Job opening: Social Worker (Program Coordinator)
Salary: $103 409 - 134 435 per year
Published at: Feb 12 2024
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.
Social Work: vacareers.va.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/Total-Rewards-of-a-Social-Worker-Career-Flyer.pdf
The Social Worker assigned as Program Coordinator of the Addictive Disorders Treatment Program (ADTP) serves as the administrative leader of a multidisciplinary team including physicians, Social Worker s, social workers, nurses, addiction therapists, psychology technicians and secretarial/program support assistant staff.
The duties of the Social Worker (Program Coordinator) include but are not limited to:
Managing the day to day clinical, administrative, training, and research operations of the residential ADTP. This program consists of 17 beds and consistently runs above 85% capacity. Services are provided to over 220 unique Veterans per year and involve coordination with an off-site contract facility for the provision of lodging, meals, transportation, and weekend clinical activities to address complex co-occurring clinical and psychosocial needs.
Serving as the Approving Official for prepared budgetary requests, relating to residential care and has authority for allocations of all discretionary funds related to ADTP's residential program elements. He/she also manages two Fund Control Points that cover supplies, contract funds for clinical care, and special enhancement funds.
Fostering and maintaining working relationships throughout the Medical Center through coordination of clinical care.
Routinely interacts with clinical staff throughout the Medical Center, including direct contact with the Chief of Staff, the Associate Director, and the Center Director.
Planning, implementing, and reporting the results of ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects that are designed to monitor the effectiveness of the clinical program including compliance with standards of accreditation.
Maintaining compliance with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screening and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. He/she is champion for all substance abuse performance measures.
Provides consultation to professional staff within the Medical Center and to community providers, concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate treatment plans for patients.
Work Schedule: 7:30am-4:00pm, M-F
Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized
EDRP Authorized: Contact Carol Thompson at [email protected]
, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more
Pay: Competitive salary and regular salary increases. When setting pay, a higher step rate of the appropriate grade may be determined after consideration of existing pay, higher or unique qualifications, or special needs of the VA (Above Minimum Rate of the Grade).
Paid Time Off: 37-50 days of annual paid time offer per year (13-26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year).
Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior [work experience] or military service experience.
Parental Leave: After 12 months of employment, up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave in connection with the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child.
Child Care Subsidy: After 60 days of employment, full time employees with a total family income below $144,000 may be eligible for a childcare subsidy up to 25% of total eligible childcare costs for eligible children up to the monthly maximum of $416.66.
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Telework: Available (ADHOC emergencies only!)
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Functional Statement #: 00821F
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). 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).
Social Worker (Program Coordinator), GS-13.
Experience/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.
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, candidates must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:
(a) Skill in coordinating and implementing one or more specialty program(s), across the facility.
(b) Skill in local policy and practice development, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program as prescribed by the program handbook or national directive.
(c) Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s).
(d) Ability to collaborate with internal and external partners to further program goals and enhance patient centered care.
(e) 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.
(f) 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.
(g) Knowledge of organizational structure and impact on program operations.
Preferred Experience: N/A
References: VA Handbook 5005/120, Part II Appendix G39.
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13.
Physical Requirements: Physical aspects associated with work required of this assignment are typical for the occupation, see Duties section for essential job duties of the position. May require standing, lifting, carrying, sitting, stooping, bending, pulling, and pushing. May be required to wear personal protective equipment and undergo annual TB screening or testing as conditions of employment.
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: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/
- Address GV Sonny Montgomery VAMC
1500 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39216
- Name: Richard Cohen
- Phone: 504-422-9343
- Email: [email protected]