Supervisory Social Worker (Department Head, Homeless Programs)

Department Of Veterans Affairs North Chicago , IL 60064

Posted 2 months ago

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The incumbent is a Supervisory Social Worker (Department Head, Homeless Programs) assigned to the Captain James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL providing services to Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, Retirees and their Dependents at the FHCC Main Campus and in Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Evanston Illinois, McHenry Illinois and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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The incumbent is a Supervisory Social Worker (Department Head, Homeless Programs) assigned to the Captain James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL providing services to Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, Retirees and their Dependents at the FHCC Main Campus and in Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Evanston Illinois, McHenry Illinois and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The Supervisory Social Worker/Department Head, Homeless Programs is responsible for the oversight of operations in the FHCC Homeless Programs. The Supervisory Social Worker will directly supervise staff in HUD/VASH, Grant and Per Diem, Veterans Justice Outreach Program, Health Care for Homeless Veterans and Community Employment Programs, as well as, support staff. The Supervisory Social Worker/Department Head Homeless Programs manages the administrative and clinical aspects of all homeless services at the facility. This includes responsibility for coordinating interdisciplinary staffing, work assignments, budget, treatment services provided, and admission criteria of the program. The Supervisory Social Worker/Department Head Homeless Programs is responsible for various fund control points assigned to the program within the assigned areas. This also includes evaluation of all data related to these programs. The Supervisory Social Worker/Department Head Homeless Programs, must be licensed at the advanced practice level and will include some clinical/direct patient care responsibilities.

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  • The Supervisory Social Worker will maintain administrative responsibility and oversight of all clinical and administrative disciplines working in the area which report to the individual.

  • The Supervisory Social Worker will promote security clearance processing for staff.

  • The Supervisory Social Worker will complete performance appraisals for immediate supervisees across all disciplines.

  • The Supervisory Social Worker will foster interdisciplinary relationships, as well as, professional and educational development.

  • The Supervisory Social Worker in this position will promote problem resolution and support staff to optimize qualify services and individual productivity.

  • The Supervisory Social Worker will work closely with fellow managers in the FHCC Mental Health Clinic on issues related to hiring decisions, clinical team make up, division of resources, staffing, training, as well as, other administrative duties and responsibilities.

  • The Supervisory Social Worker will act as a point of reference providing clinical and professional guidance for clinical staff under his/her authority. This will include, but is not limited to, training, documentation, process workflow, and other functionality regarding necessary to clinical systems.

  • The Supervisor Social Worker will work closely with FHCC staff to ensure that the highest standards of quality and service are maintained.

  • The Supervisory Social Worker will serve as a liaison between patients, staff, and other departments and services.

  • The Supervisory Social Worker will have proven communication skills (written and verbal), team-building skills, and proven ability to promote morale and teamwork. They will have a general knowledge of military and civilian personnel management procedures and VA performance appraisals.

  • The Supervisory Social Worker will provide input in planning, budget, mission, operational planning, and policy development.

  • The Supervisory Social Worker assumes a leadership role in resolving highly complex ethical issues that have an impact upon the health care delivery system and/or the consumer within the organization and/or the community.

  • Supervisory Social Worker demonstrates a commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) principles and applies EEO principles in all decisions, such as hiring practices.

  • Supervisory Social Worker promotes a practice environment that empowers staff to provide compassionate and efficient care.

This is an interdisciplinary posting, for one vacant position that may be filled through four different occupational series:

0180 - Psychologist

0185 - Social Worker

0602 - Medical Officer (Physician)

0610 - Nurse

Work Schedule: Monday

  • Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Compressed/Flexible Work Schedule: Not Authorized

Telework/Virtual/Remote Work: Not Authorized

Relocation or Travel Incentives: Not Authorized

Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

13

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0185 Social Work

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Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

  • All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.

  • 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

  • Participation in the seasonal influenza and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination programs are requirements for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

1.United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy

2.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 http://www.cswe.org/Accreditation to verify that the social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a masters of social work.

3.Licensure: Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-0185 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 by going to http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/T38Hybrid/.

4.English Language Proficiency: Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. 7403(f).

Preferred Experience: None

Grade Determinations:

For Supervisory Social Worker GS-13

Experience/Education: One year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment. Candidate 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.

Licensure/Certification: Individuals assigned as supervisory social workers must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level, and must be able to provide supervision for licensure.

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:

  • Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines.

  • Skill in a range of supervisory duties which includes clinical supervision, consultation, negotiation with other departments and quality improvement.

  • Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services by supervised social workers.

  • Ability to delegate authority, manage priorities, coordinate work, and follow up on pending issues to complete duties in an accurate and timely fashion.

  • Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems, develop and implement solutions that result in efficient operations, and use data effectively to manage workload, quality, performance, and productivity within the service.

  • Ability to provide staff training and development.

References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G39.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-13.

Physical Requirements:See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Services.

Education

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.

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