The incumbent supervises social workers within the Mental Health Integrated Care Community (ICC) within the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. The MVAHCS is a 1A facility that serves patients within the Medical Center and 10 Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC). The incumbent provides clinical care on Mental Health Inpatient Psychiatry, and supervises social workers assigned to Mental Health Inpatient Psychiatry, Emergency Department and other areas assigned. All requirements for this position must be met by the closing date of the announcement. 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: Must possess a Master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Licensure: 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 written and spoken English to be appointed. Grade Determinations: Supervisory Social Worker, GS-12 Experience/Education: 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. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/120 PART II APPENDIX G39 Physical Requirements: This position will require light lifting and carrying (up to 15 lbs.), use of hands, vision and hearing (aid/aids permitted). ["This is an OPEN CONTINOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis; applicants will be reviewed on a weekly basis, as long as the vacancy exists. VA Careers - Social Work: https://youtube.com/embed/enRhz_ua_UU Supervisory: The incumbent supervises a group of employees performing work at the GS 12 levels and below, including advanced practice social workers. The incumbent provides administrative, technical, and clinical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the units. The incumbent performs administrative and program coordination with multi-objective programs consisting of treatment, training and education, ensuring that services are provided in a timely, comprehensive and coordinated manner. The incumbent determines and recommends budgetary needs of designated social work programs. The incumbent will provide ongoing comprehensive psychosocial services to veterans and their families who have complex medical or psychiatric problems. Incumbent ensures that programs provide integrated and highly coordinated services (resource information, linkages, consultative, crisis intervention, discharge planning, etc.). The incumbent exercises supervisory and managerial authorities, provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work and/or the staff of the units and areas assigned. The incumbent provides clinical supervision to staff to meet state requirements for social work licensure. The incumbent is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap. Specifically, incumbent initiates nondiscriminatory practices and affirmative action for the area under his/her supervision in the following: (1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all employees; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; (4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills. Incumbent supervises employees to accomplish the work of the organization units. Exercises supervisor authorities and responsibilities involving work assignment and review, as well as the administrative and personnel management functions relative to the staff supervised. The incumbent performs work related to the review, monitoring, analysis, planning and assessment within assigned areas in Mental Health ICC. They will manage the quality control and evaluation of the professional services provided and devise methods of obtaining data and evaluates data to determine the effectiveness of treatment. Incumbent identifies consistent qualities of successful treatment and of failed treatment. Patient Care: The incumbent will have the ability to conduct psychosocial assessments of a wide variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, education, and other diversified backgrounds. The incumbent will have basic knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological), and the differential influences of the environment, society and culture. The incumbent will have the ability to work with patients and families who are experiencing emotional, medical and social problems utilizing individual, group and family counseling skills. The incumbents work to assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of patient and their family members, and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills, and assistance as needed. The incumbent will independently provide assessments, brief interventions and consultation in the area of general mental health diagnoses assigned, substance use disorders, etc. The incumbent has basic knowledge of psychosocial treatment modalities, ability to implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families, and groups to achieve treatment goals. This requires judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving, or crisis intervention techniques. The incumbent will have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, staff, and representatives of community agencies. The incumbent will communicate effective, both orally and in writing, with people from a variety of backgrounds. The incumbent will have basic knowledge of medical and medical diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures to include acute, chronic, and traumatic illnesses/injuries; common medications and their effects/side effectives; and basic medical terminology. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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