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Armed Forces Retirement Home Social Worker in Washington, District Of Columbia


This position is located at the Armed Forces Retirement Home - Washington (AFRH-W), Healthcare Services. The AFRH is an independent federal agency which most closely resembles a private sector continuing care retirement community with a geriatric resident population of distinguished Veterans who have served their country.


As a Social Worker you will: Develop and revise policy and procedure manuals Work collaboratively with department heads to review patient care activities with individual clinicians to ensure knowledge and compliance with standards Promote and ensure that the coordination of care with residents returning to Assisted Living or Independent Living is a smooth transition with increased communication between departments, directorates, and individual clinicians Actively participate in developing and maintaining public understanding and community outreach to influence public attitude and coordination with the agency


Conditions of Employment

Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.

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Public Trust background investigation will be required (DELETE IF N/A)

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.


You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Licensure: Must possess a stateissued Social Worker's license AND a Social Workers license to practice as an independent licensed practitioner.


Education: Must possess a master's degree in social work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

For the GS-11, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for this position includes:

Working with a geriatric population where the incumbent was responsible for providing admission preparation, assessment, counseling, day-to-day assistance initiation and revision of care plans and integrate services to effectively coordinate resident/patient care. ORYou may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. ORYou may qualify by a combination of experience and education. In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable: For the GS-11, you must have been at the GS-9 level for 52 weeksTime After Competitive Appointment: Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a non temporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.


The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S Department of Education.

Additional Information

We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.- This is a Non bargainingunit position.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:- A one year probationaryperiod may be required.- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service Systemor are exempt from having to do so.- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment.-Selectees will be subject to the AFRH Tuberculosis Surveillance Program.- Because the AFRHs mission requires uninterrupted, direct human support and medical care for its Residents, this position is considered essential for continuing AFRH operations. Therefore, the incumbent is expected to arrive for duty on time, as scheduled, and to complete the assigned tour during emergency situations such as hazardous weather.- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.