Bureau of Indian Educaton

This position is part of the St Stephen’s Indian School, Bureau of Indian Education. As a School Social Worker you will be responsible for serving as a School Social Worker in a BIE school on or near the Reservation. The Social Worker is responsible for providing counseling services to students.

Open & closing dates:  07/07/2022 to 07/20/2022

Salary: $28.88 – $37.54 per hour

Pay scale & grade: CY 4

Location: Saint Stephens, WY

Remote job: No

Telework eligible: No

Travel Required: Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed: No

Appointment type: Seasonal

Work schedule: Full-time

As a School Social Worker CY-0185-4, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:
Serving as a school Social Worker, the incumbent works within the general function supplementing and complementing the role of the Administration, Guidance, Academic and/or Vocational Staff.
Manages, coordinates, and directs the school school work program independently
Maintains a school-wide prevention and education program
Provides mandatory training for the school staff as a subject matter expert
Coordinates with local medical treatment facilities and local agencies to ensure the availability of immediate care, intervention, and support
Assesses the special needs of students and families
Ensures all reported cases of child and spouse abuse are coordinated according to regulations
Collects, maintains, and analyzes data for planning and reporting purposes in accordance with governing program guidance
Prepares reports and surveys to meet requirements outlined in the regulation and as requested by leadership

Conditions of Employment
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation for Public Trust position.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a background clearance.
Must obtain and maintain valid state driver’s license.
This position may require the incumbent to work on call during irregular work hours which may include evenings, weekends, holidays, and/or varying work schedules.
Applicants must be able to fulfill state credentialing requirements and obtain and maintain Social Worker privileges. Emergency and provisional certificates may be accepted under the condition they are issued by a State certification authority.

Who May Apply:
Applicants with Indian Preference
All U.S. Citizens

Qualifications: In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements contained in the approved job category for P.L. 95-561 described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

Basic Education Requirement for the position:
Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in social work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Basic Licensure Requirement for the position:
Applicants must possess a current, active, valid, unrestricted license to practice Social Work independently, offered by a U.S. State, District of Columbia, commonwealth, territory or jurisdiction. (Note: You must attach a copy of your unrestricted clinical license with your application.)
Related Experience Requirement for the position:
Applicants are required to have at least one (1) year of specialized experience which includes:
Creating educational resources for the public and/or staff regarding topics such as: parenting, stress and conflict management, couples communication/relationship enhancement, child safety, developing personal responsibility, building self-esteem, domestic violence and/or child abuse and neglect;
Developing family and student classes covering topics such as: parenting, stress and conflict management, couples communication/relationship enhancement, child safety, developing personal responsibility, building self-esteem, domestic violence and/or child abuse and neglect;
Teaching family and students classes to staff covering topics such as: parenting, stress and conflict management, couples communication/relationship enhancement, child safety, developing personal responsibility, building self-esteem, domestic violence and/or child abuse and neglect.

Pay tables for Bureau of Indian Education Title 25 positions can be found at https://www.bie.edu/topic-page/education-pay-table-archives

Basis of Rating: All applicants for this position will be rated and ranked based upon the extent and quality of their experience, training and/or education as reflected in the assessment questionnaire. Applicants will be further evaluated according to the degree to which they possess or have the potential to acquire knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics as listed below. The judgment of qualifications will be based on the material submitted; therefore, it is to the applicant’s advantage to give complete and thorough responses and to present information in a neat and orderly fashion. Qualifications and Indian preference eligibility will be determined on the basis of information submitted.

Education
To meet the education requirements, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Official transcripts are required upon selection.

Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.

For further information on creditable education visit: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

To apply for this position, click on the following link:
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/662518900

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying with Indian Preference, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:
Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
Your resume work experience needs to reflect Position Title, Dates of Employment (include month/year), Hours worked per week, Salary, Supervisor’s Name and telephone number, and Duties (please be specific and include any accomplishments).
If your resume includes a photograph, hypertext/hyperlinks, or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
2. Other supporting documents: Cover Letter, optional
You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:
For Indian Preference BIA Form 4432 is required and located on the Bureau of Indian Education Website: https://www.bie.edu/topic-page/forms The form must be completed by the appropriate official with the federally-recognized tribe where the applicant is enrolled as a member. No other form will be accepted.
Indian Children Protection Requirements Form is required and is located on the Bureau of Indian Education Website: https://www.bie.edu/topic-page/forms
For current employment verification; SF-50, DD-3434 or other federal agencies official “Notification of Personnel Action” equivalent (Note: SF-52 or agencies “Request for Personnel Action” is not acceptable);
For MSP claims PCS orders and marriage certificate;
For verification of Veteran status, DD-214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
This position has an individual occupational requirement. You MUST submit a copy of your transcript and professional certification or licensure with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. Your transcripts must show the degree awarded, date conferred, and all required courses as required by the position. Please note, this may be shown with multiple transcripts. Your professional certification or licensure must reflect your name, issue date, expiration date, and endorsements.
Future Military Retirees*: You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document** OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.

Future Separation from the Military*: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document** OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214(Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.

*Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave or already separated from the armed forces.

** The “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. The Statement of Service must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters, AND the Statement of Service letter must include your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge, Character of Service (i.e. honorable), and, if applicable, when your terminal leave will begin.

NOTE: Within the Bureau of Indian Education, the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.

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