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 (Spinal Cord Injury/Transplant Program Coordinator) in Spokane, Washington Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Social Worker (Spinal Cord Injury/Transplant Program Coordinator) – Spokane, Washington
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 460215Start Date: 05/25/2021End Date: 06/15/2021
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/15/2021.
Basic Requirements: 1. 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). 2. 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. 3. 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/. 4. English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). Grade Determinations: GS-12 Program Coordinator 1. Experience/Education. Must have at least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. Candidate 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. 2. Licensure/Certification. Individuals assigned as social worker program coordinator must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level, and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. 3. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, candidates must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:
(a) Knowledge of program coordination and administration which includes consultation, negotiation, and monitoring.
(b) Knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program.
(c) Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program.
(d) Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s).
(e) Ability to provide training, orientation, and guidance within clinical practice. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G39. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. Physical Requirements: The incumbent may sit and stand for periods of time to provide patient care. The incumbent may be required to lift materials under 40 pounds. The incumbent is required to access a computer and use a keyboard (e.g. to chart notes and make reports). Working Conditions: The incumbent works in a clinic, office, and hospital environment. The incumbent may be required to work an irregular tour of duty and/or on weekends as the need arises. This may be temporary, intermittent, or in an ongoing manner. The incumbent may be detailed or reassigned to meet the needs of the SWS work assignments, when deemed necessary by the Chief, SWS.
If you’d like to submit a resume or apply for this position, please contact Premier Veterans at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are free to apply!