Social Worker - Veteran Directed Care Program Coordinator
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 708879300
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. *** This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 30, 2023. The initial cutoff date for referral of eligible applications will be March 10, 2023. 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. *** 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: Citizenship. Be a citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g this part). English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). 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/. Grade Determinations: Social Worker (Program Coordinator) GS-12(1) 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. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: (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. Preferred Experience: Prefer experience in planning, establishing, implementing policies and procedures; developing program goals and objectives and monitory operating, evaluating, and coordination of daily operations of a program. References: VA Handbook 5005/120, Part II, Appendix G-39. Physical Requirements: Physical demands of the work are generally minor and sedentary. Physical activity involves sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, climbing stairs, and carrying light items such as papers, books or other supplies. The incumbent uses a computer and standard office equipment to complete tasks. Position requires travel into the community to meet with community agencies and partners. Incumbent must have a valid, unrestricted driver's license which allows independent operation of an automobile. ["Summary: The incumbent is the Social Work Program Coordinator assigned to the Veteran Directed Care (VDC)program. The VDC program provides Veterans the opportunity to receive home and community-based services (HCBS) that allow them to live independently in their homes. The incumbent is responsible for the professional and administrative management of VDC within the WCHCS catchment area. As the Program Coordinator, the incumbent assists in planning, establishing, and implementing policies and procedures; developing program goals and objectives as well as monitoring, operating, evaluating, coordinating and daily operations of the assigned program to ensure Veteran access to VDC services. Administrative: Provides administrative, technical, budgetary monitoring and oversight necessary for accomplishing the program coordination and management functions for the Veteran Directed Care (VDC) program. Performs a wide range of services and provides technical assistance to State, local, and private agencies. Technical assistance provided includes monitoring activities, program reviews, program development, and analysis of information. In addition, the incumbent will use sound judgment in the interpretation of trends and patterns; the application of guidelines; and the recommendation of program enhancements. Performs work related to the review, monitoring, analysis, planning and assessment of each program under their authority as well as quality improvement aspects. Responsible for key project activities related to the planning, development, and implementation of VDC. Initiates consultation with their supervisor, Caregiver Support Program Coordinator; Chief, Care Management and Social Work, as well as, with other authoritative resources at the Medical Center and the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), such as Fiscal Services, Office of Community Care, and Regional Counsel in unusual and/or complex administrative and clinical problems. Program Coordination: Duties include all administrative oversight and clinical responsibility for the program. Responsible for any program reports to VISN and VA Central Office (VACO) for the program. Seeks guidance from VACO program office as needed. Develops and implements information systems to track service activities including visits, referrals, Veteran demographics, and Veteran satisfaction. Ensures policy and procedural compliance with the VDC program. As the Program Coordinator, incumbent is responsible for scheduling, organizing and monitoring of community provider agencies to ensure proper program operations. The Program Coordinator will work with the partnering agencies to complete readiness reviews and provide consultation and monitoring of programmatic progress. Incumbent is responsible for consultation and facilitation of agreements in coordination with the Office of Community Care for VDC. Development, coordination, selection and evaluation of VDC in the WCHCS catchment area; implementation and application of Veteran's Health Administration (VHA) guidelines to ensure standards maintained promote health, safety, welfare, and satisfaction of the Veteran receiving community services; and appropriate oversight to ensure compliance with all VHA guidelines. Supervisory Controls: Responsible to the Caregiver Support Program Coordinator, but practices independently, exercising initiative and independent judgment in day-to-day activities. Supervision/consultation is of an administrative and professional nature; with the supervisor providing guidelines as to the general policy and direction of the program the incumbent coordinates. In unusual and/or complex administrative and clinical problems, the incumbent initiates consultation with the supervisor as well as with other authoritative resources at the Medical Center, such as Chief, Care Management and Social Work; Chief, Geriatrics and Extended Care; Nurse Manager, Office of Community Care; the Business Operations Office, Fiscal Service, Regional Counsel, and Human Resources. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Compressed/Flexible: Available Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 56923-O Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Maria.Romero4@va.gov or Micaela.firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.