The Mental Health service line in Oklahoma City VA is currently recruiting for 3 Behavioral Health providers for the North Oklahoma City Community Out-Patient Clinic This position is a multi-discipline announcement and can be recruited for Psychologist and Social Worker. This position will be open until September 30, 2022 or when positions are filled. This position requires applicants to have an unrestricted, current state issued drivers license. To qualify for this position, you must meet the requirements of this position by the closing date of this announcement. 09/30/2022 BASIC REQUIREMENTS Citizenship. Be a citizen of the United States. 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. Senior social workers must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level which included an advanced generalist or clinical examination, unless they are grandfathered by the state in which they are licensed to practice at the advanced practice level (except for licenses issued in California, which administers its own clinical examination for advanced practice) and they must be able to provide supervision for licensure. English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). Grade Determination for the GS-12 Sr. Social Worker Licensure/Certification. Individuals assigned as Senior Social Workers must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level and must be able to provide supervision for licensure Education and Experience. The candidate must have at least two years of experience post advanced practice clinical licensure and should be in a specialized area of social work practice of which, one year must be equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Senior social workers have experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgment. Senior social workers are experts in their specialized area of practice. Senior social workers may have certification or other post-masters training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship or equivalent supervised professional experience in a specialty. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: Skill in a range of specialized interventions and treatment modalities used in specialty treatment programs or with special patient populations. This includes individual, group, and/or family counseling or psychotherapy and advanced level psychosocial and/or case management. Ability to incorporate complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. Knowledge in developing and implementing methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services in the specialty area, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment services and to design system changes. Ability to provide specialized consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients in the service delivery area, as well as role modeling effective social work practice skills. Ability to expand clinical knowledge in the social work profession, and to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines pertaining to the service delivery area. The full performance level of this position is a GS-12. Physical Requirements: Able to meet the physical demands for the position, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Must have a good manual dexterity. Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken or written word. Must be able to view and read information on computer screens. References: VA Handbook 5005/120 September 10, 2019. ["The primary duty location is the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System (OKCVAHCS), which includes the main facility, CBOCs, and use of virtual systems that provide support/care face to face or through the use of video teleconferencing technology; Patient care may be provided using Tele mental Heath through CVT, VVC, and/or other authorized technology that may allow a face-to-face encounter. Telework May be authorized for this position on an ADHOC basis at which time the primary duty location would be the employee's home or other approved alternate work site. Clinical Responsibilities (95% of time):\n-Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and appropriate psychotherapeutic interventions to provide quality care.\n- Provides a full range of psychotherapeutic interventions for Veterans with mental disorders. These may include: psychological evaluations, consultation, patient education, individual and group therapies, and case management.\n-Social Worker may be involved in program evaluation and/or research activities.\n- Consults with CBOC and other VA HCS staff on a wide variety of patient care issues.\n- Is responsible for timely completion of all clinical charting and documentation required by the medical center, as appropriate. Research/Program Evaluation (5% of time)\n- Oversees or significantly contributes to the establishment of program monitors and outcome measurements within assigned program using a data-driven quality assurance processes.\n- If applicable and time allows, plans and oversees the completion of personal research programs designed to provide information regarding program planning and relevant treatment approaches.\n- Presents outcome data and research results at VA and regional or national scientific or professional meetings.- Assists in preparation of requests for proposal (RFPs) and grant proposals, as assigned.\n- Participates in research as appropriate through case finding and referral of patients to clinical investigators engaged in research or through participating in research studies; applies new approaches to patient care through integration of approved investigative and research methods in clinical practice, basing interventions on evidence of effectiveness. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm May require some Saturdays.\nCompressed/Flexible: Available\nTelework: Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #: PD000000/Senior Social Worker-Behavioral Health\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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