Chief of Mental Health Service-Social Worker

Company Name:
Department Of Veterans Affairs
US Citizens and Status Candidates Permanent Full Time
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1291183
NOTE: This VHA leadership position can be filled with any one of the following four core mental health professional disciplines: Nursing, Psychiatry, Psychology, and Social Work. The announcements for these occupations have been posted in USAJOBS.
In __Roseburg__you will find an excellent quality of life in a family oriented community. While providing all of the amenities of a larger city, Roseburg still offers the relaxed atmosphere of a small town. Nestled in the forested Umpqua Valley, Roseburg offers unlimited recreational opportunities among lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and ocean beaches. Golfing, hiking, rafting, fishing, and beach combing are all within easy access. Eugene, an easy one-hour freeway drive north, is Oregon's second largest city and home to the University of Oregon. More information on Roseburg and the surrounding area can be found at .
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.
As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. 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 /
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.
Must pass pre-employment examination Must be proficient in written and spoken English Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required Background and-or Security Investigation required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. The Chief of Mental Health Services (CMHS) is a clinical and administrative position that provides leadership and administrative control over the inpatient and outpatient Mental Health Programs within VA Roseburg Healthcare System. In addition to observance of federal, national, and local regulatory policy and accreditation requirements governing this Health Care System, this position encompasses responsibilities overseen by the Chief Mental Health Service Line.
The Mental Health Service Line includes programs of acute inpatient care, outpatient care, Substance Abuse and PTSD Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center, Homeless Veterans Care Programs , Specialty Programs such as OEF/OIF and Suicide Prevention. Mental Health personnel are located at Roseburg, Eugene, N. Bend and other coastal areas.
This position is a clinical and management position that supports our mission through administrative leadership, direct patient care, and oversight of Mental Health clinical, educational, and community activities. In short, the Chief Mental Health Services (CMHS) has programmatic, clinical, and administrative responsibilities for the following elements: Outpatient mental health, psychology services, both substance abuse and PTSD residential programs, mental health intensive case management (MHICM), when reinstated, homeless (HUD/VASH), mental health integration into primary care, suicide prevention, vocational rehabilitation, recovery oriented services, evidence based treatments, gender specific services, and the incorporation of telemental health into every provider's clinic to ensure coverage of all mental health services across the healthcare system. These programs include high rates of activity and involve both independent and collaborative involvement. The Chief Mental Health services retain full responsibility for program designs, goals, and organizational goals that include meeting target for mission critical performance measures and outcomes of programs.
Major duties of this position include:
Coordinates and provides consultation on issues related to personnel, budget and forecast projections and participates with leaders from the governing body, management and clerical staff in upholding the hospital mission, vision, value and strategic plan.
Interacts with the community as needed on behalf of the medical center when applicable.
Completes paperwork items relating to staffing recruitment and proficiencies and is thoroughly familiar with the Uniformed Mental Health Services Benefits Package produced by the VISN 20 network.
Functions in an advisory capacity to administration and clinical leadership in evaluating proposed changes as they relate to patient care.
Identifies patient's medical problems, defining the medical management of these problems, and determining the need for consultation from medical/surgical/psychiatric subspecialty clinics.
Consults/collaborates with the other members of the healthcare team to coordinate care across the spectrum of services offered.
Executes leadership that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for population groups or integrated programs that cross service and/or discipline lines and influence organizational mission and health care, as described above.
Responsible for planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating a program that encompasses a wide range of facility/healthcare system/VISN/CO activities.
Sets long and short-range goals for the program that are interlinked with goals of the facility/healthcare system/VISN/CO.
Oversees creation and maintenance of a positive organizational climate and culture including such issues as work environment, diversity, employee recognition, and safety.
Directly involved with elected officials on VA related issues/concerns, i.e. members of Congress, VSO, State and Local.
Work Schedule : Monday-Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for this position.
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_. Mater'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 work 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.
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.
Grade Determinations: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 level in order to qualify for the GS-14 grade level.
References: 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. Physical Requirements: Physical requirements include moderate lifting (15-44 lbs.); light lifting (under 15 lbs.); light carrying (under 15 lbs.); reaching above shoulders; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (1 hour intermittently); standing (2 hours intermittently); ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of color; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable to 13" to 16"; hearing (aid permitted). Candidate selected will be required to complete a pre-employment physical.
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 View 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 Wednesday, January 07, 2015 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 Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
NOTE : 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):
Other (10-2850c)
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Cover Letter
Other Veterans Document
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.
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 checklistor visit .
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. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1291183.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible. After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating.
We will also review your application to make sure that your r sum supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your r sum does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently .
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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