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Job Opportunity: Coordinated Entry Social Worker:Pub

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Vacancy No.: CBCY-10236793-18-LH-360
Department: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

income: $61,218.00 to $79,586.00
Grade: 11 to 11

Perm/Temp: Temporary
FT/PT: Full-time

Open Date: 6/14/2018
Close Date: 6/27/2018

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   » Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates 06/14/2018 to 06/27/2018
   » income
$61,218 to $79,586 per year
   » Pay scale & grade
GS 11
   » Work schedule
   » Appointment type
Temporary - 2 Years


1 vacancy in the following Job location:
   » Davenport, IA
Davenport, IA 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed

This job is open to


The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

This job announcement is intended for candidates outside of the VA. If you are a current VA employee and would like to apply, please see job announcement CBCY-10236096-18-LH-359.

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Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Functional Statement Title/#: Coordinated Entry Social Worker, NTE 2 years Lgain more about this agency


   » Provides direct linkage from community services to VHA homeless program services through regular and consistent outreach and communication with community providers. This includes, but is not limited to, direct linkage to VA mental health services for those Veterans who are at high risk for suicide.
   » Ensures efficient sharing of Veteran data and program information, as allowable under VA Privacy and Information Security policies and Directives. This will include expertise of HMIS and HOMES data standards, data sharing and privacy authorities, HUD guidance, and other applicable documents or established guidance.
   » Serves as a member of a multidisciplinary homeless program treatment team to link treatment team discussions to the community's case conferencing discussions, ensuring continuity of care for Veterans experiencing homelessness in addition to complex physical and mental illnesses, including those at risk for suicide.
   » Provides all necessary assessment functions in the service provision for homeless Veterans, e.g. interviewing, psychosocial histories and assessments to aid in the development of treatment plans as well as case conferencing discussions and planning.
   » Participate in policy formulation with federal partners, including VA, HUD, and USICH who have active initiatives to promote CES and community planning. The incumbent will work with local VA programs, with a special focus on HCHV, HUD-VASH, GPD, and SSVF to ensure broad-located participation in CES and community planning.
   » Ensure timely and accurate entry into VA data systems such as HOMES and the review the data to improve performance and delivery of services to homeless Veterans and ensuring that this information is shared (in a manner consistent with VA information sharing directives) so that community Master or By-Name Lists are up-to-date and complete.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
managery status
Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)

0185 Social Work

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   » Requirements


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 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 candidates will be required to complete an online onboarding process


Basic Requirements:
   » United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when Information technology is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in conformity with VA Policy.
   » suitable 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).
   » Licensure: Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. Current state requirements may be found on the OHRM website.Preferred practice: Social Work License is required.

Grade Determinations: The GS-11 full performance level requires completion of a minimum of 1 year of post-MSW degree practice in the field of health care social work (VA or non-VA practice) and licensure or certification in a state at the independent practice level, OR in addition to meeting basic requirements, a doctoral degree in social work from a school of social work
may be substituted for the required 1 year of professional social work practice in a clinical setting.

References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G39.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11.

Physical Requirements: Lifting and carrying light objects under 15 pounds using two hands is required. Walking up to two hours is required. Incumbent will also need to have the capability for rapid mental and muscular coordination, correctable vision, hearing with or without aid, depth perception, capability to distinguish basic colors and emotional and mental stcapability.


IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

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 more information, visit: tus-forrecog.html.

Additional information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job located on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR practice, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR practice. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and practice and recommend the grade and income at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in conformity with policy.

practice refers to paid and unpaid practice, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, expertise, and expertise and can provide valuable training and practice that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying practice, including volunteer practice.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
   » Required Documents

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
   » Resume

VA Form 10-2850c Application for connected Health Occupations can be found at: .

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
   » Cover Letter
   » DD-214
   » OF-306
   » Other
   » Other Veterans Document
   » Resume
   » SF-15
   » SF-50
   » Transcript

Veterans' PListing reference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

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 Information technology 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.
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   » How to Apply

How to submit the application:

All candidates are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 06/27/2018 to receive consideration.
   » To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
   » Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
NOTE: Information technology is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Agency contact information

Lindsey Hovde Lindsey Hovde

319-338-0581 X6742 Email
Iowa City VA Health Care System
610 Highway 6 West
Iowa City, IA

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and candidates will be notified of their status by email. Referred candidates will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred candidates receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.
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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 discapability to apply for a job, perform job tasks or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
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   » An employee with a discapability needs an accommodation to execute the essential job tasks or to gain access to the workplace.
   » An employee with a discapability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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Job Location: DAVENPORT, Iowa
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Post Date: 06/14/2018 / Viewed 20 times
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