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Job Title: Social Worker (HUD/VASH)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Artesia, NM
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/07/2017
Expire Date: 01/06/2018
Job Categories: Social Services, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Real Estate, Executive Management, Research & Development, Medical, Web Technology, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Social Worker (HUD/VASH)

HUD-VASH is an intensive case management program for chronically homeless veterans aimed at providing psychosocial services to veterans while residing in stable housing through HUD's Section 8 voucher system.

The incumbent in this position functions as the Medical Center's Liaison/Case Manager for Homeless Veterans residing in the Artesia/Carlsbad area and are part of Albuquerque VAMC's Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Program, Department of Housing and Urban Development /VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH). The incumbent is responsible for monitoring all phases of programming and coordination of case management services for veterans receiving housing provided through HUD Section 8 housing vouchers. Seventy-five million dollars in Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program funding will provide rental assistance under a supportive housing program for homeless veterans authorized by section 8(o) (19) of the United States Housing Act of 1937, 42 U.S.C. 1437f(o)(19). The initiative is known as the HUD-VASH program and was authorized pursuant to Division K, Title II, of

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (Pub. Law 110-161) ("2008 Appropriation Act") enacted on December 26, 2007 (see proviso (7) under the heading "Tenant-Based Rental assistance"). The HUD-VASH program combines HUD HCV rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at its medical centers and in the community. Ongoing VA case management, health, and other supportive services will be made available to homeless veterans at as many as 132 VA Medical Center (VAMC) supportive services sites across the nation.

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Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday (8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Functional Statement Title/Number: Social Worker/N/A

Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt

Bargaining Unit Status Code: 1276

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Citizenship: Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Education: 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 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 master's degree in social work.
  • Licensure: Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-185 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 on the OHRM Website (http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/T38Hybrid/HybridOccupations.htm)

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


GRADE DETERMINATIONS:

Specialized Experience GS-12: At least two years should be in an area of specialized social work practice. individual assigned as Supervisory Social Workers must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level and must be able to provide supervision for subordinate staff to qualify for licensure. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment. Candidates may have certification of other post-masters degree training from a nationally recognized professional origination or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship, or equivalent supervised professional experience.

In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs below.

1. Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines.

2. Knowledge and skill in management/administration, which includes supervision, consultation, negotiation, and monitoring.

3. Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services by supervised social workers.

4. Ability to provide administrative supervision and clinical supervision, including supervision for social work licensure.

References : VA Handbook 5005/23, Part II, Appendix F7, Social Worker Qualification Standards. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (Up to 30 lbs); Heavy Carrying (Up to 30 lbs); Straight Pulling (none); Pushing (none); Walking (minimal, within office setting only); Standing (minimal, within office setting only); Repeated bending (minimal, within office setting only); Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted).

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Other(Application for Associated Health Occupations VA Form 10-2850c)
*Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:


*SF-50

VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf) (required).

Please use this checklist 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 application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

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 is 1633834.

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.

Qualifications & Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Citizenship: Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Education: 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 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 master's degree in social work.
  • Licensure: Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-185 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 on the OHRM Website (http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/T38Hybrid/HybridOccupations.htm)

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


GRADE DETERMINATIONS:

Specialized Experience GS-12: At least two years should be in an area of specialized social work practice. individual assigned as Supervisory Social Workers must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level and must be able to provide supervision for subordinate staff to qualify for licensure. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment. Candidates may have certification of other post-masters degree training from a nationally recognized professional origination or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship, or equivalent supervised professional experience.

In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs below.

1. Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines.

2. Knowledge and skill in management/administration, which includes supervision, consultation, negotiation, and monitoring.

3. Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services by supervised social workers.

4. Ability to provide administrative supervision and clinical supervision, including supervision for social work licensure.

References : VA Handbook 5005/23, Part II, Appendix F7, Social Worker Qualification Standards. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

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