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Supervisory Clinical Social Worker (Vet Center Director)

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Wasilla
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

Summary The incumbent serves as Supervisory Social Worker (Vet Center Director) on the multidisciplinary team that is located in a community-based Vet Center that provides Veterans, service members, and their family members with community outreach, counseling, therapy, treatment, direct services, and referral to VA and community resources and community education in the effort to address problems, needs, and to make the transition from military to civilian life successful. Responsibilities Major Duties Include (But are not limited to): Supervising a multidisciplinary staff composed of clinical and administrative team members, whose primary mission is to provide direct readjustment counseling to eligible individuals in the areas of suicide prevention, crisis intervention, short-term and long-term treatment for symptoms associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and other related readjustment issues. Planning, developing, implementing, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating professional services rendered by subordinates. Setting guidelines and establishing intervention strategies and/or treatment priorities for individual, group, conjoint, and families employing varying clinical and therapeutic modalities. Conducting Performance Based Interviews (PBI) and determining selection processes to ensure fair and equitable recruitment of qualified, high achieving, and well prepared applicants. Developing networks and working relationships external to Readjustment Counseling Service (RCS) and the Department of Veteran Affairs, with Veteran service organizations, community based agencies, and mental health organizations to enhance service delivery and develop referrals of Veteran clients to appropriate care. Serving as a Consultant and Subject Matter Expert to programs and resources external to the Vet Center on matters of the readjustment needs of Veterans. Creating, implementing, and measuring market penetration of Vet Center services through a comprehensive outreach plan for the primary service area. Ensuring fiscal / budget management, in compliance with applicable RCS and VHA policies and procedures, as an approving official for Time & Attendance reports, leases / contracts management, local staff travel, Government Purchase Card (GPC) purchases, etc. Screening and assessing of Veteran clients, treatment planning and goal setting, referral to service providers, development of a resource file, Veteran advocacy, crisis intervention, education / health promotion, coordination of non-institutional and institutional services, and individual / group counseling. Work Schedule: Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, TBD by Supervisor; candidate may be subject to working evenings, weekends, and holidays Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position Position Title / Functional Statement #: Supervisory Clinical Social Worker (Vet Center Director)/ 687330 Relocation / Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a trial period Subject to background / security investigation Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/05/2024. 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. If you have not held a GS grade at any time in the past 52 weeks, this requirement does not apply to you. Basic Requirements Citizenship: Be a citizen of the United States. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Services. English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English. Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) Degree: Applicants must have fulfilled all of the requirements for the Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) in a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education ( (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED). Master's Degree w/Practicum: Applicants who complete all of the requirements for a Master's Degree in Social Work that included a Practicum are eligible for GS-9 (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED). NOTE: Educational training programs, such as an internship, practicum, etc., that are included in, or supplemental to, an academic degree are not creditable for professional experience. Such programs are considered part of the basic requirements for professional practice in the field. Licensure: Applicants must be licensed or certified at the Advanced Practice level in their state of practice, and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. Specialized Experience GS-12 Specialized Experience: For this position, you must have one year of post-master's degree experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade, GS-11, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Knowledge and understanding of the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Knowledge of methods, principles, and theories sufficient to intervene and stabilize combat Veterans suffering from multiple diagnoses Ability to conduct psychosocial assessments and implement treatment plans for combat Veterans and their families Ability to establish and maintain referral networks through community outreach to provide services to Veterans Experience in working with Veterans, especially combat Veterans, Veterans who were sexually traumatized and/or harassed while in the military Experience in providing family counseling services to Veterans and their family Experience working with combat Veterans and their families who have PTSD or readjustment issues and the ability to make independent judgments and recommendations about a number of serious and complex cases Special knowledge and skill in community resource identification and development, public speaking, basic principles of education, staff recruitment and development, and program design and management Knowledge of VA and community resources available to Veterans and their family Develops and manages a clinic's budget and program funds Working knowledge of electronic records Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates and sets guidelines for clinical, therapeutic, and treatment priorities Incumbent must possess supervisory and management skills 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. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at Education GS-12 Education Requirement: applicants must possess a Master's Degree in field of Social Work (MSW) from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education ( 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. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: Additional Information Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e. intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and / or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal / VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all Selective Factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. If you are unable to apply online or need an alternate method to submit documents, please reach out to the Agency Contact listed in this Job Opportunity Announcement.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Anchorage , Supervisory Clinical Social Worker (Vet Center Director), Healthcare , Wasilla, Alaska

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