The incumbent assumes the supervisory and administrative responsibility for the management of the Social Workers assigned to the VAMHCS Geriatric and Extended Clinical Care Center. Major Duties: The incumbent assumes the supervisory and administrative responsibility for the management of the Social Workers assigned to the VAMHCS Geriatric and Extended Clinical Care Center. As the supervisor the incumbent assists in planning, establishing and implementing Social Work and other associated policies and procedures; develops and monitors individual or group goals and objectives; and coordinates and oversees the work assignments of clinical and administrative staff in Geriatrics & Extended Care Clinical Center. The incumbent assures that the social workers whom he/she supervises are aware of and adhere to all current directives of VHA and meet current Joint Commission and CARF standards, state licensure standards and VA-OIG expectations. The incumbent conducts ongoing intensive reviews and appraisals to ensure the accomplishment of objectives and adherence to standards set by governing bodies. The Social Work Supervisor must be licensed at the advanced practice level and must be able to provide supervision for subordinate staff to qualify for licensure. The incumbent in conjunction with Program Director-Home and Community Based Services plans, organizes and directs administrative, operational, patient and personnel activities for the NIC programs. The incumbent performs a wide range of comprehensive social work services including psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, coordination of care including discharge planning to VA and community settings, advance directives, case management, and resource referral/education. The incumbent also interfaces with State, local, and private agencies, and universities to form partnerships and social work training opportunities. Technical assistance is provided to monitor activities of social work staff, review the effectiveness of programs and policies, and analyze data. In addition, the incumbent uses sound judgment in the interpretation of trends and patterns; the application of guidelines; and the recommendation of program enhancements. The incumbent collaborates with staff from other disciplines and with staff in other Clinical Centers/Service Lines to identify and address systems issues that affect the practice of Social Work and/or the quality of patient care. Applicants must have a Master's degree in Social work from an accredited School of Social Work, be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, have a minimum of five years of clinical practice, demonstrate ability in the areas of interpersonal relations, critical thinking, and problem solving and conflict resolutions. Some weekend and evening hours will be required when indicated. Incumbent will be required to drive a government vehicle, valid drive license required. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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