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Social Worker (Home Based Primary Care)


  • Duties
    Help Duties Summary

    NOTE: This announcement is open until filled. The initial cutoff date will be February 23, 2018 and every two weeks after that until filled which ever comes first.

    OUR MISSION:
    To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
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    Responsibilities

    Individuals assigned as GS-11 social workers are considered to be at the full performance level. Incumbent is a professional social worker assigned to the Redding HBPC Program located at Redding Outpatient Clinic as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team. The incumbent is responsible for clinical Social Work practice in the area or program to which assigned, including promotion of Social Work services as a key component of treatment. The incumbent directs/coordinates clinical and psychosocial services and is accountable for the overall effectiveness of the services provided, modifying services to best meet the treatment needs of veterans and to promote efficient practice. The social worker will provide services both via telephone contact and in the homes of veterans enrolled in HBPC. This position does not have access to an on-site clinical social work supervisor.

    This position is responsible for assessment, planning, and provision of case management services in the HBPC Program. The incumbent must use a high level of skill in assessing and treating the complicated psychosocial problems of veterans. Social Work responsibilities include the assessment of psychosocial problems often at a time when the veteran is experiencing crisis and include the provision of short-term, solution focused counseling with veterans and/or their families. Referrals typically originate from members of the interdisciplinary team, from veterans and/or their families coming as walk-ins or telephone calls to seek assistance, and from community professionals. The incumbent must complete thorough assessments to determine the presenting problem, to determine in-home factors impacting the problem, and to determine obstacles to treatment and/or follow through with recommended treatments. Consultation with members of the interdisciplinary team is provided to coordinate a collaborative effort to meet the agreed upon goals for a veteran's treatment needs and include serving as liaison with community professionals regarding needed services for veterans and/or their families. Service coordination includes but are not limited to outreach, interdisciplinary activities, screening/assessment, treatment planning/goal setting, advocacy, referral to service providers, resource usage/development, coordination of non-institutional and institutional services, crisis intervention, education/health promotion and prevention, and supportive counseling.

    DRIVER'S LICENSE: This position requires a current, valid driver's license. Proof of licensure is required.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am to 4:30pm - Work from home.

    On-Call: No

    Rotating Shifts: No

    Required to work holidays or weekends: No

    Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA): Exempt

    Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

    Functional Statement Title: Social Worker (Home Based Primary Care)

    Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required
    75% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status
    No

    Who May Apply This job is open to… US Citizens and Status Candidates
    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

  • Job family (Series)
    0185 Social Work

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  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
    • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • You may be required to serve a probationary period
    • Subject to a background/security investigation
    • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

    Physical Requirements: Light carrying, under 15 pounds; Standing (1 hour); Hearing (aid permitted). Environmental Factors: Working closely with others; Working alone; Working in patient's home.

    Qualifications
    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.
    • English language proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English
    • Education: Must 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 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 the CSWE website to verify if degree meets accreditation standards for a master of social work. (COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION)
    • Licensure: Must have a current and active license or certification by a state at the advanced practice level which included an ASWB advanced generalist or clinical examination, unless grandfathered by the state which you are licensed to practice at the advanced practice level (except for licenses issued in California, which administers its own clinical examination for advanced practice). (COPIES OF LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION

    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.

    GRADE DETERMINATIONS:
    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-09: Is the entry level for the GS-185 social work series and is used for social workers with less than one year of post-MSW experience and for social workers who are not yet licensed or certified at the independent practice level. Social workers at this grade level are working toward completion of prerequisites for licensure or certification.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-11 LEVEL: Requires a minimum of one year of post MSW degree professional social work experience in the field of health care. This experience must have been in a clinical setting and must have demonstrated the potential to perform advanced assignments independently. (A clinical setting is a medical center, clinic - medical or psychiatric, residential treatment center, or any other type of facility where social work participates in a collaborative treatment and is identified with the medical profession.) Experience must have been obtained AFTER earning a Master's Degree in Social Work.

    SUBSTITUTING EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-11 LEVEL: To meet the required specialized experience for the GS-11 level, applicant may substitute a doctoral degree in social work from a school of social work. You must submit a transcript to receive credit for this education.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

    REFRENCES: VA Handbook 5005/23, Part II, Appendix G39, SOCIAL WORKER, available in the local Human Resources Office.

    The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-9 to GS-11.

    Education
    IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

    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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

    Additional information

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

    This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

    United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

    Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

    You will be evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) based on your application for this position.

    1. KSA - 1 Knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate services.
    2. KSA - 2 Ability to independently assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of patients and their family members and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills and assistance needed, in collaboration with the patient, family and interdisciplinary treatment team.
    3. KSA - 3 Ability to independently conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds, this requires knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological) and the differential influences of the environment, society and culture.
    4. KSA - 4 Knowledge and experience in the use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures, this includes acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology.
    5. KSA - 5 Knowledge of psychosocial treatment and ability to independently implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families and groups who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems to achieve treatment goals, this requires independent judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving or crisis intervention techniques.
    6. KSA - 6 Ability to independently provide counseling and./or psychotherapy services to individuals, groups and families, social workers must practice within the bounds of their license or certification, for examples, some states may require social workers providing psychotherapy to have a clinical level of licensure.
    7. KSA - 7 Ability to provide consultation services to other staff about the psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and compliance with treatment, ability to provide orientation and coaching to new social workers and social work graduate students, ability to serve as a field instructor for social work graduate students who are completing VHA field placements.
    8. KSA - 8 Ability to independently evaluate his/her own practice through participation in professional peer review case conference, research studies, or other organized means.
    9. KSA - 9 Knowledge and skill in the use of computer software applications for drafting documents, data management, and tracking, especially those programs in issue by VHA.

    NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.

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  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. CV or Resume or any other written format may be submitted provided it contains all of the information in the USAJobs resume format. Provide beginning and ending dates (MM/YY) of employment, the average number of hours worked per week, and a description of duties for each position listed on your resume . If you performed more work than one position title, please indicate the percentage of time spent performing each title's duties (required).

    2. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (required) Available at the VA Forms website: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=10-2850&tkey=&Action=Search

    3. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD-214 forms (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF-15. Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at https://www.fedshirevets.gov/pdf/SF15.pdf

    4. All current or former Federal Employees - VA and non-VA: "Notification of Personnel Action" (SF-50's) documenting permanent status, promotion action to the highest grade held in the Federal government, and, if applicable, your separation SF-50.

    5. Copy of your college transcript(s). Certificates/diplomas are not acceptable. If selected for this vacancy, you may be required to submit official college transcript(s) prior to appointment (required).

    6. Copy of your current registration/certification/licensure (required).

    VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search . (required)

    The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214
    • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
    • OF-306
    • 10-2850c
    • Other Veterans Document
    • Resume
    • SF-15
    • SF-50
    • Transcript


    Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
    Help Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 05/04/2018 to receive consideration.
  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

  • NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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    Agency contact information Terrill Cook

    Phone
    (916) 843-2704
    Email
    [email protected]

    Address

    VA Northern California Health Care System
    10535 Hospital Way
    Mather, CA
    US

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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

    You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the U SAJobs Help Center .

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    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.


    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/490407500 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Posted
03/19/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Yreka, California, US