Chief of Mental Health – Social Worker (Service Chief) Public All US Citizens Job in Omaha, Nebraska – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Chief of Mental Health – Social Worker (Service Chief) Public All US Citizens – Omaha, Nebraska
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 220239
Start Date: 02/26/2020
End Date: 03/20/2020

Qualification Summary
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. English Language Proficiency: Applicants must meet the English Language Proficiency requirement for positions in this occupation. To be appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C., chapter 73 or 74, or to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA, applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English. Education Requirement: Do you have a master’s degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education? Note: 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. Licensure Requirement: This is a supervisory position; individuals assigned as supervisory social workers must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level, and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. Grade Determinations:
Grade 14 Social Worker (Service Chief), Specialized Experience: One year of experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level. Social work executive must evidence possession of supervisory and management skills. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in administration, demonstrating progressively more professional competency skills and judgment. Individual 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. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience
above, candidates must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:
(a) Skill in providing the full range of supervisory duties across multiple service divisions/sections, which would include responsibility for assignment of work to be performed, performance evaluation, selection of staff, and recommendations of awards, advancements, and when appropriate, disciplinary actions. (b) Skill in applying legal, ethical, and professional standards to social work practice. (c) Skill in developing, maintaining, and managing social work services in multiple divisions/sections. (d) Ability to ensure compliance with social work practice, policy, and accreditation standards across the continuum of health care. (e) Skill in providing consultation to facility leadership, managers, and other staff on social work qualification standards, practice, competency, productivity, and continuing education requirements (f) Skill in administrative oversight to ensure compliance with social work licensure requirements. Preferred Experience: Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular
knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is
typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Five years managerial and supervisory experience in mental health settings with broad program mission, scope and complexity Skill in providing patient care and in coordinating the activities of other health care providers. Effective teacher for fellow staff members, house staff, medical students, and in educational programs in allied health care disciplines. Demonstrated research abilities References: VA handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G39 Change 120 Physical Requirements: The work of this position is generally sedentary and of an administrative nature. Driving is required, selectee is expected to spend one day per month at the Lincoln, NE and Grand Island, NE campuses and travel to rural CBOCs as required.

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