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Social Worker – Program Coordinator Clinical Resource Hub (CRH)

Department of Veterans Affairs

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted February 24, 2021.

* VideosVideos* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryThis position is physically located at the Jesse Brown VAMC, Chicago IL, supporting the VISN 12 program office (Clinical Resource Hub) which provides direction and oversight to eight VHA facilities and 38 community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in the Network.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesThe VISN Clinical Resource Hub (CRH) Suicide Prevention National Telehealth Program Social Worker position is a VISN-based position. This position falls under the general supervision of the VISN CRH Mental Health (MH) Section Chief. A Clinical Resource Hub (CRH) is a repository of clinical and administrative staff that serve Veterans Affairs facilities within a Veterans Integrated System Network (VISN). Staff within the Suicide Prevention National Telehealth Program are expected to provide outpatient, evidence- based, suicide prevention psychotherapy services (such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention, Problem-Solving Therapy for Suicide Prevention, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy) to Veterans across the VISN, and provide other services that align with suicide preventions needs (i.e., training, consultation, etc.) and current/future Clinical Practice Guidelines. Services provided by the Suicide Prevention National Telehealth Program staff are conducted virtually, and Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT) is the primary modality for treatment, which includes clinic-based telehealth and telehealth into the home.Major duties and responsibilities above the full performance grade level include:* Providing clinical services in a virtual modality including video telehealth, patient/provider secure messaging, telephone visits, review of electronic medical records etc.* Maintains high level of skill and expertise to establish and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with Veterans and their families.* Independently works with Veterans and their families who are experiencing a wide range of complicated medical, psychiatric, emotional, behavioral, and psychosocial problems within the context of suicide risk.* Complete a current psychosocial assessment to determine the psychosocial functioning and needs of Veterans.* Provide a wide range of care including risk assessment and referral, intake/diagnostic and psychosocial assessments, comprehensive treatment planning, and evidence-based psychotherapy services in a manner consistent with established protocols to Veterans at risk for suicide.* Work closely with the Substance Abuse Treatment Program, Suicide Prevention facility-based teams, and other Behavioral Health services to ensure a seamless transition to appropriate services for Veterans.* Participates as a member of a Suicide Prevention National Telehealth Program treatment team and engages in active collaboration with Veterans and family as well as other interdisciplinary treatment team members.* Facilitates enrollment and discharge planning through collaboration with Veterans and their families as well as interdisciplinary treatment team members to ensure that appropriate plans are executed in a timely manner.* Serves as a liaison between Veterans and their families and VA and community resources in order to ensure thorough delivery of suicide prevention-related services.* Provides consultation and education to Veterans and their families regarding community resources, VA benefits, specialty programs, and advance directives.* Provide emergency/crisis intervention services to patients experiencing acute psychological crises by helping to stabilize these individuals, providing evidence-based suicide prevention psychotherapies, assisting in referral arrangements for transfer to a psychiatric facility for inpatient care and providing follow up care as needed.Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pmFinancial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTravel RequiredNot requiredSupervisory statusNoPromotion PotentialNone* Job family (Series)0185 Social WorkSimilar jobs* Community Mental Health Social Workers* Mental Health And Substance Abuse Social Workers* Mental Health Social Workers* School Social Workers* Social Workers* Social Workers, All Other* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions 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* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding processQualificationsBasic Requirements: The following are the basic requirements and qualifications for appointment as a Social Worker in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).English Language Proficiency Requirement – Per VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section A, Paragraph 3j: No person will be appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C., chapter 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA who is not proficient in written and spoken English.Education Requirement – You 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). Note: 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. Transcripts RequiredLicensure: Candidates must possess a full, current, and unrestricted license to independently practice as a Social Worker at the advanced practice level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Copy of Licensure Required.In addition to meeting the basic requirements as stated above, you must have the following experience to qualify for this GS-12 Suicide Prevention National Telehealth Program Social Worker.Experience GS-12 Grade Level: 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. Individuals assigned as Suicide Prevention National Telehealth Program Social Worker must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level and must be able to provide supervision for licensure.Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:* Knowledge of program coordination and administration which includes consultation, negotiation, and monitoring* Knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program.* Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program.* Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s).* Ability to provide training, orientation, and guidance within clinical practice.References: VA Handbook 5005/120, Part II, Appendix G39, Social Worker Qualification Standards, dated 9/10/2019.Note: Evidence of experience, must be supported by detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held. Please provide such documentation on your application or resume. Also, please provide work experience information such as hours per week and starting/ending dates of employment (month and year format) to establish one (1) full year of experience. The requirement for this proof is specified in the “How to Apply” section of this announcement. To be credible, experience must be documented in the application and verifiable through employment references and/or other means. *Your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answer; we will not allow credit for your response(s).Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary and is usually accomplished while the employee is comfortably seated at a desk or table. Some walking and standing may occur in the course of a normal workday in connection with attendance of meetings and conferences, or while researching files. Items carried typically are light objects such as briefcases, notebooks, and data processing reports.EducationIMPORTANT: 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.

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