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 (Program Coordinator) in Plymouth, Massachusetts Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Social Worker (Program Coordinator) – Plymouth, Massachusetts
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 183711Start Date: 12/20/2019End Date: 01/15/2020
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, Basic Requirements: English Language Proficiency: Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written
English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). Citizenship: Be a citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g this part). 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: Individuals assigned as social worker program coordinator must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level, and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. Grade Determination GS-13 Minimum Requirements: One year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. GS 12 experience includes: skill in a range of specialized interventions and treatment modalities used in specialty treatment programs or with special patient populations; 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; ability to provide specialized consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients in the service delivery area, as well as role; 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. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. Candidates 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. GS-13 KSAs: In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs (a) Skill in coordinating and implementing one or more specialty program(s), across the facility. (b) Skill in local policy and practice development, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program as prescribed by the program handbook or national directive. (c) Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s). (d) Ability to collaborate with internal and external partners to further program goals and enhance patient centered care. (e) Ability to provide the full range of supervisory duties including assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluations; and selection of staff, training, and recommendation of awards, advancements, and when appropriate, disciplinary action. (f) Ability to oversee the fiscal matters of the functions supervised (including fund controls, contracts, and equipment expenditures), forecast resource and equipment needs, and administer the allocated budget. (g) Knowledge of organizational structure and impact on program operations. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G39 – Social Worker Qualification Standard. Physical Requirements: The incumbent must be able to exercise a high degree of emotional and mental discipline at all times in order to continue to carry out duties effectively. This is especially necessary during time periods when the incumbent encounters significant or extreme duress as a result of interactions with patients, etc.
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