Social Worker (Obstetric), GS-0185-12


Vacancy ID: 849641   Announcement Number: IHS-13-PI-849641-ESEP/MP   USAJOBS Control Number: 339022800

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Vacancy Identification Number

Vacancy Identification Number: 849641

Announcement Number: IHS-13-PI-849641-ESEP/MP


1. Title of Job

Social Worker (Obstetric), GS-0185-12
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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

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 Social Worker (OB)

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:


040370013 Phoenix, 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 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.

1. In order to qualify for this position you must meet the Basic Requirements for a Social Worker, GS-0185. Select the reponse that most accurately describes how you meet the education requirement.

A. I have completed a Master's degree, or higher doctoral degree, in social work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
B. I do not meet the education requirement listed above.

2. In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following IHS Licensure Requirement for Social Workers. Select the response that most accurately describes how you meet the licensure requirement.

A. I have a current, unrestricted U.S. State license as a social worker that includes post-graduate, supervised work experience; such as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), for example.
B. I have a temporary, provisional, or intern social work license.
C. I am not currently licensed as a social worker.

3. GS-12, From the descriptions below, select the response that best describes whether or not you meet the additional requirements for this GS-12 level position.

A. I have at least 1 year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience was gained post-licensure and is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-11 level as described in the vacancy announcement.
B. I do not meet the experience requirement listed above.

4. Do you have experience developing individualized treatment plans for various types of patients and mental illness?

A. Yes
B. No

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.

5. Assess and/or provide substance abuse services for behavioral health patients.

6. Assess and/or provide crisis intervention for behavioral health patients.

7. Assess and/or provide suicide risk referrals or counseling for behavioral health patients.

8. Assessment of Mental Health diagnoses.

9. Provide individual, group, and family counseling & therapy.

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

A- Yes
B- No

10. I have experience providing aftercare and follow-up for patients referred to nursing facilities.

11. I have experience providing patient aftercare and follow-up for substance abuse services.

12. I have experience providing patient care and follow-up for Emergency Order of Detention (EOD) referrals.

13. I have experience providing after care to patients for residential placement.

14. I have experience providing follow-up and aftercare to patients referred to outpatient facilities.

15. I have experience and/or post-Masters training working with women and families in a therapeutic context.

16. I have experience working with American Indian/Alaska Native child welfare (e.g., reporting, coordinating response).

17. I have working knowledge of the Indian Child Welfare Act, sovereign jurisdictions, and Child Protective Services.

Select the best answer that describes your experience maintaining working relationships within the community to provide resources for patients. (Please select "Yes" or "No")

A- Yes
B- No

18. I have skills in maintaining a working relationship with public schools.

19. I have skills in maintaining a working relationship with nursing care facilities.

20. I have skills in maintaining a working relationship with tribal agencies.

21. I have skills in maintaining a working relationship with substance abuse treatment facilities.

22. I have skills in maintaining a working relationship with psychiatric care facilities.

23. I have skills in maintaining a working relationship with community mental health agencies.

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

24. I have experience preparing documents with Microsoft Word as a regular part of my job.

25. I have experience preparing documents with Microsoft Excel as a regular part of my job.

26. I have experience preparing documents with Microsoft PowerPoint as a regular part of my job.

From the choices provided, indicate if you have skill in documentation of patient notes. Indicate if you have work experience with the following types of patient documentation formats. (Please select Yes or No)

A- Yes
B- No

27. I have skill and/or work experience in documenting patient notes with the use of the SOAP (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan) format.

28. I have skill and/or work experience in documenting patient notes with the use of writing treatment plans.

29. I have skill and/or work experience in documenting patient notes with the use of writing mental status exams.

30. I have skill and/or work experience in documenting patient notes with the use of case management documentation.

31. I have experience working with electronic health records.

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.

32. I have worked in a hospital setting and provided consultation for pediatric providers and other medical providers.

33. I have provided psychosocial and diagnostic treatment services for women with routine and high risk pregnancy, and family planning.

34. I have provided psychosocial and diagnostic treatment services for women surrounding Domestic Violence.

35. I have provided HIV counseling services for women.

36. I have provided pregnancy loss and bereavement services for women and families.

37. I have provided support for women who are breastfeeding.

38. I have coordinated community services for women.

39. I have coordinated community and family services for men with a new infant who are bereaved.

40. I have facilitated access to benefits and assisted in accessing enrollment for single male parents/grandparents.

41. Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training working as a team member to accomplish work related activities?

A. I have not had education, training or experience in working as a team member.
B. I have had education or training in working as a team member, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have worked as a term member 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 worked as a team member 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 working as a team member. 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.

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.

42. 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.