Qualifications Basic Requirements U.S. Citizenship: Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education: Have a Master's degree in social work from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Licensure: This position requires you to provide independent clinical social work assessments unsupervised. In order to work independently you must possess a license at the independent level. (Required)
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. GRADE DETERMINATIONS: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met to determine grade level of the position: GS-12: In addition to meeting all basic requirements, at least 2 years of professional social work experience this experience must have been in a clinical setting and must have demonstrated the potential to perform advanced assignments independently. 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. PROOF OF AND COPY OF ADVANCED PRACTICE LICENSE MUST BE PROVIDED. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs in below: 1. In-depth knowledge of the program coordinated, and demonstrated knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program. 2. Knowledge and skill in management/administration, which includes supervision, consultation, negotiation, and monitoring. 3. Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program. 4. Ability to organize work, set priorities, meet multiple deadlines, and evaluate assigned program area(s). 5. Ability to provide training, orientation, consultation and guidance within clinical specialization of practice. References: Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as stated in VA Handbook 5005/50, Part II; Appendix G39 dated 2/29/2012, Qualification Standard Social Worker GS-185. 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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. Physical Requirements: Applicants must be physically and mentally able to efficiently perform the essential functions of the position without hazard to themselves or others. Standing, sitting, walking, active listening.