Social Worker Job in WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT

Vacancy No. DEIMP-10188381-18-KLT Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $50,598.00 to $79,586.00 Grade 9 to 11
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 4/16/2018 Close Date 5/7/2018
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Overview

  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 04/16/2018 to 05/07/2018

  • Salary

    $50,598 to $79,586 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 9 - 11

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

This job is open to

Clarification from the agency

The Public

Announcement number

DEIMP-10188381-18-KLT

Control number

496862400

  • Duties

    Duties

    Summary

    Accessing transportation and driving a government car is required; as work is performed in a wide range of settings, including within the Medical Center, Community Based Outpatient Clinics, in community or private family homes; or in transport vehicles. Additionally, employees who operate a government vehicle are required to have a valid driver's license. Driving records will be verified.

    THIS IS A TWO-YEAR TERM APPOINTMENT


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    Responsibilities

    • Outreach - The incumbent regularly conducts and participants in outreach activities including field interviews, assessments and referrals for homeless veterans contacted in the community, shelters, and "on the streets," as well as those who are referred by VA residential programs, medical centers or outpatient clinics.
    • Clinical Assessment - The incumbent evaluates the veteran's situation, abilities, and capabilities, and arrives at a reasoned conclusion including an assessment of vulnerability and prioritization for admission. The incumbent assesses at-risk factors and develops a preliminary plan, involving the veteran and family or significant others.
    • Referral, Rehabilitation, and Program Administration - The incumbent provides referral to VA medical and mental health inpatient and outpatient treatment and to other VA services including VA benefits, as well as community-based social services and other non-VA entitlement programs. If appropriate, the incumbent provides referrals or consults, or direct admission of the veterans prior to HUD/VASH participation, for other VA programs including community-based residential treatment.
    • Comprehensive Case Management - The incumbent develops psychosocial treatment plans, actively involving the veteran and their family or significant others, in coordination with interdisciplinary team members, based on the psychosocial assessments, including goals for clinical treatment.
    • Direct Services - The incumbent provides direct mental health and substance abuse services for veterans and family members or significant others in support of the veteran's treatment. Gives advice, guidance, emotional support and other assistance and provides individual and group counseling services as well as crisis management services needed to maintain the veteran safely in their residence.
    • Evaluation, Education, Supervision Coaching and Mentoring - The incumbent establishes a continuing relationship with the veteran, evaluating progress towards goals and adjusting the treatment plan as appropriate. The incumbent meets veterans to assess accomplishments and re-establish goals and monitors veteran's progress, maintains comprehensive documentation, ensures expert diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders, and shows competent discretion in decision to adjust treatment.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

  • Requirements
  • Required Documents
  • Benefits
  • How to Apply
  • Fair & Transparent

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