The full time Term Not to exceed 3 years GS-12 Social Worker
(Program Coordinator) serves in the Mental Health Service Line at
the Eureka, CA location of the VA San Francisco Health Care
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The Community Engagement and Partnerships Coordinator (CEPC)
serves as a content matter expert for community-based suicide
prevention and facilitates integration of suicide prevention
education throughout the community. The CEPC supports community
capacity development for suicide prevention by organizing community
partners and coalitions to implement suicide prevention programs
aimed at reducing Veteran suicide at the community, state, and
Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) levels. The CEPC serves
as a content matter expert for suicide prevention and facilitates
integration of suicide prevention education throughout the
community by developing and organizing community partners and
coalitions aimed at reducing Veteran suicide at the state and
Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) level. The CEPC is a
subject matter expert (SME) in state and local community suicide
prevention resources and education connections. The CEPC promotes a
public health approach to suicide prevention.
Major duties include, but are not limited to:
Develops, facilitates, and strengthens Community-Based
Interventions for Suicide Prevention at the community, state, and
Connects VA programs and stakeholders-including, but not limited
to, Veterans, Veteran Service Organizations, congressional staff,
media, community business partners, and community members
throughout the health care system and VISN catchment areas-to
conduct community-based interventions and provide outreach and
education on suicide prevention related topics and services.
Implements VHA Community-Based Interventions for Suicide
Prevention including collaborating with community, Veteran, and
state partners to develop, conduct, and/or support community-based
suicide prevention programs as defined and supported by the VHA
Suicide Prevention Program.
Develops VHA-community partnerships - meets with prospective
community partners and/or establish formal relationships between
the VHA and local partners to facilitate suicide prevention in the
Develops and provides suicide prevention related
media/marketing, including interviews (print or broadcast), social
media postings, and communication campaigns (Paid/PSAs).Provides a
variety of suicide prevention trainings including but not limited
to a focus on training in Lethal Means Safety, Mental Health Apps
(Hope Box, PTSD, etc.), Military Culture, Other Gatekeeper Training
(QPR, ASSIST), Postvention, Safety Planning, S.A.V.E., Suicide Risk
Evaluation, Whole Health/Wellness.
Leads meetings with prospective and existing community
stakeholder(s) focused on Veteran suicide prevention.
Clinical duties as assigned, may include Veterans and Military
Crisis Line and SME consultation, mental health triage, individual
and group psychotherapy, targeted case management, Tele-Mental
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
The position may be telework up to three days a week, based on
the discretion of the Suicide Prevention Coordinator and CBOC MH
Director, and is subject to revision based on the needs of the
Occasional travel - Incumbent is expected to travel to other
locations in the community, and to use virtual care technology to
communicate with VA direct reports and stakeholders located
throughout the SFVAHCS catchment area.
0185 Social Work
- Mental Health Social Workers
- School Social Workers
- Social Workers
- Social Workers, All Other
- Social Workers, Mental Health
Social Workers, School
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- 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
- Current Valid state issued driver's license.
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance
with VA Policy.
- 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.
- Licensure: Persons hired or reassigned to social worker
positions in the GS-0185 series in VHA must be licensed or
certified by a state to independently practice social work at the
master's degree level.
- English Language Proficiency: Social workers must be proficient
in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005,
Part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j, this part.
GS-12 Social Worker (Program Coordinator)
Experience and Education. One year of experience equivalent to
the GS-11 grade level. Experience must demonstrate possession of
advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively
more professional competency. Candidate 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
Licensure/Certification. Individuals assigned as social worker
program coordinator must be licensed or certified at the advanced
practice level, and must be able to provide supervision for
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to
the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the
(a) Knowledge of program coordination and administration which
includes consultation, negotiation, and monitoring.
(b) Knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or
practice guidelines for the program.
(c) Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the
(d) Skill in organizing work, setting priorities, meeting
multiple deadlines, and evaluating assigned program area(s).
(e) Ability to provide training, orientation, and guidance
within clinical practice.
References: VA handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G39
Physical Requirements: Operation of a motor vehicle is
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your
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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
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.
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