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Social Worker (CBOC Ft Dodge)

Company Name:
Department Of Veterans Affairs
United States Citizens Permanent Full Time
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1127386 (Include # on all documents)
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln''s promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America''s Veterans.

The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center, Wichita, KS has one (1) full time opening for a Social Worker at the Ft Dodge, Kansas, Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Medical Social Work.

Salary range:

GS 9 - $47,923 - $62,297/annum

GS 11 - $57,982 - $75,376/annum

Work Schedule: Full time, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

FLSA Status: Exempt

Bargaining Unit: Covered

Note: The full performance level of this vacancy is GS 11. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS 9 to GS 11 The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experienceand recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are NOT authorizedfor this position.
U. S. Citizenship Must pass pre-employment examination English Language Proficiency required Background and-or Security Investigation required Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required
The incumbent is a masters level social worker in Social Work Service who is responsible for providing social work services primarily in home visits with veterans/families, as well as our Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Ft Dodge, Kansas. The incumbent will perform comprehensive psychosocial assessments, counseling with individuals/families/groups, case management, education to veterans/families, coordinate and arrange community based services, facilitate VA non-institutional care services, participate in multidisciplinary teams, provide advocacy for veterans, provide consultation and education to staff regarding psychosocial aspects, represent VA mission in all interactions, and perform other duties as assigned. This position is primarily assigned to Ft Dodge site HBPC and CBOC and may be assigned to support other areas under Social Work Service as needed.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS for all grade levels:
U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
English Language Proficiency
Masters degree in Social Work, fully accredited by the Counsel on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Licensure or Certification by a state to independently practice at the Masters degree level.
GRADE DETERMINATIONS:
GS-9: Must meet all basic requirements.
GS-11: In addition to meeting all basic requirements, applicants must possess a minimum of 1 year of professional social work experience, equivalent to the next lower grade level, under qualified social work supervision. This experience must have been in a clinical setting and must have demonstrated the potential to perform advanced assignments independently. _NON-QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE_: Clinical social work experience obtained prior to completion of the requirements for a Master's Degree in Social Work does not satisfy this requirement. NOTE: _ A clinical setting is a medical center, clinic (medical or psychiatric), a residential treatment center, or any other type of facility where social work participates in collaborative treatment and is identified with the medical profession._

OR __

In addition to meeting basic requirements, a doctoral degree in social work from a school of social work. A doctoral degree in social work from a school of social work may be substituted for the required 1 year of professional social work experience in a clinical setting. _You must submit a transcript to receive credit for this education._
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005/50 Part II Appendix G39II-G39-1 Appendix G39, Social Worker Qualification Standard GS-185

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.
Veterans'' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or
Physical Requirements: The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking; recurring bending, and/or crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, lifting (up to 50 pounds) or similar activities to assist veterans with moving. Some of the work may be sedentary and require computer usage during interview processes, therapy sessions, and/or facility/community meeting/training.
Note: The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-9 to GS-11. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, r sum and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online.
You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online. Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide ( ) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications. Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way. Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 to receive consideration.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
1. CV or Resume (required).
2. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at ) (required).
3. Occupational Questionnaire (required).
4. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at ). (required).
5. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available ).
6. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).
7. Transcripts showing degree conferred (required).
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1127386.
2. Fax your documents to .
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire to Full Questionnaire.
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire .
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made. Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at .
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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