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Vet Center Director

Company name
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

Salary
$83,043.00 to $107,955.00

Location
Bakersfield, CA

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Open & closing dates

02/15/2018

to

02/26/2018

Salary

$83,043 to $107,955 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 12

Work schedule

Full-Time

Appointment type

Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Bakersfield, CA

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

This job is open to

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Transfer

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.

Clarification from the agency

U.S. Citizens and current permanent Federal employees of other Agencies.

This job is also open in another announcement to:

Internal to an agency

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Announcement number

CBFF-10139595-18-DNI

Control number

491491900

Duties

Duties

Summary

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/Recruitment Incentives are not authorized.

Travel Expenses (Relocation Allowance) is not authorized.

NOTE: If you are a current permanent VA Employee you should apply under VIN 10138288.

As a Supervisory Social Worker, Supervisory Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor or Supervisory Marriage and Family Therapist you will serve as the Vet Center Director on a multidisciplinary team located at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, community-based Vet Center in Bakersfield, CA. You will provide veterans with community outreach, counseling, therapy, treatment and direct/referral services to VA, community resources, and community education regarding the problems and needs of veterans while maintaining an office in the Vet Center and working in cooperative collaboration with other team members, professionals, paraprofessionals, volunteers and others in VA facilities and community agencies to help veterans recognize and resolve their problems and needs. You will also serve as a consultant, mentor, and advisor responsible for making decisions regarding work problems.

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Responsibilities

Major Duties include but are not limited to:

· Conducting interviews and counseling with clients and providing social/psychological assessment and treatment to clients; crisis intervention and both short and long term services;

· Referring cases requiring outpatient or inpatient treatment to the VA Medical Center or Outpatient Clinic or appropriate referral services;

· Organizing both VA and non-VA resources and community services on behalf of veterans;

· Providing psychodiagnostic testing and psychological assessment to those clients who display clinically severe or unusual psychological disturbances;

· Conducting other client treatment; individual, group, conjoint and family therapy; biofeedback; relaxation training and other therapeutic intervention strategies;

· Developing and coordinating procedures and programs to facilitate optimum use of resources and services by the hospital, other agencies and the individual members of the target group;

· Participating in continuing research projects at the Vet Center and the Medical Center;

· Planning work to be accomplished by subordinates and setting guidelines for clinical, therapeutic and treatment priorities;

· Observing workers' performance; demonstrating and conducting work performance critiques;

· Developing work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary; and

· Ensuring that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm (Evenings may be required)

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

Travel Required

Occasional travel - This position requires occasional travel away from the duty station in support of direct client care, outreach events, and/or training.

Supervisory status

Yes

Job family (Series)

0101 Social Science

0185 Social Work

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Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job.

Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

You may be required to serve a probationary period.

Subject to a background/security investigation.

Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary. It may require some lifting (10-20 lbs.) occasionally. Reaching above shoulder; Frequent keyboarding (4-7 hours per day); Sitting (4-7 hours per day); Walking up to 6 hours per day); Standing (up to 8 hours per day); Infrequent climbing/descending of stairs; Some bending; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Correctable near sighted and far sighted vision; Hearing Aid permitted.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

Preferred Experience: A minimum of three years' experience working with combat veterans and their families who have PTSD or readjustment issues and the ability to make independent judgments and recommendations about serious and complex cases. Special knowledge and skill in the field of veterans in community resource identification and development, in public speaking and basic principles of education, in staff recruitment and development, and in program design and management. Knowledge of VA and community resources available to veterans and their family. Possession of a high degree of clinical skill, including the unique skills needed to work with veterans and their significant others.

References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G39/G43/G44. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

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 Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g.)

Education.

Supervisory Social Worker: 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.

Supervisory Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor: Possess a master's degree in mental health counseling, or a related field, from a program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Examples of related mental health counseling fields include, but are not limited to, Addiction Counseling; Community Counseling; Gerontology Counseling; Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling; and Marriage and Family Therapy. A doctoral degree in mental health counseling may not be substituted for the master's degree in mental health counseling.

