Supervisory Social Worker – HCHV Job in Anchorage, Alaska – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Supervisory Social Worker – HCHV – Anchorage, Alaska
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 132719
Start Date: 08/06/2019
End Date: 08/20/2019

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/20/2019. 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: You must possess 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 the CSWE website to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of social work. (Permanent VHA employees employed in this occupation since 2/29/12 are considered to have met all qualification requirements for the title, series and grade level held, including positive education and licensure or certification that are part of the basic requirements of this occupation through the grandfathering provision.) Licensure: You must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the advanced practice level which included an ASWB advanced generalist or clinical examination, unless they are grandfathered by the state in which they are licensed to practice at the advanced level (except for licenses issued in California, which administers its own clinical examination for advanced practice). 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. (Documentation required with your application). English Language Proficiency: Social Workers must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by VA Handbook 5005,Part II, Chapter 3, Section A, Paragraph 3j. Preferred Experience: Demonstrate 2-years supervisory social work experience and knowledge in any of these program areas, such as Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supported Housing (HUD/VASH), the Tribal HUD/VASH Demonstration Project, the Therapeutic and Supported Employment Services consisting of Transitional Work, Community Based Employment Services, and Supported Employment services in Anchorage, Grant and Per Diem program, Veterans Justice Outreach, Health Care for Reentry Veterans, and HCHV Outreach. Grade Determinations:
Supervisory Social Workers at the GS-13 grade level typically supervise a significant number of professional staff at the GS-12 grade,
including advanced practice social workers and social worker program coordinators. They are responsible for the professional and administrative management of an area in a social work service, in a care line, or across multiple sites, e.g., ulti-division facilities and CBOCs with a large number of supervisors at the GS-12 grade and below. They typically also provide direct clinical services. Experience, Education and Licensure:
Individuals assigned as Supervisory Social Workers must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level and must be able to
provide supervision for subordinate staff to qualify for licensure. Their experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment. They may have certification or other postmaster’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. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs
below. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines.
2. Knowledge and skill in management/administration, which includes supervision, consultation, negotiation, and monitoring.
3. Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services by supervised social workers.
4. Ability to provide administrative supervision and clinical supervision, including supervision for social work licensure. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G39. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-13. Physical Requirements: Applicants must be independently physically and mentally able to efficiently perform the essential
functions of the position without hazard to themselves or others; Light lifting (under 15 pounds) light carrying (less than 15 pounds); walking (.5 hours); standing (.5 hours); kneeling (.5 hours); repeated bending (.5 hours); entering data and documentation into computer systems (2.5 hours); may require field visits for continuity of care- ability to independently drive a vehicle (must have valid driver’s license).

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