The General Caregiver Support Program Coordinator is a Social Worker Program Coordinator whose primary responsibilities are to provide clinical evidence-based services and interventions; program development; caregiver, Veteran and staff education on caregiver issues; community outreach; resources development; continuous quality-improvement activities and evaluation.
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The Coordinator is administratively responsible for the clinical programming and daily operations of the General Caregiver Support Program.
Development of a strategic plan for expansion of the General Caregiver Support Program and conducting frequent needs assessments to implement education, wellness, and support groups.
The Coordinator serves as a liaison between the VA and community agencies.
Participates in caregiver support activities in the local community and state to promote and recognize the role of the caregiver.
Participates on state and local caregiver support committees.
Invites state and community caregiver related agencies to participate on the local VA Caregiver Support Advisory Board.
The Coordinator performs a wide range of services and provides technical assistance to state, local, and private agencies, and universities.
The Coordinator will develop a data monitoring system to measure the efficacy of the General Caregiver Support Program.
Will collect, analyze and reports program data to local management, VISN Caregiver Support Coordinator Lead and the National Caregiver Support Program.
The Coordinator stays abreast of current federal and state legislation directed at assisting caregivers to continue providing caregiving in an environment that is safe for both themselves and the Veteran.
Work Schedule: Monday
Friday 8:00 a.m.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
0185 Social Work
Family Social Workers
Public Health Social Workers
School Social Workers
Social Workers, All Other
Social Workers, Family
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
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: Senior social workers must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level which included an advanced generalist or clinical examination, unless they are grandfathered by the state in which they are licensed to practice at the advanced practice level (except for licenses issued in California, which administers its own clinical examination for advanced practice) and they must be able to provide supervision for licensure.
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: Certified Lean Six Sigma and demonstrates an ability to conduct performance improvement efforts based on systems engineering principles.
Experience working in a community setting conducting screenings, assessments and demonstrating high level of independent problem solving skills and crisis intervention techniques.
Strong outreach and public speaking skills
Grade Determinations: The Senior Social Worker at the GS-12 grade level 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
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: In addition to the experience above, candidates must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:
1.Skill in a range of specialized interventions and treatments and modalities used in specialty treatment programs or with special patient populations. This includes individuals, group, and/or family counseling or psychotherapy and advanced level psychosocial and/or case management.
2.Ability to incorporate complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice.
3.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 systems changes.
4.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.
5.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, Part II, Appendix G39 https://vaww.va.gov/ohrm/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-12.
Physical Requirements:Must be in overall good health, able to sit at a desk working at a computer, engage in light to moderate physical activity including sitting, walking, bending, and carrying supplies.
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: 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
Department Of Veterans Affairs