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Social Worker Sac Job in FAYETTEVILLE, AR

Social Worker Sac Job in FAYETTEVILLE, AR

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $60,210.00 to $78,270.00 Grade 11 to 11
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/6/2017 Close Date 10/27/2017
Who may apply Public

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  • Open & closing dates

    10/06/2017 to 10/27/2017

  • Salary

    $60,210 to $78,270 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 11

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


2 vacancies in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    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.

    Fayetteville is nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, and is an outdoor paradise with hiking, golf, fishing, rafting, boating, and four distinct seasons. Fayetteville is the home of the University of Arkansas "Razorbacks" which provides the community with a college atmosphere. The area is home to several fortune 500 businesses such as Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods, and J. B. Hunt Trucking, who have been generous benefactors for the community and the arts. In the neighboring community of Bentonville, Crystal Bridges Museum recently open and was labeled as one the top 10 must see places in America. Fayetteville has outstanding public schools, excellent parks and trail system and is ranked as 4th "best college sports town" and 8th for business and careers by Forbes Magazine. Fayetteville is ranked as 7th best city in America to work, live and play by Kiplinger. The cost of living is 90% of the national average with affordable housing available in all price ranges. Northwest Arkansas has an excellent airport with direct flights to Dallas, Charlotte, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Houston, and Denver. For additional information go to http://www.experiencefayetteville.com/index.php or http://www.accessfayetteville.org.

    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.
    Current VA and/or Federal employees should apply under KT-18-KSC-2017206-BU.

    For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

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    This position functions as a Substance Abuse Treatment Social Worker in the Psychiatry Service.  Incumbent assists in conducting independent screening of Substance Abuse Treatment applications, ensuring that the applicant meets established criteria.  As part of the intake of individuals into the treatment program, the therapist receives and assesses individuals, providing information regarding interest achievement, aptitude, and demographic and social information for use in developing interdisciplinary treatment plans.  Prepares written assessments based on knowledge of each patient's background and medical history for use of the interdisciplinary team in developing the appropriate treatment process.

    Serves as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team as a clinical specialist and works with other professionals in formulating individualized treatment programs and follow-up plans for each assigned patient.  Participates in developing, organizing and implementing a wide variety of treatment programs for the substance dependent patient, for their spouses, family member and significant others.  Conducts group, family and individual therapeutic counseling sessions, utilizing the full range of treatment modalities.  Conducts therapeutic short term, in-depth counseling in accordance with specific guidelines.  Provides consultation to and, where appropriate, leadership of therapeutic community groups (e.g. decision making, planning and special activity groups). Participates in educational programs for staff of the Substance Abuse Outpatient Clinic.  Consults with other services regarding information on chemical dependence.  Participates in evaluation of programs through data collection and analysis of the data.  Collaborates with other disciplines in compiling data for Continuous Quality improvement reports, JCAHO standards and to ensure current information is readily available.

    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
    Functional Statement Title/#: Social Worker/000000 

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481311900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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

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