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Job opening: Social Worker

Salary: $108 289 - 140 771 per year
City: Hickory
Published at: May 16 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The Supervisory Social Worker is assigned to the Hickory, North Carolina Community-Based Outpatient Clinic which is part of the VA Western North Carolina Healthcare System.


VA Careers - Social Work: https://youtube.com/embed/enRhz_ua_UU Duties and Responsibilities include, but is not limited to, the following: Incumbent supervises employees to accomplish the work of the organization unit. Exercises supervisor authorities and responsibilities involving work assignment and review, as well as the administrative and personnel management functions relative to the staff supervised. The incumbent performs a wide range of services and provides technical assistance to State, local, and private agencies, and universities. Uses sound judgment in the interpretation of trends and patterns; the application of guidelines; and the recommendation of program enhancements. uses sound judgment in the interpretation of trends and patterns; the application of guidelines; and the recommendation of program enhancements. Performs work related to the review, monitoring, analysis, planning and assessment of various programs. Responsible for key project activities related to the planning, development, and implementation of the project component. The incumbent is responsible to the Community Based Outpatient Clinic Service Line, but practices independently, exercising initiative and independent judgment in day-to-day activities. In unusual and/or complex administrative and clinical problems, the incumbent initiates consultation with the next level supervisor, CBOC Chief and Social Worker Chief as well as with other authoritative resources at the Medical Center, such as Regional Counsel, Business Services, Fiscal, and Human Resource Management Services. Performs other duties, as assigned. Work Schedule: M-F, 0800 - 4:30PM Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Telework: This position is approved for Ad-Hoc Telework Only. Functional Statement #: 000000 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required



Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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 SW Licensure Summary by State. 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: Education and Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment. 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 Supervisory Social Workers 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) Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines. (b) Knowledge of supervisory duties which includes clinical supervision, consultation, negotiation with other departments and quality improvement. (c) Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services. (d) Ability to provide staff training and development. (e) Skill in interpersonal relationships in dealing with employees, team leaders, and managers. Assignment. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and variety and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. At the GS-12 grade level, supervisory social workers typically have significant personnel management responsibilities for a small to moderate sized professional and non-professional staff, including support staff and professional staff at the GS-12 grade level and below. The supervisory social worker is responsible for the professional and administrative management of an area in a social work service, in a care/product line, or multiple facilities. They provide direct clinical services with or without program coordination responsibilities. Preferred Experience: 3 or more evidence-based psychotherapy trainings/certifications with at least 1 EBP for trauma-focused treatment. At least 2 years individual/group experience at least 2 years experience working with variety of mental health diagnoses, including but not limited to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar disorder, Schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder. At least 2 years of experience with mental health related crises and interventions. Interdisciplinary team experience preferred. VA/Veteran population experience preferred. Board Certification preferred. 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. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/120 PART II APPENDIX G39 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Services.


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: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.


  • Address Charles George VA Medical Center 1100 Tunnel Road Asheville, NC 28805 US
  • Name: John Westling
  • Phone: 828-333-3451
  • Email: [email protected]


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