Non-Merit Relief Counselor Job Opportunities


counselor jobsThe following non-merit substitute and relief counselor job opportunities are now available. Please note that these positions generally do not have fringe benefits such as leave, health insurance or retirement, unless specified in the job announcement.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 711. EEO/AA/TTY.

 

 

Community Services Board positions:

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court positions:

 

 

 


Peer Support Specialist

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Job#: ELT-CSB-17004
Hours: Up to 20 hours per week; work schedule may include early morning, late evening, weekend and holidays
Location: Cornerstones Residential Program

Exciting opportunity to work with a multi-disciplinary team providing treatment services to individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Cornerstones is a 16 bed residential treatment program with a 7 bed apartment aftercare program. Services include individual, group, family counseling, peer services, case management, medication management and assistance with linking and reintegration to services and activities in the community.

Under the direction of a program supervisor, this position utilizes personal, lived experience and professional training to assist individuals to meet their goals and to develop recovery and coping skills. The incumbent assists individuals by providing wellness and recovery groups/training, educating and assisting individuals to access community resources, explaining services to individuals and consulting with the treatment team when an individual appears to be in crisis or at risk. This position requires the incumbent to work in a group setting.  Up to 20 hours per week; work schedule may include early morning, late evening, weekend and holidays and includes driving a county van.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record, a Child Protective Services Registry, and a check with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to the satisfaction of the employer.

Note: Your employment as an exempt part-time employee may not extend beyond 900 hours within a one-year period from your date of hire.  All hours you work count toward the 900 limit, including overtime.  If you have more than one exempt part-time position with Fairfax County Government, all hours count toward the 900 limit.  If you work 900 hours before the end of the calendar year, you will be separated from employment for the balance of that year, but remain eligible for rehire beginning the next calendar year. You are not eligible to earn sick, annual, or holiday leave and you are not eligible to participate in the County’s health and life insurance programs or retirement systems.

To Apply: Please send a complete resume to Melissa.Anderson@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Substitute Relief Counselor – Intensive Care

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Job#: ELT-CSB-17002
Salary: $20.13/hour (Grade S14)
Hours: (see below)
Location(s):

    • Patrick Street Residential Intensive Care Home (Vienna)
    • Beacon Hill Residential Intensive Care Home (Alexandria)
    • Residential Intensive Care Programs (scattered site homes located in Alexandria, Annandale, Reston)

Excellent opportunity for clinicians entering the mental health field or for experienced clinicians wanting an opportunity to assist the CSB in serving county residents with serious mental illness through residential-based holistic programming. Counselors needed to substitute for treatment team staff working with seriously mentally ill (SMI) adults who have co-occurring disorders of substance abuse, intellectual disabilities, or physical challenges. Hours are on an as-needed basis, up to 15 hours/week, and can include early mornings, late afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Programs are part of the Supportive Community Residential Services Division.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or another human services field, or equivalent experience. 

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with SMI population.  At least one year full time experience or the equivalent working with adults who have a diagnosis of mental illness.

Special Requirements: The appointees to these positions will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Note: These positions are exempt and are not eligible for benefits such as health insurance, leave and retirement.

To Apply: Email your resume to Jennifer.Ahearn@fairfaxcounty.gov

Substitute Relief Counselor – New Horizons

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Job#: ELT-CSB-17003
Salary: $20.13/hour (Grade S14)
Hours: On an as-needed basis, up to 15 hours per week; work schedule may include early morning, late evening, weekend, holidays, and awake overnights.
Location: New Horizons, Alexandria

New Horizons is a 16 bed state of the art treatment facility serving adult men and women with serious mental illness, many who are re-integrating into the community after long term psychiatric hospitalizations.  Opportunity to join a treatment team that includes psychiatric, nursing, case managers, therapists, counselors, licensed clinicians and supervisory staff, and to be involved in the delivery of group and individual therapy, mental health skill building, mental health and substance use recovery development, community-based outings and activities, promotion of wellness and physical health.    New Horizons serves seriously mentally ill (SMI) adults who have co-occurring disorders of substance abuse, intellectual disabilities, or physical challenges.

Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or another human services field is required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be computer literate, and be comfortable working with clients in a residential treatment facility for seriously mentally ill adults, many with co-occurring substance use disorders and medical issues.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with SMI population. At least one year full time experience or the equivalent working with adults who have a diagnosis of mental illness.

Note: These positions are exempt and are not eligible for benefits such as health insurance, leave and retirement.

