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Social Worker PACT (Victoria OPC) – Victoria, Texas
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 332052Start Date: 09/24/2020End Date: 10/14/2020
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/14/2020. Basic Requirements: 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. Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-0185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master’s degree level. Current state requirements may be found by going to http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/T38Hybrid/. English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). Preferred Experience: EBP Certification, prior experience in similar role or with population served, clinical supervision certification, quality or utilization management experience, former VA trainee, and licensed to practice at the independent practice level. GRADE DETERMINATIONS. In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates. GS-9 Social Worker: Experience, Education, and Licensure. Entry level none beyond the basic requirements. GS-11 Social Worker: Experience and Licensure. 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. OR, 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: Please attach a written narrative summary for each statement (Recommended). 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. References: Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as stated in VA Handbook 5005/120, Part II, Appendix G39 dated September 10, 2019. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11. Physical Requirements: Intermittent Lifting (10 lbs and over); Intermittent Sitting (5 hours/day); Standing (up to 2 hours); Intermittent climbing and kneeling (0.50 hours/day); Repeated bending/stooping (up to 2 hours); Intermittent twisting, pulling, and pushing (0.50 hours/day); Simple Grasping & Use of fingers; Both hands required (includes keyboarding) (up to 2 hours/day); Walking (up to 3 hours); Intermittent Reaching above Shoulder (0.50 Hour/day); intermittent Driving a Vehicle (up to 2 hours/day); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13″to 16″; Hearing (aid permitted).
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