Social Worker (Program Coordinator)
Company: Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: April 9, 2021
BASIC REQUIREMENTS. The basic requirements for employment as a
VHA social worker are prescribed by statute in 38 U.S.C. --
7402(b)(9), as amended by section 205 of Public Law 106-419,
enacted November 1, 2000. To qualify for appointment as a social
worker in VHA, all applicants must meet the following: Citizenship.
Be a citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance
with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g this part). 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/. Exception.
VHA may waive the licensure or certification requirement for
persons who are otherwise qualified, pending completion of state
prerequisites for licensure/certification examinations. This
exception only applies at the GS-9 grade level. For the GS-11 grade
level and above, the candidate must be licensed or certified. At
the time of appointment, the supervisor, chief social work or
social work executive will provide the unlicensed/uncertified
social worker with the written requirements for licensure or
certification, including the time by which the license or
certification must be obtained and the consequences for not
becoming licensed or certified by the deadline.] May qualify based
on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in
the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable
to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the
criteria). Grade Determinations: GS-12 Experience and Education.
One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level.
Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills
and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional
competency. 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 social worker program coordinator 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: Knowledge of program
coordination and administration which includes consultation,
negotiation, and monitoring Knowledge and ability to write
policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program.
Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the
program. Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting
multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s).
Ability to provide training, orientation, and guidance within
clinical practice. References: VA Handbook 5005/120 Part II
Appendix G39 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12.
The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this
vacancy is in the range of GS-12. Physical Requirements: Physical
required See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational
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