Supervisory Marriage and Family Therapist: Possess a master's degree in marriage and family therapy from a program approved by the

Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) or have graduated from a nationally accredited program conferring a comparable mental health degree as specified in the qualification standards of those disciplines (Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychology, and Psychiatry). All additional course work taken to be accepted for MFT licensure must come from a nationally accredited program in one of the above areas. NOTE: A doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from a COAMFTE approved program is considered to be a comparable mental health degree.

Licensure.

Supervisory Social Worker: Must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level which included an ASWB advanced generalist or clinical examination, unless they are grandfathered by the state in which they are licensed to practice at the advanced level (except for licenses issued in California, which administers its own clinical examination for advanced practice). May have certification or other post-masters training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship or equivalent supervised professional experience in a specialty.

Supervisory Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor: Persons hired or reassigned to positions in the GS-101 series in VHA must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to independently practice mental health counseling, which includes diagnosis and treatment.

Supervisory Marriage and Family Therapist: Persons hired or reassigned to positions in the GS-101 series in VHA must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to independently practice marriage and family therapy in a State.

English Language Proficiency: You must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j.

Grade Determinations:

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. Your experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment. You 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. In addition, you must demonstrate the professional KSAs in subparagraph (b) below. At the GS-12 grade, you will 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 grade level and below. You will be responsible for the professional and administrative management of an area in a social work service, in a care line, or multiple facilities. You will also provide direct clinical services with or without program coordination responsibilities. In addition, you must demonstrate the KSAs listed below.

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

· 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.

Supervisory Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor: In addition to the basic requirements, you must possess at least 1 year of progressively complex experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Your experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. At this level, you will administratively supervise licensed staff and/or graduates and may provide treatment to patients. You will direct the development and implementation of services and treatment to patients through the administrative supervision, mentoring, and oversight of assigned clinical staff. Your experience must demonstrate practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment.

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to meeting the KSAs for GS-11 level, you must demonstrate the KSAs below:

· Ability to administratively supervise other providers and conduct meetings.

· Ability to maintain a professional environment by following organizational policies, guidelines and safety standards.

· Ability to establish and clearly communicate guidelines and performance expectations for staff.

Supervisory Marriage and Family Therapist: In addition to the basic requirements, completion of 1 year of progressively responsible

assignments and experience equivalent to the GS-11 level which demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities that are directly related to the specific assignment. In addition, you must demonstrate the professional KSAs in subparagraph (b) below.

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

· Ability to assess qualifications and abilities of current and prospective employees to include staff performance evaluation.

· Ability to identify professional development needs of other MFTs and guide them in current practice guidelines.

· Ability to collaborate with members of other disciplines and supervisors and to represent the profession both in and outside of VHA. This includes knowledge of the roles, contributions, and interrelationships with other disciplines.

· Ability to administratively supervise in areas related to the provision of marital and family services. This includes knowledge of VA

policy and procedures as well as fair, principled, and decisive leadership practices.

· Ability to clinically supervise in areas related to the provision of marital and family therapy services to accomplish organizational goals

and objectives.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-12 to GS-12.

Education

IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

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.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets

site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., 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.

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Other

Required Documents

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

VA Form 10-2850c, Application for Associated Health Occupations

Resume

Transcript

VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist

to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

Cover Letter

DD-214

OF-306

VA Form 10-2850c, Application for Associated Health Occupations

Other Veterans Document

Resume

SF-15

SF-50

Transcript

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and 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 Veteran Preference with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Benefits

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/26/2018 to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: 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 USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login

, 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 USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Agency contact information

Denice Iwamoto

Phone

(808) 927-1744

Email

Denice.Iwamoto@va.gov

Address

Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

11301 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA

US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Website : http://www.va.gov/

Company Profile
The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.

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