Supervisory Social Worker/Licensed Professional MH Counselor

Wyoming, Sheridan Sheridan USA

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    Coordinate services provided by social workers and other Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP) staff under their supervision with the Chief of Social Work Service and other service line managers. Provides direct report supervision to social workers, LIPs and other staff under their responsibility to include performance plan development, performance review/evaluation, management of time and leave, and handling matters of discipline in accordance with applicable regulations and Union Contract.


    Program Responsibilities

    • May provide case management as described in the assigned program rules, regulations, and directives. Utilizes various treatment modalities of individual and group work, casework, community organization, and community outreach activities to alleviate or remove problems that interfere with the program participants' ability to achieve independence.

    • Monitors the clinical care and assesses the compliance of the assigned program(s). When necessary, intervenes to facilitate compliance or corrective actions and, when appropriate, develops, facilitates, and monitors plans of correction.
    • Provides services and oversight of the program(s) assigned according to the rules, regulations, and directives including verification of veteran status and eligibility for participation in the program. This may include maintaining admission and discharge dates of participants for billing purposes, reviewing and approving/disapproving readmissions to and extensions of care, and if required, collecting and submitting participant information as outlined by NEPEC evaluations procedures.
    • Coordinates and participates in the inspection of program site, contract facilities and applicable rules, regulations, and directives as guidance and forwards completed inspection packages to the appropriate offices. When necessary, notes inspection deficiencies and establishes methods to monitor corrective actions and develops timelines for consequences as a result of inaction or insufficient actions related to deficiencies.

    Administrative / Supervisory Responsibilities

    • The incumbent is the direct report Administrative Supervisor for social workers, LIPs and other staff assigned to them and as such is responsible for:

    • Ensures personnel management that includes resolving employee complaints, grievances, or other related matters within the context of the union contract, local policy, and appropriate personnel policies, procedures and requirements.

    • Establishes and maintains position functional statements, for positions under their supervision in Social Work Service and communicates such standards to employees.

    • Counsels employees regarding poor performance or other unsatisfactory situations, takes disciplinary or appropriate action when necessary, concerning Social Work Service employees under their supervision. Ensures that job-related injuries are documented and processed in accordance with appropriate medical center requirements. Establishes, or ensures the establishment of work schedules, tours of duty, and time and attendance policies to ensure the accomplishment of necessary work based on local medical center requirements, personnel regulations and available resources.

    • Responsible for ensuring the assessment, evaluation and recommendation of personnel actions based upon clinical practice to the appropriate Professional Standard Board. Incumbent monitors social work compliance with licensure as required by VA qualification standards.
    • Establishes and maintains, or ensures the establishment and maintenance of, an effective reporting system that includes the preparation and review of all recurring and non-recurring periodic and locally required reports to ensure accurate and timely submissions.

    Work Schedule: Mon - Fri 7:30 am to 4:00 pmTelework schedules: Not authorizedVirtual work schedules: Not authorizedFLSA: ExemptFunctional Statement Title/#: LPMHC, SWBU Status: NonBargainingRelocation / Recruitment Incentives: Not AuthorizedRelocation Expenses: Not AuthorizedDesignated Drug-Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is receivedFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0101 Social Science

    0185 Social Work

  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

    You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this jobDesignated and/or random drug testing requiredSelective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959You may be required to serve a probationary periodSubject to a background/security investigationMust be proficient in written and spoken EnglishMust meet Education and Licensure requirements of the positionTravel may be required10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations RequiredResume/CV required Resume: Your resume should include the following information for each job that you list: Job title; Complete Work Place Addresses; Duties (be as detailed as possible); Month and year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); Full-time, part-time status (include hours worked per week).Transcript may be requiredParticipation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities.


    Supervisory Social Worker:

    • 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 chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g this part).

    • b. 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 to verify that the social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a Master 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

      (1) Education and Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment. 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.

      • (2) Licensure/Certification. Individuals assigned as Supervisory Social Workers must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. (a) Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines.
      • (1) Knowledge of supervisory duties which includes clinical supervision, consultation, negotiation with other departments and quality improvement.
      • (2) Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services.
      • (3) Ability to provide staff training and development.
      • (4) Skill in interpersonal relationships in dealing with employees, team leaders, and managers.

    VA Handbook 5005/120 September 10, 2019 PART II APPENDIX G39Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor Supervisor

    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.)

    b. Education. Hold 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.

    c. Licensure. Persons hired or reassigned to LPMHC 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.GS-12:

    (a) Experience, Education, and Licensure. In addition to the basic requirements, candidates must have at least 1 year of progressively complex experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency.

    (b) Assignments. At this level, LPMHCs administratively supervise their licensed staff and/or graduates and may provide treatment to patients. They direct the development and implementation of services and treatment to patients through the administrative supervision, mentoring, and oversight of assigned clinical staff. Their experience must demonstrate practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment.

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

    1. Ability to administratively supervise other providers and conduct meetings.

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

    3. Ability to establish and clearly communicate guidelines and performance expectations for staff.VA HANDBOOK 5005/42 PART II APPENDIX G43


    Physical Requirements: Normal work of the position requires visual acuity (with the ability to read typewritten characters without strain, corrective lenses permitted), keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This positionrequires potentially moderate levels of lifting and carrying (15-44 pounds). May occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. Must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment.Work Environment: Work is performed primarily in an office setting; adequately lighted, temperature controlled, and ventilated. Office temperatures fluctuate periodically; involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as clinics, offices, meeting and training rooms or libraries; exposure to noise and dust on occasion. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. May be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures.

    Additional information

    • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
    • 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.
    • VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.
    • 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.

    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, resume, 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


    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

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

    1. Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, full dates of employment and specific detailed duties performed. (required-all) Please see the How to Apply section at the bottom for helpful resources and training aids for applying to Federal positions.

    2. 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations Required must be complete and all questions that require additional explanation must be provided on a separate sheet of paper, and must be current, signed and dated on pages 3 & 4. (required-all) All licenses must be listed.

    3. SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held. You must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. No award SF-50 will be accepted. (required, if you are Current or prior Federal employee as applicable)

    4. A copy of your transcripts that show the degree and date conferred. (highly recommended)

    5. DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. Must be the Member 4 or member 2 copy of the DD-214 that shows Character of Service. (As applicable)

    6. Documentation of Service-Connected disability: Service-Connected disability letter AND SF-15 Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (As applicable)

    Failure to submit any of the required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted to support your status eligibility.

    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).

    • DD-214
    • 10-2850c
    • Disability Rating letter/ Schedule A
    • Resume
    • SF-15
    • SF-50
    • Transcripts
    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

    Failure to submit any of the required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted to support your status eligibility.

    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


    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.

    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.

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Job Details

ID #2839091
State Wyoming
City Sheridan
Salary $74,596 - $96,978 a year -  Full-time, Part-time
Source US Department of Veterans Affairs
Showed 2019-11-08
Date 2019-10-28
Deadline 2019-12-27
Category Government
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