Department Of Veterans Affairs North Little Rock , AR 72199
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The Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (DRRTP) Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of all the Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs which consist of four separate treatment programs totaling 179 patient care beds: the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Domiciliary (PTSD DOM); the Substance Use Disorder Domiciliary (SUD DOM); the Homeless Domiciliary (DCHV); General Domiciliary (Gen Dom) and the Compensated Work Therapy/Transitional Residence program(CWT/TR). The DRRTP is organizationally within the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) Mental Health Service (MHS). The DRRTP Chief answers directly to the Deputy Associate Chief of Staff(ACOS) Social Work Lead for Mental Health. The DRRTP provides a complex level of clinical care, which utilizes a comprehensive range of clinical expertise and therapeutic modalities in the provision of residential and treatment services to Veterans with a wide range of problems, illnesses, or rehabilitative needs which can be medical, psychiatric, vocational, educational, or social. The residential programs offer rehabilitative services and treatment for chemical dependency and substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorders, vocational rehabilitation, dual diagnosis, psychosocial rehabilitation, as well as homelessness.
The Central Arkansas VA Healthcare System strongly encourages persons that are interested in and may represent multicultural diversity to apply. We have a long-standing Multicultural Diversity Committee led by mental health professionals devoted to educating, monitoring and furthering our awareness, practice and outcomes in regards to multiculturalism.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Evening and weekend hours may be required.
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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
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
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 the CSWE website to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of social work.
Licensure: Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-185 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 on the OHRM website. Individuals assigned as social worker program coordinator must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level.
English Language Proficiency: Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j, this part.
Grade Determinations: One year of experience at the next lower grade (GS -12) to qualify for the GS -13.
In addition to the basic requirements, individuals must have a minimum of 1 year of post-master's degree experience in a clinical setting and two years in an area of specialized social work practice. Individuals assigned as social worker program coordinator 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 in subparagraph (b) below if selected: In-depth knowledge of the program coordinated, and demonstrated knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program; Knowledge and skill in management/administration, which includes supervision, consultation, negotiation, and monitoring; Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program; Ability to organize work, set priorities, meet multiple deadlines, and evaluate assigned program area(s); Ability to provide training, orientation, consultation and guidance within clinical specialization of practice.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G39.
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS -13.
The work is normally sedentary, but, includes some walking, standing, bending and carrying of light items such as books, paper, and files. there are no special physical demands required to perform the work. The position does demand periods of intense concentration and the ability to maintain self-control in challenging situations.
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.