The Social Work Program Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of Advance Care Planning via Group Visits within the facility. They manage the daily operation of the program, develop policies and procedures for program operation and prepare reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use. The incumbent is based in the medical center and/or facility in order to support real time, in person, response to referrals, training, and education. 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. 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. 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. Ohio requires LISW. Exception. VHA may waive the licensure or certification requirement for persons who are otherwise qualified, pending completion of state prerequisites for licensure/certification examinations. This exception only applies at the GS-9 grade level. For the GS-11 grade level and above, the candidate must be licensed or certified. At the time of appointment, the supervisor, chief social work or social work executive will provide the unlicensed/uncertified social worker with the written requirements for licensure or certification, including the time by which the license or certification must be obtained and the consequences for not becoming licensed or certified by the deadline. For appointments at the GS-9 grade level, VHA social workers who are not licensed or certified at the time of appointment must become licensed or certified at the independent, master's level within three years of their appointment as a social worker. Loss of Licensure or Certification. Once licensed or certified, social workers must maintain a full, valid, and unrestricted independent license or certification to remain qualified for employment. Loss of licensure or certification will result in removal from the GS-0185 social worker series and may result in termination of employment. Grade Determinations: GS-12-* Experience and Education. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. 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 social worker program coordinator must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: Knowledge of program coordination and administration which includes consultation, negotiation, and monitoring. Knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program. Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program. Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s). Ability to provide training, orientation, and guidance within clinical practice. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/120 PART II APPENDIX G39 Physical Requirements: The physical demands of the position involve standard office requirements such as using the telephone, retrieving files, writing reports, data entry and maintenance of computer databases, etc. Work is typically performed sitting at a desk and using a computer. This position may require occasional travel. The position also requires periods of walking, standing, sitting and bending. ["VA Careers - Social Work: https://youtube.com/embed/enRhz_ua_UU Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Develops and implements the ACP-GV Program within all areas of the medical center/health care system sites and ensures compliance and collaboration with national ACP-GV Implementation Team and the National Social Work Program Office. Recruits and trains ACP-GV facilitators, tracks groups and progress. Ensures high quality facilitators. Provides facility education and Veteran recruitment for ACP-GV. Provides training as requested and oversees the maintenance of patient data and input into national data tracking systems in accordance with national program guidelines. Facilitates ACP-GV regularly and demonstrates an understanding of group facilitation, development, and recruitment. When appropriate, utilizes tele-health for groups. Offers consultation to colleagues and students on ACP-GV rendering professional opinions based on experience and expertise and role modeling effective social work practice skills. Utilizes all documents and handouts required by the national Implementation Team. Ensure self and all other facilitators conduct groups per national protocol. Will use the fidelity instrument as method of validation. Serves as subject matter expert for ACP, understanding documentation for state and VA process. Serves as facility champion for advancing conversations on advanced care planning. Briefs Service, Facility, and VISN leadership as needed regarding implementation and sustainment of ACP-GV. Performs a wide range of services and provides technical assistance to State, local, and private agencies, and universities. Provides technical assistance based on monitoring activities and program reviews, and the development and analysis of information. In addition, the incumbent uses sound judgment in the interpretation of trends and patterns; the application of guidelines; and the recommendation of program enhancements. The incumbent performs program analysis, development, review, research, design, and contact work as possible with various agencies (public, DOD, state, etc.). Leads key project activities related to the planning, development, and implementation of the project component. A substantial portion of the workload directed by this position is carried out at one or more locations that are physically removed from the main unit under conditions that make day-to-day supervision difficult to administer Communicates effectively both orally and in writing with people from varied backgrounds, etc. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #:91935-0 Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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