Mental Health Senior Social Worker Various Specialties Ed Prrc Bhip Pcmhi Ptsd Cdc Job in MEMPHIS, TN

Vacancy No. CBTG-4468-10967313-21-SLL Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $76,721.00 to $99,741.00 Grade 12 to 12
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/20/2020 Close Date 9/30/2021
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
MEMPHIS, TN


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 11/20/2020 to 09/30/2021

  • Service

    Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 12

  • Salary

    $76,721 to $99,741 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

Locations

Many vacancies in the following location:

  • Memphis, TN
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

This announcement is open to External Applicants (The Public). Current, permanent VA employees should apply under announcement CBTG-4468-10967312-21-SLL open from 11/20/2020-12/14/2020.

Announcement number

CBTG-4468-10967313-21-SLL

Control number

585196600

  • Videos
    Videos

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/00ehNfVIhUA

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    Please note: Veterans' Preference has been waived for this vacancy in accordance with the provisions of 38 USC 7412 in conjunction with the provisions of P.L. 115-46. The position in this vacancy has been identified as a VHA Shortage Occupation as determined by the VA Office of the Inspector General for fiscal year 2021 (October 1, 2020-September 30, 2021).Veterans are encouraged to apply, and qualified Veterans will receive consideration.

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    Responsibilities

    This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 30, 2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be December 14, 2020, with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st of each month. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled.

    • Applicant Expiration: Applicants will remain active for 3 months after their initial application is received and/or updated. After that time, you must update your application through your USAJobs account if you would like to be made active again for possible consideration during the open period.
    The primary job functions of Social Workers at this level include the provision of direct patient care, consultation services on difficult or complex cases, and education of staff and trainee supervision within various specialties:
    • Emergency Department (ED):Provides comprehensive social work services through a broad range of interventions in a mental health setting and make complex and independent clinical judgement, as demonstrated by at least two years of specialized practice. The advanced level Social Worker will diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychosocial assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. Among the modalities provided are individual, family and group psychotherapies, crisis interventions and case management.
    • Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC): Provides comprehensive social work services through a broad range of interventions in a mental health setting (inpatient and out-patient).Will diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychosocial assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders. Among the modalities provided are individual, family and group psychotherapies, environmental interventions and case management. The Social Worker will also serve as a Mental Health Treatment Coordinator for Veterans on the PRRC team and conduct Measurement Based Care. They consult with medical center staff on a wide variety of patient care issues and may be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities.
    • Primary Care/Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) Assigned to the Memphis VA Medical Center or Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) for the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). PCMHI is a blended model consisting of co-located collaborative face-to-face care in PACT and telephone care management through the VISN 9 Behavioral Health Lab (BHL). The incumbent does have clinical supervisory responsibilities and limited administrative duties.
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Primarily responsible for screening, assessing, treatment planning, clinical care provision, case-managing and discharge planning care at the advanced practice level. The incumbent represents the social work profession and perspective on the multidisciplinary team. The Social Worker also has teaching and orientation responsibilities for social work and psychology interns and residents, nursing students, and psychiatric residents. The incumbent will provide consultation and guidance to colleagues, will role model effective social work practice skills, develop innovations in practice interventions, and provide clinical supervision for social work licensure/certification.
    • Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP): Applies advanced professional psychological diagnostic methods and evidence-based intervention strategies to a full range of patient issues in his/her work setting. The incumbent has advanced knowledge of psychological diagnosis, intervention, and behavioral health that qualifies him/her to provide advice and consultation to professionals representing a variety of disciplines. The primary job functions at this level include the provision of direct patient care, consultation services on difficult or complex cases, and education of staff and trainee supervision.
    • Chemical Dependency Center (CDC): Provides comprehensive social work services through a broad range of interventions in a Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation mental health setting (inpatient and out-patient). The incumbent is a member of the CDC Team. The incumbent will provide screenings, a full range of psychological assessments for diagnosis and treatment planning, evidence-based groups, individual psychotherapy, treatment plans and case management, diagnose mental disorders, complete psychosocial assessments, treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders.
    Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm, evenings, weekends, holidays may be required as needed
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0185 Social Work

