The incumbent serves as the Social Work Program Supervisor for the Outpatient Mental Health Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program (BHIP) and PTSD Clinical Team of the Mental Health Behavioral Sciences Department at the John J Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO, and its Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). The incumbent provides direct supervision for a total of 24 multidiscipline FTEE and others as assigned in the Outpatient Mental Health Clinics. 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 written or spoken English. 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 http://www.cswe.org/Accreditation to verify that the social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a masters of social work. Licensure: Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-0185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. Current state requirements may be found by going to http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/T38Hybrid/. Individuals assigned as supervisory social workers must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level, and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Services. 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: GS-13: Experience/Education. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment. Candidate may have certification or other post-master's degree training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: (a) Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines. (b) Skill in a range of supervisory duties which includes clinical supervision, consultation, negotiation with other departments and quality improvement. (c) Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services by supervised social workers. (d) Ability to delegate authority, manage priorities, coordinate work, and follow up on pending issues to complete duties in an accurate and timely fashion. (e) Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems, develop and implement solutions that result in efficient operations, and use data effectively to manage workload, quality, performance, and productivity within the service. (f) Ability to provide staff training and development. Assignment. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and variety and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. Supervisory social workers at the GS-13 grade level typically supervise professional and non-professional staff. They are responsible for the professional and administrative management of an area in a social work service, in a care/product line, or across multiple sites, (e.g., multi-division facilities and CBOCs). Incumbent may also provide direct clinical services.] Preferred Experience: must be graduates of the Social Work Education (CSWE); Supervisory experience is preferred. References: VA Handbook 5005/120 Part II Appendix G39, September 10, 2019 Physical Requirements: Light Lifting (under 15 lbs); Light carrying (under 15 lbs); Straight pulling (1hr); Walking (2hr); Standing (2hr); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing aid permitted. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. ["VA Careers - Social Work: https://youtube.com/embed/enRhz_ua_UU Program supervisor Responsibilities: Provides specialized, complex, highly professional mental health services that significantly impact the health care provided to Veterans in seven different geographical locations throughout 29 counties in Southeast Missouri and Northern Arkansas Responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the Outpatient Mental Health clinics in seven different sites, ensuring the provision of high-quality services to meet the needs of the Veterans served Services delivered within the programs include medication management, individual psychotherapy utilizing a range of evidence based therapy to include Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depression, Pain and Insomnia, Motivational Engagement and Motivational Interviewing; group psychotherapy including psychoeducational, Recovery, DBT Skills, anger Management, Dual Diagnosis, PTSD and MST groups; marital therapy, psychological assessment, neuropsychological assessment, suicide prevention case management and monitoring individuals at high risk, and consultation. Responsibilities include strategic planning for the delivery of the entire range of outpatient mental health series, the development of short- and long-range goals and plans, development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure goal attainment, management of administrative and programmatic resources, and monitoring of outcomes using data-driven quality assurance processes. plans for, organizes, and directs how the work will be accomplished. develop new systems as the need arises due to procedural changes or expansion of services provided. conduct special projects or studies to analyze, evaluate, and provide recommendations on programs and issues. Supervisory responsibilities Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for all staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes employee performance and conducts work performance critiques in accordance with performance expectation, which includes FPPEs and OPPEs. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance formally. Exercises supervisory authorities and responsibilities involving work assignment. Reviews the administrative and personnel management functions relative to the staff supervised. Assesses qualifications and abilities of current and prospective employees Assembles and may participate in interview panels for filling positions; recommends appointments, promotions, or reassignments to such positions. Is available to listen to and resolve complaints from employees, referring group grievances and more serious unresolved complaints to a higher-level supervisor or manager. Effects disciplinary measures, such as reprimands, referring other actions in more serious cases to a higher-level supervisor or manager. Finds ways to improve productivity or quality of the work directed. Assists with performance measure monitoring, evaluation and action plans for enhancement as well as accreditation reviews and pertinent site visits. Assists with in the development of action plans with indicated Track SAIL data and implements appropriate action with require. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm\nTelework: ADHOC only as needed by service\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #: Social Worker Supervisor\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.