Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Supervisory Social Worker - Contract Coordinator - HUDVASH in Los Angeles, California

Job Overview

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1997079

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?

The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is one of the largest, most complex health care systems within The Department of Veterans Affairs. It is one component of the VA Desert Healthcare network (VISN22) offering services to veterans residing in Southern California and Nevada. VAGLAHS Consists of three ambulatory care centers, a tertiary care facility and 10 community based outpatient clinics. VAGLAHS serves veterans residing throughout five counties. VAGLAHS Community Care Homeless Program, which includes facilities and staff dedicated to the support of veterans who are homeless, is the largest in the nation. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

If you are a current permanent Federal employee, you should apply under RN-17-AHE-1996777-HT38.

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.


This position is located in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program at the Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and is responsible for administrative and program oversight of the medical center's HUD-VASH contracted case management program.

Major Duties:

  • Serves as administrative and clinical supervisor. Responsible for coordinating interdisciplinary staffing, work assignments, budget, treatment services, and admission criteria of the HUD-VASH program.

  • Primary contact for the hospital and all VA clinics to provide information on assigned HUD-VASH contracted programs.

  • Provides monitoring and mentoring of contract and other assigned programs ensuring services are provided as required.

  • Works directly with and supervises the services provided to homeless or formerly homeless Veterans with severe and chronic mental illness.

  • Directly involved in ongoing evaluations of the programs to ensure interventions are pertinent and relevant to populations served.

  • Sets up specialized treatments to reflect the needs of special population.

  • Manages and controls the day to day functioning and program evaluations for the contracts related to the HUD-VASH program. Plans, organizes and directs administrative, operational, patient and personnel activities for the HUD-VASH contract programs.

  • Assures and accurate system of billing for payments within the practices of the medical center.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8a-4:30p

Functional Statement Title: Supervisory Social Worker – Contract Coordinator

Supervisory Status


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

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Basic Requirements:

*Citizenship.* Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.)

Education.You must possess 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 notbe substituted for the master's degree in social work. Verification of the degree can be made by going to the CSWE website to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of social work. (Permanent VHA employees employed in this occupation since 2/29/12 are considered to have met all qualification requirements for the title, series and grade level held, including positive education and licensure or certification that are part of the basic requirements of this occupation through the grandfathering provision.)

Licensure.You must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the advanced practice level which included an ASWB advanced generalist or clinical examination, unless they are grandfathered by the state in which they are licensed to practice at the advanced level (except for licenses issued in California, which administers its own clinical examination for advanced practice). May have certification or other post-masters training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship or equivalent supervised professional experience in a specialty. (Documentation required with your application).

Physical Requirements.See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

English Language Proficiency.Social Workers must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, Section A, Paragraph 3j.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Grade Determinations:Supervisory Social Workers at the GS-13 grade level typically supervise a significant number of professional staff at the GS-12 grade, including advanced practice social workers and social worker program coordinators. They are responsible for the professional and administrative management of an area in a social work service, in a care line, or across multiple sites, e.g., multi-division facilities and CBOCs with a large number of supervisees at the GS-12 grade and below. They typically also provide direct clinical services.

Preferred Experience:Experience overseeing Homeless Program grants and/or contracts. Note:Please ensure your resume reflects this experience.

Experience, Education and Licensure.

Individuals assigned as Supervisory Social Workers must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level and must be able to provide supervision for subordinate staff to qualify for licensure. Their experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment. They 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 professional experience. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs below.

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet multiple deadlines.

  2. Knowledge and skill in management/administration, which includes supervision, consultation, negotiation, and monitoring.

  3. Ability to ensure provision of clinical social work services by supervised social workers.

  4. Ability to provide administrative supervision and clinical supervision, including supervision for social work licensure.

References: VA Handbook 5005 This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

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: 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.

Physical Requirements:The physical demands of this position involve primarily walking, talking, and use of the telephone, etc. Strenuous physical activity is not required although the incumbent is expected to withstand pressure and stress as part of their day to day activities.

Security Clearance


Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-11 to 2017-08-21

Salary: $96,698 to $125,706 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 13

Series: 0185 Social Work

Appointment type: Excepted Service Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: RN-17-AHE-1997079-HT38

Control number: 476396500