Supervisory Social Worker (Substance Abuse Disorders Rehabilitation Services Coordinator)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Posted
Sep 21, 2021
Closes
Sep 23, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Central Virginia VA Health Care System (CVHCS) is a Complexity Level 1a Facility and provides extensive primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary care in inpatient, outpatient, residential, and community settings. Incumbent will serve as the Program Director for an Opioid Treatment Program (OTP)/Methadone Maintenance Program, including ensuring the OTP meets all State, VA, SAMHSA, and DEA regulations, guidelines, protocols and laws.
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Responsibilities

As Coordinator/Supervisor, the incumbent is responsible for the following:
  • Incumbent will serve as the Program Director for an Opioid Treatment Program (OTP)/Methadone Maintenance Program, including ensuring the OTP meets all State, VA, SAMHSA and DEA regulations, guidelines, protocols and laws.
  • Coordinates interdisciplinary staffing, work assignments, budget, treatment services and admission criteria for the SARRTP and OS Programs.
  • Assigns, directs, and reviews the work of team members in the SARRTP and OS.
  • Provides clinical supervision for supervisee working toward independent licensure. Incumbent should have 3 years of supervisory experience.
  • Serves as leader for a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Assigns, directs, and supervises employees' work performance.
  • Plans, schedules, and coordinates distribution of tasks and solves problems related to program requirements.
  • Responsible for unit needs such as material, equipment, and facilities needed to complete work.
  • Explains and gains the support of employees for developing, implementing and managing policies and establishing goals, in addition to working to achieve the objectives of government-wide personnel programs and policies.
  • Advises management on the establishment of program goals, priorities, and major work schedules, develops short/long-rang staffing and equipment requirements.
  • Responsible for analyzing and evaluating professional and technical competency of staff assigned to the program.
  • Incumbent is accountable for planning and providing staff development and training to address identified deficiencies and to maintain and enhance skills, as well as recommending staff training needs to the Education Committee.
  • The incumbent is responsible for providing an appropriate treatment environment for patients treated or co-managed by SARRTP and/or OS who experience substance abuse addiction, chronic mental illness, homelessness and unemployment. This involves regular and frequent tailoring of the treatment environment to the individual needs of mentally and physically handicapped patients, and requires specialized knowledge, originality, and careful judgment.
  • The incumbent fosters and supports the use of novel rehabilitation techniques and sensitive, tactful, supervision of patients and personnel.
  • The incumbent ensures that all subordinate staff, work cooperatively with physicians, psychologists, and other staff members in matters related to community relations, total program planning and individual patient treatment.
  • Responsible compliance of all performance measures.
  • Other duties as deemed essential by supervisor.


Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Subject to change based on the needs of the agency.
Telework: Ad Hoc Telework is Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Title/Functional Statement #:Supervisory Social Worker (Substance Abuse Disorders Rehabilitation Services Coordinator)/PD000000
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • 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:
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.

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.

English Language Proficiency. Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Regulations.

Preferred Education/Experience: 3 years of supervisory experience preferred.

Grade Determinations (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 a supervisory social worker 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:
(a) Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines.
(b) Skill in a range of supervisory duties which includes clinical supervision, consultation, negotiation with other departments and quality improvement.
(c) Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services by supervised social workers.
(d) Ability to delegate authority, manage priorities, coordinate work, and follow up on pending issues to complete duties in an accurate and timely fashion.
(e) 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.
(f) Ability to provide staff training and development.

Assignments. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and variety and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. Supervisory social workers at the GS-13 grade level typically supervise professional and non-professional staff. They are responsible for the professional and administrative management of an area in a social work service, in a care/product line, or across multiple sites, (e.g., multi-division facilities and CBOCs). Incumbent may also provide direct clinical services.

References: VA Handbook 5005/120, Part II, Appendix G39, Social Worker Qualification Standard. Available in the Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: Pre-placement and periodic physical examinations are required for hybrid occupations to ensure workers are placed in positions where they can perform the essential functions of their job including their physical, mental and emotional capacities, without endangering their health or the health of their co-workers. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

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 .

Additional information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • License
  • Resume
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
  • Transcript


VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf .

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), etc.

  • Cover Letter
  • License
  • VA Form 10-2850c
  • Other (2)
  • Other (3)
  • Professional Certification
  • Resume
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
  • Transcript


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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