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Social Worker - LRC/PRRC

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Augusta
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

VideosVideosDutiesHelpDutiesSummaryThe Local Recovery Coordinator (LRC) serves as an internal consultant to promote Recovery-Oriented Mental Health practice within the Charlie Norwood VAMC. Incumbent reports directly to the Chief of Social Work service line or designee. Provides training/education to staff, Veterans, and their families on Recovery-Oriented Care. Coordinates local Recovery awareness activities during Mental Health Awareness Month.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesMajor duties include, but are not limited to the following:Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that Veterans with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) have access to integrated recovery oriented care services, including coordination of National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) Home Front trainings.Is responsible for the quarterly SMI Re-Engage Outreach Efforts to include initiating re-engagement services to contact the Veterans listed and assist them with returning to VA care and to complete efforts to contact and re-engage the Veterans listed no later than 90 days. As a SAIL champion on the Mental Health Behavioral Health Committee, participates in SAIL meetings, develops and implements SMART action plans and best practices for assigned SAIL measures, and collaborates with other Behavioral Health leaders towards the improvement of the facility's MH SAIL measures.Serves as the VA Liaison for the Charlie Norwood VAMC Mental Health Advocacy Council participating in monthly Council meetings, assisting to facilitate communication between the Council and the Mental Health Service Line and the Medical Center leadership. Provides support as needed to help promote the Council at the Charlie Norwood VAMC and to the local community.Serves as a Program Coordinator for Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC) and is administratively responsible for the clinic programs providing treatment to patients. Manages the daily operation of the assigned program and direct patient care services in the assigned program.Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PMFinancial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTravel Required25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory statusNoPromotion Potential12Job family (Series)0185 Social WorkSimilar jobsCommunity Mental Health Social WorkersFamily Social WorkersMental Health Social WorkersSchool Social WorkersSocial WorkersSocial Workers, All OtherRequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentYou must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this jobDesignated and/or random drug testing may be requiredSelective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959You may be required to serve a probationary periodSubject to a background/security investigationMust be proficient in written and spoken EnglishSelected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding processQualificationsApplicants 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 (MSW) 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 the CSWE website () to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of social work.Licensure: Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree levels.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.May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria).Preferred Experience: Knowledge and experience in the use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures. Demonstrate the ability and experience in supervising groups of 4 or more employees. Demonstrate an ability to conduct performance improvement efforts based on systems engineering principles, such as Lean and Six Sigma, Transformational Coaching, etc. Have a valid state driver's license.Senior Social Worker, GS-12Experience/Education. The candidate must have at least two years of experience post advanced practice clinical licensure and should be in a specialized area of social work practice of which, one year must be equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Senior social workers have experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgment. Senior social workers are experts in their specialized area of practice. Senior social workers may have certification or other post-masters training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship or equivalent supervised professional experience in a specialty.Licensure/Certification. Senior social workers must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level which included an advanced generalist or clinical examination, unless they are grandfathered by the state in which they are licensed to practice at the advanced practice level (except for licenses issued in California, which administers its own clinical examination for advanced practice) and they 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:(a) Skill in a range of specialized interventions and treatment modalities used in specialty treatment programs or with special patient populations. This includes individual, group, and/or family counseling or psychotherapy and advanced level psychosocial and/or case management.(b) Ability to incorporate complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice.(c) Knowledge in developing and implementing methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services in the specialty area, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment services and to design system changes.(d) Ability to provide specialized consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients in the service delivery area, as well as role modeling effective social work practice skills.(e) Ability to expand clinical knowledge in the social work profession, and to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines pertaining to the service delivery area.References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II Appendix G39 Requirements: The position will require a moderate level of keyboarding, standing (up to 1 hour), walking (up to 2 hours), bending, reaching above the shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, both legs required, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, depth perception, moderate carrying (15 - 44 pounds) and moderate lifting (15-44 pounds). Hearing aid permitted. Long periods of standing are common in this position. The work is performed while sitting though some work may require periods of standing. The regular and recurring work of the position involves sitting at a desk, conferences, meetings, etc., and daily visits to various areas within the community. Position does require daily driving.EducationImportant: You 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.Note: Verification of the degree can be made by going to the CSWE website to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of social work.Substituting Education for Experience: There is no substitution for specialized experience

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