Supervisory Social Worker Job in WEST HAVEN, CT

WEST HAVEN, CT United States
Jan 19, 2018
Jan 22, 2018
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Supervisory Social Worker Job in WEST HAVEN, CT

Supervisory Social Worker Job in WEST HAVEN, CT

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Salary $84,035.00 to $109,245.00 Grade 12 to 12 Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time Open Date 1/17/2018 Close Date 1/30/2018 Who may apply Public Locations: WEST HAVEN, CT

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

  • Open & closing dates
    01/17/2018 to 01/30/2018
  • Salary
    $84,035 to $109,245 per year
  • Pay scale & grade
    GS 12
  • Work schedule
  • Appointment type

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • West Haven, CT

Relocation expenses reimbursed

This job is open to

  • The public
    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.

  • Federal employees

    Current or former competitive service employees, including:
    • Merit promotion
    • Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
    • Transfer

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  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

    VA Connecticut Healthcare System was officially formed in 1995. We serve veterans in Connecticut and southern New England. The West Haven facility is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology and a renowned research program. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary, acute, tertiary and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care. Newington is an ambulatory care center that provides primary and specialty care. In addition to our main campuses, we operate six community-based primary care centers throughout the state.

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

    For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.
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    This position is within the Errera Community Care Center (ECCC Psychosocial Rehabilitation Firm). The incumbent manages the administrative and clinical aspects of the Critical Time Intervention (CTI) program (based on the Housing First Model) and the Community Resource & Referral Center (CRRC). The Veteran population served is a high acuity, crisis oriented population (those discharged frod inpatient units and/or Emergency Department, as well as a preventative alternative to hospitalizations) and those Veterans needing intensive case management Housing First resources for a time limited period.

    The incumbent supervises professional and para-professional staff that are multidisciplinary and include various tours of duty which are geographically disbursed throughout the Service Delivery Area. Disciplines included in these programs include social workers, nurses, physicians, peer specialists, medical residents, Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Fellows (post-advance degree), among other administrative positions. Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
    • Manages day to day operations of the CRRC and CTI programs
    • Ensures adherence to VHA mandates and performance measures
    • Manages associated costs for resources and fiscal issues
    • Oversees hiring of new staff
    • Supervises all levels of staff within the CRRC and CTI
    • Manages admission criteria and treatment oversight for veterans in the programs
    • Assists in planning, establishing and implementing policies and procedures
    • Coordinates with other programs and program managers
    Work Schedule: 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required
    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Who May Apply This job is open to… All U.S. Citizens and other current permanent Federal employees of other agencies
    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

  • Job family (Series)
    0185 Social Work

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  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
    • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • You may be required to serve a probationary period
    • Subject to a background/security investigation
    • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

    • Citizenship: U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
    • 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 that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of 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. For grades below or at the full performance 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 3 years of their appointment as a social worker. Most states require 2 years of post-MSW experience as a pre-requisite to taking the licensure/certification exam, and VHA gives social workers one additional year to pass the licensure/certification exam. In states such as California, Washington, and others where the prerequisites for licensure exceed two years, social workers must become licensed at the independent, master's level within one year of meeting the full Connecticut prerequisites for licensure.
    • English Language Proficiency:Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English language.

    GRADE DETERMINATION: Individuals assigned as social worker program coordinator or manager must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level. Their experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. They 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. This position requires one year of experience at the GS-11 level.

    References: VA Handbook 5005/23, Part II, Appendix G39

    The full performance level of this vacancy is 12.

    IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application..

    Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: .

    Additional information

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

    This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

    United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

    Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

    If you are unable to or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

    NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.

    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.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Public Trust - Background Investigation

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    • VA-2850c
    • Resume
    • Transcript

    VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: .

    The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214
    • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
    • OF-306
    • VA-2850c
    • Other Veterans Document
    • Resume
    • SF-15
    • SF-50
    • Transcript

    Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and 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 Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit .

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    All applicants are encouraged to . To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 01/30/2018 to receive consideration.
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    Agency contact information David Valli

    203-932-5711 X4553


    West Haven VA Medical Center
    950 Campbell Avenue
    West Haven, CT

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    Next steps

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