Job opening: Senior Social Worker - Residential Rehab Treatment Program
Salary: $85 319 - 110 915 per year
Published at: Nov 20 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.
Provides clinical services and case management to veterans admitted to the Domiciliary. Clinical case management services will include, but not limited to, monitor continued progress in treatment services, access to psychiatric services, access to vocational services, access to housing options, and transition services.
Provides evidence based therapeutic interventions in encounters with Veterans to promote recovery and successful transition to community living and care. Therapeutic interventions will be specifically delivered in treatment modalities for
addictions, substance abuse and dependence, complex mental health conditions, and PTSD. The majority of their work will be to conduct group therapy interventions and some individual therapy to support these specialty modalities as needed in a domiciliary environment.
Design, plans and conducts various psycho-social educational classes and process groups related to helping the veterans understand mental health and their needs and the impact on them and their whole life system of support.
Conducts psychosocial assessments to determine needs of veterans and family members and drive treatment planning.
Participates in the treatment planning process with other disciplines.
Coordinates and refers care with other disciplines and will be responsible for ensuring that the treatment plan is executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate.
Provides individual, family and group counseling to support treatment and recovery of Veterans experiencing addictions, complex mental health conditions, and PTSD.
Provides consultation/education to veterans and families on community resources, advance directives and VA benefits.
Acts as a consultant to other team/staff members as well as take input from other disciplines in the consultative process.
Facilitates VA and community resources, to include marketing and public relation duties as needed.
Provides case management to veterans. They will engage family and other supports to promote recovery for Veterans.
Provides a full range of licensed professional counselor services within commonly accepted standards of licensed professional counselor services practice which includes case work/case management, individual, family and group counseling, discharge planning, and other services as appropriate.
Supervises the practice of students, or a less experienced Social Worker
Assists the Veteran and family in understanding contributing factors to problems, discuss solutions, and encourage lasting changes to reduce stressors.
Participates in committee assignments, as deemed necessary by the service manager.
Maintains data and statistical compilations to comply with The Joint Commission, VA and medical center policy and procedures.
Documents therapeutic interventions and activities in patient's clinical record utilizing CPRS and ensure appropriate hand off when transferring of patient care.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Telework: This position is not eligible for telework
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Functional Statement #: 00000
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized
EDRP Authorized: Contact [email protected]
, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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). 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/.
Loss of Licensure or Certification. Once licensed or certified, social workers must maintain a full, valid, and unrestricted independent license or certification to remain qualified for employment. Loss of licensure or certification will result in removal from the GS-0185 social worker series and may result in termination of employment.
Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Services.
English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f).
In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates.
Senior Social Worker, GS-12
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. Senior social workers are experts in their specialized area of practice. Senior social workers 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. Senior 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.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:
Skill in a range of specialized interventions and treatment modalities used in specialty treatment programs or with special patient populations. This includes individual, group, and/or family counseling or psychotherapy and advanced level psychosocial and/or case management.
Ability to incorporate complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice.
Knowledge in developing and implementing methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services in the specialty area, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment services and to design system changes.
Ability to provide specialized consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients in the service delivery area, as well as role modeling effective social work practice skills.
Ability to expand clinical knowledge in the social work profession, and to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines pertaining to the service delivery area.
Physical Requirements: You will be asked to participate in a pre-employment examination or evaluation as part of the pre-employment process for this position. Questions about physical demands or environmental factors may be addressed at the time of evaluation or examination.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G39
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application.
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 Black Hills Health Care System
113 Comanche Road
Fort Meade, SD 57741
- Name: Breeze Hennes
- Phone: (320) 252-1670 X5222
- Email: [email protected]