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Social Worker (Medical Foster Home Program Coordinator)

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Johnson City
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Summary The Social Worker (Medical Foster Home Program Coordinator) serves as a Program Coordinator. Administratively responsible for the Medical Foster Home (MFH) Program. The MFH Coordinator manages the daily operation of the program and direct patient care services in the program area. Develops policies and procedures for the program's operation, and prepares reports for local and national use. Responsible for clinical program development, effectiveness and modification of service patterns. Responsibilities Duties of the position include, but are not limited to: Develops and implements information systems to track service activities. Establishes functional work relationships and facilitates communication regarding MFH Program issues and changes with various disciplines. Ensures that work reflects quality documentation in accordance with Service, Medical Center, VA and Joint Commission policy and standards. Develops implements and evaluates clinical guidelines and protocols to establish appropriate utilization of services. Coordinates work activities with other disciplines in other services that participate in the MFH Program. Ensures that the process for selection of homes and caregivers complies with pertinent regulations. Conducts reviews of the MFH facilities Implements procedures for suspension of placements and revocation of VA approval as a MFH when facilities are out of compliance. Recruits individuals in the community to serve as MFH caregivers for Veterans. Coordinates initial and annual inspections of Medical Foster Homes. Serves as liaison to local committees and councils. Provides monthly, quarterly or annual reports to the Extended Care Leadership Committee. Participates in conference calls to coordinate the implementation of policies and procedures related to the program assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:45am - 4:30pm; occasional evenings or weekends, depending on program/Veteran needs Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must be proficient in written and spoken English. You may be required to serve a probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Must pass pre-employment physical examination. Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. 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. English Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3. Education: 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) (transcript required). 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: Must have a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice social work in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (i.e., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia. Certification: Must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. 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 and meet the criteria).Grade Determinations: To qualify for the GS-12, Social Worker Program Coordinator must meet the following criteria in addition to the Basic Requirements listed above: Experience and Education: One (1) year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgement, 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: Individuals assigned as social worker program coordinator must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level, and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs): In addition to the experience/education and licensure/certification above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: (a) Knowledge of program coordination and administration which includes consultation, negotiation, and monitoring. (b) Knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program. (c) Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program. (d) Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s). (e) Ability to provide training, orientation, and guidance within clinical practice. References: VA Handbook 5005/120, Part II, Appendix G39, Social Worker Qualification Standard, dated September 10, 2019. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. Physical Requirements: The physical demands of this position involve active listening, reading, observing and evaluating verbal and nonverbal behavior; walking, speaking, writing reports, writing policies and procedures, writing clinical notes, using office equipment such as computers, telephones, fax machines, and photocopy machines. Must possess a valid driver's license. 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 Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. 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. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Johnson City , Social Worker (Medical Foster Home Program Coordinator), Healthcare , Johnson City, Tennessee

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