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    Summary

    The Social Worker will be assigned to interested facilities throughout VHA in support of COVID-19 operations and may be temporarily appointed (not to exceed 120 days) on an intermittent, part-time, or full-time schedule in support of the VA facilities across the Nation.

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    Hiring for COVID-19 using non-competitive procedures associated with Hybrid Title 38. This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19.

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    Responsibilities

    Candidates may be referred to the selecting official based off the number of applicants. Additional candidates may be referred based on hiring needs. This announcement may close early depending on when all positions are filled.

    SOCIAL WORKER GS-11

    Performs case finding functions and outreach, identifying and screening patients for psychosocial needs. Has knowledge and ability to independently implement treatment modalities, provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups. Independently conducts psychosocial assessments. Develops treatment plans in collaboration with the Veteran, their families and caregiver and with the interdisciplinary treatment team. Posies skills to offer psychosocial interventions and measures outcomes to interventions. Able to coordinates community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs and community agency programs. Identifies high-risk patients and provides case management services. Has working knowledge and experience in 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. Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic relationships with Veterans and their families. Able to independently work with patients and families who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems utilizing individual, group and family counseling and therapy skills. Provides consultation services to other staff regarding the psychosocial needs of Veterans and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and adherence to treatment plan. Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from varied backgrounds. Able to meet the needs of customers while supporting VA missions. Consistently communicates and treats customers (Veterans, their families, caregivers, their representatives, visitors, and all VA staff) in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Willing to provide the customer with consistent information according to established policies and procedures. Handles conflict and problems in dealing with the consumer constructively and appropriately. Has working knowledge and skill in the use of word-processing, data management and other computer systems.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

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    0185 Social Work

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/564638000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.