Social Worker - DE


Indian Health Service, Department of Health And Human Services

Kayenta, AZ - Jun 18, 2022 via USAJobs

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This position is located at Kayenta Service Unit (KSU), Division of Clinical Services, Counseling Services, Kayenta, AZ.

The purpose of this position is to provide therapeutic mental health and/or social services to adults, families and some children and adolescents.

This position will emphasize community and interagency liaison efforts on behalf of adults or families and their children.

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.nExperience 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.nBASIC REQUIREMENT(S): Degree: 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.nMaster'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-nMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Your 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: Collaborating with other health professional staff to assess client needs; refer clients, patients and families to community resources; and provide individual or group counseling.

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.nSELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: Licensure: Must possess an active, unrestricted license as a Licensed Medical Social Worker.

(Must provide a copy of licensure)nYou must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.



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