Job Title: Social Worker Program Coordinator (Homaker/Home Health Aide)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Multiple Locations, US
Social Services, Human Resources, Information Technology, Environmental, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Social Worker Program Coordinator (Homaker/Home Health Aide)
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/27/2020. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Be a citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy). English language proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English Education: Must 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 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 accreditation standards for a master of social work. (COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION) 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. (COPIES OF LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION) 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. GRADE DETERMINATIONS: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-12 LEVEL: Experience/Education. The candidate must have at least two year of experience post advanced practice clinical licensure and should be in a specialized area of social work practice, 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. 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. NOTE: 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). IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G39, Social Worker, available in the local Human Resources Office. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Light lifting, under 15 pounds; Light carrying, under 15 pounds; Straight pulling (1 hour); Pulling hand over hand (1 hour); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Walking (2 hours); Standing (2 hours); Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Long distance driving; sitting in front of a computer (6-8 hours daily).ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Outside and inside; Excessive heat; Excessive cold; Excessive humidity; Excessive dampness or chilling; Excessive noise, intermittent; Fumes, smoke, or gases; Working closely with others; Working alone; Protracted or irregular hours of work.