The Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) is seeking a Social Worker (Program Coordinator). These positions will be located in Houston, TX. Current permanent VA employees and Federal employees from other federal agency should apply under CBST-11280235-22-LG. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees Develops performance standards Evaluates work performance of subordinates Gives advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters Interviews candidates for positions in the unit; recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignments to such positions Hears and resolves complaints from employees, referring group grievances and more serious unresolved complaints to Mental Health Care Line Executive Identifies developmental and training needs of employees, providing for and arranging for needed development and training Finds ways to improve production or increase the quality of work directed Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Coordinates services offered to Veterans and their families enrolled in the program. Services include assessment, medication management, crisis intervention, educational, individual, family, and group treatment, case management and specialized psychological testing. Formulates, interprets, and implements policies and procedures pertaining to quality mental health care in a mental health program to assure compliance with internal and external performance standards Develops effective programs and treatment strategies for mental health program patients and their families Directs and guides various mental health disciplines within the mental health program to assure efficiency, including the scheduling of activities, the redesign of workloads, daily monitoring of the operations of the program, and feedback to other managers about staff performance within the context of program evaluation and measuring outcome of services provided. Participates in recruitment procedures and interviews to select personnel for mental health program Evaluates current program services in a systematic manner, including the collection, tabulation, and presentation of program statistics, trends, and outcome measures. Interfaces with other program directors, the Mental Health Care Line Executive Office, and VA personnel. Advises the Deputy Clinical Executive on relevant programmatic issues with recommendations for improvement in service delivery. Collaborates with other program directors and managers as a member of the Mental Health Leadership Advisory Council. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8 am to 4:30 pm Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Social Worker (Program Coordinator)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.