This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Basic Requirements: 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 http://www.cswe.org/Accreditation to verify that the social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a Masters of Social Work. 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/. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates. Social Worker GS-15: (1) Experience/Education. The social work program manager at the GS-15 grade level must have at least four years of experience as a VA clinical social worker with at least one-year equivalent to the GS-14 grade level. The social work program manager must evidence possession of progressively higher supervisory and management skills. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in administration, demonstrating progressively more professional competency skills and judgment. The individual 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. (2) Licensure/Certification: The social work manager must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level, and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. (3) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). In addition to the experience above, the candidate must fully meet the KSAs for the GS-14 grade level and demonstrate all the following professional KSAs: (1)Ability to manage and direct unusually large interdisciplinary programs, complex organizational units, apply effective management practices, plan, design, implement and evaluate a program(s) that encompasses a wide range of facility activities. (2)Ability to oversee issues related to budget projections and participate with senior leaders from the governing body, management and staff in upholding the facility mission, vision, value and strategic plan to include directly interacting with elected officials on VA-related issues/concerns (i.e., members of Congress, Veterans Service Organizations, State and Local entities). (3)Knowledge in establishing policy, procedures and quality monitors while considering multiple priorities, funding sources and varying resources. (4)Skill in assessing need for basic and complex services across multiple programmatic patient care venues, coordinate and expand the efforts of multiple program elements across a complex system. (5)Knowledge to complete all program evaluations and documents required by the medical center, VISN and VHA Central Office, ensuring compliance with appropriate accrediting bodies such as The Joint Commission (TJC), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP). (6)Ability to orient, teach and serve as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees and assists in their formulation of the clinical social work characteristics and appropriate treatment expectations regarding Veterans, family members and caregivers. (7)Skill in balancing responsibilities in a complex environment and to work with great autonomy, set priorities and delegate tasks, meet multiple deadlines; analyze complex organizational problems and develop and implement effective solutions for those problems. (8)Ability to promote and effectively manage a culturally diverse workforce which embraces the values and needs of all individuals through long-term commitment, strategic and business planning, education, experience which broadens the mindset and by fully managing human resources. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/120 PART II APPENDIX G39 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-15. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Services. ["VA Careers - Social Work: https://youtube.com/embed/enRhz_ua_UU GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Mental Health Service Line (MHSL) Service Line, at the Roseburg VAMC (ROSVAMC), is responsible for the overall leadership of the service line and ensures the quality of medical and mental health services provided, the education and training of professional staff, and the safety and ethical conduct of medical research conducted on patients assigned to the Roseburg VAMC (ROSVAMC), Community Based Outpatient and all other satellite clinics. The incumbent serves as the primary point of accountability in the service line and maximizes the efficient use or available resources. In order to accomplish this, the ACOS, MHSL is involved in providing the framework for developing, planning, directing, coordinating, providing and improving the health care services that are responsive to patient needs and that improve patient health outcomes within the respective service line. The incumbent also provides overall guidance and supervision to subordinate service chiefs, program managers, clinical leads and administrative staff and is ultimately responsible for multiple programs including, but not limited to, addiction, post traumatic stress disorder, mental health intensive case management, psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery center, inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment, residential rehabilitation and treatment programs, domiciliary, psychiatry, psychology, neuropsychology, internship and residency programs, suicide prevention program and tele-health services. The Chief of Staff is the supervisor of this position. FUNCTIONS: The Social Work Associate Chief of Staff, Mental Health Service Line will provide professional patient care 30% of the time and administrative duties 70% of the time and will work specifically with the Associate Chief Nurse, MHSL and other supervisor, managers and team leaders in the service line to achieve and maintain high standards of performance. The duties and responsibilities of the ACOS, MHSL include but are not limited to the following: -Working specifically with the Associate Chief Nurse, MHSL; Chiefs of Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work and other supervisors, managers and team leaders in the service line to achieve and maintain high standards of performance. The incumbent may delegate authority to subordinate supervisors and hold them responsible for the performance of their specific units. In this regard, the incumbent is administratively responsible for all subordinate supervisors and managers and is the approving official of all goals, policies and procedures established by each. -Working collegially with other Associate Chiefs of Staff and Chief of Staff Service Chiefs to accomplish the clinical goals and strategic plans of the organization. -Utilizing independent judgment -Participating in organizational planning to include strategic, operational, programmatic and other plans and policies to achieve the mission and vision of the Medical Center. -Representing the MHSL on decision-making committees at the medical center. -Participating in the development of long and short-term goals for the Service Line and the organization. -Demonstrating expertise in and the ability to apply a wide range of professional theories, assessment methods and techniques to a variety of patient populations. -Providing professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional and behavioral health. -Participating in program development activities. -Consulting with and serving as a resource for other professional personnel. -Participating, as needed, in the provision of clinical care services within the incumbent's credentials, and/or scope of practice. -Maintaining a clinical caseload including individual and/or group therapy within the MHSL -Providing intervention and counseling to individual patients as needed in the course of resolving administrative matters within the program(s). -Assisting, as needed, with the assistance of other involved leaders, resolving work related interdisciplinary treatment concerns and problems of a complex clinical nature. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 0800-1630 Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Relocation Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Stacy.Hermann@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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