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. BASIC REQUIREMENTS Citizenship. Be a citizen of the United States. English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). 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/. GRADE DETERMINATIONS. In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates. GS-12 Senior Social Worker: Education/Experience. 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. Preferred Experience: At least two years of post-licensure experience working in behavioral health to include but not limited to; provision of assessment, treatment planning, psychotherapy services, case management, and crisis management. It is also preferred that incumbent have specialized experience in providing family and couple's therapy. Training and experience in providing evidenced based treatment modalities for specialized mental health needs is also encouraged. References: VA Handbook 5005/120 Part II Appendix G39 This position is a GS-12, which is above the full performance level. Physical Requirements: Able to meet the physical demands for the position, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Must have a good manual dexterity. Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken or written word. Must be able to view and read information on computer screens. ["VA Careers - Social Work: https://youtube.com/embed/enRhz_ua_UU The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System, Mental Health, is currently recruiting for three (3) Sr. Social Worker positions in Oklahoma City, OK. This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; Applicants will be referred to selecting official on a continual basis until all vacancies are filled OR until the closing date of this announcement. This is a multi-discipline position and selections can be made from the following, Sr. Social Worker and Psychologist. Duties and responsibilities: Program Coordination - As one of multiple duties, the social worker will be responsible for implementation of the BHIP model of veteran centered care within the AMHC clinic for one of the multiple BHIP teams. They will facilitate BHIP team meetings/huddles, analyze BHIP data and provide critical information to the BHIP team, provide oversight of data for performance standards compliance, identify complex cases for clinical staffing, and collaborate with mental health and non-mental health providers for BHIP Model implementation. Triage - Social Worker will perform consult/triage duties as scheduled by the AMHC Program Manager. In addition to scheduled and unscheduled walk-in appointments for Veterans referred from Primary Care Mental Health staff, physicians in specialized clinics, other medical clinics (i.e., Alzheimer's clinic, C&L), incumbent responds to appropriate requests to perform initial assessments/open access visits of veterans. Screening/Assessment - The social worker will complete a comprehensive intake/ psychosocial assessment of the veteran in collaboration with the interdisciplinary treatment team, the Veteran, family members and significant others as appropriate. The goal of the assessment is to highlight the veteran's strengths, limitations, and internal/external supports and service needs in order to optimize the veteran's functional status. Individual Psychotherapy and Counseling - The social worker is responsible for carrying a caseload of complex individual therapy cases for Veterans with mental health disorders, co-occurring disorders and psychosocial needs. Psychoeducational Classes - The social worker provides psychoeducational classes for veterans as agreed upon by the social worker and the Mental Health Clinic Program Manager. These classes typically utilize cognitive behavioral treatment approaches to treat less-complex cases of depression, anxiety, anger, etc. Incumbent may also participate in creating class topics and in program planning for additional groups as well as implementing new groups as needed. Treatment Planning/Goal Setting - The social worker is responsible for collaboratively developing the treatment plan and setting achievable treatment goals with the Veterans participating in his/her individual caseload. Referral to service providers -. The social worker collaborates with other service providers concerning available resources and services. The social worker is responsible for educating AMHC psychiatrists and psychologists of the available services and assisting them in establishing the appropriate referrals based on the veteran's preference. Resource Usage/Development -The social worker is current on resources for a wide array of psychosocial needs. Incumbent serves as a consultant to other AMHC staff in locating appropriate services and accessing these. Advocacy - The social worker understands the intimidation of bureaucracy and will act as an advocate when it serves the best interest of the veteran. Crisis Intervention - The social worker is experienced in making rapid assessments and developing crisis management plans in conjunction with the psychiatrist for admission to mental health inpatient programs. Education/Health promotion and prevention - The social worker will be able to teach and mentor staff and students in the area of Social Work practice and to provide supervision for licensure or specialty certification when applicable. Administrative responsibilities - The social worker will function as the BHIP coordinator for one of the three BHIP teams and participate in planning and service coordination with AMHC Program Director. Other- Perform other duties as assigned Work Schedule: Standard tour is between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Irregular tours and/or Saturday work may be required. Compressed/Flexible: May be available Telework: Telework eligible in accordance with agency policy for Ad Hoc/as needed Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: Senior Social Worker/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized in accordance with agency policy. EDRP Authorized: Contact Timothy.Kiddoo2@va.gov or Shelly.Murdock@va.gov , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.