Social Worker-Tribal Housing and Urban Development
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Cass Lake, Minnesota
Internal Number: 630071600
The HUD-VASH Program falls within the Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Programs of the Mental Health Service Line. The incumbent is responsible for coordination of case management services for veterans receiving housing provided through HUD housing subsidy. All requirements for this position must be met by the closing date of the announcement. 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: Must possess a Master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Licensure: Must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. English Language Proficiency: Candidates must be proficient in written and spoken English to be appointed. Grade Determinations: Senior Social Worker GS-0185-12 Experience/Education: The candidate must have at least two years of experience post advanced practice clinical licensure and should be in a specialized area of social work practice of which, one year must be equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Senior social workers have experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgment. Senior social workers are experts in their specialized area of 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. Licensure/Certification: Applicants must meet the requirements for providing supervision in the state where they are licensed at the advanced practice level and should list these qualifications within the assessment narrative and their resume. Documentation is required if part of your state's requirements for providing supervision for licensure is beyond your licensure only (example: certification of continuing education credits). Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: In addition to the experience above, candidates must demonstrate all of the following KSAs(Note: a separate document with written demonstration of KSAs must be included with application, see required documents section): (a) 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. (b) Ability to incorporate complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. (c) Knowledge 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 and to design system changes. (d) Ability to provide specialized consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients in the service delivery area, as well as role modeling effective social work practice skills. (e) Ability to expand clinical knowledge in the social work profession, and to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines pertaining to the service delivery area. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/120 PART II APPENDIX G39 Preferred Experience: Mental Health, Community-based experience, Homeless Experience, SUD experience Physical Requirements: This position will require traveling throughout the medical center and the community is required, as is performing activities involving sitting, walking, and standing, bending and carrying such items as books, papers, and files. In carrying out responsibilities it may be necessary for the incumbent to travel into the community where he/she conducts interviews with the veterans, their families, representatives of community health and welfare agencies and law enforcement agencies. The incumbent must possess current driver's license and drive a government vehicle in carrying out professional duties when deemed necessary. ["Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis until the closing date of this open continuous announcement, as long as vacancies exist. The incumbent is responsible for completing the following duties/responsibilities:\na. The incumbent will conduct psychosocial assessments to determine needs of veterans and family members.\nb. The incumbent is an active participant in the treatment planning process with other disciplines.\nc. The incumbent will participate in discharge planning with other disciplines and will be responsible for ensuring that discharge plans are executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate.\nd. The incumbent will provide individual, family and group counseling as appropriate.\ne. The incumbent will provide consultation/education to veterans and families on community resources, advance directives and VA benefits. f. The incumbent will act as a consultant to other team/staff members.\ng. The incumbent will act as liaison between VA and community resources, to include marketing and public relation duties, as needed.\nh. The incumbent will provide case management to veterans and families, as needed, throughout the continuum of care.\ni. The incumbent will provide a full range of social work services within commonly accepted standards of social work practice which includes case work, individual, family and group counseling, discharge planning, case management and other services as appropriate.\nj. The incumbent will address Advance Directives and Organ Donation in accordance with the standards of their work area.\nk. The incumbent will provide wellness/prevention education and facilitate Patient/family support groups as appropriate.\nl. The incumbent will as appropriate, supervise the practice of social work students, or a less experienced social worker.\nm. The incumbent will coordinate treatment and communicate with the care lines to facilitate continuity of care for veterans.\nn. The incumbent will participate in committee assignments, as deemed necessary by the MH Special Programs Manager.\no. The incumbent will maintain data and statistical compilations to comply with JC, CARF, VA and medical center policy and procedures.\np. The incumbent will assist patients and their significant others with coping and dealing with the loss and grief experiences in disability, terminal illness and death.\nq. The incumbent will document social work interventions and activities in patient's clinical record utilizing CPRS and ensure appropriate hand off when transferring of patient care.\nr. The incumbent will maintain familiarity and responsibility for all performance measures relating to the HUD-VASH Program.\ns. As a Senior Social Worker, the incumbent will represent St. Cloud VA HCS and HUD-VASH program in a highly autonomous manner, requiring the individual to operate with remote supervision and guidance as this new program is activated. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday: 0800-1630 or 0730-1600, evenings and weekends maybe required.\nTelework: Position is authorized some telework when not mobile working. Details can be discussed at interview.\nMobile Work: This position requires mobile work. The selectee will be regularly conducting work in the community and in Veteran's homes. Selectee will also work onsite at the Bemidji CBOC as needed or when directed by their supervisor.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nPosition Title/Functional Statement #:Social Worker-Tribal Housing and Urban Development/PD000000\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.