Skip to Main Content
← Back to Jobs

Social Worker (Family Advocacy)

U.S. Army Medical Command Tacoma, WA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Social Worker (Family Advocacy)
===============================

##### Department of the Army

U.S. Army Medical Command

Overview
--------

- ##### Open & closing dates

07/08/2019 to 07/12/2019

- ##### Service

Competitive

- ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 12

- ##### Salary

$81,283 to $105,672 per year

- ##### Appointment type

Permanent

- ##### Work schedule

Full-Time

Location
--------

4 vacancies in the following location:

-

Tacoma, WA

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

##### Telework eligible

No

- Duties
------

### Summary

**About the Position:**
This position is located in Tacoma, Washington.

This position is being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority
for Shortage Category and/or Critical Need Health Care
Occupations.

A recruitment or relocation incentive *may* be authorized.

Salary negotiation may be available for those candidates who are new
to Federal service.


Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

- Make treatment recommendations to the multi-disciplinary Family
Advocacy Program Case Review Committee team.
- Analyze the information and use professional judgment concerning
difficult decisions that may have serious consequences to the
child or the family.
- Obtain relevant data from various agencies to compile
information and present for a determination of abuse or neglect
to the Family Advocacy Program Case Review Committee.
- Provide therapeutic treatment to victims, offenders and family
members of those involved in domestic violence or child abuse or
neglect.
- Conduct comprehensive and complex risk assessments, clinical
interviews, and psychosocial assessment of children and adults.

### Travel Required

Not required

##### Supervisory status

No

##### Promotion Potential

None

- #### Job family (Series)

0185 Social Work

#### Similar jobs

- Family Social Workers
- School Social Workers
- Social Workers
- Social Workers, All Other
- Social Workers, Family
- Social Workers, School

- Requirements
------------

### Conditions of Employment

- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness
determination, as determined by a completed background
investigation.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a
Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service
Registration.
- Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
- This position has specific initial background investigation and
periodic re-verification requirements since its duties require
interaction with children and youth under the age of
eighteen (18) years of age on a recurring basis.
- Selectees will be required to sign a statement (Condition of
Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations or
must provide a recognized exemption.
- A pre-placement medical examination is required.
- Immunization screening is required. Hepatitis B immunization is
required for all positions with direct patient contact.
Applicants may be required to show proof of other immunizations
depending on the type of position.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support
(BLS) certification through American Heart Association (AHA) or
American Red Cross. Advanced certification (e.g., ALS) does not
supersede BLS.
- Applicants must be able to fulfill credentialing requirements
and obtain and maintain appropriate/relevant clinical
privileges.
- This position may require the incumbent to work on call during
irregular work hours which may include evenings, weekends,
holidays, and/or varying work schedules.

### Qualifications

**Who May Apply: US Citizens**

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience
requirements described below. 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;
student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying
experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly
describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education,
your transcripts will be required as part of your application.
Additional information about transcripts is in this document.


**Basic Requirement for Social Worker (Family Advocacy):

Degree:** Master's degree (or higher degree) in social work from a
school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for
this position you must also meet the qualification requirements
listed below:

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at
least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in
this job.

**Specialized experience is defined as:** in a family advocacy
environment: assessing incidents of abuse, providing counseling to
abusers or victims, and developing treatment plans to those involved
in abuse. This definition of specialized experience is typical of
work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal
service (GS-11).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the
required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet
the qualification requirement using experience alone--no
substitution of education for experience is permitted.

**Licensure:** A current, active, valid, unrestricted clinical
license to practice Social Work independently, offered by a U.S.
State, District of Columbia, Commonwealth, territory, or
jurisdiction is required.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency
(knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
- Information Management
- Interpersonal Skills
- Psychology
- Therapy and Counseling

### Education

**FOREIGN EDUCATION:** If you are using education completed in
foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification
requirements, you must show the education credentials have been
evaluated by a private organization that specializes in
interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has
been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S.
education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at
a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information,
visit:
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

### Additional information

- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
- If you have retired from federal service and you are interested
in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in
the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
- This is a Career Program (CP) 53 - Medical position.
- You may claim military spouse preference.
- Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market
Supplement.
- If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you
do not have in electronic form, view the following link for
information regarding an Alternate Application.
- Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not
authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in
the Government interest.

### How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application
package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the
questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the
qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are
minimally qualified, your r?sum? and supporting documentation will
be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire
to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your
r?sum? and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that
you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may
lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions
carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your
eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive
awards in your resume as that information may be taken into
consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be
required to provide supporting documentation.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are
a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has
notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible
for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this
position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP
eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position
and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP
eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection
priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for
the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional
information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition
Resources website.

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance

Not Required

##### Drug test required

No

- Required Documents
------------------

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or
not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A
complete description of preference categories and the associated
required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

As described above, your complete application includes your resume,
your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which
prove your eligibility to apply. **If you fail to provide these
documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application
package and you will not be considered any further.**

**1. Your resume:**

- Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the
specialized experience described in this announcement.
- If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate
material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and
qualification determinations and you may not be considered for
this vacancy.
- For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours
worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week
and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your
resume does not contain this information, your application may
be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration
for this position.
- For additional information see: What to include in your resume.

**2. Other supporting documents:**
- Cover Letter, optional
- Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
- **Transcripts:** This position has an individual occupational
requirement. You MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your
application package or you will be rated ineligible. See:
Transcripts and Licenses
- **License:** This position requires a job-related license or
certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or
certification with your application package or you will be rated
ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to
include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human
Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military
orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information
for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to
remove another person's personal information before you submit your
application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of
the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be
credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the
attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting
institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this
vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may
affect the overall rating.

- Benefits
--------

Review our benefits

- How to Apply
------------

To apply for this position, you must complete the online
questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the
**Required Documents** section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST)
on07/12/2019 to receive consideration.

- To begin, click **Apply** to access the online application. You
will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If
you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one
before beginning the application
(https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10541479).
- Follow the prompts to **select your r?sum? and/or other
supporting documents** to be included with your application
package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional
documents to include in your application before it is submitted.
Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the
virus scan process.
- After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package,
complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem
appropriate and **click to continue with the application
process**.
- You will be taken to the online application which you must
complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online
application, verify the required documentation is included with
your application package, and submit the application. **You must
re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS
account or your application will be incomplete.**
- It is your responsibility to verify that your application
package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the
questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the
closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to
clear the virus scan.
- Additional information on how to complete the online application
process and submit your online application may be found on the
USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.


To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS
account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your
applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application
Status will appear along with the date your application was last
updated. For information on what each Application Status means,
visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

### Agency contact information

### Army Applicant Help Desk

##### Phone

(000)000-0000

##### Email

USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL

##### Address

EU-APF-W0Q1AA MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER
DO NOT MAIL
Tacoma, WA 98433
US

Learn more about this agency

### Next steps

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message
acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package
will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and
quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be
ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no
further consideration.

- Fair & Transparent
------------------

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job
applicants

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to
apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538800600. Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

U.S. Army Medical Command

Address

Tacoma, WA
USA