Social Worker


Vacancy ID: 781706   Announcement Number: T38H-13-08-RP-781706   USAJOBS Control Number: 330583800

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1. Title of Job

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2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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

7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

09
11

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Social Worker

21. Geographic Availability

541840061 Morgantown, WV

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you a citizen of the United States?

A. Yes.
B. No.

2. Are you proficient in spoken and written English?

A. Yes.
B. No.

3. Do you have a current, valid state driver's license?

A. Yes.
B. No.

4. Do you have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accrediated by the Council on social Work Education (CSWE)?

A. Yes.
B. No.

For each task in the following group, choose response below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- Yes.
B- No.

5. In addition to meeting the basic requirements, do you have less than one year of post-MSW experience and and are not yet licensed or certified at the independent practice level.  

**Social workers at the GS-9 level are working toward completion of prerequisites for licensure or certification.  

6. In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements, have you completed a minimum of 1 year post-MSW degree experience in the field of health care social work (VA or non-VA experience) and licensure or certification in a state at the independent practice level?

A. Yes.
B. No.

7. Are you licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level?

A. Yes.
B. No.

State licensed in, license number and expiration date.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

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 am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

8. Ability to provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational, and other diversified backgrounds.   This requires knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological), and the differential influences of the environment, society, and culture.

9. Ability to work with patients and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical, and social problems utilizing individual, group, and family counseling skills.   Work with more complex problems is done under close supervision.   With guidance from the social work supervisor, ability to assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of patients and their family members, and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills, and assistance needed.

 

10. Basic knowledge of psychosocial treatment modalities and, under supervision, ability to implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families, and groups to achieve treatment goals.   This requires judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving, or crisis intervention techniques.

11. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, staff, and representatives of community agencies.   Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from varied backgrounds.

12. Knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures.   This includes acute, chronic, and traumatic illnesses/injuries; common medications and their effects/side effects; and medical terminology.

13. Basic skill in the use of computer software applications for drafting documents, data management, and tracking.   Ability to learn and utilize software programs in use by VHA.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

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 am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

14.

Knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate services.

15.

Ability to independently assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of patients and their family members and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient’s problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills and assistance needed, in collaboration with the patient, family and interdisciplinary treatment team.

16.

Ability to independently conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds.  This requires knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological) and the differential influences of the environment, society and culture.

17.

Knowledge and experience in the use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures.  This includes acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology.

18. Knowledge of psychosocial treatment and ability to independently implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families and groups who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems to achieve treatment goals.  This requires independent judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving or crisis intervention techniques.

19. Ability to independently provide counseling and/or psychotherapy services to individuals, groups and families.  Social workers must practice within the bounds of their license or certification.  For example, some states may require social workers providing psychotherapy to have a clinical level of licensure.

20.

Ability to provide consultation services to other staff about the psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and compliance with treatment.  Ability to provide orientation and coaching to new social workers and social work graduate students.  Ability to serve as a field instructor for social work graduate students who are completing VHA field placements.

21. Ability to independently evaluate his/her own practice through participation in professional peer review case conferences, research studies, or other organized means.

22.

Knowledge and skill in the use of computer software applications for drafting documents, data management, and tracking, especially those programs in use by VHA.