Supervisory Social Worker, GS-0185-12


Vacancy ID: 796710   Announcement Number: IHS-12-PX-796710-ESEP/MPP   USAJOBS Control Number: 332451000

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Vacancy Identification Number

Vacancy Identification Number: 796710

Announcement Number: IHS-12-PX-796710-ESEP/MPP


1. Title of Job

Supervisory Social Worker, GS-0185-12
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 12.


12

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

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

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


040340012 Parker, AZ

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 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 Supervisory Social Worker position with the Indian Health Service.
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. 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 licensure/certification requirement.

A. I possess a current State license or certification. If licensure or certification isn't offered by the State in which I reside, then I understand that I must achieve and maintain certification by a nationally recognized social work certifying organization (such as the Academy of Certified Social Workers or the Federation of Clinical Workers).
B. I do not meet either of the requirements as shown above.

2. 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 post-degree supervision requirement.

A. I have completed 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.
B. I am a newly graduated social worker and understand that I may be appointed during the two-year period in which I am fulfilling my supervised practice requirements.
C. I do not meet either of the requirements as shown above.

3. GS-12 MINIMUM QUALIFICATION From the descriptions below, select the response that best describes your experience which demonstrates your ability to perform the work of this position at the GS-11.

A. I have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-11 level of federal service performing complex professional social worker and patient advocacy services.
B. I do not meet the experience as described above.

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 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.

4. Possess working knowledge of providing basic assessment and diagnosis of a range of psychiatric illnesses, emotional problems and psychological problems.

5. Provide individual, marital, family and group counseling services to all age groups including children and adolescents.

6. Analyze the basic assessment and diagnosis to discharge planning from a treatment center or behavioral health facility.

7. Provide basic assessment and diagnosis to comprehensive treatment plan in collaboration with other agencies.

8. Provide basic assessment and diagnosis to patient compliance with psychotropic medication and follow-up therapy.

9. Do you have experience in for the provision of social work services to patients and families (i.e., assessment, intervention, and follow-up, based on referrals from providers and other hospitals using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-IV)?

A. YES
B. NO

In regards to the previous questions, 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" leaves 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 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.

10. Direct patient care for an ambulatory care site.

11. Coordinate work efforts of others in a health care environment.

12. Resolve operational issues such as maintain a proper budget.

13. Collaborate with other physicians and consultants to strategize to deliver quality health care.

14. Collaborate with tribal and community partners in remaining compliant with regulatory standards.

15. Work with people of different cultural orientation to lead Native American/Alaskan Native community projects for overall health of the community members.

16. Compose written program reports for different types of services and stages of evaluation and treatment.

17. Write short and long term goals for strategic direction for social work services and communicate that direction to organizational units.

18. Compile program report data (i.e., setting program strategies and evaluating outcomes)

19. Develop mental health/Social Services policies and procedures to show performance improvement methods and agency requirements appropriate to the community hospital social work setting, case management, and standards of care......

20. Work with community groups involved in the prevention and aftercare aspects of chemical dependency, domestic violence, child abuse

21. Develop and implement a community prevention effort (i.e. community based depression screening and develop suicide prevention media campaign)

22. Provide aftercare services within a community based intervention effort.

23. Work with multi-disciplinary team in the care and treatment of the mentally ill, including chronically mentally ill patients.

24. For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training workers as a team member to accomplish work related activities?

A. I have limited or no experience working in a team setting.
B. I have leadership experience in a social organization, civil group, or club where the goals are internal to the organization.
C. I have training, education, and experience in team building skills and applying the skills on the job.
D. I have experience as a team member to manage projects including developing procedures and practice.
E. I have experience as a team member responsible for developing process and authorities.

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.

25. 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.