Social Worker (Program Coordinator) is administratively responsible for the Psychosocial Oncology Program, a clinical program within the Social Work Service of the Phoenix VA Healthcare System. They provide direct clinical services with program coordination responsibilities. Must be licensed at the advanced practice level and must be able to provide clinical supervision for subordinate staff to qualify for licensure. 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. Language: Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). 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 reviewed in CSWE website to verify the Social Work degree meets the accreditation standards for a Masters of Social Work. Licensure. Must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice Social Work at the Master's Degree level. Grade Determinations: Social Worker (Program Coordinator), 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 Physical Requirements: Traveling throughout the medical center and the community is required, as is performing activities involving sitting, walking, and standing, bending and carrying such items as books, papers, and files. In carrying out responsibilities it may be necessary for the incumbent to travel into the community where he/she conducts interviews with the Veterans, their families, representatives of the community. The incumbent must possess current driver's license and drive a government vehicle in carrying out professional duties when deemed necessary. ["Duties may include, but are not limited to: Has programmatic responsibility and oversight for the Pyschosocial Oncology Program Performs work related to the review, monitoring, analysis, planning and assessment of various programs Has administrative responsibility for clinical program development and is accountable for clinical program effectiveness and modification of service patterns Plans, establishes, and implements policies and procedures; develops individual or group goals and objectives as well as monitors, operates, evaluates, coordinates and may oversee Social Work staff of the assigned program Performs program coordination duties as appropriate and/or requested by supervisor, Chief, Social Work Service, or designee. Oversees the daily operation of the program, develop policies and procedures for program operation, and prepare reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use. May be responsible for developing and monitoring staff compliance with practice, standards and guidelines on documentation, workload, data entry, ethical practice and service delivery. Provides analysis and evaluation of clinical program data and computerized programs to identify system-wide trends and needs to enhance the quality of service. Provide independent and expert clinical psychosocial and case management services in a specialized area of practice to Veterans who tend to have serious and severe crises, may lack any familial and community support, may be poor self-monitors, may frequently fail to comply with instructions or treatment, or may have major deficits in coping skills and require continuing professional psychological support Provide leadership, direction, orientation, coaching, in-service training, staff development, and continuing education programs for assigned staff. Oversee program operations and evaluations, identifying areas for improvement, gathering relevant data, assessing the data, developing and implementing ideas for improvement and evaluating efficacy of improvement efforts. Provides clinical supervision for licensure or certification. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 0730 - 1600 Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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