This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction
Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You
must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in
accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within
four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000)
and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the
VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete
review of the EDRP application. Learn more
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The VA Northern California Health Care System Social Work
Service is currently recruiting for a Senior Social Worker-
HUD/VASH Case Managers at the Chico and Auburn locations.
HUD-VASH is an intensive case management program for chronically
homeless Veterans aimed at providing psychosocial services to
Veterans while residing in stable housing through HUD's Section 8
The Senior Social Worker in this position functions as the
Senior Case Manager for VA NCHCS's Housing and Urban Development -
VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH). The HUD-VASH Program falls within
the Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Programs of the Social
The Senior Case Manager is responsible for coordination of case
management services for Veterans receiving housing provided through
HUD Section 8 housing vouchers.
Major duties include, but are not limited to:
Providing case management for a caseload of Veterans in the
HUD-VASH program. The Senior Social Worker is responsible for
reviewing agreements between Section 8, landlords, Public Housing
Authorities and the VA in establishing appropriate referral sites
for HUD-VASH placements.
Performing site visits of HUD-VASH apartments to ensure that
Veterans reside in safe environments in compliance with local
Collecting and submitting HUD-VASH Program participant data as
outlined by NEPEC evaluation procedures.
Coordinating care including serving as an advocate on behalf of
the Veterans to ensure comprehensive service delivery, and linking
and referring Veterans to the VA Medical Center, VA Regional
Offices and/or community agencies.
Participating in program planning and development, advising the
supervisor of shifting trends with caseloads and identifying the
need for and making recommendations on program procedure or policy
changes based upon work experiences.
Conducting psychosocial assessments to determine needs of
Veterans and family members.
Participating in the treatment and discharge planning process
with other disciplines.
Providing individual, family and group counseling.
Providing consultation/education to Veterans and families on
community resources, advance directives and VA benefits.
This position involves periodically transporting patients and
requires a valid driver's license.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Telework, if approved, would be on a regularly scheduled basis
for certain days per pay period, but this is not a remote or
The salary range for Chico is $81,364 to $105,778 and the salary
range for Auburn is $88,675 to $115,282 annually.
50% or less - You will be expected to travel for this
0185 Social Work
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- English Language Proficiency: Social workers must be proficient
in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005,
Part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j, this part.
Senior Social Worker, GS-12
Experience/Education. The candidate must have at least two years
of experience post advanced practice clinical licensure and should
be in a specialized area of social work practice of which, one year
must be equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Senior social workers
have experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice
skills and judgment. Senior social workers are experts in their
specialized area of practice. Senior social workers 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.
Licensure/Certification. Senior social workers must be licensed
or certified by a state at the advanced practice level which
included an advanced generalist or clinical examination, 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
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to
the experience above, candidates must demonstrate all of the
(a) Skill in a range of specialized interventions and treatment
modalities used in specialty treatment programs or with special
patient populations. This includes individual, group, and/or family
counseling or psychotherapy and advanced level psychosocial and/or
(b) Ability to incorporate complex multiple causation in
differential diagnosis and treatment within approved clinical
privileges or scope of practice.
(c) Knowledge in developing and implementing methods for
measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services in the
specialty area, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment
services and to design system changes.
(d) Ability to provide specialized consultation to colleagues
and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients in the
service delivery area, as well as role modeling effective social
work practice skills.
(e) Ability to expand clinical knowledge in the social work
profession, and to write policies, procedures, and/or practice
guidelines pertaining to the service delivery area.
References: VA handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G39
Physical Requirements: This position is primarily sedentary, but
some light carrying and lifting will be required. This position
involves periodically transporting patients and requires a valid
driver's license to operate a motor vehicle.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your
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.
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