*The Phoenix VA Health Care System is Seeking Highly Energetic Candidates* Multiple Social Worker positions available within Phoenix VA for Mental Health Service and Social Work Service. Social Worker must posses the knowledge and ability to independently implement treatment modalities, identify level of functioning, degree of impairment in occupational, social, academic, interpersonal and family, evaluate and assess lethality, perform mental status exams (MSE). 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 the CSWE website to verify that the Social Work degree meets the accreditation standards for a Master's 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. 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: Senior Social Worker, GS-12 Experience/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: 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. Ability to incorporate complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. 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. 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. 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 5005/12, Part II, Appendix G39 Physical Requirements: Traveling throughout the medical center and the community is required, as is performing activities involving sitting, walking, and standing, bending and carrying such items as books, papers, and files. In carrying out responsibilities it may be necessary for the incumbent to travel into the community where he/she conducts interviews with the Veterans, their families, representatives of the community. The incumbent must possess current driver's license and drive a government vehicle in carrying out professional duties when deemed necessary ["*****The Phoenix VA Health Care System is Seeking Highly Energetic Candidates***** This vacancy is a solicitation for a Hiring Fair Event, which will be on an invite only basis once the position qualifications have been met. If you receive an invitation, you will be required to attend in person on: Date: October 22, 2022 Time: 8:00AM. - 3:00PM. Location of Hiring Event: VA Outpatient Clinic, 32nd Street - (Address and map of hiring fair location will be provided to candidates who have met minimum qualifications for invitation) You will be notified of your qualifications and if determined to be minimally qualified, you will receive an invitation for interview and MUST RSVP no later than 10/17/2022. Applicants should plan for a long day if selected, as there are several pre-employment stations to clear. Requirements for Pre-Employment Screening: Fingerprints (Two forms of ID required) Security background Physical (if applicable to occupation) Drug testing (if applicable to occupation) Immunizations (Immunization records preferred) Medical Credentialing (if applicable to occupation) Duties may include, but are not limited to : Interview Clients and Conduct Psychosocial Assessments Make Psychosocial Diagnoses Plan Effective Treatment Implement Treatment Evaluation, Education, Supervision, Coaching, and Mentoring Provide clinical supervision to lesser experienced social worker staff members. Outreach Comprehensive Case Management Program Coordination Responsible for improving professional skills, participating in planning and executing specific staff development projects, attending seminars and institutes, and participating in training programs of other disciplines as requested. Maintain productivity at the established required level. Coordinate treatment and communicate with the care lines to facilitate continuity of care for Veterans. Document social work interventions and activities in patient's clinical record and ensure appropriate hand off when transferring of patient care. May participate in a rotation of on-call social workers, including modification of tour of duty to accommodate patient care needs on weekends. Travel where necessary, or as assigned in the capacity of community outreach support. The incumbent will maintain a current, unrestricted driver's license. Act as a liaison between VA and community resources, to include marketing and public relations duties as needed. Have advanced level of knowledge and understanding of the services and benefits available from community, State and Federal agencies. Perform other related duties as assigned Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (and occasional weekends) 7:30am - 4:00pm or 8:00am - 4:30pm\nTelework: Some positions may be eligible.\nVirtual: These are not virtual positions.\nFunctional Statement #: 0000\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.