The Supervisor Social Worker (Program Coordinator) oversees the Addiction Treatment Programs at the Baltimore Facility in the Mental Health Clinical Center (MHCC), VA Maryland Healthcare Center (VAMHC) is responsible for the administrative efficiency, clinical integrity, and effectiveness of outpatient addiction treatment programs. The Program Coordinator may delegate Coordinator and/or Team Leaders to manage component programs on a day-to-day operational basis. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. NOTE: This applies to the past, current, and upcoming VA Health Professional Trainees (HPT) only. HPT is an individual appointed to temporary positions in one or more VHA medical facilities performing clinical or research training experiences to satisfy program or degree requirements or receiving VA Health Professional Scholarship Program. HPTs can be either VA-paid or Without Compensation (WOC). 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: Candidates will not be appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C. chapters 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA who is not proficient in written and spoken English. Education: 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 the CSWE website to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of social work. (UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED: If you do not submit your transcript, your application may not be reviewed.) Licensure: Must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the advanced practice level. Current state requirements may be found on the OHRM website. (COPY OF LICENSURE REQUIRED: If you do not submit your copy of licensure, your application may not be reviewed.) 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 that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship, or equivalent supervised professional experience. Licensure/Certification. 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. In addition, candidates must demonstrate all of the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs): Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines. Skill in a range of supervisory duties which includes clinical supervision, consultation, negotiation with other departments and quality improvement. Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services by supervised social workers. Ability to delegate authority, manage priorities, coordinate work, and follow up on pending issues to complete duties in an accurate and timely fashion. 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. Ability to provide staff training and development. Preferred Experience: Preferred training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of Substance Use Disorders and Co-occurring Disorders. References: VA Handbook 5005/120, Part II, Appendix G39, dated September 10, 2019. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. Physical Requirements: Light lifting (under 15 lbs.); light carrying (under 15 lbs.); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (intermittent); standing (intermittent); hearing (aid permitted); clear speech. The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking, standing, bending and carrying of light items like papers or books. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. ["**NOTE: This position is multi-disciplinary and can be filled by: Supervisory Social Worker, Supervisory Psychologist and Nurse Practitioner. Each discipline is announced separately, and applicants must apply to the announcement for which they are qualified. The Program Coordinator has broad program management responsibilities which include the operation and management of key clinical and administrative programs. Major duties include but are not limited to: Development and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures; oversight of administrative and programmatic resources, and monitoring of outcomes using data-driven quality assurance processes. Oversees and manages three large outpatient programs including the Opiate Agonist Treatment Program, General Outpatient Substance Abuse, and the SUD Intensive Outpatient Program. Coordinates with other Mental Health and non-Mental Health programs as needed to ensure timely and effective access to care at all levels of the VAMHCS organization. Assures all programs meet or exceed internal and external review criteria, performance measures, clinical reminders, OIG requirements and Joint Commission standards. Provides direct patient care as needed including but not necessarily limited to psychological assessment, and a full range of evidence-based psychological treatments specific to Substance Use and Co-occuring Disorders to individuals and groups. Responsible for supervising other social workers and non-LIP staff. Plans work to be accomplished by staff, sets and adjusts priorities, and assigns work. Monitors and guides performance, appraises performance, and monitors time and leave of staff supervised. Resolves and hears complaints, effects disciplinary measures, and recommends action for more serious cases, and when necessary, finds ways to improve productivity and quality of work performed. Reviews all functional statements with supervisees on an annual basis and appropriately revises functional statements to accurately reflect current duties. May provide supervision to social work trainees, which would include time for oversight of all cases, review of documentation, didactic presentations, review of process recordings, and meeting with field liaisons. Work Schedule: Full-Time Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm. There could be occasional Saturday coverage. Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: Supervisory Social Worker (Program Coordinator)/ FS # 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial 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.