Social Worker (Clinical)(Transition Unit)
Department of the Army - Little Rock, AR

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position: The Warrior Transition Brigade provides command and control, primary care and case management for Soldiers in transition to establish conditions for healing and to promote the timely return to the force or transition to continue serving the Nation as a Veteran in their community.

The Army is transforming warrior care through a commitment to wounded, ill and injured Soldiers, at home and in battle. The Warrior Transition Brigade provides command and control, primary care, and case management for warriors who have suffered injury or illness while serving as a member of the U. S. Army. We ensure that each Service Member receives the appropriate medical care and administrative processing that is needed to return to duty. Return to their units or their community and their Families in a timely manner and with respect.

TERM Statement: This position is a TERM position. It is temporary and may be extended up to a maximum of four years.

Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Moving expenses are not authorized

A recruitment or relocation bonus may be authorized

Must obtain and maintain a security clearance.

DUTIES:
You will coordinate and direct social work services for the Warriors in Transition (WT) in your assigned company, serve as the behavioral health care manager, conduct complex and comprehensive psychosocial evaluations and risk assessments of every WT, determine the behavioral risk level of each assigned WT by entering the risk factors into an automated behavioral risk assessment tool, perform appropriate assessments of family members to determine fitness to assist the WT, enter relevant case complexity information into the automated behavioral risk assessment tool, and provide guidance to Bachelor Level Social Worker's (BLSW) in the implementation of comprehensive transition plans. You will function as the behavioral health expert on the Warrior Transition Unit multi-disciplinary treatment team, represent the social work program at conferences, interact with other members of the WT's treatment team, address issues that could negatively impact a WT's treatment plan, provide periodic needs assessments of behavioral health needs within the company, and provide a wide range of training on behavioral health topics to WT's, family members, and staff.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Minimum Qualifications: Degree: Must fulfill all of the requirements for the Master’s degree in social work in a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

In addition to meeting the Minimum Qualifications above, applicants must meet the following specialized experience to qualify for this position:

Specialized Experience: One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower grade/level (GS-11) requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess specialized experience which involves conducting behavioral health risk and clinical assessments, documenting care management of patients in automated medical records systems, and providing a full range of psychotherapy.

Licensure Requirement: Must be licensed as a independent clinical social worker by the recognizing licensing agency of a State, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, and abilities) in the following areas:
Skill in providing health care case management
Ability to function as part of a interdisciplinary team
Skill in clinical assessment

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.

Other Requirements:
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Personnel security investigation required.
A medical examination is required prior to employment.
Hepatitis B immunization is required (direct patient contact).
This position is covered by the Drug Abuse Testing Program. Applicant drug testing and random drug testing will be required.
Mandatory seasonal influenza vaccinations required annually.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
Direct Deposit of pay is required.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
If selected, official college or university transcripts must be submitted.
If selected, candidate must provide documents for credentialing.
Must obtain and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and Certification.
You may claim Military Spouse Preference.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

BENEFITS:
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.
OTHER INFORMATION:
• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf .

• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)

• Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

• Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

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