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This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Program Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the... VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application.

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• Federal employees - Excepted service
Current excepted service federal employees.
• Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.




The VA SORCC is a multi- site medical system that includes a major medical facility in White City and two Community Based Outpatient Clinics. The Workplace Violence Prevention Program Manager is responsible for addressing and managing reports of disruptive behaviors across the main facility and the 2 CBOCs.

The Program Manager is responsible for the administrative and clinical aspects of the Workplace Violence Prevention Program (WVPP) at the VA SORCC including the Disruptive Behavior Committee (DBC), Employee Threat Assessment Team (ETAT), Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior (PMDB) Program, Disruptive Behavior Reporting System (DBRS), and the Workplace Behavioral Risk Assessment(WBRA). The incumbent will be responsible for informing and writing policies, procedures, and program guidelines in the development, planning, operations, and continuous performance improvement of all components of the WVPP in the VA SORCC.

The Program Manager demonstrates experience in leading diverse and interdisciplinary teams.

• The incumbent will directly supervise WVPP staff.
• Conducting and delegating: behavioral threat assessments to inform recommendations for individualized risk management strategies; consulting with VA Providers, clinical staff and DBC and ETAT members.
• Ensuring ongoing training of team members in evidence- based threat assessment and threat management practice.
• Providing timely and accurate responses to action items and recommendations made by the DBC.
• Provides quarterly updates to the Executive Leadership Board and submits WVPPrelated work products directly to the Chief of Staff and/or Facility Director.
• Oversees the day-to-day business of the inter/multidisciplinary committee that reviews incidents of EmployeeGenerated Disruptive Behaviors.
• Oversees the functions of ETAT, including ETAT's obtaining incident reports and delegating cases to team members, assembling all available information regarding any alleged disruptive or threatening employee behavior; determining whether the reported disruptive behavior(s) pose a safety threat to individuals and/or the workplace; and if so, making risk mitigation recommendations to the Facility Director to manage the safety threat posed by the reported behavior(s).
• Provides oversight of the PMDB program. The incumbent will assist in, educating staff in recognizing signs and factors of potential danger, strategies for deescalation, and identifying resources that can directly address individual needs to help improve the quality of patient care and reduce overall risk.
• Serves as a Facility Administrator for the DBRS. The DBRS is a secure and facility managed web-based data collection site of disruptive behavior events occurring at VHA facilities.
• Resposible for the development and implementation of all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) within the Workplace Violence Prevention Programs.
• Works closely with representatives from local bargaining units, Human Resources staff members, VA Police Officers, representatives from the facility's Safety Office, and Attorney's from the Office of Regional counsel.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm


Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

EDRP Authorized: Former EDRP participants ineligible to apply for incentive.Contact VHA.ELRSProgramS[redacted], the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Learn more

Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required


Conditions of Employment
• You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job.
• All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
• Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
• Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
• You may be required to serve a probationary period.
• Subject to background/security investigation.
• Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
• Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
• Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP).
• Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details.
• Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov


Basic Requirements:
• United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
• Education. Hold a master's or doctoral degree in: Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling; Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling; or a related field, from a program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Examples of related mental health counseling fields include but are not limited to Addiction Counseling; Community Counseling; Gerontology Counseling; Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling. CACREP defines the date when graduates are considered to have graduated from a CACREP accredited program. Additional information may be obtained from http://www.cacrep.org/directory/. NOTE: Traditional Rehabilitation counseling programs that are accredited by CACREP do not meet the LPMHC qualification standards as Traditional Rehabilitation counseling differs from Clinical Rehabilitation counseling.
• Licensure. Persons hired or reassigned to LPMHC positions in the GS-0101 series in VHA must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to independently practice as a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, which includes diagnosis and treatment. NOTE: It is VHA policy that a LPMHC who does not yet have a license that allows independent practice must be supervised by a licensed independent practitioner of the same discipline who is a VA staff member and who has access to the electronic health record.

Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates.

GS-13 - Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, (Program Manager)

Experience, Education and Licensure: In addition to the basic requirements, candidates must have at least one year of progressively complex experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. The experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: In addition to meeting the KSAs for the GS-12 grade level, the candidate must demonstrate all of the KSAs below:

1. Ability to make judgments and decisions associated with program management.

2. Ability to monitor program outcomes using data driven quality assurance process.

3. Ability to develop productivity standards appropriate to each service provided.

4. Ability to manage a wide range of programs which include the operation and management of key clinical, training or administrative programs

References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/106 PART II APPENDIX G43

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13

Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.


IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional information

Receiving Service Credit or 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. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

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

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

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.

If you are unable to apply online or need an alternate method to submit documents, please reach out to the Agency Contact listed in this Job Opportunity Announcement.
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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, resume, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

The Department of Veterans Affairs performs pre-employment reference checks as an assessment method used in the hiring process to verify information provided by a candidate (e.g., on resume or during interview or hiring process); gain additional knowledge regarding a candidate's abilities; and assist a hiring manager with making a final selection for a position.

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

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
• Resume

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), etc.
• Cover Letter
• DD-214/ Statement of Service
• Disability Le
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