Social Worker


Indian Health Service, Department of Health And Human Services

Crownpoint, NM - Jul 26, 2022 via USAJobs

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This position is located in the Division of Clinical Services, New Horizon Wellness Branch of the Crownpoint Healthcare Facility, Crownpoint, NM.

The purpose of this position is to provide an array of professional social work, substance abuse and mental health activities for this facility.

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

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; religious; spiritual; community; social).

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience.

You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):nDegree: social work.

Must fulfill all of the requirements for the master's degree in social work in a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Master's degree with practicum: Applicants who complete all of the requirements for a master's degree in social work that included a practicum are eligible for GS-9nIn addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:nYour resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: GS-11: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D degree or a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree.

Specialized Experience: Examples include: Utilizes professional judgement and flexible use of therapy skills (individual, group, family, couples and child therapy) in the diagnosis and treatment of patients including mental health patients; ability to reach independent conclusions in services isolated and vulnerable patients having complicated, conflicting needs and relationships that are hard to resolve; provide community based, integrated treatment planning and social work services to patients.

Ability to independently prepare and give interpretation of patient case studies and histories for physicians, health staff teams, and community agencies.

Provide case management of high risk patients.

Prepare mental health patient referrals and coordinate services with agencies and professionals.

Provide therapeutic casework skills in the diagnosis and treatment of patients and families with social problems.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level.

Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).



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