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Social Worker (Network Mental Health Residential Program Coordinator)

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Sioux Falls
Posted on: June 10, 2021

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The Network Mental Health Residential Program Coordinator is a member of the VISN 23 Mental Health Integrated Clinical Community (MH ICC) Executive Team. This position has principle responsibility within the network for coordinating the full range of clinical and administrative activities associated with all the VA Midwest Health Care Network's Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs (MH RRTP).

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The incumbent reports directly to the Network's Mental Health Integrated Clinical Community Director. Their responsibilities fall broadly into two major areas of operations. First, the incumbent is responsible for the coordination of all MH RRTP activities within the VISN. Secondly, they are responsible for supporting the social work discipline-specific activities occurring within Mental Health.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Has administrative and programmatic responsibility for coordination of 9 geographically distinct sites of care providing MH RRTP services to include:
  • Des Moines, IA - 60 Beds (DCHV, Gen-Dom, Dom-SUD, Dom-PTSD)
  • Omaha, NE - 24 Beds (Gen-Dom, Dom-SUD)
  • Grand Island - 22 Beds (Dom-SUD, CWT-TR)
  • Hot Springs - 100 Beds (DCHV, Gen-Dom, Dom-SUD, Dom-PTSD)
  • Fort Meade - 10 Beds (CWT-TR)
  • Pine Ridge - 12 Beds (CWT-TR)
  • St. Cloud - 100 Beds (Gen-Dom)

  • Oversees the establishment of program monitors, improvement plans, and outcome measurements within RRTP using data-driven quality assurance processes.
  • Assists with development of recovery-oriented program monitors and outcome measures for use by facilities and the MH ICC to promote evidence-based, recovery-focused program content.
  • Provides oversight and reporting for all programs within the incumbent's scope of responsibility to ensure compliance with appropriate policies, practices, and standards of care.
  • Uses a variety of tools and systems to monitoring program efficacy and improve performance.
  • Coordinates efforts to improve performance based on program evaluation data to improve clinical efficacy, veteran satisfaction and service timeliness of interventions provided in MH RRTP programs.
  • Serves on decision-making committees at the Medical Center, VISN, and VACO levels.
  • Represents the VISN MH ICC at professional/program community group/events and committees, in conferences/meetings with higher-ranking managers, supervisors, and staff from other disciplines or work units, and/or with representatives of local public interest groups, congressional district offices, and employees of State and local governments.
  • Establishes high level working relationships with other VISN's in support of operations.
  • Provides administrative back-up and coverage to the MH ICC Clinical Director during absences

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

Work Location: Eagan, MN is preferred, but other VISN 23 locations may be considered for highly qualified candidates.

Telework: Telework will be on an ad-hoc basis or recurring basis with supervisor approval.

Virtual: This is not a virtual position

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • 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, 06/18/2021.

Basic Requirements:

(a) Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)

(b) English Language Proficiency. Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English to be appointed as authorized by 38 U.S.C. 7403(f).

(c) Education. Have a 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. Verification of the degree can be made by going to to verify that the social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a masters of social work.

GS-14 Social Worker (Program Manager) Requirements:

(a) Experience/Education. One year of experience equivalent to the GS- 13 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. Individual may have certification or other post-master's degree training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship, or equivalent supervised professional experience.

(b) Licensure/Certification. Individuals assigned as senior supervisory social workers must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level, and must be able to provide supervision for licensure. NOTE: Applicants must meet the requirements for providing supervision in the state where they are licensed at the advanced practice level and should list these qualifications within the assessment narrative and their resume. Documentation is required if part of your state's requirements for providing supervision for licensure is beyond your licensure only (example: certification of continuing education credits).

(c) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs (document with written demonstration of each of the KSAs must be included with application, see required documents section):

  • Skill in large scale program coordination and administration across multiple sites, which includes consultation, negotiation, and monitoring.
  • Ability to translate management goals and objectives into well-coordinated and controlled work operations.
  • Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in sound operation of the program.
  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external partners to further program goals and enhance patient centered care.
  • Ability to provide the full range of supervisory duties which would include responsibility for assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluations; selection of staff, training, and recommendation of awards, advancements, and when appropriate, disciplinary action.
  • Ability to oversee the fiscal matters of the functions supervised (including fund controls, contracts, and equipment expenditures), forecast resource and equipment needs, and administer the allocated budget.
  • Skill in developing policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program and in participating in national program development.
  • Ability to collaborate with internal VHA partners, locally and on a national level, as well as external community partners to further program goals and enhance patient centered care.

Preferred Experience: At least 5 years of experience working in MH RRTP

References: VA Handbook 5005/120, Part II, Appendix G39, dated September 10, 2019.


IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

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