Senior Social Worker -HUDVASH Case Manager (RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE AUTHORIZED)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas
Internal Number: 688571200
The HUD-VASH Case Manager is a Senior Social Worker with experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgment. Functions as the CCOPC Case Manager for VAMC's Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Program Department of Housing and Urban Development /VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH). Responsible for monitoring all phases of programming and coordination of case management services for Veterans receiving housing provided through HUD Section 8 housing vouchers. 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/. Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). 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:GS-12 Experience with Homeless Population Experience with SMI, SUD Issues, and Recovery Model Experience with networking with community partners and performing outreach Experience with community resources available to assist with Housing. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade level. Senior Social Worker, GS-12 Experience and 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. Individuals assigned as social worker program coordinator 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: (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 5005/120 Part II Appendix G39, September 10, 2019 The grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-12.. Physical Requirements: Light lifting/light carrying (under 15 pounds); use of fingers; both hands required; walking (.5 hour); standing (1 hour); Operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; both eyes required; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental/emotional stability. Environmental Factors: Outside and inside; working closely with others; working alone. ["Responsible for completing the following duties/responsibilities: - Conducts psychosocial assessments to determine needs of Veterans and family members. - Participates in the treatment planning process with other disciplines. - Participates in discharge planning with other disciplines and will be responsible for ensuring that discharge plans are executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate. - Provides individual, family and group counseling as appropriate. - Provides consultation/education to Veterans and families on community resources, advance directives and VA benefits. - Serves as a consultant to other team/staff members. - Provides consultation/education to medical residents on social work practice and VA policy and procedure. - Serves as liaison between VA and community resources, to include marketing and public relation duties as needed. - Provides case management to Veterans and families, as needed, throughout the continuum of care. - Provides a full range of social work services within commonly accepted standards of social work practice, which includes casework, individual, family and group counseling, discharge planning, case management and other services as appropriate. - Provides wellness/prevention education and facilitate Patient/family support groups as appropriate. - Coordinates treatment and communicate with the care lines to facilitate continuity of care for Veterans. - Participates in committee assignments, as deemed necessary by the service manager. - Maintains data and statistical compilations to comply with Joint Commission, CARF, VA and medical center policy and procedures. - Assists patients and their significant others with coping and dealing with the loss and grief experiences in disability, terminal illness and death. - Documents social work interventions and activities in patient's clinical record utilizing CPRS and ensure appropriate hand off when transferring of patient care. - Participates in a rotation of on-call social workers, including modification of tour of duty to accommodate patient care needs on weekends. - Advanced knowledge of and mastery of theories and modalities used in the specialized treatment of complex physical or mental illness. - Provides subject matter consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment or patients treated in the specialty area, rendering professional opinions based on experience and expertise and role modeling effective social work practice skills. Ability to teach and mentor staff and students in the specialty area of practice and to provide supervision for licensure or for specialty certifications. - Expands clinical knowledge in the profession, demonstrating innovation in the creation of new models of psychosocial assessment or intervention to identify and address specialized clinical needs. Ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines pertaining to the specialty population or specialty treatment program. - Evaluates his/her own practice through participation in professional peer review case conferences, research studies, or other organized means - An assessment for case management will be conducted on all OEF/OIF veterans. Utilizes the social work process (psychosocial assessment, diagnosis, and treatment) to conduct an intake health status assessment or an update assessment for OEF/OIF veterans; utilizes clinical reminders to evaluate the need for health care, behavioral and mental health services; makes appropriate referrals for health care, individual, group, marital and/or family treatment services. Informs the OEF/OIF program support assistant when an intake health status assessment is initially completed for an OEF/OIF veteran. - Completes the Suicide Risk Assessment shared template in the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) on all patients with suicidal ideation and on any patient whose record is flagged \"High Risk for Suicide.\" - Must have a current, valid, unrestricted driver's license and the ability to operate a GSA vehicle for community home visits and outreach activities. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial 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.