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Senior Social Worker (MHICM)

Company: Veterans Health Administration
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Be a citizen of the United States. Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with V.A. Policy. Education: A master's degree in social work from a school of social work that is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of social work schools 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 the CSWE website http://www.cswe.org/Accreditation to confirm the accreditation standards for a Master of Social Work (Transcripts are required). Licensure: Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-0185 series at the VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to practice social work at the master's degree level independently. Current state requirements may be found by going to http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/T38Hybrid/. Once licensed or certified, social workers must maintain a full, valid, and unrestricted independent license or certification to remain qualified for employment. Loss of licensure or certification will result in removal from the GS-0185 social worker series and may result in employment termination. GS-12 Grade Determination Requirements: In addition to the basic requirements, the following are required for the GS-12 grade-level position: 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 the 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: Senior social workers must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level (LCSW), which included an advanced generalist or clinical examination unless they are grandfathered by the state in which they are licensed to practice at the advanced practice level (except for licenses issued in California). Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 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. Ability to incorporate complex multiple causations in differential diagnosis and treatment within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. Knowledge in developing and implementing methods for measuring social work practice and services in the specialty area, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment services, and design system changes. 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. Ability to expand clinical knowledge in the social work profession and write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines pertaining to the service delivery area. Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary. It may require some lifting (10-20 lbs.) occasionally. Reaching above shoulder; Frequent keyboarding (4-7 hours per day); Sitting (4-7 hours per day); Walking up to 6 hours per day); Standing (up to 8 hours per day); Infrequent climbing/descending of stairs; Some bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Correctable near sighted and far-sighted vision; Hearing (aid permitted). References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G39, Social Worker GS-0185, available at http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc(also available in the local Human Resources Office) and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/index-Standards.asp. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12.

Keywords: Veterans Health Administration, Gainesville , Senior Social Worker (MHICM), Healthcare , Gainesville, Florida

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