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
    • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
    • 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
    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.
    • English Language Proficiency: 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 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: Senior Social Workers must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level which included an advanced generalist or clinical examination, unless they are grandfathered by the state in which they are licensed to practice at the advanced practice level (except for licenses issued in California, which administers its own clinical examination for advanced practice) and they must be able to provide supervision for licensure.
    All employees must:
    • Show a commitment to VHA: Applicants should demonstrate interest in a rewarding career working for VHA
    • Provide Excellent Customer Service: Meets the needs of customers while supporting VA missions. Consistently communicates and treats customers (veterans, their representatives, visitors, and all VA staff) in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Provides the customer with consistent information per established policies and procedures- handles conflict and problems in dealing with the customer constructively and appropriately. Must be able to accept criticism and maintain a calm demeanor in stressful situations.
    • Demonstrate Communication Skills and Leadership Qualities: Candidates must have a talent for communication and demonstrate potential for leadership. These qualities are essential for positions employed at VHA facilities.
    Grade Determinations:
    • Specialized Experience: The candidate must have at least two years of experience post advanced practice clinical licensure and should be in a specialized area of social work practice of which, one year must be equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Senior Social Workers have experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgment. Senior Social Workers are experts in their specialized area of practice. Senior Social Workers may have certification or other post-masters training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship or equivalent supervised professional experience in a specialty.
    • Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):
      • Skill in a range of specialized interventions and treatment modalities used in specialty treatment programs or with special patient populations. This includes individual, group, and/or family counseling or psychotherapy and advanced level psychosocial and/or case management.
      • Ability to incorporate complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice.
      • Knowledge in developing and implementing methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services in the specialty area, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment services and to design system changes.
      • Ability to provide specialized consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients in the service delivery area, as well as role modeling effective social work practice skills.
      • Ability to expand clinical knowledge in the social work profession, and to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines pertaining to the service delivery area.

    References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/120, PART II, APPENDIX G39; A copy is available in your local Human Resources office.

    Physical Requirements: Work is primarily sedentary. Typically the employee will sit to do the work. However, there may be some walking standing, bending, carrying of light items, accessing transportation, and/or driving a government vehicle. The work requires patience and control of emotions. Work may be performed in maximum, medium, or minimum security correctional institutions usually under a "no hostage" policy. The work environment may involve unclean settings. There is ongoing exposure to individuals with psychiatric and physical illnesses and disabilities, which can include acute infections, violent or aggressive behavior, or chronic psychiatric and medical problems. Local travel daily. No overnight travel. Travel consists of 50% or more time of the position.
    Education

    IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application.

    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

    Receiving Service Credit or 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. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

    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 view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    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.

    Your resume/CV should include the following for each position listed:

    1. Position title and grade level/salary - To show that you meet the experience requirements, you must document grades and/or salaries you have held and how long you have held them;
    2. Duties - You must include enough detailed information to support your specialized experience;
    3. Start and end dates of each employment position in month, day and year format (e.g. 04/02/2007 to 04/13/2008);
    4. Hours worked per week for all positions must be listed;
    5. Full name and address of employer;
    6. Name of supervisor or contact name; and,
    7. Complete phone number of supervisor/contact.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

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

    • License
    • 10-2850c
    • Resume
    • Transcript

    REQUIRED: VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

    REQUIRED:You must submit a copy of your TRANSCRIPT (official or unofficial) or an appropriate course listing with your application.

    REQUIRED:You must submit a copy of your LICENSE with your application.

    ALL THE ITEMS LISTED ABOVE ARE REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION. If you fail to supply the required documents above, you will not be considered further for this vacancy.

    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
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • License
    • 10-2850c
    • Professional Certification
    • Resume
    • Transcript


    Veterans' Preference: Please note: Veterans' Preference has been waived for this vacancy in accordance with the provisions of 38 USC 7412 in conjunction with the provisions of P.L. 115-46. The position in this vacancy has been identified as a VHA Shortage Occupation as determined by the VA Office of the Inspector General for fiscal year 2021 (October 1, 2020-September 30, 2021). Veterans are encouraged to apply, and qualified Veterans will receive consideration.

    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.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 09/30/2021 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10967313.

    1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS 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 USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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 USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 30, 2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be December 10, 2020, with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st of each month. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled.
    • Applicant Expiration: Applicants will remain active for 3 months after their initial application is received and/or updated. After that time, you must update your application through your USAJobs account if you would like to be made active again for possible consideration during the open period.
    NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities. HCPs that are unable to receive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear a face mask throughout the influenza season.

    Agency contact information Shannon Larkin Shannon Larkin
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    Memphis VA Medical Center
    1030 Jefferson Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38104
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