The Clinical Social Work Supervisor provides treatment, psychosocial assessment, and case management services at an advanced practice level to eligible Veterans and their family members. This position is located at the Saginaw, MI Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center. 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: 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). Grade Determinations: Supervisory Social Worker GS-12 Education and Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 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, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines. Knowledge of supervisory duties which includes clinical supervision, consultation, negotiation with other departments and quality improvement. Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services. Ability to provide staff training and development. Skill in interpersonal relationships in dealing with employees, team leaders, and managers. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G39. Social Worker Qualification Standard Physical Requirements: The position is primarily active, with some bending, walking and stooping required. The position requires the employee to work in a variety of settings including patient homes and community settings. This may require the employee to walk on uneven surfaces. This position requires the ability to read printed material and distinguish colors, such as reading computer screens, the ability to accurately perceive depth so as to move around workspace safely and to appropriately make contact with patients and staff, and the ability to meet visual requirements to operate a motor vehicle. Considerable walking and stair climbing is required. A driver's license and driving ability is necessary. The work may also require assisting physically disabled Veterans. ["The Clinical Social Work Supervisor provides treatment, psychosocial assessment, and case management services at an advanced practice level to eligible Veterans and their family members. Their health care and psychosocial problems and needs are complex and require a high degree of clinical oversight and creative problem solving. Duties include but are not limited to: Assume the supervisory and administrative responsibility for the management of the assigned social workers who function within the social work service. Assists in planning, establishing and implementing policies and procedures as well as monitoring, evaluating, coordinating, and overseeing the Social Work staff of the assigned programs. Manages and controls the use of data related to these programs regarding day-to-day functioning and program evaluation. In conjunction with the Service Chief, plans, organizes and directs administrative, operational, patient and personnel activities for the service. Monitors information and analytical systems to evaluate and enhance the quality of service provided to patients. Develops, implements, and evaluates guidelines for case load management and protocols to establish appropriate utilization of services. The incumbent supervises a group of employees performing work at various GS levels and provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 91907-0 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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