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Social Worker Associate

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: aurora
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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The Eastern Colorado Veterans Health Care System, Mental Health Service Line is currently recruiting for one (1) Social Work Associate for the providing coverage for the HUD-VASH program within the Homeless & Vocational Services, Aurora, Colorado.

You will be required to operate a government as part of your duties. You must provide a copy of your unrestricted state issued driver's license with this package.

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Responsibilities

This position is assigned to the Homeless and Vocational Section of the Mental Health Service at the Eastern Colorado Healthcare System Denver location. Work with veteran's assigned Social Worker to determine needs of veterans and family members. Will provide consultation/education to veterans and families on community housing resources and VA and non-VA benefits. The position includes acting as a consultant to other team/staff members on housing & benefits. Acts as liaison between VA and community resources, to include marketing and public relation duties as needed. Provides case management to veterans and families, as needed, throughout the continuum of care.

Provide education and facilitate information groups as appropriate. Maintain data and statistical compilations to comply with JC, CARF, VA and medical center policy and procedures and will document contacts and activities in patient's clinical record utilizing CPRS and ensure appropriate hand off when referring a veteran for care. Maintain familiarity and responsibility for all performance measures relating to the HUD-VASH program.

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

Telework: Telework Authorized

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: Social Worker Associate/PD170980

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

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No

Promotion Potential

8

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0185 Social Work

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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 background/security investigation * Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/27/2021.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-06. . For a GS-08 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07.The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below for the GS-7:

* Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-6 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: experience in a program of direct social welfare services that required the application of program policy and operations knowledge in providing social welfare services and/or assisting social workers. Examples of specialized experience would typically include but are not limited to with supervision provide counseling and education to individuals or families on housing resources. Working with team member on housing and benefits. Acts a liaison between the agency and community resources including marketing and community relations. Maintain data and statistical compilations to comply with CARF and polies of the agency. Input client's information in a Computerized Record system for tracing.

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* Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have one full year of Graduate studies in a major study of Social Science .

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* Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond Bachelors Degree level..

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below for the GS-8:

* Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-7 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: experience in a program of direct social welfare services that required the application of program policy and operations knowledge in providing social welfare services and/or assisting social workers. Examples of specialized experience would typically include but are not limited to providing unsupervised counseling and education to individuals or families on housing resources. Working with team member on housing and benefits. Acts a liaison between the agency and community resources including marketing and community relations. Maintain data and statistical compilations to comply with CARF and polies of the agency. Input client's information in a Computerized Record system for tracing. * Education: There is no education substitution for the GS-08.

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.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to meet the physical demands of the position, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. They must have good manual dexterity, must be able to express or exchange ideals by means of spoken and written word. Must be able to view and read information on computer screens. Must be able to operate a government motor vehicle.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.

Education

There is no educational substitution at the GS-08 grade level.

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.

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