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Social Worker - Geriatric Extended Care

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Department Of Veterans Affairs
United States Citizens Excepted Service Permanent Full Time Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1283969
OUR MISSION : To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go
Patient Centered care is our approach to delivering healthcare to our Veterans. This philosophy gives patients and their families the chance to work closely with their healthcare providers to create more personalized care plans. Patient-centered care also considers the Veterans' personal preferences and values, family situations, cultural traditions, and lifestyles; it keeps them informed and engaged throughout their treatment. The Veteran and family members become key members of the healthcare team and are active participants in making healthcare decisions.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.
The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38-Hybrid.
Must be proficient in written and spoken English Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Assigned to the Geriatrics and Extended Care Service LIne (GEC), this Social Worker will provide a vast array of professional social work services to the Veteran population admitted to Manchester VA Medical Center's Community Living Center (CLC). This includes long and short term care on the CLC and also to Veterans and families admitted to the Palliative Care Unit (PCU). The duties include :
Case management, clinical treatment and advocacy.
Coordination with other VHA programs and community agencies.
Assessing and treating the psychosocial needs of veterans and their families admitted and transitioning from CLC.
Collaborating with other members of CLC, PCU, and PACT and other interdisciplinary teams.
Providing other GEC SW services as needed.
You will also perform the following services and duties as they pertain to case management and individual patient treatment:
_Psychosocial Assessment_
_Community and state resource and Development_
_Case Management_ and discharge planning/coordination
_Advocacy_
_Crisis Intervention_
_Education/Health promotion and prevention_
_Coordination of VHA non-institutional and institutional services_
_Supportive counseling_
Coverage: The incumbent provides and can expect coverage from other social workers. In unusual situations the social worker may be required for coverage outside of the GEC service line and if needed, in a rotation system of social work on-call to the medical center.
To qualify for this Social Work position you must:
Be a citizen of the United States; and
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). 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_ ; and
Must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level to independently practice social work; and
Social Workers must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j.
Must have valid driver's license for local travel
NOTE: A doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the master's degree in social work.
Professional Standards Board will conduct a review to determine the qualifications of an individual's application and qualification.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
VA Handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G39 VA Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
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 /. 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.
Physical Requirements: Lifting and carrying up to approximately 25 lbs., manual dexterity, walking less than 1 hour, standing 1-2 hours, sitting for 2-6 hours per day. Work is primarily in an office, clinically based setting. Typing/computer based work occurs on a daily basis.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or 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 Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the applicationchecklist or .
Your application, r sum and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online.
To apply for this position, you must complete theView Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 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 USAJOBS 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 USAJOBS account, , 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 USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
The following documents are required to be submitted with your application:
Resume
OF-306
VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available ) ( required ).
Please use thischecklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or 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 Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the applicationchecklistor .
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site:Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is1283969.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating.
We will also review your application to make sure that your r sum supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your r sum does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined. VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently . This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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