INTERDISCIPLINARY (YOUTH REHABILITATION-AFTERCARE SPECIALIST)


Vacancy ID: 694405   Announcement Number: IHS-12-WR-694405-ESEP/MP   USAJOBS Control Number: 320189000

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 694405

Announcement Number: IHS-12-WR-694405-ESEP/MP


1. Title of Job

INTERDISCIPLINARY (YOUTH REHABILITATION-AFTERCARE SPECIALIST)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 11.


11

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Counseling Psychologist
002 Social Worker

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


411810047 Salem, OR

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you a United States Citizen or National, who is at least 16 years old?

A. Yes
B. No

The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment under the Merit Promotion or Excepted Service Examining Plan in the Indian Health Service. Please respond "Yes" or "No" to the following statements. Do not leave any section blank. NOTE: You must submit the required documentation to verify your eligibility as indicated below. Failure to provide the required documents will render you not eligible for consideration. See instructions under the "How to Apply" tab for submitting documentation.

The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment under the Merit Promotion or Excepted Service Examining Plan in the Indian Health Service. Please respond "Yes" or "No" to the following statements. Do not leave any section blank.

A- Yes.
B- No.

2. Are you a current, permanent (non-temporary) civilian employee on a competitive service appointment in a Federal agency or a former civilian Federal employee who achieved career status in the competitive service; or an interchange agreement eligible; or a VEOA eligible; or a former civilian Federal employee who served on a career-conditional appointment and was separated less than three years ago without achieving career status in the competitive service? (You must submit supporting documentation).

3. Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification? (You must submit a properly completed and signed copy of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Form BIA-4432, "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service," for employees claiming Indian preference.)

4. Are you an Indian Health Service scholarship recipient who has completed the necessary requirements for an approved health profession degree in accordance with your academic institution and under the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA)? (You will receive highest priority placement consideration for available vacancies within the IHS).

5. Have you held a permanent position in the competitive service at the same grade level with the same or higher promotion potential as this position; or be an Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) applicant; or be eligible for a special appointment authority such as a Schedule A for the severely disabled? (You must submit supporting documentation).

6. Are you interested in performing the duties of this position within the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps? (You must submit sufficient information to permit this office to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements, including any selective placement factor).

INSTRUCTIONS: The following section is used to determine your Method of Consideration/Referral.

7. Please indicate which of the following plans you want to be considered under: you will only be considered for those that you indicate and are within reach for referral. Do not leave this section blank.
NOTE: You must also submit the required documentation to verify your eligibility as indicated in the vacancy announcement. Failure to provide the required documents will render you not eligible for consideration.

A. I would like to be considered for Merit Promotion Plan (MP)
B. I would like to be considered for Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP)
C. I would like to be considered for both A and B (MP/ESEP)
D. I would like to be considered under the Commissioned Corps Personnel System
E. None of the above hiring plans apply to me

Thank you for your interest in this interdisciplinary position to work as Youth Rehabilitation Aftercare Specialist with the Indian Health Service. The position will be filled as Social Worker or Counseling Psychologist.

We will evaluate your resume and your responses to this Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

SECTION I. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND FACTORS.

1. Counseling Psychology: In order to qualify for this position, you must meet Basic Requirements for a Counseling Psychologist position. Select the response that most closely and accurately describes how you meet the degree requirement.

A. I have a degree with major or equivalent in psychology that includes satisfactory completion of 2 full academic years of graduate study directly related to professional work in counseling psychology, or satisfactory completion in an accredited educational institution of all the requirements for a master's degree directly related to counseling psychology.
B. I do not meet the experience or training as described above.

2. Social Work: In order to qualify for this position, you must meet Basic Requirements for a Social Worker position. Select the response that most closely and accurately describes how you meet the degree requirement.

A. I have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and at least two years of post-degree, supervised practice by a social worker who is licensed or certified by a State or nationally recognized social work certifying organization and one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9.
B. I do not meet the experience or training as described above.

3. In addition to meeting the basic requirement for a degree, choose the statement that best describes your experience as it relates to this position.

A. I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service performing work that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
B. I have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field of study that is related to the particular knowledge, skills and abilities.
C. I do not have the experience or training as described above.

4. Select one statement that best describes whether or not you possess a current, unrestricted, state license for to provide clinical mental health counseling services. This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled by more than one discipline. Please submit a copy of your license as part of your application.

A. I have an active, current, unrestricted, state license as Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

B. I have an active, current, unrestricted, state license as Clinical Psychologist

C. I have an active, current, unrestricted, state license as Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

D. I have an active, current, unrestricted, state license as Clinical Social Worker

E. I do not meet the license requirements as described above.

Select the response from the choices below that best describe your certification.

