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Licensed Clinical Social Worker Local Recovery Coordinator Job in FRESNO, CA

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Local Recovery Coordinator Job in FRESNO, CA

Vacancy No. NP-17-JJD-1997008-BU Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $72,168.00 to $93,821.00 Grade 12 to 12
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 8/8/2017 Close Date 8/28/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-08-08 to 2017-08-28

  • Salary

    $72,168 to $93,821 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 12

  • Series

    0185 Social Work

  • Appointment type

    Excepted Service Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



1 vacancy in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1997008

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless.  Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.  VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life.  VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

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.

NOTE: Current, permanent VA Nationwide employees should apply under announcement NP-17-JJD-1993711-BU in order to receive consideration as an internal candidate. Applications received under this announcement will be considered as external candidates.


VA Central California Health Care System (VACCHCS) in Fresno has an immediate opening for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the Mental Health Service. The Local Recovery Coordinator (LRC) serves to assist in implementation of policies and procedures from the National Recovery Coordinator (NRC) and to facilitate implementation of recovery oriented services in Mental Health programs, which includes education of providers and Veterans and their families on recovery and evaluation of implementation efforts.
 LRC functions as a champion and advocate for the recovery model, while also serving as a recovery ombudsman to the Mental Health Service Chief, program managers, and staff on recovery and implementation of recovery oriented services.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Advises Mental Health Service Chief on filling peer support specialist positions and serves as a consultant to peer support specialists.
  • Assists with VA regional or local recovery oriented trainings, meetings, or conferences as needed.
  • Serves as a Mental Health Liaison to the facility Veterans Mental Health Advisory Council.
  • Provides an annual report on implementation progress to the VISN Recovery Coordinator (CR) and the NRC. Other reports will also be prepared as requested.
  • Meets quarterly via conference calls with other VISN LRCs to coordinate a network response to recovery implementation and implementation of VACO policies and procedures related to recovery.
  • Participates in facility Mental Health leadership meetings and policy planning groups.
  • Provides administrative oversight and completion of appropriate actions in accordance with SAIL metrics and metrics associated with discharge and follow-up from inpatient psychiatry.

LRCs are also expected to spend a percentage of their time (but no more than 25%) engaged in direct clinical services providing recovery oriented care to seriously mentally ill veterans.
May be assigned the responsibility for providing coordination within the VISN and serving as a Point of Contact to the National Recovery Coordinator and National Recovery Advisory Committee.

Work Schedule: Monday Through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Some evening/weekend hours may be required)
Functional Statement Title/#: Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Local Recovery Coordinator/2938-0
Does not require a financial disclosure.
PCS/Relocation Allowances are not authorized.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
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Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Julia Dietz
Phone: (559)225-6100x3724


VHA Central California HCS
Department of Veterans Affairs
2615 E Clinton

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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