The Primary Purpose of the Position is: The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) provides case management, supportive services, and subsidized housing vouchers for eligible homeless Veterans. The Organizational Location of the Position is: VA North Texas Health Care System, Mental Health Division, Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. 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). GS-11 Social Worker: Experience and Licensure: Appointment to the GS-11 grade level requires completion of a minimum of one year of post-MSW experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the field of health care or other social work-related settings, (VA or non- VA experience) and licensure or certification in a state at the independent practice level. OR, Education: In addition to meeting basic requirements, a doctoral degree in social work from a school of social work may be substituted for the required one year of professional social work experience in a clinical setting. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: In addition to the experience above, candidates must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: (a) Knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate services. (b) Skill in independently conducting psychosocial assessments and treatment interventions to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds. (c) Knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures (i.e. acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology) to formulate a treatment plan. (d) Skill in independently implementing different treatment modalities in working with individuals, families, and groups who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical, and social problems to achieve treatment goals. (e) Ability to provide consultation services to new social workers, social work graduate students, and other staff about the psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and compliance with treatment. Assignments. This is the full performance level. Social workers at this level are licensed or certified to independently practice social work. Incumbents are assigned to all program areas, Including but not limited to: inpatient or outpatient medicine, surgery, mental health, neurology, rehabilitation medicine, and geriatrics. Preferred Experience: Case Management Assessment with intervention Working with clients living with homelssness Supportive and Psychotherapy Working with clients living with Mental Health Illness References: VA Handbook 5005/120 Appendix G39 dated September 10, 2019 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the GS-11. Physical Requirements: Light Lifting and Carrying under 15 pounds; Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1 - 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Sitting (4-7 hours per day); Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Hearing (aid permitted). ["Duties include but are not limited to: Screening/Assessment The HUD/VASH Social Worker completes psychosocial assessments of the Veteran and when possible, obtains input from the interdisciplinary team, the Veteran and as available the Veteran's family, caregiver and/or significant other for collaboration of a service plan. Treatment/Care Planning The HUD/VASH Social Worker develops individualized service plans and sets achievable treatment/care goals with the Veteran. Referral to Service Providers The HUD/VASH Social Worker uses VA and community-based resources to provide for the Veteran's needs. Resource Development The HUD/VASH Social Worker develops a resource file of VA and community-based social service programs. Advocacy The HUD/VASH Social Worker advocates for the Veteran and as appropriate the Veteran's family, caregiver and/or significant other. Crisis Intervention The HUD/VASH Social Worker provides crisis intervention or Outreach to assist the Veteran with information, intervention, and access to care, which may include providing services at the Dallas VA Medical Center, in local homeless shelters, community agency locations, or other locations as indicated by the need of the Veteran and other responsibilities assigned to this incumbent for care of the Veteran. Patient Education/Health Promotion and Prevention The HUD/VASH Social Worker provides education related to the Veteran's VA entitlements, eligibility, services, and programs, as well as community resources for medical and mental health needs. Coordination of Non-Institutional and Institutional Services The HUD/VASH Social Worker is responsible for the coordination of referrals and consults for VA services and community-based services in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team members. Supportive Counseling/Education The HUD/VASH Social Worker will provide the Veteran and as appropriate the Veteran's family, caregiver and /or significant other with ongoing supportive counseling. Administrative Responsibilities The HUD/VASH Social Worker will enter all Veteran contacts in the electronic record using appropriate formats and templates. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 00000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.