The Workplace Violence Prevention Program (WVPP) Coordinator manages the administrative and clinical aspects of the Workplace Violence Prevention Program at VA Nebraska Western Iowa Health Care System. The incumbent has responsibility for Chairing the Disruptive Behavior Committee, Threat Management Team, Employee Threat Assessment Team, Workplace Behavioral Risk Assessment team. 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. 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 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-12 Experience and Education. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. 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. 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. Applicants must meet the requirements for providing supervision in the state where they are licensed at the advanced practice level and should list these qualifications within the assessment narrative and their resume. Documentation is required if part of your state's requirements for providing supervision for licensure is beyond your licensure only (example: certification of continuing education credits). Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs (document with written demonstration of KSAs must be included with application, see required documents section): (a) Knowledge of program coordination and administration which includes consultation, negotiation, and monitoring. (b) Knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program. (c) Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program. (d) Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s). (e) Ability to provide training, orientation, and guidance within clinical practice. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-39 Social Worker Qualification Standard, GS-0185, Veterans Health Administration. ["The VA Midwest Health Care Network advocates for a Whole Health System of care in each of the Medical Centers. This is an approach to healthcare that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and live their lives to the fullest. As an employee operating in a Whole Health System of care, you will operate in a model with three core elements, seeking to create a personalized health plan for each Veteran. This is done in the context of healing relationships and healing environments and a connection back to the Veteran's community. This aligns with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mission Statement to Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following: Coordinates and collaborates effectively with legal representatives, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General, court officials including the Assistant U.S. Attorney, police (VA and community), and community providers. Conducts ongoing program evaluation and data-driven quality improvement projects that monitor the effectiveness of the clinical program led. Administers information and analytical systems to evaluate and enhance the quality of service provided to patients and employees. Develops implements and evaluates clinical guidelines and protocols to establish appropriate utilization of services. Ensures that members of the assigned team conduct: routine suicide risk screens; comprehensive assessment and collaborative safety plan when clinically indicated; follow-up appointments for all veterans upon initiation on the \"High Risk for Potential Suicide List\" in compliance with VACO directives; follow-up with veterans who fail to attend appointments per local procedures; consultation with the Suicide Prevention Coordinators, a member of the Suicide Risk Reduction Committee or a MHS supervisor as needed to ensure the safety and welfare of the veteran; and remain up-to-date on suicide prevention training materials and clinical tools, and utilize as appropriate in clinical practice. Initiates and maintains liaisons with other mental health care programs in order to effectively coordinate services. Responds to all incoming referrals/consults to the disruptive behavior committee and disruptive behavior evaluation clinic. Interprets and writes policies, procedures and program guidelines. performs a wide range of services and provides technical assistance to State, local, and private agencies, and universities. Technical assistance provided is based on monitoring activities and program reviews, and the development and analysis of information. Responsible for key project activities related to the planning, development, and implementation of the project component. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #: 000000\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized.\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized.\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required."]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.