The Social Worker Supervisor position is located in Social Work Services at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. This position is responsible for the professional and administrative management of the Home Based Primary Care programs. This position will provide supervision to the GS-12 grade and below, including advanced practice and program coordinators, assuring that work assignments are completed and conducting, planning, and evaluating program activities.
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Provide supervision to a large section of employees of various grades/disciplines and an ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary staff involved with programs on a local, VISN or national level.
Responsible for directing the clinical and administrative services offered by the program to ensure that the program is in compliance with local and VHA standards and policies as well as accreditation standards for home care organizations.
Conduct performance improvement efforts based on systems engineering principles, such as Lean an Six Sigma.
Accountable for the management, supervision and evaluation of care for patients enrolled in the HBPC programs that are organizationally aligned under the Geriatrics Service, which included all facility and CBOCs locations.
Responsible for communicating and interpreting non-VA national, state, and local home care policies and facilitates coordination and communication with non-VA care providers when necessary.
Perform other duties and responsibilities, to include relocation of offices or building may be assigned as needed for the benefit of the veteran, family, and quality of services provided.
Develop systems for data mining, transforming data into information, and knowledge management.
Work Schedule: Monday
4:30p (The individual may be required to work an irregular tour of duty, to include weekends depending on the needs of the service and medical center. The individual will participate in the medical center's social work on-call rotation, as required. Social work on-call coverage is between 4:30p
8a, to include weekends and holidays).
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
50% or less
School Social Workers
Social Workers, School
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level, copy of licensure is required
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.
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.
Certified Lean Six Sigma and demonstrates an ability to conduct performance improvement efforts based on systems engineering principles.
Demonstrates 5 or more years of experience in supervising a section or large groups of employees.
Demonstrates 5 or more years of managing multiple complex social work service programs.
Demonstrates experience in interrupting SAIL Data, Utilization Management, and reducing Length of Stay (LOS).
GS-13 Supervisory Social Worker. Supervisory Social Workers at the GS-13 grade level typically supervise a significant number of professional staff at the GS-12 grade, including advanced practice social workers and social worker program coordinators. They are responsible for the professional and administrative management of an area in a social work service, in a care line, or across multiple sites, e.g., multi-division facilities and CBOCs with a large number of supervisees at the GS-12 grade and below. They typically also provide direct clinical services.
Grade Determinations: For supervisors, grades are determined by the scope of responsibility, the complexity of the social work services provided by supervisees, the composition of the staff supervised, (e.g. professional staff, multidisciplinary staff, tours of duty, geographical disbursement, etc.), and the amount of time spent in personnel management functions. Individuals assigned as Supervisory Social Workers must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level and must be able to provide supervision for subordinate staff to qualify for licensure. Their experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment. 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 below.
1.Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines.
2.Knowledge and skill in management/administration, which includes supervision, consultation, negotiation, and monitoring.
3.Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services by supervised social workers.
4.Ability to provide administrative supervision and clinical supervision, including supervision for social work licensure
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II Appendix G39 http://vaww.va.gov/ohrm/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13.
The position will require a moderate level of keyboarding, standing (up to 1 hour), walking (up to 2 hours), bending,reaching above the shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, both legs required, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, depth perception, moderate carrying (15
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note: You must 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 www.cswe.org to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of social work.
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