5. I possess a current Chemical Dependency Credential or obtain one within one year from entrance on duty.

A. Yes
B. No

6. I am eligible to obtain Chemical Dependency Credential within one year of hire.

A. Yes
B. No

For each task below, select the appropriate response that best reflects your experience level. Please select only one response. Your resume and/or supporting documentation must support your response.

A- I do not have education, training or experience in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
B- I have had informal education and/or limited experience or training in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
C- I have had formal education or training or a fair amount of experience in performing this activity. I can perform this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
D- I have considerable experience in performing this activity. I can perform this activity independently and effectively with nominal oversight by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I have extensive experience in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and my work is typically not reviewed by a supervisor. I have received verbal and/or written recognition from others in carrying out this activity.

7. Counsel patients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and/or making changes.

8. Complete and maintain accurate records and/or reports regarding the patients' history and progress, services provided, and/or other required information.

9. Develop client treatment plans based on research, clinical experience, and/or client history.

10. Review and evaluate patients' progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans.

11. Interview patients, review records, and confer with other professionals in order to evaluate individuals' mental and physical condition.

12. Evaluate individuals' mental and/or physical condition to determine their suitability for participation in a specific program.

13. Intervene as advocate for clients or patients in order to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.

Select the areas below in which you have experience caring for the following types of patients.

A- Yes
B- No

14. I have experience in providing substance abuse services.

15. I have experience in providing suicide risk referrals and counseling.

16. I have experience in providing individual group and family counseling.

17. Do you have experience in using American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria to assess and treat substance abuse disorders?

A. Yes
B. No

In regards to the previous question, use the space provided to identify where in your resume you obtained education, training, or experience. If your response was 'No', 'False' or 'None of the Above' then please leave this section blank

For each task below, select the appropriate response that best reflects your experience level. Please select only one response. Your resume and/or supporting documentation must support your response.

A- I do not have education, training or experience in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
B- I have had informal education and/or limited experience or training in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
C- I have had formal education or training or a fair amount of experience in performing this activity. I can perform this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
D- I have considerable experience in performing this activity. I can perform this activity independently and effectively with nominal oversight by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I have extensive experience in performing this activity. I am considered an expert; I am able to train or assist others; and my work is typically not reviewed by a supervisor. I have received verbal and/or written recognition from others in carrying out this activity.

18. Plan or implement follow-up or aftercare programs for clients to be discharged from treatment programs

19. Provide patient care and/or follow-up for children of alcoholics needing individual counseling.

20. Provide follow-up and/or aftercare to patients referred to outpatient facilities.

21. Provide patient care and/or follow-up for children of Native American background.

22. Develop or maintain a children's program to meet specific needs of children from substance abuse environments.

In regards to the previous question, use the space provided to identify where in your resume you obtained education, training, or experience. If your response was 'No', 'False' or 'None of the Above' then please leave this section blank.

23. Contact courts, probation officers, community services, or other post-treatment agencies to coordinate activities.

24. Contact family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting patients.

25. Develop, implement, or evaluate public education, prevention, or health promotion programs to work in collaboration with organizations, institutions, or communities.

26. Act as liaison between patients and medical staff to instruct others in program methods, procedures, or functions.

27. Confer with family members or others close to clients to keep them informed of treatment planning and progress.

Select the answer(s) that demonstrates your experience with the following organizations, institutions, or communities

A- Yes
B- No

28. I have skills in maintaining a working relationship with public schools to coordinate activities.

29. I have skills in maintaining a working relationship with tribal agencies to coordinate activities.

30. I have skills in maintaining a working relationship with substance abuse treatment facilities to coordinate activities.

31. I have skills in maintaining a working relationship with psychiatric care facilities to coordinate activities.

32. I have skills in maintaining a working relationship with community mental health agencies to coordinate activities.

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Select the computer software programs you have experience in using as a regular part of your job.

A- Yes
B- No

33. I have experience preparing documents (e.g., patient reports, letters, etc.) with Microsoft Word as a regular part of my job.

34. I have experience preparing documents (statistical reports, patients records, etc.) with Microsoft Excel as a regular part of my job.

35. I have experience preparing documents (presentations, brochures, etc.) with Microsoft Power-point as a regular part of my job.

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I'm normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

36. Document patient notes in the medical record using the subjective, objective, assessment, and plan (SOAP) format to record facts, findings, and/or observations.

37. Document patient notes in the medical record by writing treatment plans to record facts, findings, and/or observations.

38. Document patient notes in the medical record with the use of writing mental status exams to record facts, findings and/or observations.

39. Document patient notes in the medical record with the use of case management documentation to record facts, findings, and/or observations.

40. Document patient notes in the medical record using an electronic health record system.

SECTION II. CERTIFICATION OF INFORMATION ACCURACY

As previously explained, your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

Certification of Information Accuracy
If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.

41. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.

B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.