Social Worker Program Coordinator- Workplace Violence Prevention
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 669598000
The Workplace Violence Prevention Program (WVPP) Manager manages the administrative and clinical aspects of the Workplace Violence Prevention Program (WVPP) at Eastern Colorado Healthcare System (ECHCS). The Disruptive Behavior Program Coordinator will report to the WVPP Manager. The incumbent has responsibility for coordinating interdisciplinary staffing and operations as a Program Coordinator of the Disruptive Behavior Committee (DBC) serving as Chair/Co-Chair. 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. 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). Grade Determinations for Social Worker (Program Coordinator), GS-12: (1) Experience and Education- 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. (2) 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. (3) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities- In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: (a) Knowledge of program coordination and administration which includes consultation, negotiation, and monitoring. (b) Knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program. (c) Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program. (d) Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s). (e) Ability to provide training, orientation, and guidance within clinical practice. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G39, Social Worker VA Qualification Standards The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. Physical Requirements: Physical demands of the work are generally minor and are sedentary in nature. However, the incumbent must have the ability to complete all PMDB training to have a full understanding of the techniques and methods involved and to actively train staff in all levels of PMDB. This will require physical effort such as setting, squatting, standing, walking, bending, etc. while engaging in and demonstrating hands on PMDB techniques. These demonstrations require close physical proximity and contact with other staff. The work has periods of sedentary tasks with desk/computer work followed by highly active involvement in PMDB and other programming throughout ECHCS. The incumbent may need to drive long distances. The emotional demands can be stressful in working with high-risk Veteran population and their families. Exposure to graphic content including descriptions of threats, vulgar language or sexually inappropriate content/language, racial harassment, and other types of verbal and physical violence are experienced regularly as a receiver of reporting. A high level of self-awareness, resilience and mental fortitude is essential. ["Duties may include, but are not limited to:\n-Coordinate and manage an interdisciplinary team (known as Disruptive Behavior Committee).\n-Participate in monthly DBC Community of Practice and Violence Risk Assessment conference calls provided by Central Office -WVPP.\n-Provide Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior (PMDB) classes for ECHCS employees on a recurrent and ongoing basis with frequency determined based on need and availability but no less than once a month.\n-Adhering to, and remaining current with, best practices in violence risk and behavioral threat assessment.\n-Assist in leading and coordinating the annual Workplace Behavioral Risk Assessment based on data collection and analysis of DBRS through the year.\n-Provide clinical supervision to students, interns and fellows including but not limited to serving as social work field instructor and/or task supervisor.\n-Coordinate quality improvement projects around disruptive behavior as part of HRO principles. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm\nTelework: Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.