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Job Title: Supervisory Social Worker
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Manchester, NH
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Social Services, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Medical
Job Description
Supervisory Social Worker

The incumbent assumes the supervisory and administrative responsibility for the management of assigned social workers who are under the scope of Social Work Executive (SWE) and practice in various programs at the Medical Center. As the supervisor, the incumbent assists in planning, establishing, and implementing policies and procedures; developing individual or group goals and objectives as well as monitoring, evaluating, and coordinating the assigned social work staff. The incumbent will assure that the Social Workers whom they supervise are aware of, adhere to all current directives of VHA, and meet current Joint Commission/ CARF accreditation standards, State licensure standards, and VA-OIG expectations. The incumbent will conduct ongoing reviews and appraisals to ensure the accomplishment of objectives and adherence to standards. The incumbent will also ensure completion of orientation and competencies for all assigned staff.

In addition the Supervisory Social Worker will assist the Social Work Executive in planning and executing personnel, operations, business and other management functions, and function as the SWE in the absence of the SWE. S/he works closely with the SWE to identify challenges and opportunities to develop and improve services for Veterans and their families. S/he engages in community partnerships to broaden the reach and the assistance that can be made available to Veterans.

S/he will assume leadership and responsibility for certain social work functions that may include coordination of the MSW training program; professional standards board; social work education, improvement projects and/or ongoing functions as assigned.


Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30PM
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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.
  • 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.
  • Must be be licensed at the advanced practice level
Preferred Experience: Experience in medical social work programs and/or case management; as well as Administrative and supervisory experience is Highly Desirable.

Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates.

GS-12 Supervisory Social Worker. At the GS-l2 grade, Supervisory Social Workers typically have significant personnel management responsibilities for a small to medium size professional and non-professional staff, including support staff and professional staff at the GS-11 grade level and below. They are responsible for the professional and administrative management of an area in a social work service, in a care line, or multiple facilities. They also provide direct clinical services with or without program coordination responsibilities.

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines.
2. Knowledge and skill in management/administration, which includes supervision, consultation, negotiation, and monitoring.
3. Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services by supervised social workers.
4. Ability to provide administrative supervision and clinical supervision, including supervision for social work licensure.


References: VA Handbook 5005/23 Part II, Appendix G39


Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary. It may require some lifting (10-20 lbs.) occasionally. Reaching above shoulder; Frequent keyboarding (4-7 hours per day); Sitting (4-7 hours per day); Walking up to 6 hours per day); Standing (up to 8 hours per day); Infrequent climbing/descending of stairs; Some bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Correctable near sighted and far sighted vision; Hearing (Aid permitted).

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

  • VA Form 10-2850c
  • Resume


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

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, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • VA Form 10-2850c
  • Proof of Service Connected Disability
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
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.
  • 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.
  • Must be be licensed at the advanced practice level
Preferred Experience: Experience in medical social work programs and/or case management; as well as Administrative and supervisory experience is Highly Desirable.

Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates.

GS-12 Supervisory Social Worker. At the GS-l2 grade, Supervisory Social Workers typically have significant personnel management responsibilities for a small to medium size professional and non-professional staff, including support staff and professional staff at the GS-11 grade level and below. They are responsible for the professional and administrative management of an area in a social work service, in a care line, or multiple facilities. They also provide direct clinical services with or without program coordination responsibilities.

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines.
2. Knowledge and skill in management/administration, which includes supervision, consultation, negotiation, and monitoring.
3. Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services by supervised social workers.
4. Ability to provide administrative supervision and clinical supervision, including supervision for social work licensure.


References: VA Handbook 5005/23 Part II, Appendix G39


Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary. It may require some lifting (10-20 lbs.) occasionally. Reaching above shoulder; Frequent keyboarding (4-7 hours per day); Sitting (4-7 hours per day); Walking up to 6 hours per day); Standing (up to 8 hours per day); Infrequent climbing/descending of stairs; Some bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Correctable near sighted and far sighted vision; Hearing (Aid permitted).
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