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Social Worker - Health Care Homeless Veteran (HCHV) Program Coordinator

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: long beach
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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This is a OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 30, 2021. Applicants will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available.

Applicants will remain active for 3 months after the initial application is received and/or updated. After that time, you must update your application through your USAJobs account if you would like to be made active again for possible consideration during the open period.

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The Health Care For Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program is funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs and authorizes the provision of outreach services, assessment, health care, residential treatment, and referrals for VA/community services to eligible Veterans. The objective of the HCHV Program is to re-integrate homeless veterans with complex psychosocial issues into the community and to help them achieve the maximum level of health and social functioning as possible.

The HCHV Program Coordinator supervises a significant number of professional staff at grades ranging from GS-05 through the GS-13 level. These positions include senior social workers, social work program coordinators, social work supervisors, occupational therapists, nursing staff, peer support staff, administrative staff, employment specialists, and other staff assigned to HCHV. The Social Worker Program Coordinator assigned to manage the HCHV Program is responsible for the professional and administrative management of the Program across multiple sites and programs; provides direct clinical services, must be licensed at the advanced practice level and must be able to provide supervision for subordinate staff to qualify for independent licensure.

Duties include but are not limited to:

* Assists in the planning, establishing and implementation of policies and procedures. * Develops p individual or group goals and objectives as well as monitoring, operating, evaluating, coordinating and overseeing staff assigned to the HCHV Programs. * Ensures the staff whom they supervise adhere to all current directives of the VHA, and meet current JCAHO and CARF standards, State licensure standards and VA-OIG expectations * Conducts ongoing intensive reviews and appraisals to ensure the accomplishment of objectives and adherence to standards set by the governing bodies.

This position is assigned to Social Work Service. The Health Care for HCHV Program Coordinator is an integral member of the facility's social work leadership team, and is responsible for the following Programs. These Programs include: the Veterans Outreach Program (VOP), Housing and Urban Development/VA Supported Housing (HUD/VASH), State and Federal Stand-downs for Homeless Veterans, Contract Residential Programs, Grant and Per Diem (GPD), Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team (HPACT), and the Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) Program. The Programs under the auspices of HCHV are available across the NMVAHCS catchment area, to include the State of New Mexico, identified Tribal Lands, and areas in southern Colorado.

Work Schedule: 8 am to 4:30 pm (Monday through Friday)

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

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0185 Social Work

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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 * Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

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. 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. * English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. 7403(f).

May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria).

Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates.

Social Worker- Program Coordinator, GS-13

(1) Experience/Education. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. Candidates 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.

(2) Licensure/Certification. Individuals assigned as social worker program coordinator must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level, and must be able to provide supervision for licensure.

(3) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, candidates must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:

* Skill in coordinating and implementing one or more specialty program(s), across the facility. * Skill in local policy and practice development, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program as prescribed by the program handbook or national directive. * Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s). * Ability to collaborate with internal and external partners to further program goals and enhance patient centered care. * Ability to provide the full range of supervisory duties including assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluations; and selection of staff, training, and recommendation of awards, advancements, and when appropriate, disciplinary action. * Ability to oversee the fiscal matters of the functions supervised (including fund controls, contracts, and equipment expenditures), forecast resource and equipment needs, and administer the allocated budget. * Knowledge of organizational structure and impact on program operations.

(4) Assignment. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and variety and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. At this grade level, social worker program coordinators oversee the administrative and clinical aspects of a major specialty treatment program, such as, but not limited to: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Abuse Treatment Program, Home-Based Primary Care, Mental Health Intensive Case Management, Caregiver Support Program or Transition and Care Management Program, or a combination of programs located at one facility or multiple divisions of a facility. They are responsible for coordinating interdisciplinary staffing, work assignments, budget, treatment services provided, and admission criteria for the program. The program coordinator may or may not have supervisory responsibilities. They have full responsibility for all phases of service delivery for a major specialty program. The program coordinator is responsible for the program's resource and fiscal management, monitoring control points developing the annual budget, operating within that budget, and accounting for appropriated funds. They are administratively responsible for the programming and operations of the program assigned, develop policies and procedures for program operation, and prepare reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use. Program coordinators provide leadership, direction, orientation, coaching, in-service training, staff development, and continuing education programs for assigned staff. They initiate and conduct program or service audits and complete designated clinical practice audits and reports, including productivity. Program coordinators oversee program operations and evaluations, identifying areas for improvement, gathering relevant data, assessing the data, developing and implementing ideas for improvement, and evaluating efficacy of improvement efforts.]

References: VA Handbook 5005,/120 Part II Appendix G39

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS 13.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands involve primarily walking, talking, driving, using the telephone etc. Strenuous physical activity is not required although the incumbent is expected to withstand pressure and stress as part of their day to day activities. This position may also required light lifting under 15 pounds, light carrying under 15 pounds, use of fingers, both hands required, walking up to 4 hours, standing up to 2 hours, climbing - legs only up to one hour, the ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other , use of computer screens, and hearing aid is permitted.


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.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Long Beach , Social Worker - Health Care Homeless Veteran (HCHV) Program Coordinator, Other , long beach, California

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