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until September 30, 2021. Applicants will be accepted on an ongoing
basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies
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application is received and/or updated. After that time, you must
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like to be made active again for possible consideration during the
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The Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Walk-In Social
Worker Program Coordinator has experience that demonstrates
possession of advanced practice skill and judgment.
The foundation of the HCHV program is the provision of outreach
services to Veterans who are homeless. The central goal of the HCHV
program is to reduce homelessness among Veterans by conducting
outreach to those who are the most vulnerable and who are not
currently receiving VA services, and then engaging them in
treatment and rehabilitation as well as in other VA programs and
non-VA community programs that provide prevention and support
The incumbent provides Veterans with a range of social work
services, including assessment and referral, clinical treatment,
short-term case management, advocacy and service coordination, and
linkage with VA and community services. The incumbent possesses
knowledge of the needs of the homeless population and has a working
knowledge and experience in the use of medical mental health, and
substance abuse treatment modalities. The incumbent is able to
complete a comprehensive psychosocial assessment to identify
strengths, needs, social support systems, disabilities, and
barriers to accessing housing and available treatment options.
He/she has general knowledge of Veteran benefits and service
related to special programs, service-connected compensation,
non-service-connected pensions, and benefits that are available on
the federal and
state levels, and through city/county social services.
The incumbent serves as a mentor/consultant to other less
experienced HCHV social workers and is available to provide
clinical guidance as needed. The incumbent also serves as the point
of contact for CARF and Joint Commission activities.
Work Schedule: Full Time, 40 Hours a week. Exact work schedule
to be discussed during the interview.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
0185 Social Work
Conditions of Employment
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
- Citizenship: Citizen of the United States.
- Licensure: Candidate must be licensed or certified by a state
at the advanced practice level, and must be able to provide
supervision for licensure.
- Education: 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 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 master's degree in social work.
GS-12 Social Worker (Program Coordinator)
Experience and Education: One year of experience equivalent to
the GS-11 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of
advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively
more professional competency. 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
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
In addition to the experience above, candidates must demonstrate
all of the following KSAs:
- Knowledge of program coordination and administration which
includes consultation, negotiation, and monitoring.
- Knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or
practice guidelines for the program.
- Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the
- Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple
deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s).
- Ability to provide training, orientation, and guidance within
Assignment: For all assignments above the full performance
level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope,
complexity (difficulty), and variety and be performed by the
incumbent at least 25% of the time. Program coordinators at the
GS12 grade level are administratively responsible for a clinical
program providing treatment to Veterans in a major specialty area,
such as but not limited to: Spinal Cord Injury, Homeless Continuum
Veteran Program, Hospice and Palliative Care Program, Suicide
Prevention Program, Veterans Justice Outreach, Caregiver Support
Program and Community Nursing Home Program. The program coordinator
may be the sole practitioner in this specialty at the facility and
typically provide direct patient care services in the program area.
The program coordinator oversees the daily operation of the
program, develop policies and procedures for program operation, and
prepare reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national
use. They may be responsible for the program's budget, developing
and monitoring staff compliance with practice, standards and
guidelines on documentation, workload, data entry, ethical practice
and service delivery. The program coordinator provides analysis and
evaluation of clinical program data and computerized programs to
identify system-wide trends and needs to enhance the quality of
service. They may be responsible for, or contribute to, the
program's resource and fiscal management, monitoring control points
developing the annual budget, operating within that budget, and
accounting for appropriated funds. The program coordinator is
administratively responsible for the clinical programming and
prepares reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national
use. They provide leadership, direction, orientation, coaching,
in-service training, staff development, and continuing education
programs for assigned staff. They initiate and conduct a variety of
program or service audits and complete designated clinical practice
audits and reports, including productivity assessments. They
oversee program operations and evaluations, identifying areas for
improvement, gathering relevant data, assessing the data,
developing and implementing ideas for improvement and evaluating
efficacy of improvement efforts.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G39 - Social
Worker Qualification Standard.
Physical Requirements: You must have a valid driver's license
and be able to drive a government vehicle.The physical demands
involve primarily walking, talking, driving, using the telephone
etc. Strenuous physical activity is not required although the
incumbent is expected to withstand pressure and stress as part of
their day to day activities. This position may also required light
lifting under 15 pounds, light carrying under 15 pounds, use of
fingers, both hands required, walking up to 4 hours, standing up to
2 hours, climbing - legs only up to one hour, the 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 to 20/40 in the other, use of computer
screens, and hearing aid is permitted.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application
if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,
schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal
employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification
requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency
with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
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