This position is multidisciplinary position that can be performed by either a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Social Worker or a Registered Nurse.
The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS), is seeking a full-time Social Worker to serve as the Associate Chief of Staff Mental Health at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL.
The incumbent serves as the Director of the Mental Health Service Line (MHSL) for the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS). This position reports directly to the Chief of Staff (COS). The incumbent is responsible for setting overall goals for the MHSL that comply and support Veterans Administration (VA), Veterans Heath Administration (VHA), Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), and NF/SGVHS strategic goals and objectives. The incumbent exercises exceptional latitude in the planning, design, implementation, accomplishment, ongoing evaluation and measurement of program responsibilities and is responsible for clinical oversight and administrative management of the MHSL.
Incumbent is responsible for developing strategic plans, policies, procedures and organizational structures required to fulfill the service line's mission. The incumbent has final decision-making authority, responsibility and accountability on all issues affecting the MHSL. The incumbent collaborates with clinical and administrative operation and program/section managers to ensure integrated goals and priorities for the MHSL are established and met.
The incumbent also works closely with peers in other services and management to meet the needs of the System's recognized internal and external customer groups. He/she is responsible to ensure all residency, intern, and fellowship training program mandates are met in coordination with discipline service chiefs and program coordinators, internally and externally. The incumbent is knowledgeable of overall VA, VHA, VISN, and NF/SGVHS goals, mission, and priorities to assure a positive impact on programs and resources.
The incumbent is ultimately responsible for overall MHSL clinical and administrative operation currently structured around a program management model and with a clinical emphasis on the Recovery Model. This responsibility includes system operations of inpatient acute care, emergency/crisis care, outpatient clinics, nursing, social work, and successful attainment of NF/SGVHS, VISN, and VHA performance measures, and efficient service delivery and resource management.
Work Schedule: Monday
25% or less
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
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 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment.
Final award amount and program start date is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. If selected for this position, please contact, .
Citizenship. Be a citizen of the United States.
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 the CSWE website to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of social work.
Licensure. Social workers program managers must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level.
English Language Proficiency. Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English.
GS-14 Social Worker Program Manager. At the GS-14 grade, Social Worker Program Managers are assigned to manage, direct and oversee a major specialty treatment program at a multi-division facility or at the VISN or VA Central Office level.
Typical assignments at the facility level include serving as a care line manager or major section chief. Typical assignments at the VISN or VACO level include overseeing a VISN homeless program or care coordination program or a national program, such as the Fisher House Program. They have responsibility for staffing, work assignments, budget, clinical services provided and admission criteria for the program, day-to-day program operation, and all reporting requirements. Additionally, program managers at this grade generally have collateral assignments, determined by the needs of the local facility, the VISN and/or VACO.
Experience, Education and Licensure. Experience, Education and Licensure.
Individuals assigned as social worker program coordinator or manager must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level.
Their experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. They 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. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1.In-depth knowledge of the program coordinated, and demonstrated knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program.
2.Knowledge and skill in management/administration, which includes supervision, consultation, negotiation, and monitoring.
3.Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program.
4.Ability to organize work, set priorities, meet multiple deadlines, and evaluate assigned program area(s).
5.Ability to provide training, orientation, consultation and guidance within clinical specialization of practice.
References: VA Handbook 5005/50, Chapter 3, Part II, Appendix G39
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-14.
Able to meet the physical demands of the position, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
They must have good manual dexterity. Must be able to express or exchange ideals by means of spoken and written word. Must be able to view and read information on computer screens.
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: . 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: .
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.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
You must provide a complete Signed Application Package which includes.
1.CV or Resume. (Required) Resume must include the vacancy announcement number, position title, grade, how to contact you, descriptions of jobs held including the name and address of the employer, job title, description of duties, beginning and ending date,(month and year) of employment, and average hours worked per week.
2.VA Form 10-2850c
Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at ) (Required) (Pages 3 & 4 MUST be Signed and Dated)
3.Transcripts. (Required) Must show Name of School, Your name and Date and Program that degree was conferred.
4.Copy of current Advanced practice license. (Required)
5.Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at ). (Requested by not required)
6.SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action
If you are a current or former federal employee you must submit the latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action, showing current grade, step and salary. (Required if applicable) An Award SF-50 Will Not be Accepted).
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire.
You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit .
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.
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