Supervisory Social Worker (CRRC/HCHV/Homeless Programs)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: San Francisco, California
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 647722800
The San Francisco VA Medical Health Care System is recruiting for a Supervisory Social Worker in Social Work Service. 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/. Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Services. English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). GRADE DETERMINATIONS. In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates. Supervisory Social Worker, GS-13 Experience/Education. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 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. 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. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, candidates must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines. Skill in a range of supervisory duties which includes clinical supervision, consultation, negotiation with other departments and quality improvement. Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services by supervised social workers. Ability to delegate authority, manage priorities, coordinate work, and follow up on pending issues to complete duties in an accurate and timely fashion. Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems, develop and implement solutions that result in efficient operations, and use data effectively to manage workload, quality, performance, and productivity within the service. Ability to provide staff training and development. Assignments. 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. Supervisory social workers at the GS-13 grade level typically supervise professional and non-professional staff. They are responsible for the professional and administrative management of an area in a social work service, in a care/product line, or across multiple sites, (e.g., multi-division facilities and CBOCs). Incumbent may also provide direct clinical services.] References: VA Handbook 5005/120 Part II Appendix G39, Dated September 10, 2019. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. Physical Requirements: The physical demands of this position involve primarily walking, sitting, talking, driving, use of 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. Light lifting, under 15 pounds, Light carrying, under 15 pounds, Hearing (aid permitted). ["The Supervisor serves as one of 2 supervisors under the Director of Homeless Services for the Comprehensive Homeless Center (CHC), which is the hub for all homeless programs for the San Francisco catchment area. The CHC serves the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System (SFVAHCS) including 6 CBOCS, covering 9 counties from south of San Francisco to Eureka. The incumbent, along with one other supervisor will provide supervision to staff and implementation of the following programs: Veterans Justice Outreach, Compensated Work Therapy, Grant and Per Diem, Substance Abuse Treatment, Homeless- PACT, Health Care for Homeless Veterans/Community Resource and Referral Center, National Call Center, Community Emergency Residential Services, Outreach, Safe Haven and Coordinated Entry. The assignment of program coverage to be determined by the Director of Homeless Services. Shares in the responsibility for planning and carrying out the Social Work homeless programs throughout the Medical Center and CBOC system. The incumbent has experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, program development and supervisory experience. At least two years should be in an area of specialized social work practice regarding working with individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues and possesses knowledge and is sensitive to the needs of the unemployed, justice involved Veterans and homeless or marginally housed Veteran population and has working knowledge and experience in the use of medical, mental health, and substance abuse treatment modalities, as well as a general knowledge of Veterans benefits. The incumbent must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level and is able to expand clinical knowledge in the profession, provide consultation and guidance to colleagues, role model effective social work practice skills, teach or provide orientation to less experienced social workers, develop innovations in practice interventions, and provide both administrative and clinical supervision for various staff including but not limited to social workers, social service assistants, and vocational rehabilitation counselors. The incumbent is charged with integrating the missions of the programs to develop a culture of mutual support. S/he is assigned administrative responsibility for clinical program implementation and is accountable for clinical program effectiveness and modification of service patterns established by the Director of Homeless Services. The incumbent is assigned to work with special patient populations with highly complex health, mental health and/or substance abuse problems, as well as a history of homelessness, incarceration, and other justice system involvement. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm\nTelework: Ad hoc\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nPosition Title/Functional Statement #:Supervisory Social Worker (CRRC/HCHV/Homeless Programs)/PD00000\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for a highly qualified applicant.\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 30, 2022. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be April 21st, 2022. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled."]
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.