To Apply: Jennifer.Ahearn@fairfaxcounty.gov

Peer Support Specialist

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Job#: ELT-CSB-17000
Hours: 12 hours per week; work schedule may include early morning, late evening, weekend and holidays.
Location: Woodburn Place Crisis Care Program

Exciting opportunity to join state of the art multi-disciplinary team at Woodburn Place Crisis Care Program, a 16 bed, short-term residential crisis stabilization unit that serves individuals with mental illness and co-occurring disorders who are in psychiatric crisis. Services include: crisis intervention, individual, group and family counseling, case management, medication management, social detoxification and linking individuals to ongoing mental health, substance use or co-occurring services.

Under supervision and direction of a Crisis Care Supervisor, this position utilizes personal experience and professional training to assist Crisis Care clients in stabilizing their psychiatric crisis and developing coping skills as indicated by the individuals’ intake assessment and service plan. This position assists the team’s primary treatment providers with the provision of comprehensive mental health assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, intensive case management, crisis intervention and stabilization, and support services to persons with serious and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders. Services are provided via individual and group modalities. The position requires the individual to work in a group setting within close proximity of team members and effectively communicate information with the team. 

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record, a Child Protective Services Registry, and a check with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to the satisfaction of the employer.

Preferred Requirements: Bachelors degree in counseling, psychology, social work or nursing with a minimum of one year post-degree experience working with adults who suffer from serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders in an intensive treatment group home, hospital emergency department or psychiatric unit, community-based behavioral emergency services, and/or crisis stabilization setting OR Certification as a Registered Psychiatric Rehabilitation Provider (RPRP) registered with the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA) OR a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in an unrelated field with an associate’s degree in a human services field with at least three years clinical experience OR a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and certification from the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA) as a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) OR a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in an unrelated field that includes at least 15 semester credits (or equivalent credits based on a trimester system) in a human services field and at least three years clinical experience.

To Apply: Please send a complete resume to Amy.Miller@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Relief Counselor

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Job # ELT-CSB-16001
Salary:  $17.03 to $22.70/ hour (Grade S14)
Location: Assisted Community and Residential Services — 4 to 6-bed Group Homes
Schedule:  17.3 or 30 hours per week; work schedule may include early morning, late evening, weekend and holidays.

The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board/ Intellectual Disability Services is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Substitute Relief Counselor to provide direct care services for 9 group homes throughout the Fairfax/ Annandale/ and Springfield communities.

Minimum Qualifications:  Experience working with adults with intellectual disabilities in various settings.

Preferred Qualifications: The equivalent of two years of work experience in the human services field; a bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or another human services field is required. Worked with adults with intellectual disabilities in group home settings. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be computer literate, have a driver’s license, be able to lift 50 pounds or more, and be comfortable working with individuals in a residential setting and in the community who may have co-occurring disorders and medical issues.

Special Requirements:  Appointees to these positions will be required to complete a criminal background check, a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer, and must possess a valid driver’s license.

Selection Procedure: Panel interview.

To Apply: Send resume by email to carla.bryant@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Substitute Relief Counselor (Part-Time)

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Job #
ELT-CSB-12006
Salary:
Starting at $19.54/hour
Location: The Crisis Care Program at Woodburn Place, 3300 Woodburn Road, Annandale, VA 22003

Counselors needed to work with seriously mentally ill clients in crisis in a group home setting. Hours are on an as-needed basis and can include early mornings, late afternoons, evenings, awake overnights, weekends, and holidays. For more information about these positions, please contact Amy Miller at 703-205-9452.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a human service field, or equivalent experience.
Preferred Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree plus significant experience working with seriously mentally ill adult consumers in either residential or inpatient hospital settings.
Special Requirements: The appointees to these positions will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Note: These positions are exempt and are not eligible for benefits such as health insurance, leave and retirement.

To Apply: Email your resume to amy.miller@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Relief Counselor (Part-Time)

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Job #
ELT-CSB-12009
Salary:
$20.13 to $23.01 hour
Location: Various. Chantilly, Tysons Corner, Kingstown/Alexandria, Merrifield
Schedule: Various schedules and locations available including day, evening, weekend, overnight and flexible shift coverage. Excellent opportunity for entry level positon at large, progressive treatment agency.  

Relief counselor positions are available in multiple residential substance abuse/ co-occurring substance abuse and mental health programs.  Performs a wide range of counseling and therapeutic tasks in a residential program including client admissions, monitoring and support. Assists with group and individual counseling, recreational outings.   

Minimum Qualifications: Any combinaiton of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, criminal justice or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications: A master’s degree in psychology, social work, criminal justice or a related field

OR

A bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, criminal justice or a related year field plus experience working in a community residential setting.

Note: These positions are exempt and are not eligible for benefits such as health insurance, leave and retirement.

To Apply: Submit your resume by email to Troy Crise (Troy.Criser@fairfaxcounty.gov). Please indicate your potential availability for each of the various shifts: days, evenings, weekends, holidays and/or overnight shifts.

Substitute Relief Counselor (part-time)

Agency: Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
Job # ELT-JDR-12002
Salary:
$19.29/hour (Grade S14)
Location: Juvenile Detention Center in Fairfax, Virginia
Schedule: Relief staff are scheduled on an as-needed basis (50% schedule ahead of time; 50% on-call). Day (7 a.m. - 3 p.m.), evening (3 - 11 p.m.), overnight (11 p.m. - 7 a.m.) weekend and holiday hours will be required. Availability is critical.

Responsible for direct care, security and control of residents. Staffs' active supervisory posture (sight and sound) ensures safety and security of youth and facility operations and that residents are treated with dignity and respect. Stimulates resident's interest and supervises their participation in a comprehensive activities program; instructs and participates in various stages of the FJDC program.  Assigns and supervises residents and participates in daily light housekeeping tasks. Maintains basic discipline and control of residents; observes residents constantly to detect potentially dangerous or deceptive acts. Utilizes physical crisis intervention as needed to bodily control disruptive or aggressive detainees. Through personal contacts, assists residents with adjustment to the program and to help to relieve residents’ anxieties and tensions by employing counseling procedures. Documents (per prescribed procedure) actions of assigned duty post during assigned shift.

Minimum Qualifications: Three years of college credit with major in a behavioral science. One year of work experience with children or adolescent group maybe substituted with one year of academic credit. 
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a behavioral science with one year of experience working with at-risk adolescents.
Special Requirements: The appointees to these positions will be required to complete a criminal background check and a physical examination to the satisfaction of the employer.
Selection Procedure: Evaluation of relevant education and experience. Personal interview of top-rated applicants.

To Apply: Resume can be emailed to Ray Anderson at raymond.anderson@fairfaxcounty.gov or mailed or faxed to:

JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER
ATTN: Ray Anderson
10650 Page Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-246-2908
Fax: 703-385-1524

Relief Counselor (part-time)

Agency: Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
Job # ELT-JDR-15002
Salary:
$19.29/hour (Grade S14)
Location: Foundations, 12720 Lee Highway, in Fairfax, Virginia

Substitute Relief Counselor. Cares for and supervises girls ages 14-17 in a community-based residential facility using trauma informed practices. Relief counselors will be responsible for supervision of residents, providing positive encouragement and consequences, adhering to the program schedule and implementation of program policies and procedures.

Schedule: This position is for all shifts in a unit that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Shifts include day, evening overnight, weekends and holidays.  Shifts are filled on an as needed and emergency basis.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree; prefer one year of graduate study in social/behavioral sciences, counseling, social work, or education; and one year of professional experience in youth counseling probation work, or education.

Selection Procedure: Evaluation of relevant education and experience. Personal interview of top-rated applicants.

Special Requirements: Appointees will be required to satisfactorily complete a criminal background and  check of the Child Protective Services Registry and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer as a condition of hiring and periodically thereafter.Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Note:  These positions are exempt and are not eligible for benefits such as leave and retirement. Some positions may be exempt benefits-eligible and incumbents may opt to enroll in benefits such as health insurance, dental insurance and flexible spending accounts.

To Apply: Resume can be mailed, faxed or emailed to amy.sommer@fairfaxcounty.gov

FOUNDATIONS
Attn: Amy Sommer
12720 Lee Highway
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Phone: 703-830-2930
Fax: 703-502-9853

Relief Counselor (part-time)

Agency: Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
Job # ELT-JDR-12004
Salary:
$19.29/hour (Grade S14)
Location: Shelter Care II in Fairfax, Virginia
Schedule: Evening, overnight, and weekend hours will be required. Must be available to work holidays.

Cares for and supervises residents. Responsible for program implementation and behavioral management of residents on an as-needed basis.

Minimum Qualifications: Third year college student majoring in courses in the behavioral sciences. One year's work experience with children or adolescent groups may be substituted for the one year of academic credit towards a bachelor's degree, or have completed a two-year certificate or associate's degree in behavioral sciences and one year of full-time work experience with adolescent groups, one of which must have been with delinquent youth, preferably in an institutional or group home setting.
Note: These positions are exempt and are not eligible for benefits such as health insurance, leave and retirement.

To Apply: Resume can be emailed to thomas.hastings@fairfaxcounty.gov or mailed or faxed to:

SHELTER CARE II
Attention: Tom Hastings
10670 Page Avenue
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-246-2900
Fax: 703-273-7651


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