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Social Worker – Indianapolis, Indiana
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 14672Start Date: 11/08/2018End Date: 11/14/2018
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. Must have a Master’s Degree in social work from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Must be licensed or certified at the Master’s level to independently practice social work in a state. One year of post-masters experience. Preferred Experience: Harm-reduction approach to substance use treatment strongly preferred, in addition to candidates experienced in motivational interviewing and/or Seeking Safety. Extensive experience working in addictions. Preferred Substance Abuse Certification. Grade Determinations:
GS-11 Level: Applicant must possess one year of post-MSW degree professional social work experience in the field of health care and be licensed or certified in a state at the independent practice level. This experience must have been in a clinical setting and must have demonstrated the potential to perform advanced assignments independently. (A clinical setting is a medical center, clinic – medical or psychiatric, residential treatment center, or any other type of facility where social work participates in a collaborative treatment and is identified with the medical profession.) Experience must have been obtained after earning a Master’s Degree in Social Work.
Substituting education for experience at the GS-11 Level: To meet the required specialized experience for the GS-11 level, you may substitute a doctoral degree in social work from a school of social work. You must submit a transcript to receive credit for this education. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the master’s degree in social work. References: VA Handbook 5005/53, Part II, Appendix G39. Physical Requirements: Normal duties of a clinician are performed (i.e., walking, standing, sitting, working with hands, etc.). Incumbent will be expected to carry items weighing between 15-44 pounds.
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