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Chief Social Worker

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Department Of Veterans Affairs
US Citizens and Status Candidates Permanent Full Time
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN)1092053
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln''s promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America''s Veterans.
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to /
NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.
Must pass pre-employment examination Must be proficient in written and spoken English Background and-or Security Investigation required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
The Chief, Social Work Service, at the VA Roseburg Healthcare System (VHAROS) has full responsibility for provision of social work services requiring regular and advanced practice skills. Incumbent is a full-time administrator for more than 30 social workers including subordinate supervisory social workers. Staff is located at the main facility and at 3 Community Based Outpatient Clinics located within VHAROS's service territory. The incumbent has full responsibility for clinical practice, program management, education, human resource management and supervision, and organizational stewardship for this social work service. The VA facility has a variety of clinical programs with a wide range of activities providing inpatient and outpatient services and treatment for patients in general medicine and surgery, medical specialty programs, geriatric and extended care, psychiatry, substance abuse, palliative care, hospice care, home-based primary care, community care, and various other ambulatory care programs, educational and program evaluation functions.
Some duties of this position include:
Responsible for defining the mission and vision of the Service Developing the scope of practice and/or privileging packets for all social workers
Designing a Social Work Service Plan of Care Assuring implementation of quality improvement measures
Responsible for developing, planning, clarifying, administering and managing Social Work Services for all areas of the healthcare system
Designates service priorities and objectives
Ensures the supervision and evaluation of all social work staff, and is responsible for supervising and evaluating the performance of supervisors
Makes independent professional decisions and recommendations
Serves as the liaison to other Services or care-lines, other facilities, VISN offices and VHA Central Office
Responsible for advising management of specific clinical or administrative issues within Social Work Service and within the medical Center Serves as a consultant, mentor, and advisor to subordinates, peers and administration
Develops procedures for, and insures the implementation and achievement of, the provision of social work services to medical facility patient in inpatient and outpatient programs
Identifies problems and corrective actions needed and reports results to top management
Exercises both administrative and professional accountability and responsibly for all social workers who are in the Social Work GS-0185 series
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
U.S. Citizenship . Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Education : Must have a master''s degree in solical work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Licensure : Persons hired or reassigned to social owkrer poistions 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 .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
GRADE DETERMINATIONS: Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level in Social Work in order to qualify for the GS-13 level.
References: VA Handbook 5005 VA Qualification Standard Appendix G39
PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.
Physical Requirements: Applicants must be physically and mentally able to efficiently perform the essential functions of the position without hazard to themselves or others.
Veterans'' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or 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 Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit
Your application, r sum 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.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online.
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, May 15, 2014 to receive consideration.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete , log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application , log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
All applicants are _ required _ to submit the following supporting document type(s):
OF-306
Resume
Transcript
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
DD-214
Other Veterans Document
SF-50
VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at ) (required) .
Please use this _checklist_to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify),documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1092053.
2. Fax your documents to .
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, May 15, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational QuestionnaireView Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items .
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made. Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at .
Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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