This position is in the Housing and Urban Development and VA Supported Housing (HUDVASH) program with Community Engagement and Reintegration Services (CERS) at the Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System in West Los Angeles, CA. You will serve as the Social Work Supervisor demonstrating a thorough understanding of administrative and supervisory practices and principles with good clinical judgement and practice skills in the performance of duties while providing direct clinical services with or without program coordination responsibilities and providing supervision for subordinate social work staff. Major duties including but not limited to:
Citizenship. Be a citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.)
Education. You must possess a master’s degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the master’s degree in social work. Verification of the degree can be made by going to the CSWE website to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of social work. (Permanent VHA employees employed in this occupation since 2/29/12 are considered to have met all qualification requirements for the title, series and grade level held, including positive education and licensure or certification that are part of the basic requirements of this occupation through the grandfathering provision.)
Licensure. You must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the advanced practice level.
Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
English Language Proficiency. Social Worker’s must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section A, Paragraph 3j.
Preferred Experience: A minimum of two years social work supervisory experience is highly preferred.
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.
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Experience, Education and Licensure. Individuals assigned as Supervisory Social Workers must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level and must be able to provide supervision for subordinate staff to qualify for licensure. Their experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment. 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.
Demonstrated KSAs. In addition to the experience above, you must demonstrate the following KSAs:
- Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines.
- Knowledge and skill in management/administration, which includes supervision, consultation, negotiation, and monitoring.
- Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services by supervised social workers.
- Ability to provide administrative supervision and clinical supervision, including supervision for social work licensure.
At the GS-12 grade, Supervisory Social Workers typically have significant personnel management responsibilities for a small to medium size professional and non-professional staff, including support staff and professional staff at the GS-11 (and/or GS-12) grade level and below. They are responsible for the professional and administrative management of an area in a social work service, in a care line, or multiple facilities. They also provide direct clinical services with or without program coordination responsibilities.
References: VA Handbook 5005 http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf
This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
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Your application, rsum and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.