This is a temporary position, which may be extended or converted to a permanent position without competitive procedures.
The Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program Coordinator (IPVAP-C) primary responsibilities are to provide clinical evidence based services including, assessments and interventions; program development to Veteran and family, Caregiver and staff education on intimate partner violence; community outreach; resource development; continuous quality improvement activities.
Develops and implements the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program specific to his/her area of assignment and insures compliance and collaboration.
Administers information and analytical systems to evaluate and enhance the quality of service impacted by intimate partner violence.
Develops and implements information systems to track service activities including visits, referrals, demographics, equipment utilization and Veteran satisfaction.
Develops, implements and evaluates clinical guidelines and protocols to establish appropriate utilization of services.
Participates in direct contacts to identify and assess risk, safety, supports and the development and application of directed clinical treatment interventions.
Creates educational tools, develops programs and implements training focused on specific IPV needs/issues. Provides education and in-service training.
Conducts interventions to facilitate the identification of intimate partner violence, psychiatric illness, emotional distress and social needs as treatment issues.
Provides referrals or consults, or in some cases direct admission to VA medical and mental health treatment and to other VA services including VA benefits, as well as community-based social services and other non-VA entitlement programs.
Serves as the major consultant for information on negotiating the complex processes Veterans, their families.
Stays abreast of current federal and state legislation directed at Veterans, their family, caregiver and/or VA employees who experience and/or use IPV.
Provide direct services and develop partnerships in the surrounding counties, community based outpatient clinics and health care centers within the Fayetteville Enterprise.
Administratively responsible for the clinical programming and daily operations of the program.
Develops policies and procedures for program operation and prepares reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use.
May be responsible for the program's budget and various control points assigned to the program.
Manages and controls the use of data related to programs regarding day to day functioning.
Conjunction with Service Chief, plans, organizes and directs administrative, operational,Veteran and personnel activities for the service.
Work Schedule: Alternate work schedule that may include nights and weekends
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
75% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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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.
English Language Proficiency: Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English
Education: Master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CWSE). 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 a master of Social Work. Transcript must be uploaded.
Licensure: Must have current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Must be licensed or certified
by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. Current state requirement may be found at Must maintain a valid Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification at all times. Must submit copy of license.
Grade Determinations: Individuals assigned as Social Worker (Intimate Partner Violence Coordinator) must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level. Their experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment (managing the administrative and clinical aspects of a major specialty treatment program,coordinating interdisciplinary staffing, work assignments, budget, treatment services provided, and admission criteria for the program. May also supervise employees assigned to the program), 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 below.
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.
References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/73 MAY 12, 2014 PART II APPENDIX G37
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.
Applicants must meet the physical standards for the position.
Traveling throughout communities, as is performing activities involving sitting, walking, and standing, bending and carrying such items as books, papers, and files. In carrying out responsibilities it may be necessary for the incumbent to travel into the community where he/she conducts interviews with the veterans, their families, representatives of community health and welfare agencies and law enforcement agencies.
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: .
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This position is a Temporary position approved for 13 months not to exceed 3 years.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Must be uploaded :VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire.
You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit .
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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