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Social Worker - (HUD-VASH)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Seattle, WA
  • Expired: October 04, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Social Worker - (HUD-VASH)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Seattle Washington, VAMC / Social Worker Service

  • ##### Open & closing dates
10/01/2019 to 10/21/2019
  • ##### Service
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 00
  • ##### Salary
$56,051 to $88,166 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
  • ##### Work schedule
4 vacancies in the following location:

  • Seattle, WA
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Telework eligible
  • Duties

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This position is in the Community Housing and Outreach Services
(CHOS) within Social Work Service. The HUD-VASH Social Worker is the
key point of contact between the medical center and Public Housing
Authorities (PHAs) in the community. The HUD-VASH Social Worker is
assigned a to a specific area and case manages homeless Veterans and
Veteran family in obtaining/maintaining permanent housing.
Learn more about this agency
NOTE: If you are NOT a current, permanent VA employee - you
should apply under the External JOA, Vacancy Identification Number:
10615183 which at the following link:
Duties include, but may not be limited to:
  • Responsible for providing case management for a caseload of
Veterans in the HUD-VASH program;
  • Provides consultation/education to veterans and families on
community resources, advance directives and VA benefits;
  • Responsible for verifying Veteran's status, eligibility for VA
medical care, and eligibility of program participation;
  • Reviews the agreements between Section 8 landlords, Public
Housing Agencies (PHAs) and the VA; ensuring homeless Veterans
are primary participants for program acceptance;
  • Performs site visits of HUD-VASH apartments to ensure that
Veterans reside in safe environments in compliance with local
housing codes;
  • Coordinates care including serving as an advocate on behalf of
the Veterans to ensure comprehensive service delivery and
linking and referring Veterans to the VA Medical Center, VA
Regional Offices and/or community agencies;
  • Responsible for providing wellness/prevention education and
facilitate patient/family support groups as appropriate;
  • Complies with criminal conflict of interest laws and Executive
Branch Standards of conduct, so as to avoid conflicts of
interests while service as the HUD-VASH Case Manager;
  • Takes responsibility for improving professional skills,
participating in planning and executing specific staff
development projects, attending seminars and institutes, and
participating in training programs of other disciplines as
  • Performs accountability functions -documenting all contacts with
patients/families in the medical charts;
  • Completes statistical and other reports in accordance with VA
Medical Center and respective professional discipline service
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Occasional
nights and weekends or on-call may be expected.
Flexible work schedule: May be available upon selection.
Recruitment Incentive: May be available for highly qualified
Relocation/PCS: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
**This position has been approved Education Debt Reduction
Program:** For more details on this matter please see the Education
Section of this announcement.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
"Travel required during duty hours within VA Puget Sound's catchment
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
  • #### Job family (Series)
0185 Social Work
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  • Requirements

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Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
onboarding process
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, 10/21/2019.
Basic Requirements:
  • Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may
be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified
citizens in accordance with VA policy).
  • Education: 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. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.
  • Licensure: Persons hired or reassigned to social worker
positions in the GS-185 series at the GS-11 grade level, in VHA
must be licensed/certified by a state to independently practice
social work at the master's degree level. NOTE: You must submit
proof of licensure or certification.
  • English Language Proficiency: In accordance with 38 U.S.C.
7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions
unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English.
Social Workers must be proficient in spoken and written English
in accordance with VA policy.
Grandfathering Provision: All persons employed in VHA in this
occupation on the effective date of this qualification standard
(02/13/ 2009) are considered to have met all qualification
requirements for the title, series and grade held, including
positive education and licensure or certification that are part of
the basic requirements of the occupation.
GS-09: In addition to the Basic Requirements above, to qualify
for this position at the GS-09 level, you must meet the following
GS-09 is the entry level grade for the GS-185 social work series and
is used for social workers with less than one year of post-MSW
experience and for social workers who are not yet licensed or
certified at the independent practice level at the time of their
appointment must become licensed or certified at the independent
level within three (3) years of their appointment as a Social
**At the GS-09 level, you must fully demonstrate the knowledge,
skills and abilities (KSAs) below:**
  • Ability to provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of
individuals from various socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic,
educational, and other diversified backgrounds. This requires
knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and
psychological), and the differential influences of the
environment, society, and culture.
  • Ability to work with patients and families who are experiencing
a variety of psychiatric, medical, and social problems utilizing
individual, group, and family counseling skills. Work with more
complex problems is done under close supervision. With guidance
from the social work supervisor, ability to assess the
psychosocial functioning and needs of patients and their family
members, and to formulate and implement a treatment plan,
identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weaknesses,
coping skills, and assistance needed.
  • Basic knowledge of psychosocial treatment modalities and, under
supervision, ability to implement treatment modalities in
working with individuals, families, and groups to achieve
treatment goals. This requires judgment and skill in utilizing
supportive, problem solving, or crisis intervention techniques.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with clients, staff, and representatives of
community agencies. Ability to communicate effectively, both in
person and in writing, with people from varied backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities,
and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic, and
traumatic illnesses/injuries; common medications and their
effects/side effects; and medical terminology.
  • Basic skill in the use of computer software applications for
drafting documents, data management, and tracking. Ability to
learn and utilize software programs in use by VHA.
GS-11: In addition to the Basic Requirements above, to qualify
for this position at the GS-11 lev...

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Seattle, WA
98194 USA