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Social Worker – HUD/VASH SUD Specialist – South Bend, Indiana
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 339084Start Date: 10/06/2020End Date: 10/21/2020
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. 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 the CSWE website to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of social work. Licensure. Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-185 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 on the OHRM website. English Language Proficiency. Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j, of this part. Note: A master’s degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is required in order to qualify for this position. 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 the CSWE website to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of social work. Grade Determinations: Grade level specific qualifications: One year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, which is directly related to the position to be filled. Creditable experience includes: evidence of possession of clinical program skills. This experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in administration, demonstrating progressively more professional competency skills and judgment. Evidence of responsibility in a Mental Health Service or major program within the Mental Health Service. In addition, you must demonstrate the professional KSAs listed below. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. 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: VA Handbook 5005/50, Part II, Appendix G39, Social Worker Qualification Standard, dated February 29, 2012. You may use the following generic citation VA Handbook 5005 at http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11.
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