Social Worker - Whole Health
Company: Veterans Health Administration
Location: Green Bay
Posted on: April 9, 2021
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: Social workers must be proficient in spoken and
written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II,
chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j. Education: 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). 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. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
Licensure: Must be licensed or certified by a state to
independently practice social work at the master's degree level.
(COPY OF LICENSE REQUIRED) GS-11 Level: In addition to the basic
requirements, you must have a minimum of one year of post-MSW
degree experience in the field of health care social work (VA or
Doctoral degree in social work from a school of social work may be
substituted for the required one year of professional social work
experience in a clinical setting. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
In addition to the experience above, candidates must demonstrate
all of the following KSAs:
1) Knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate
referrals to community and other governmental agencies for
services, and ability to coordinate services.
2) Skill in independently conducting psychosocial assessments and
treatment interventions to a wide variety of individuals from
various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other
3) Knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities
and treatment procedures (i.e. acute, chronic and traumatic
illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects/side
effects, and medical terminology) to formulate a treatment
4) Skill in independently implementing different treatment
modalities in working with individuals, families, and groups who
are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical, and social
problems to achieve treatment goals.
5) Ability to provide consultation services to new social workers,
social work graduate students, and other staff about the
psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial
problems on health care and compliance with treatment. Preferred
Experience: Effective interpersonal, leadership, communication and
decision-making skills. Minimum of 3-5 years of experience working
in outpatient setting. Ability to function independently without
direct supervision, autonomous in directing own work. High degree
of organizational skills and ability to prioritize work.
Demonstrate knowledge and/or experience in leading and facilitating
complementary and integrative health programming and services.
Ability to lead and work well with interdisciplinary teams.
Demonstrate experience in some of the following areas: mental
health, primary care, disease management, nutrition, wellness
education, health education, team facilitation, stress reduction
and mindfulness. Effectively adapts to change. References: VA
Handbook 5005/120 Part II Appendix G39 Social Worker Qualification
Standard The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11.
Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary. Physical
demands do not exceed those of a typical office setting. There may
be some walking, standing, twisting, turning, sitting, pushing,
bending, repetitive keyboarding, or carrying of light items.
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