Job opening: Senior Social Worker
Salary: $101 657 - 132 155 per year
Published at: Dec 07 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The Senior Social Worker in Grant and Per Diem Program works independently in the field, in settings including transitional housing, and are expected to make clinical decisions in complex cases with no supervision or access to resources. The incumbent will act as the Veteran's Administrative representative to the transitional housing provider, ensuring correct billing, and clinical consultation.
Performs specialized treatment of complex physical or mental illness.
Incorporates complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of veteran patients, including making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within approval clinical privileges or scope of practice.
Provides individual, group, and family psychotherapy and advanced level case management interventions used in the treatment of veterans with mental illness, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions, and other serious disorders.
Develops and implements methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services in specialty areas, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment services.
Demonstrates the ability to design changes based on empirical findings: participates in program planning and development, advising the supervisor of shifting trends with caseloads and identifying the need foe and making recommendations on program procedure or policy changes based upon work experiences.
Offers consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients treated in specialty areas, rendering professional opinions based on experience and expertise and role modeling effective social work practice skills.
Provides case management at Homeless Grant and Per Diem Program sites as described in the Homeless Grant and Per Diem program rules, regulations, and directives.
Utilizes casework, community organization, and community outreach activities to alleviate or remove problems that interfere with the Homeless Grant and Per Diem Program participants' ability to achieve independence.
Senior Social Worker performs duties independently, reporting either to the GPD social work supervisor or Homeless Programs Section Chief in Social Work Service.
Performs accountability functions: 1)document all contacts with patients/ families in the medical charts; 2) completes statistical, administrative, staffing studies and other reports in accordance with VA Medical Center and respective professional discipline service policies.
Works with VA Medical Center multi-disciplinary teams and community agencies to strive for developing more effective and efficient ways of delivering healthcare services to Homeless Grant and Per Diem Program veterans.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Telework: 1-2 Days Per Pay Period May Be Authorized
Travel: Up to 50% may be required.
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Functional Statement # GS-185-12 Senior Social Worker-Grant & Per Diem Program
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.
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.
Driver's License: A current, valid state-issued Driver's License is required for this position. NOTE: We cannot accept photographs, therefore; please do not submit a copy of your license with your application package.
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.
Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements stated above, the following qualification criteria must be met for GS-12 grade. The candidate's qualifications must clearly demonstrate the level of competence required for the grade.
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.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, candidates 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.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-39 Social Worker Qualification Standard.
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12.
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
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 tohttp://www.cswe.org/Accreditation to verify that the social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a masters of social work.
- Address Bruce W Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1201 Northwest 16th Street
Miami, FL 33125
- Name: Tamikia Walton
- Phone: 216-544-3848
- Email: [email protected]