The Supervisory Social Worker provides supervision to social work staff on the Roseburg Campus, at the Eugene Health Care Center, North Bend Clinic, and at the Brookings Clinic for VA Roseburg Health Care System, in Roseburg, Oregon. This position supervises social workers in the following areas and teams: inpatient (Acute Care, Hospice Care, Community Living Center/CLC, Lodge, and general patient flow) and outpatient services in Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT), the Urgent Care Center (UCC), Home Based Primary Care (HBPC), and Transition and Care Management. The incumbent is responsible for the Minority Veteran, Spinal Cord Injury, and the Traumatic Brain Injury/Polytrauma programs. This Social Work leader will assist with the overall operations of Social Work Service. The incumbent also provides direct clinical services to Veterans. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Supervises employees performing work up to and including GS 12 Program Managers and provides administrative, technical, and clinical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and personnel management functions relative to staff supervised. Incumbent will have established guidelines and performance expectations for staff, clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers' performance and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations. Performs a wide range of services and provides technical assistance to state, local, and private agencies, and universities. Technical assistance is provided to monitor activities and program reviews, and the development and analysis of information. Performs work related to the review, monitoring, analysis, planning and assessment of various programs. Responsible for key project activities related to the planning, development, and implementation of project components. A substantial portion of the workload directed by this position will be carried out at one or more locations that are physically removed from the main unit under conditions that make day-to-day supervision challenging to administer. Communicates with and utilizes other disciplines (e.g., nursing, medicine) to facilitate collaboration and coordination of service to promote the highest standards of Veteran care. Supervises and participates in the training of Social Workers, Social Work Associates, volunteers, and students. The incumbent participates, as required and requested, in orientation, training and staff development programs involving Social Workers. Develops psychosocial assessments of Veterans in collaboration with the interdisciplinary treatment team, the Veteran and family members/significant others. Responsible for contributing to the development of the treatment plan and setting achievable treatment goals with the Veteran, family members/significant others and other Outpatient Mental Health clinical staff. Collaborates with other service providers in reassessing the Veteran's needs. Responsible for using the current Social Work resource file of VA and community social service programs and enhancing the content to the benefit of Veterans. The Social Worker will refer the Veteran to needed services. Advocates when it serves the best interest of the Veteran and family members/caregiver. When appropriate and feasible, the Social Worker will educate and encourage the Veteran to advocate on his/her own behalf, thus fostering a sense of independence and empowerment. Experienced in making rapid assessments and developing crisis management plans. In the event of a medical or psychiatric emergency, staff will follow established procedures Provides education related to VA and community benefits, programs, services, Advance Directives and will refer Veterans and family members/significant others to the appropriate interdisciplinary team member for identified health education needs. Reviews the progress notes from the other providers to accurately determine the strengths and limitations of each Veteran. The Social Worker will educate the Veteran, their family members/significant other and the team of all the options available to them and will collaborate with the Veteran and family members/significant other on the preferred option. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am to 4:30pm; Possible on-call and weekend rotation. Financial Disclosure Report:
Internal Number: 600311600
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.