PEER SPECIALIST Job in Murfreesboro, Tennessee – Department of Veterans Affairs

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PEER SPECIALIST – Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 556900
Start Date: 01/03/2022
End Date: 01/25/2022

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/24/2022. Basic Requirements for Peer Specialists GS-0102-6/7/8/9:a. Statutory Requirements. Section 405 of Public Law 110-387, as codified in 38 U.S.C. 7402(b)(13), established that to be eligible to receive appointment to a Peer Specialist position, a person must: Be a veteran who has recovered or is recovering from a mental health condition; and Be certified by A not-for-profit entity engaged in peer specialist training as having met such criteria as the Secretary shall establish for a peer specialist position; or A State as having satisfied relevant State requirements for a peer specialist position. b. Length of Experience as a Consumer of Mental Health Recovery Services. Veterans eligible under 38 U.S.C. 7402(b)(13) must have spent a minimum of 1 year in personal recovery from a mental health condition b. Length of Experience as a Consumer of Mental Health Recovery Services. Veterans eligible under 38 U.S.C. 7402(b)(13) must have spent a minimum of 1 year in personal recovery from a mental health condition. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05 level. For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-06 level. For a GS-08 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07 level. For a GS-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-08 level. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. [NOTE: You MUST provide copies of your DD-214, Peer Specialist Certification and documentation from your mental health provider verifying that you have spent a minimum of 1 year personal recovery from a mental health condition with your application package.] You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Qualifications for the GS-6/7/8/9 grade levels are described below: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR PEER SPECIALISTS, GS-102-6/7/8/9: In addition to the basic requirements, candidates must have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Specialized experience is progressively responsible, post-personal mental health recovery experience as a mentor providing counseling to support peers in mental health and/or addiction recovery, a recovery advocate directly involved with consumers of mental health services, a psychiatric therapy aide, or equivalent work involving in-person communication to support others in mental health recovery. OR Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education, graduate education or a post-bachelor’s degree internship meets the specialized experienced required for GS-6/9 ONLY in those instance where it is directly related to the work of the position. You must have:GS-06:Six (6) months of graduate education in a degree program directly related to the work of this position OR a 1-year post-bachelor’s degree internship directly related to the work of this position.GS-07:One full year of graduate education in a degree program directly related to the work of this position.GS-08:One and one-half years of graduate education in a degree program directly related to the work of this position.GS-09:Two full years of graduate education or a master’s degree in a program directly related to the work of this position. OR Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. To compute the percentage, divide the total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed semester of graduate education by 9. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify (NOTE: You must submit your transcripts in your application package) You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Therapy and CounselingVeteran and Customer Focus Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary. Typically, the employee sits to do the work. There may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items (such as books, papers), and accessing transportation. The work may require occasional use of Department of Veteran’s Affairs approved behavioral management techniques with Veterans who present a danger to self or others. The applicant must be able to perform primarily light and sedentary duties with occasionally moderate physical demands, exercise patience, and control emotions, with reasonable accommodations if necessary, without endangering the health and safety of the applicant or others. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.

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