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Job Title: Social Worker (Mental Health Lead)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Albany, NY
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Social Services, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Internet/E-Commerce, Executive Management, Medical, Web Technology
Job Description
Social Worker (Mental Health Lead)

The VISN MHL has the overall responsibility for implementing, planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, reviewing, evaluating, and improving the operations of Mental Health services within the VISN to include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Develops, implements, and leads team management groups to effectively accomplish goals, focus on customer needs, assure and maintain quality, and accomplish mission and vision. Leads the VISN Mental Health business direction through strategic planning, program implementation, customer focus, and team based management.
  • Monitors and evaluates VISN compliance with the components set forth in Uniform Mental Health Services in VA Medical Centers and Clinics Handbook, as well as all other related VHA directives, handbooks, manuals, ?memoranda, policies, program guides, and information letters. Develops, obtains appropriate approval, and implements plans to address gaps when they exist.
  • Maintains efficient operation of VISN Mental Health services through cost effective systems, productivity, efficiency, and new program and procedures. Conducts evaluations of specific features? of VISN Mental Health care as needed. Develops and expands the VISN Mental Health program's capacities, responsiveness, and image within the VISN and community.
  • Maintains clinical expertise and specific discipline requirements for licensure and practice in his/her clinical discipline as well as having a working knowledge of licensure requirements and-qualification standards of all Mental Health professionals. Provides supp01i and consultation regarding a full range of behavioral health services, including assessment and using the most appropriate clinical techniques in providing quality care. Coordinates efforts to meet performance standards in Mental Health for the VISN.
  • Performs site visits to VISN facilities that provide Mental Health services when necessary to monitor and/or investigate compliance with regulations and requirements and when requested by the facility or VISN management. Presents recommendations to the Executive Leadership Committee regarding changes needed in Mental Health care across the VISN.
  • Upon request, works collaboratively with the Office of Mental Health Operations in formulating solutions to issues presented by the VHA leadership oi? governmental agencies with appropriate authorization.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday - Friday, Days
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic 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: Must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section A, paragraph 3j.
  • 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 the CSWE website to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of social work.
  • Licensure: You must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level which included an ASWB advanced generalist or clinical examination, unless they are grandfathered by the state in which you are licensed to practice at the advanced practice level (except for licenses issued in California, which administers its own clinical examination for advanced practice).

Grade Determinations:
GS-14 Social Worker Program Manager

1. In-depth knowledge of the program coordinated, and demonstrated knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program.

2. Knowledge and skill in management/administration, which includes supervision, consultation, negotiation, and monitoring.

3. Ability to organize work, set priorities, meet multiple deadlines, and evaluate assigned program area(s).

4. Ability to provide training, orientation, consultation and guidance within clinical specialization of practice.

References: VA Handbook 5005/50, Part II, Appendix G39. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: The work involves sitting, walking, standing and carrying of light objects such as medical records. You will be required to have extreme patience and maintenance of emotionally stable responses in situations where in the coping abilities of others involved may be overwhelmed and you may be required to use appropriate methods or resources to physically restrain veterans who present a danger to self or others. A pre-employment physical is required. Respirator medical evaluation; Light carrying (under 15 pounds); Walking; Reading typewritten material without strain; Hearing aid permitted; and Emotional and mental stability.

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

  • OF-306
  • 10-2850c VA Application
  • Resume


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 - OF-306 Declaration of Federal Employment https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OF0306.pdf

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
  • 10-2850c VA Application
  • Resume
  • 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.
  • English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section A, paragraph 3j.
  • 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 the CSWE website to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of social work.
  • Licensure: You must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level which included an ASWB advanced generalist or clinical examination, unless they are grandfathered by the state in which you are licensed to practice at the advanced practice level (except for licenses issued in California, which administers its own clinical examination for advanced practice).

Grade Determinations:
GS-14 Social Worker Program Manager

1. In-depth knowledge of the program coordinated, and demonstrated knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program.

2. Knowledge and skill in management/administration, which includes supervision, consultation, negotiation, and monitoring.

3. Ability to organize work, set priorities, meet multiple deadlines, and evaluate assigned program area(s).

4. Ability to provide training, orientation, consultation and guidance within clinical specialization of practice.

References: VA Handbook 5005/50, Part II, Appendix G39. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: The work involves sitting, walking, standing and carrying of light objects such as medical records. You will be required to have extreme patience and maintenance of emotionally stable responses in situations where in the coping abilities of others involved may be overwhelmed and you may be required to use appropriate methods or resources to physically restrain veterans who present a danger to self or others. A pre-employment physical is required. Respirator medical evaluation; Light carrying (under 15 pounds); Walking; Reading typewritten material without strain; Hearing aid permitted; and Emotional and mental stability.
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