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Social Worker Coordinator (Prrc/Mhicm)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs New Orleans , LA 70130

Posted 2 months ago

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The incumbent serves as the Social Work Coordinator for the Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Recovery Center (PRRC) and Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) Program. The incumbent supervises social workers, peer support and administrative staff that work in a complex interdisciplinary program.

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The position requires management of the administrative and clinical aspects of a major psychiatric specialty treatment program and requires specialized knowledge and practice experience in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery oriented case management. The Social Work Coordinator provides coordination of all program components and activities, provides administrative and professional oversight for all staff, and is responsible for treatment of clinically challenging patients who have serious mental illness (SMI) who are the primary population served. Management responsibilities include day-to-day administration, coordination of an interdisciplinary staff, work assignments, budget/fiscal management, clinical treatment services provided, admission criteria, program mission, and policy development in compliance with Joint Commission and CARF standards as well as VA National and local directives. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for teaching and direct face-to-face contact with Veterans with SMI and their families, providing individual, group and family therapy as needed. Duties include, but not limited to the following:

  • The incumbent assists in planning, establishing, and implementing policies and procedures for the programs.

  • The incumbent will assure the Social Workers/staff whom they supervise are aware of, adhere to all current directives of VHA, and meet current TJC and CARF standards, State licensure standards, and VA-OIG expectations.

  • The incumbent will conduct ongoing intensive reviews and appraisals to ensure the accomplishment of objectives and adherence to standards set by governing bodies.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (Occasional Evenings and Weekends)

Financial Discloser Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Designated and/or random drug testing required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination


Basic Requirements:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates. For Social Worker Program Coordinators, grades are determined by the scope of responsibility and the type, size, and complexity of the assignment.

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 in subparagraph (b) below.

GS-13 Social Worker Program Coordinator: At this grade, Social Worker Program Coordinators manage the administrative and clinical aspects of a major specialty treatment program, such as PTSD, Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SAW), Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC), etc., or a combination of programs located at one facility or multiple divisions of a facility. They have responsibility for coordinating interdisciplinary staffing, work assignments, budget, treatment services provided, and admission criteria for the program. They may also supervise employees assigned to the program.

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.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13.

Physical Requirements:
See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.


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:

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Social Worker Coordinator (Prrc/Mhicm)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs