VASH Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Operations · Sells, Arizona
Department Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor
Compensation DOE

Position Title: VASH Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Department: Operations Division

Reports To: Chief Operations Officer

Compensation: DOE

Exempt / Non-Exempt: Exempt


Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

The Tohono O’odham Ki:Ki Association conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which may include a criminal background check, verification of credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history.  In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States.  All employees are required to successfully pass a drug screening test prior to employment; random drug screening tests may be administered post-employment.



Under minimal supervision the VASH Licensed Clinical Social Worker is a licensed clinical social worker, which provides services throughout Arizona including Tucson and Phoenix. The position will be housed primarily at the local VA facility in Tucson and will have an office on-site at TOKA in Sells.  It is estimated at least 50% of their time will be spent in the field. The TOKA VASH Licensed Clinical Social Worker is responsible for the coordination of case management services for Native American Veterans. TOKA VASH Program is an intensive case management program for chronically homeless Veterans aimed at providing psychosocial services to Veterans while residing in stable housing through TOKA VASH voucher system.


TOKA VASH Licensed Clinical Social Worker in this position functions as the Case Manager for the TOKA VASH Program. TOKA VASH Program falls within the TOKA Operations Department. The TOKA VASH Licensed Clinical Social Worker is responsible for coordination of case management services for Veterans receiving housing provided through TOKA VASH voucher system.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Providing outreach services to Veterans experiencing homelessness/at risk of homelessness.
  • Assessing Veterans and determining case management needs.
  • Providing access to appropriate treatment and supportive case management services.
  • Collaborating with supportive services available through other tribal departments, such as the local Tribal Veterans Office.
  • Providing consultation/education to Veterans and families on community resources.
  • Will act as consultant to other team/staff members.
  • Liaison between VA and community resources, to include marketing and public relation duties as needed.
  • Responsible for collecting and submitting TOKA VASH Program participant data as outlined by TOKA VASH Program procedures.
  • Responsible for reviewing agreements between TOKA, landlords & VA in establishing appropriate referral sites for TOKA-VASH placements.
  • Performs site visits of TOKA-VASH apartments to ensure that Veterans reside in safe environments in compliance with local housing codes.
  • Verifies the Veterans’ status, eligibility for VA medical care, and eligibility of program participation.
  • Responsible for ensuring that homeless Veterans are considered as primary participants for program acceptance.
  • Will provide case management to Veterans and families, as needed, throughout the continuum of care.
  • Will provide wellness/prevention education and facilitate patient/family support groups as appropriate.
  • Will coordinate treatment and communicate with the care lines to facilitate continuity of care for Veterans.
  • Will provide a full range of social work services within commonly accepted standards of social work practice which includes case work, individual, family and group counseling, discharge planning, case management and other services as appropriate.
  • Takes responsibility for improving professional skills, participating in planning and executing specific staff development projects, attending seminars and institutes, and participating in training programs of other disciplines as requested.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education, Certificates, Licenses:     

  • Master’s degree in social work, fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
  • Must be licensed or certified by the state of Arizona to independently practice social work at the master’s degree level.
  • Must have advanced practice level which includes an ASWB advance generalist of clinical examination.
  • 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 specialty.
  • Current Driver’s License and ability to drive a vehicle.

Experience Requirements

  • TOKA VASH Clinical Social Worker has experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgment.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in an area of specialized social work practice.

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                  

  • The LCSW will clinically supervise the practice of a social worker who is not yet an LCSW.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Self-Motivated - Highly motivated self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision, must be able to work independently.

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Incorporates complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of Veteran patients.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Provides individual, group, and family psychotherapy and advanced level case management interventions used in the treatment of Veterans with polytrauma injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions, and other serious disorders.

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information; documents all contacts with patients/families in the medical charts; Completes statistical and other reports in accordance with respective professional discipline service policies.

Teamwork – Provides consultation to colleagues on the biopsychosocial treatment of patients treated in specialty areas, rendering professional opinions based on experience and expertise and role modeling effective social work practice skills.

Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; Mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.

Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.

Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.

Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands program strengths & weaknesses; Adapts strategy to changing conditions; works with multi-disciplinary teams and community agencies to strive for developing more effective and efficient ways of delivering healthcare services to TOKA HUD-VASH Programs.

Language Skills                                                

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Reasoning Ability                                            

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills                                               

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Veteran patient encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Indian Preference:

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian applicants in accordance with Section 703(i) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. §2000e-2(i) (1982) and Tohono O’odham Nation Ordinance 01-85, Section 3, provided the applicant has submitted acceptable proof of Indian preference for employment.


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