Social Worker (Home Based Primary Care) Job in Salem, Oregon – Department of Veterans Affairs

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The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Social Worker (Home Based Primary Care) in Salem, Oregon Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Social Worker (Home Based Primary Care) – Salem, Oregon
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 160045
Start Date: 11/04/2019
End Date: 11/25/2019

Qualification Summary
NOTE: Applicants must meet the requirements within 30 days of the closing of the vacancy. 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 – Master’s degree in social work (MSW) 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 – Must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master’s degree level. Preferred Experience: Minimum five years Social Work experience Home health care experience American Heart Association BLS certification NOTE: Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. GRADE DETERMINATION: GS-11: Appointment to the GS-11 grade level requires completion of a minimum of one year of post-MSW experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the field of health care or other social work-related settings, (VA or non-VA experience) and licensure or certification in a state at the independent practice level. Education. In addition to meeting basic requirements, a doctoral degree in social work from a school of social work may be substituted for the required one year of professional social work experience in a clinical setting. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, candidates must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: Knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate services. Skill in independently conducting psychosocial assessments and treatment interventions to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds. Knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures (i.e. acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology) to formulate a treatment plan. Skill in independently implementing different treatment modalities in working with individuals, families, and groups who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical, and social problems to achieve treatment goals. Ability to provide consultation services to new social workers, social work graduate students, and other staff about the psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and compliance with treatment. REFERENCE: Qualification Standards VA Handbook 5005/120, Part II, Appendix G39, September 10, 2019. The full performance level of this vacancy is 11. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is sedentary; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items such as papers, books, small parts, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

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