferred Experience: Preferable knowledge of practices associated with violence prevention, threat mitigation and management and training of the Workplace Prevention Program to include Disruptive Behavior and risk assessments.
References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/120 PART II APPENDIX G39
Physical Requirements: Must be in overall good health, able to sit at a desk working at a computer, engage in light to moderate physical activity including sitting, walking, bending, and carrying supplies. Social Worker must be able to perform primarily light and sedentary duties with occasionally moderate physical demands, exercise patience, and control emotions, with reasonable accommodation, if necessary, without endangering the health and safety of the social worker or others. This position requires a valid state driver's license and local travel to provide community-based care to Veterans. The position requires significant travel in the community, through use of a government vehicle or other individual arrangements, to meet with representatives/stakeholders who provide assistance and support to Veterans in clinics,
medical centers, Community Clinics, etc. This position also requires close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and repetitive motions of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
- Address VA Western Colorado Health Care System
2121 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
- Name: Cory Carter
- Phone: 702-791-9000 X15094
- Email: [email protected]