Social Worker Job in Columbia, Missouri – 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 in Columbia, Missouri Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Social Worker – Columbia, Missouri
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 312350
Start Date: 08/21/2020
End Date: 08/31/2020

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/31/2020.
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: Must have a master’s degree in social worker from a school of social worker fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Licensure: Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master’s degree level and meet the exception stated below. Physical Requirements: Meet the physical requirements listed below. English: Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: At least 2 years providing evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions within an outpatient setting. At least 2 years experience working with medical and/or primary care teams. Formal post-graduate training in at least one evidence-based psychotherapy is preferred. Grade Determinations: GS-12, Social Workers have experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgment. At least two years should be in an area of specialized social work practice. Senior social workers must be licensed or certified by a state 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 practice level (except for licenses issued in California, which administers its own clinical examination for advanced practice). Senior social workers 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. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) below: 1. Advanced knowledge of and mastery of theories and modalities used in the specialized treatment of complex physical or mental illness. 2. Ability to incorporate complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of veteran patients, including making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. Ability to determine priority for services and provide specialized treatment services. 3. Advanced and expert skill in a range of specialized interventions and treatment modalities used in specialty treatment programs or with special patient populations. This includes individual, group, and/or family counseling or psychotherapy and advanced level psychosocial and/or case management interventions used in the treatment of veterans with polytraumatic injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc. 4. Advanced knowledge and expert skill in developing and implementing methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services in the specialty area, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment services. Ability to coordinate the delivery of specialized psychosocial services and programs. Ability to design system changes based on empirical findings. 5. Ability to provide subject matter consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients treated in the specialty area, rendering professional opinions based on experience and expertise and role modeling effective social work practice skills. Ability to teach and mentor staff and students in the specialty area of practice and to provide supervision for licensure or for specialty certifications. 6. Ability to expand clinical knowledge in the profession, demonstrating innovation in the creation of new models of psychosocial assessment or intervention to identify and address specialized clinical needs. Ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines pertaining to the specialty population or specialty treatment program. References: VA Handbook 5005/23, Part II, Appendix F7, SOCIAL WORKER QUALIFICATION STANDARD,
dated February 2009. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. The full performance level of this vacancy is G-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-12 Physical Requirements: This position is mostly sedentary and requires walking, kneeling, bending, standing, and light lifting.

If you’d like to submit a resume or apply for this position, please contact Premier Veterans at abjobs@premierveterans.com. All are free to apply!

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