Social Worker-Program Coordinator (Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 669318100
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans? To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. 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. 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, this part. Education: Must 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. Licensure: Must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. (COPY OF LICENSE REQUIRED) GS-12 Grade Determination: 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. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: Knowledge of program coordination and administration which includes consultation, negotiation, and monitoring. Knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program. Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program. Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s). Ability to provide training, orientation, and guidance within clinical practice. References: VA Handbook 5005/120 Part II Appendix G39 Social Worker Qualification Standard The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. ["This Social Worker position serves as a program coordinator and is administratively responsible for a clinical program providing treatment to patients in the Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (DRRTP). Incumbent is responsible for Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV) program oversight, monitoring and administration. General Duties: Oversees the daily operation of the program, develop policies and procedures for program operation, and prepare reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use. Provides analysis and evaluation of clinical program data and computerized programs to identify system-wide trends and needs to enhance the quality of service. Serves as a clinical social worker in the Mental Health Division, Rehabilitation Program, at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Provides treatment services to patients experiencing a wide range of both chronic and acute mental health conditions that are impacted by the abuse of alcohol and/or drugs, including psychosocial problems impacting the discharge planning process. Serves as a case manager and provides a broad range of social work treatment modalities services for veterans with complex needs (mental health, substance dependence, medical, family dysfunction, homelessness, unemployment and/or lacking financial resources, legal, and lacking social supports). Responsible for meeting the complex needs of these veterans through thorough psychosocial assessment and evaluation; intervention, crisis management; treatment planning, individual, family, and/or group treatment; patient education; and/or information and referral. Patient Care: Performs clinical social work functions and specialized clinical social work functions as approved on the incumbent's clinical social work scope of practice application. Independently performs case finding functions and outreach, identifying and screening patients for psychosocial needs. Independently conducts psychosocial assessments. Develops treatment plans in collaboration with the veteran/family and with the interdisciplinary treatment team. Coordinates community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs and community agency programs. Independently identifies high-risk patients and provides case management services. I Provides crisis intervention services, seeking to address the cause as well as the presenting complaint, coordinates family conferences and serves as liaison to family members. Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with veterans and their families. Independently work with patients and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems utilizing individual, group and family counseling and therapy skills. Provides consultation services to other staff regarding the psychosocial needs of veterans and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and adherence to treatment plan. Administrative: Tracks and analyzes data to evaluate and enhance the quality of services provided. Participates on Medical Center, VISN and/or National councils, committees and workgroups as designated. Participates in the professional peer review process and professional/administrative continuing education activities. Provides consultation and guidance to colleagues, role model effective social work practice skills, teaches or provides orientation to less experienced social workers, develops innovations in practice interventions, and provides clinical supervision for social work licensure or certification. Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Days with weekends\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\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.