Veterans Health Administration
Lebanon , PA 17046
Posted 2 months ago
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Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship:Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education: Master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). 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 masters level.English Language Proficiency: Social Workers must be proficient in spoken and written English. Physical Requirements:Applicants must meet the appropriate physical requirements for this position. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements above, at the GS-12 level, applicants 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 are experts in their specialized area of practice. Senior social workers must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level which include an ASWB 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). 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. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs below:KSA 1 - Skill in a range of specialized interventions and treatment modalities used in specialty treatment programs or with special patient populations. This includes individual, group, and/or family counseling or psychotherapy and advanced level psychosocial and/or case management.
KSA 2 - Ability to incorporate complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice.KSA 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.
KSA 4 - Ability to provide subject matter consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients treated in the service delivery area, as well as role modeling effective social work practice skills.
KSA 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, Social Worker Qualification Standard. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. Physical Requirements:Must be able to walk/stand for at least 8 hours a day; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); clear speech; will be outside and inside; possible excessive noise, intermittent; work closely with others.