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Supervisory Social Worker (Grant Per Diem)

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

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Supervisory social workers typically have significant personnel management responsibilities for a small to moderate sized professional and non-professional staff at the GS-12 grade level and below. The supervisory social worker is responsible for the professional and administrative management of an area in a social work service, in a care/product line, or multiple facilities. They provide direct clinical services with or without program coordination responsibilities.

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The major duties of the position includes, but are not limited to:

* Providing oversight of GPD-funded program participants' care and, at times, case management of those participants at sites where organizations are receiving per diem payments; which includes monitoring the care in, and assessing the compliance of, the program receiving per diem as outlined in the recipient's original grant applications; intervening to facilitate compliance, or correction, of the program, when appropriate; and performing a cursory environmental review to identify hazards or other deficiencies to be corrected. * Verifying Veteran-status and eligibility of program participants. * Assisting in assessing the needs of Veterans assigned and document the social support services provided utilizing patient centered care approach to assure Veteran is involved in decisions regarding their healthcare. * Participating in collaborative treatment planning with the Veteran, family and the multi/interdisciplinary treatment team; prior to team meetings, reassess the Veterans current psychosocial situation, to include financial, residential status, coordinate any equipment needs and other needs that may affect discharge. * Providing high-risk psychosocial assessment in crisis intervention, seeking to address the cause as well as the presenting complaint; communicating with the consulting team, Veteran/family psychosocial resources available. * Assessing for and providing care or case management appropriate to the assessed level of care. * Utilizing Event Capture code approved for social workers for inpatient care and uses Appointment Management/Encounters for outpatient clinics following the VA policies and processes for appointment scheduling. * Develop a post-discharge plan with Veteran to improve outcome of transitioning into permanent housing and reduce likely of repeated episodes of homelessness. * Provides the full range of supervisory duties which would include responsibility for assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluations; selection of staff, training of staff, and recommendation of awards, advancements, and when appropriate, disciplinary action.

Work Schedule: Full Time, 40 hours a week. Exact work schedule to be discussed during interview.

Compressed/Flexible: At managements discretion

Telework: Not Available

Virtual: This is not a virtual position

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: NotAuthorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

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Promotion Potential


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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


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2021.

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 the CSWE website to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of social work. * Licensure: Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-185 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 on the OHRM website. * Physical Requirements: VA Directive and Handbook 5019 states that applicants must complete a pre-employment physical with the possibility of a drug screen. * English Language Proficiency: Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j

Grade Requirements:

In addition to the basic requirements, applicants must have 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.

In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: (a) Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines. (b) Knowledge of supervisory duties which includes clinical supervision, consultation, negotiation with other departments and quality improvement. (c) Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services. (d) Ability to provide staff training and development. (e) Skill in interpersonal relationships in dealing with employees, team leaders, and managers.

References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/23 Part II Appendix G39

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12.

Physical Requirements: Work is primarily sedentary. Typically, the employee will sit to do the work. However, there may be some walking standing, bending, carrying of light items, accessing transportation, and/or driving a government vehicle. The work requires patience and control of emotions. Work may require occasional use of appropriate techniques to physically restrain clients who present a danger to self or others


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 , Supervisory Social Worker (Grant Per Diem), Other , long beach, California

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