This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. To qualify for this position, you must meet all the requirements by the closing date of this announcement. BASIC REQUIREMENTS Citizenship. Be a citizen of the United States. Education. 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 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 http://www.cswe.org/Accreditation to verify that the social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a Masters of Social Work. Licensure. Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-0185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. Current state requirements may be found by going to http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/T38Hybrid/. English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English Licensure/Certification. Individuals assigned as Supervisory Social Workers must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. Education and Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment. Candidate may have certification or other post-master's degree training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship, or equivalent supervised professional experience. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines. Knowledge of supervisory duties which includes clinical supervision, consultation, negotiation with other departments and quality improvement. Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services. Ability to provide staff training and development. Skill in interpersonal relationships in dealing with employees, team leaders, and managers. The full performance level of this position is a GS-12. Physical Requirements: Able to meet the physical demands for the position, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Must have a good manual dexterity. Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken or written word. Must be able to view and read information on computer screens. Must be able to operate a government to travel to outpatient clinics and main Medical facility in Aurora Colorado. References: VA Handbook 5005 ["As program supervisor for TREC and ICMHR at MTVAHCS, the incumbent is expected to ensure these programs operate in compliance with all relevant local and national VA directives, memos, handbooks, and SOPs, as well as relevant TJC, CARF, and OIG standards and expectations. Administrative responsibilities (50%) include but are not limited to: monitoring and updating operations to ensure compliance with standards; completing all mandatory evaluations and reports; completing strategic planning and program improvements; ensuring compliance with EEO policies and program activities; promoting DEI; directly administratively supervising clinical staff of various disciplines within TREC and ICMHR and completing associated activities (e.g., completion of ePerformance, Functional Categories, etc.); maintaining good working relationships with Fort Harrison Medical Center ED, Med/Surge Unit, ICU, and other relevant programs; and reporting timely any significant events through chain of command. Clinical responsibilities (50%) include but are not limited to: responding to and timely completion of TREC consults; completion of required suicide prevention activities; exercising the full extent of Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor core capabilities; working with courts for civil commitments and other related civil competencies when indicated; supervising the clinical work for practicum students or GS-9 LPMHC staff. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 54936-O Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Therese.Collette@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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