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Social Worker - Program Coordinator (General Caregiver Support Program Coordinator)

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: North Little Rock
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Summary The Social Worker - Program Coordinator (General Caregiver Support Coordinator) primary responsibilities are to provide clinical evidenced-based services and interventions; program development; caregiver, Veteran and staff education on caregiver issues community outreach; resource development; continuous quality improvement activities; and evaluation/consultation. Responsibilities Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Function in support of caregivers, Veterans and family members throughout the Medical Center and in the community. Support development and implementation of strategic plans for expansion of the General Caregiver Support Program Clinical programming and daily operation of the General Caregiver Support Program Develop policies and procedures for program operation Prepares reports and statistics to evaluate and enhance the quality of service provided Implements information systems to track service activities to include visits, referrals, caregiver demographics, equipment utilization and Veteran satisfaction. Participates in direct caregiver and Veteran communication to identify and assess caregiver stress/burden. Advises and collaborates with interdisciplinary teams throughout the medical center on caregiver issues. Creates educational tools, develops programs and implements training to VAMC employees, Veterans, families and caregivers. Develops and facilitates caregiver support groups (face-to-face, or electronically) Serves as a liaison between the VA and community agencies, and various caregiver support committees. Provides outreach presentations to community social service agencies, military Guard and Reserve units, Veteran Service organizations on VA caregiver benefits. Performs a wide range of services and provides technical assistance to state, local, and private agencies and universities. Participates in the processing of applications for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers on an as needed basis. Performs other related duties, as assigned by the Care Giver Support Program Manager or Chief, Social Work and Care Transitions Service. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm (Subject to change based upon agency needs) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. 7403(f) 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 /Accreditation to verify that the social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a masters of social work. 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 a.gov/OHRM/T38Hybrid/. 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). Grandfathering Provision. The following is the standard grandfathering policy for all title 38 hybrid qualification standards. Please carefully review the qualification standard to determine the specific education and/or licensure/certification/registration requirements that apply to this occupation. All persons employed in VHA in this occupation on the effective date of this qualification standard are considered to have met all qualification requirements for the title, series and grade held, including positive education and licensure or certification that are part of the basic requirements of the occupation. For employees who do not meet all of the basic requirements in this standard, but who met the qualifications applicable to the position at the time they were appointed to it, the following provisions apply: Such employees in an occupation that requires a licensure or certification, may be reassigned, promoted up to and including the full performance (journey) level, or changed to lower grade within the occupation, but may not be promoted beyond the journey level or placed in supervisory or managerial positions. Employees who are appointed on a temporary basis prior to the effective date of the qualification standard may not have their temporary appointment extended or be reappointed, on a temporary or permanent basis, until they fully meet the basic requirements of the standard. Employees initially grandfathered into this occupation, who subsequently obtain additional education and/or licensure/certification/registration that meet all of the basic requirements of this qualification standard must maintain the required credentials as a condition of employment in the occupation. If an employee who was retained in an occupation listed in 38 U.S.C. 7401(3) under this provision leaves that occupation, the employee loses protected status and must meet the full VA qualification standard requirements in effect at the time of reentry to the occupation. NOTE: If social workers covered under the grandfathering provision of the 1991 Federal law regarding licensure or certification of VHA social workers leave the GS-0185 social work series, they lose the grandfathering protection. If they choose to return at a later date to the GS-0185 series, they must be licensed or certified to qualify for employment as a social worker. Preferred Experience: LCSW Preferred - Adaptability and Flexibility - Excellent Public Speaking Skills - Creative - Planning and Organizational Skills - Self-motivated - Interpersonal Abilities - Ability to Work in Fast Paced Environment - Teamwork Skills - Excellent Computer Skills - Leadership Skills - Effective Communication??????? Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements, the following are required for the GS-12 Social Worker Program Coordinator Position. 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 professional experience. 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: 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 program. Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s). Ability to provide training, orientation, and guidance within clinical practice. References: VA Handbook 5005/120 PART II APPENDIX G39 II-G39-13 Physical Requirements: Primarily sedentary work. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items like papers or books. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. Education IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. 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: d.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. For further information, visit: d.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 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. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, North Little Rock , Social Worker - Program Coordinator (General Caregiver Support Program Coordinator), Other , North Little Rock, Arkansas

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