Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program Coordinator Social Worker

Department Of Veterans Affairs West Haven , CT 06516

Posted 2 months ago

  • Videos

Videos

  • Duties

Help

Duties

Summary

The Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) Program Coordinator position is located in the Social Worker Department at the Errera Center in Orange, CT. This position is a full-time at 40 hours per week.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

Duties for the position include but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge of individual, family, couple, and group therapy theory and methods, inn order to provide and coordinate effective treatment to those participants needing these services;

  • Knowledge of, and a willingness to work within, the dynamics and processes of a community based intensive case management model of service delivery to the most severely and persistently ill veterans in the Mental Health Care Line;

  • Knowledge of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment options to allow development of effective treatment planning and interventions for individuals manifesting symptoms of acute and chronic mental illness, suicidality, organic disturbances, substance use disorders, and personality disorder;

  • Knowledge and skill in assessing High Risk for suicide veterans and ability to follow-up with appropriate interventions and documentations;

  • Strong ability to negotiate, assess and deal with crisis situations in an effective manner, insuring safety of all veterans, family members, and community partners involved;

  • Provides clinical supervision and/or suggestions to staff, community resources partners, and trainees.

  • Participates in the social work 24-hour emergency on call coverage program as needed; providing telephone consultation, or onsite social work interventions;

  • Skill in written and oral communication, sound clinical judgement, and conviction in decision-making

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday. Hours: 8:00am- 4:30pm.

Telework: Not Available.

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Functional Statement #: PDF02868

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.

Travel Required

76% or greater - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12

  • Job family (Series)

0185 Social Work

Similar jobs

  • Hospice Social Workers

  • Mental Health Social Workers

  • School Social Workers

  • Social Workers

  • Social Workers, All Other

  • Social Workers, Hospice

  • Requirements

Help

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.

  • 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

  • Participation in the seasonal influenza and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination programs are requirements for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)

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.

The basic requirements for employment as a VHA social worker. To qualify for appointment as a social worker in VHA, all applicants must meet the following:

  • Citizenship. Be a citizen of the United States. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g this part.

  • 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/.

Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements, applicant must meet the following grade requirements.

Social Work 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 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.

Assignments. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity, and variety and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. Program coordinators at the GS-12 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.

Physical Requirements. The work is mostly sedentary, but may require periods of standing and walking.

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: 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.

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Community Reintegration Program (Crp) Social Worker

Department Of Veterans Affairs

Posted 2 months ago

VIEW JOBS 8/29/2021 12:00:00 AM 2021-11-27T00:00 * Videos Videos * Duties Help Duties Summary The Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center Community Reintegration Program (CRP) Social Worker position is located in Social Work Department at the Errera Center location. This position is a full-time at 40 hours per week. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Duties include but are not limited to: * Independently performs clinical social work services, case management and referral assistance to Veterans struggling with mental illness, homelessness and/or substance use; * Functions as a group facilitator and conducts individual psychosocial assessments, conducts occasional home visits, outreach, identifying and screening patients for psychosocial needs; * Provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups; * Independently conducts psychosocial assessments; * Develops psychosocial recovery plans in collaboration with the Veteran/family and with the interdisciplinary treatment team; * Pre-screen Veterans for co-occurring mental and substance use disorders and link with integrated treatment strategies; * Coordinate community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other governmental programs and community agency programs; * Occasionally performs administrative functions such as clinical/community leadership and coordination related to the Errera CCC Firm. * Independently identifies high-risk patients and provides case management and services; * Provides crisis intervention services, seeking to address the cause as well as presenting concerns, coordinates family conferences and serves as liaison to family members; * Independently provides consultation services to other staff regarding the psychosocial needs of Veterans and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and adherence to treatment plan; * Participates in the Social Work 24-hour emergency on-call coverage program as needed; providing telephone consultation, or onsite social work intervention if the clinician evaluates that to be required. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday. Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PDF027979 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 11 * Job family (Series) 0185 Social Work Similar jobs * Community Mental Health Social Workers * Family Social Workers * Mental Health Social Workers * School Social Workers * Social Workers * Social Workers, All Other * Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment * You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job * All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. * 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 * Participation in the seasonal influenza and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination programs are requirements for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) 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 The basic requirements for employment as a VHA social worker. To qualify for appointment as a social worker in VHA, all applicants must meet the following: * 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 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/. * Exception. VHA may waive the licensure or certification requirement for persons who are otherwise qualified, pending completion of state prerequisites for licensure/certification examinations. This exception only applies at the GS-9 grade level. For the GS-11 grade level and above, the candidate must be licensed or certified. Grade Determination: In addition to the basic requirements you must meet the following grade requirements. GS-09 Grade Requirements * Experience, Education and Licensure: None beyond the basic requirements. * Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: * Ability to work with Veterans and family members from various socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, educational, and other diversified backgrounds utilizing counseling skills. * Ability to assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans and their family members, and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the Veterans problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills, and assistance needed. * Ability to implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families, and groups to achieve treatment goals. This requires judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving, or crisis intervention techniques. * Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communicate with clients, staff, and representatives of community agencies. * Fundamental knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic, and traumatic illnesses/injuries; common medications and their effects/side effects; and medical terminology. GS-11 Grade Requirements * Experience and Licensure: Appointment to the GS-11 grade level requires completion of a minimum of one year of post-MSW experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the field of health care or other social work-related settings, (VA or non- VA experience) and licensure or certification in a state at the independent practice level OR; * Education: In addition to meeting basic requirements, a doctoral degree in social work from a school of social work may be substituted for the required one year of professional social work experience in a clinical setting. * Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: In addition to the experience above, candidates must demonstrate all of the following KSAs. * Knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate services. * Skill in independently conducting psychosocial assessments and treatment interventions to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds. * Knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures (i.e. acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology) to formulate a treatment plan. * Skill in independently implementing different treatment modalities in working with individuals, families, and groups who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical, and social problems to achieve treatment goals. * Ability to provide consultation services to new social workers, social work graduate students, and other staff about the psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and compliance with treatment. References: VA Handbook 5005/120, Part II, Appendix G39 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-09 to GS-11. 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. The Social Worker must be able to perform primarily light and sedentary duties with occasionally moderate physical demands, exercise patience, and control emotions, with reasonable accommodation if necessary, without endangering the health and safety of the social worker or others. Position requires walking throughout the clinic and/or Medical Center, standing for extended periods of time, and involves sitting at a computer and in counsel and consultation with Veterans and interdisciplinary teams. Position may require minimal travel into the community to meet with community agencies and partners who assist and support to the Caregiver Support program, its Veterans and caregivers. This position also requires close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and repetitive motions of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. 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: 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 West Haven CT

Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program Coordinator Social Worker

Department Of Veterans Affairs