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Social Work Program Coordinator (IPVAP)

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Effingham
Posted on: June 8, 2021

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The Marion VA Medical Center is seeking a Social Worker, Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program (IPVAP) Coordinator. This announcement is for one position that may be located at any of the locations under Marion VAMC, Marion, IL.

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Responsibilities

The Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program Coordinator (IPVAP-C) is a Social Work Program Coordinator who is administratively and clinically responsible for daily operations of the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program. Responsibilities include developing policies and procedures for program operation; preparing reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use; providing evidence-based services including assessments and interventions; educating Veterans, families, Caregivers and staff; community outreach; resource development; continuous quality improvement activities; and program evaluation within the Marion, Illinois VA Medical Center.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops and implements the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program specific to his/her area of assignment and insures compliance and collaboration with local facility and the VA Central Office Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program initiatives.
  • Administers information and analytical systems to evaluate and enhance the quality of service provided to Veterans, families, Caregivers and VA employees impacted by intimate partner violence.
  • Develops and implements information systems to track service activities including visits, referrals, demographics, equipment utilization and Veteran satisfaction.
  • Develops implements and evaluates clinical guidelines and protocols to establish appropriate utilization of services.
  • Participates in direct Veteran, family, Caregiver, and VA employee contacts to identify and assess risk, safety, supports and the development and application of directed clinical treatment interventions.
  • Advises and collaborates with interdisciplinary teams throughout the medical center on intimate partner violence (IPV) issues.
  • Creates educational tools, develops programs and implements training focused on specific IPV needs/issues.
  • Develops and facilitates support groups (face-to-face or VANTS telephone line) and educational programs.
  • Conducts Veteran, family, Caregiver and VA employee interventions to facilitate the identification of intimate partner violence, psychiatric illness, emotional distress and social needs as treatment issues.
  • Collaborate with the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), Mental Health and Geriatric Primary Care clinicians to provide Veteran and staff education on intimate partner violence.
  • Serves as a liaison between the VA and community agencies.
  • Participates in IPV assistance activities in the local community and state to promote and recognize the role of individuals who use and/or experience IPV.
  • Provides outreach presentations to community social service agencies, military Guard and Reserve units, Veteran Service organizations and other groups on VA IPV assistance programs and services.
  • Maintains basic knowledge of local VA medical center programs, community services and VA Central Office IPV Assistance initiatives.
  • Collaborate with other clinical staff and program managers and will establish a IPV protocol (resources, education and training) sensitive to the issues of those who experience as well as those who use IPV.
  • Develop a data monitoring system to measure the efficacy of the program.
  • Collects, analyzes and reports program data to local management, VISN Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program Coordinator Lead and the National Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program, Care Management and Social Work Service, Office of Patient Care Services.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Occasional after hours work to meet program need)

Telework: Adhoc Telework only as needed.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel to and from main facility and CBOCs will be expected.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

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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
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Qualifications

Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

Basic Requirements:

  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only 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 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 http://www.cswe.org/Accreditation to verify that the social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a masters of social work.
  • Licensure. Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-0185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. Current state requirements may be found by going to http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/T38Hybrid/.

May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria).

Preferred Experience: Experience with Intimate Partner Violence resources.

Grade Determinations:

GS-12 Social Worker(Program Coordinator)

Experience One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. Candidate 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.

AND

Licensure/Certification. Individuals assigned as social worker program coordinator must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level, and must be able to provide supervision for licensure, unless they are grandfathered by the state in which they are licensed to practice at the advanced practice level (except for licenses issued in California, which administers its own clinical examination for advanced practice) and they must be able to provide supervision for licensure.

AND

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. In addition to the experience or education above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

  • Knowledge of program coordination and administration which includes consultation, negotiation, and monitoring.
  • Knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program.
  • Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program.
  • Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s).
  • Ability to provide training, orientation, and guidance within clinical practice.

References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G39

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS12.

Physical Requirements: Operation of a motor vehicle is required. Light lifting, under 15 pounds, Light carrying, under 15 pounds, Straight pulling (1 hour), pushing (1 hour), walking (2 hours), standing (2 hours), Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, Hearing (aid permitted), Working closely with others, Working alone.

Education

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

Education. Have 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 http://www.cswe.org/Accreditation to verify that the social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a masters of social work.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Decatur , Social Work Program Coordinator (IPVAP), Other , Effingham, Illinois

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