Senior Social Worker-Mental Health Intensive Case Management Job in Lebanon, Pennsylvania – 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 Senior Social Worker-Mental Health Intensive Case Management in Lebanon, Pennsylvania Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Senior Social Worker-Mental Health Intensive Case Management – Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 400074
Start Date: 02/01/2021
End Date: 02/10/2021

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/10/2021.
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. Master’s degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). 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. English language proficiency. Social Workers must be proficient in spoken and written English. Physical requirements. Applicants must meet the appropriate physical requirements for this position. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements above, at the GS-12 level, applicants must 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 include 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 KSAs below:
KSA 1 – Advanced knowledge of and mastery of theories and modalities used in the specialized treatment of complex physical or mental illness. Ability to incorporate complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of veteran patients, including making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses with approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. Ability to determine priority for services and provide specialized treatment services.
KSA 2 – 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.
KSA 3 – Advance 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.
KSA 4 – 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.
KSA 5 – 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, Part II, Appendix G39. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. Physical Requirements: Walking/standing up to 8 hours; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); clear speech; inside/outside intermittent excessive noise; work closely with others.

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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