Individuals assigned as GS-11 social workers are considered to be at the full performance level. A GS-11 social worker has a master's degree in social work granted by a graduate program fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Some duties may include: Clinical Functions. Incumbent is a professional social worker whose duties and responsibilities relate to the care management of severely ill and/or injured Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and/or Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) service members and Veterans treated at the facility. The incumbent must use a high level of skill in assessing and treating the complicated psychosocial problems of OEF/OIF service members and/or Veterans as they transition to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) care. In addition, the incumbent assists OEF/OIF service members and/or Veterans in coping with acute illness, chronic illness, combat stress, the residuals of traumatic brain injury (TBI), community adjustment, addictions, and other health and mental health problems. Must have a high level of skill and expertise to work with OEF/OIF service members and/or Veterans and families who are experiencing a wide range of complicated mental, emotional, behavioral, physical, psychosocial, and environmental problems. Evaluates the need for mental health services and makes appropriate referrals for individual, group, marital, and family treatment services. As a member of the health care team, participates fully in developing, planning, implementing and evaluating the interdisciplinary treatment plan, including provision of care management services. Develops and uses appropriate community resources. Assists OEF/OIF service members and/or Veterans and their families with advance directives, guardianships, and applications for home care and extended care services. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 08:00 am -4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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. Learn more
Internal Number: 599035400
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