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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Supervisory Domiciliary Rehabilitation Technician in Des Moines, Iowa

Summary THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN AMENDED TO EXTEND THE CLOSING DATE The Supervisory Domiciliary Rehabilitation Technician serves at The VA Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (MHRRTP) located on the campus in Des Moines, Iowa. The MHRRTP is a 60-bed unit that provides services to Veterans who have substance abuse, mental health, and housing needs. The program focuses on recovery and rehabilitation and uses a therapeutic community model to achieve those goals. Responsibilities THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION The Supervisory Domiciliary Rehabilitation Technician position requires both management and clinical skills to assist in managing the overall day-to-day operations of the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (MHRRTP). Duties include but may not be limited to: Schedules staff and assigns work. Balances the needs of the agency and union master agreement. Performs recruitment duties such as interviewing, checking references, and hiring. Manages performance appraisals to include assigning, mid-year and end of year close-out. Maintains the domiciliary operations in a constant state of readiness for surveys (e.g., CARF, Joint Commission, etc.) Serves as the liaison between all Domiciliary Rehabilitation Technician (DRT) staff and the MHRRTP clinical staff to ensure that all DRT staff are made aware of programmatic communication. Collects, submits, and analyzes both Veteran-level and programmatic-level data. Reviews data, performs needed analyses, summarizes the information gathered, identifies trends and proposes and assists in implementing the solutions. Creates and submits reports to leadership. Manages the collection and submission of required financial forms for all admitted Veterans. Ensures difficult situations, including suicide and violence risk, are identified, communicated, and resolved as quickly as possible. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday - Sunday, varies: 0000-0800 or 0730-1600 or 1530-0000. To be discussed during interview process. Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 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 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. Qualifications To qualify for this position, you must meet the following: English Language Proficiency - In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position. AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Requires at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-8 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include but are not limited to observation of and assistance in the application of techniques relating to behavior, capacities, traits, interests, and activities of either humans or, under laboratory conditions, animals. Experience may have been gained in connection with a program of research or direct services in psychology that gave a practical understanding of some of the principles, methods, and techniques of psychology needed to assist professional psychologists. Specialized experience includes utilizing both management and clinical skills to assist in managing the overall day-to-day operations of a mental health residential rehabilitation treatment program; performing administrative lead or supervisor duties; distributing workload; ensuring program needs are met; reviewing data, completing and submitting reports; admission and discharge duties; and communicating with a variety of internal and external customers including patients and their families. -OR- SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED): Successful completion of an internship or two full years of graduate education or a master's degree directly related to the position. -OR- COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED): Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate education and experience as described above may be used to qualify for this position. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Accountability Customer Service Database Administration Interpersonal Skills Managing Human Resources IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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. 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; religious; 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. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at Education 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: 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: Additional Information Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary where the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. There may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items such as papers, books, or small parts. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. 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. 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. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities (i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities), and/or disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. For more information on how to apply using this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator within the office, contact the facility Human Resources Department at (515) 699-5670. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. 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.