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Job opening: Social Worker Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator

Salary: $98 117 - 127 552 per year
City: Topeka
Published at: Dec 07 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The Social Work Coordinator functions as a Care Manager for the Suicide Prevention program. The Suicide Prevention program serves to facilitate implementation of suicide prevention strategies at EKHCS Topeka/Leavenworth Campus and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC).


VA Careers - Social Work: https://youtube.com/embed/enRhz_ua_UU Eastern Kansas Health Care System is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. Together, we strive to create and maintain a working and learning environment that promotes professional growth and teamwork. We offer an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environment where we celebrate our individual differences and unite as a team toward a common goal of providing outstanding service to our Nation's Veterans. Duties include but not limited to: Providing a full range of psychological assessment services and diagnosing mental disorders, particularly for complex or unusually difficult patients. Providing comprehensive, evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, group, and family psychotherapy. Following national guidelines provided by the Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Suicide Prevention manual. Engaging in in-person and telephone crisis care management, as needed. Engaging in regular clinical contact with veterans identified as high risk for suicide, as needed. Responding to consults placed by Veterans Crisis Line responders. Developing, implementing, and documenting psychotherapeutic treatment plans. Evaluating suicide risk and protective factors. Identifying veterans at high risk for suicide and placing, reviewing, and inactivating Category I Patient Record Flags - High Risk for Suicide. Tracking/coordinating care for veterans flagged as high risk for suicide. Tracking and reporting data related to treatment for veterans flagged as high risk for suicide. Tracking and reporting data related to suicide attempts, preparatory behaviors, and deaths by suicide. Consulting with acute psychiatry and acute medicine staff regarding discharge planning for veterans identified as high risk for suicide. Providing timely and professional updates to appropriate clinical staff working with veterans identified as high risk for suicide. Contacting family members of veterans who die by suicide. Providing education to staff about suicide risk and protective factors, suicide risk screening and comprehensive suicide risk evaluation, gatekeeper training, safety planning, suicide behavior reporting, information about the Veterans Crisis Line, and general suicide prevention information. Providing education about suicide risk and protective factors and information about the Veterans Crisis Line to patients, family members, and significant others. Providing gatekeeper training to veterans in residential treatment programs. Consulting with staff in all parts of the hospital regarding identifying and treatment planning for high risk or potentially high-risk veterans. Interacting with community partners, such as law enforcement or community hospitals to identify and ensure timely follow-up treatment for high risk veterans. Conducting community outreach and education regarding suicide risk and protective factors, gatekeeper training, and awareness of the Veterans Crisis Line. Participating in administrative committees associated with tracking and monitoring of high-risk veterans and serving as back-up to Suicide Prevention Coordinator and other Suicide Prevention Care Managers as needed. Assisting with relevant issue briefs or near miss opportunities. Obtaining any relevant HIPAA clearances to allow transmittal of facility data on suicide attempts and individuals at risk and transmitting the data following cybersecurity requirements as applicable for this sensitive data. Engaging in other related duties, as assigned. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) Authorized: This position is eligible for 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 your start date. 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. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Telework: Regular telework 3+ days a week Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Social Work Coordinator 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



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/. English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). 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: Social Worker (Program Coordinator), GS-12 Experience and Education. One 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. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: (a) Knowledge of program coordination and administration which includes consultation, negotiation, and monitoring. (b) Knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program. (c) Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program. (d) Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s). (e) Ability to provide training, orientation, and guidance within clinical practice. References: VA Handbook 5005/120 Part II Appendix G39 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. Physical Requirements: Physical aspects associated with work required of this assignment are typical for the occupation and would generally not require a pre-placement examination.


IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: 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 Eastern Kansas Health Care System 2200 SW Gage Blvd Topeka, KS 66622 US
  • Name: Susan Oliver
  • Phone: 775-326-5783
  • Email: [email protected]


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