Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Social Worker Coordinator-Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program in Portland, Oregon

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Summary

The Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program (IPVAP) Social Worker Coordinator develops and implements the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program and ensures compliance and collaboration with local facility and VA Central Office Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program initiatives. The incumbent ensures a robust IPVAP is developed and maintained in accordance with VHA guidance. The IPVAP Coordinator is responsible for managing the operations of the program and for providing social work services to Veterans, caregivers, and staff who participate in the program. The IPVAP provides screening prevention and intervention services to Veterans, their families, caregivers, and staff. The program focuses on developing a culture of safety and adopts a holistic, trauma-informed approach to services and support for those who experience and/or use IPV.

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.

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Responsibilities

Major duties consist of but is not limited to: Provides clinical evidence-based services including assessments and interventions; program development; Veteran, family, caregiver, and staff education; community outreach; resource development; program evaluation; continuous quality improvement activities; and consultation. Responsible for clinical and administrative programming and operations; developing policies and procedures for program operation; preparing reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use. Will be responsible for the program's budget and funding sources. Will manage the use of program data for oversight and evaluation. The Coordinator administers information and analytical systems to evaluate and enhance the quality of services provided to Veterans, families, caregivers, and VA employees impacted by intimate partner violence. Provides referrals. Will develop a library of IPV assistance information material for distribution throughout various inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings. Develops IPV screening and assessment tools and protocols in clinical areas which serve Veterans who experience and/or use IPV. Will conduct psychosocial screens and/or assessments of Veterans referred for participation in IPVAP programs and services, such as individual or group services. The Social Worker serves as the key link for education and psychosocial support for Veterans, families, and caregivers across the continuum of care. The incumbent participates in the creation of the Veteran's treatment plan, paying attention to the psychosocial elements of the treatment plan and identifies needed psychosocial interventions. Will evaluate progress towards goals and proposes changes in the treatment plan, as appropriate. Monitors Veteran's progress, maintains comprehensive documentation, ensures diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders, shows discretion in decisions to adjust treatment, and makes recommendations for care changes to the interdisciplinary treatment plan. Collaborates with other disciplines involved in the Veteran's care. Other duties as required.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

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0185 Social Work

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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
  • Must have a current LCSW License
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. * Must be proficient in both written and spoken English. * Must possess a current, unrestricted license by a state. * Must have a master's degree in social work (MSW) from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Grade Determinations: Licensure - Licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level. Experience - Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. They 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. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs in the paragraph below. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  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 supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program.
  4. Ability to organize work, set priorities, meet multiple deadlines, and evaluate assigned program area(s).
  5. Ability to provide training, orientation, consultation and guidance within clinical specialization of practice.

Assignment Information:Program coordinators at the GS-12 grade are administratively responsible for a clinical program providing treatment to patients in a major specialty, such as Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) coordinators, Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) coordinators, Homeless Veterans Program (HVP) coordinators, Community Nursing Home Program (CNHP) coordinators. They may be the sole practitioner in this specialty at the facility and typically provide direct patient care services in the program area. They manage the daily operation of the program, develop policies and procedures for program operation, and prepare reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use. They may be responsible for the program's budget.

References: VA Handbook 5005/23, Part II, Appendix G39, Social Worker Qualification Standard, dated February 2012

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. Physical Requirements:The work is sedentary; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items such as papers, books, small parts, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

Education

IMPORTANT:A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

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

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online on-boarding process.

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.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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.

NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.

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.

WARNING STATEMENT: Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification based on resume and other relevant documents you submit, as well as through verification of references as appropriate. Later steps in selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance.

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Required Documents

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

  • 10-2850C
  • Resume
  • SF-50

VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/searchaction.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
  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
  • OF-306
  • 10-2850C
  • Other Veterans Document
  • 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.

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.

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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.

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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 04/23/2018 to receive consideration.

  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.

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Agency contact information
Dawn Higgs
Phone

503-220-8262 X38403

Email

DAWN.HIGGS@VA.GOV

Address

Portland VA Medical Center 3710 Southwest US Veterans Hospital Road Portland, OR US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496210900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 04/09/2018 to 04/23/2018

Salary: $77,929 to $101,308 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 12

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent