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:


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.

Relief Counselor

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Job #  ELT-CSB-15007
Salary: $19.87/hour
Location: Fairfax Detoxification Center
Schedule: Includes mornings, evenings and awake overnights as well as holidays

Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

Relief counselors needed to work with a multidisciplinary team in our Detoxification program, which serves adult clients with co-occurring disorders. This is a residential program and the relief shifts are on an as-needed basis. The duties and responsibilities include telephone screenings, admissions, discharge planning, crisis intervention, monitoring and counseling clients who are in the process of detoxification.

Minimum Qualifications:  Experience in working with substance abusing and/or clients with mental illness.

Preferred Qualifications: A bachelor's degree plus experience working in the substance abuse/mental health field.

Special Requirements: The appointees to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a driving record check, an OIG check and a check of the Child Protective Services Registry to the satisfaction of the employer. Appointee must have a TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter and must possess a valid driver’s license.

Selection Procedure: Panel interview.

To Apply: Email your resume to Troy.Criser@Fairfaxcounty.gov. For more information about these positions, please contact Troy Criser at 703-502-7039.

Substitute Relief Counselor

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Job # ELT-CSB-14004
Salary:  $17.03 to $22.70/hour (Grade S14)
Location: New Horizons
Schedule:  30 hours per week; work schedule may include early morning, late evening, weekend and holidays.

The Adult Residential Services Division of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board/Mental Health is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Substitute Relief Counselor to provide mental health services in the New Horizons 16-bed coed facility.

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 in a mental health adult residential program. Qualified Mental Health Professional-Adult (QMHP) licensed or eligible.

To Apply: Send resume by email to david.simmons@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.

Substitute Relief Counselor (Part-Time)

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Job #
ELT-CSB-12007
Salary:
Starting at $19.15/hour (Grade S14)
Locations:

  • Patrick Street Group Home (Vienna)
  • Beacon Hill Group Home (Alexandria)
  • Franconia Road Treatment Center (Alexandria)
  • Residential Extensive Dual Diagnosis (REDD) Program (Alexandria)
  • Residential Intensive Care Programs (Alexandria, Annandale, Reston)

Counselors needed to work with seriously mentally ill (SMI) and/or substance abusing adults. Hours are on an as-needed basis and can include early mornings, late afternoons, evenings, awake overnights and weekends.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in a human services field, or equivalent experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with SMI population.
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 CSBARSreliefops@fairfaxcounty.gov or fax your resume to 703-538-7442.

Relief Counselor (Part-Time)

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Job #
ELT-CSB-12009
Salary:
$14.83 to $19.77/hour
Location: Various
Schedule: Provides needed day, evening, weekend and overnight shift coverage.

Relief counselor positions available in various substance abuse treatment and dual diagnosis sites in Fairfax County. Performs a wide range of counseling tasks in a residential program.

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 augustine.aderiye@fairfaxcounty.gov or mail or fax it to:

Relief Counselor
Attn: Augustine Aderiye
3900 Jermantown Road, #200
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Fax: 703-934-8742 

Probation Counselor II, Support Services (part-time)

Agency: Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
Job # ELT-JDR-16002
Salary:
$25.82/hour (Grade S23), benefits eligible*
Location: 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 201
Schedule: Position requires incumbent to work a flexible schedule, approximately 20-40 hours per week, between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, however, some assignments may require working weekends, holidays and or hours outside of the 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. hours, dependent upon the needs of the unit assigned (example -3:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., or 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

Provides floater probation support to various Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Service Units throughout Fairfax County. Under the direction of the Unit Director and/or Assistant Director, will supervise youth/adults placed on probation/parole to ensure compliance with the rules of probation, judicial orders, and special conditions of probation. Write court reports and attend court hearings and testify before the court on probation and parole cases.  May conduct home, school and/or work visits and will comply with Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) or Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) standards and local court services standards. May provide services for the supervised visitation program, intake, and diversion program.  Enters running case information into BADGE and uses basic computer skills. Must be able to travel to various Juvenile Court locations throughout Fairfax County.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree, plus two years of professional experience in probation work, law enforcement, education, or youth counseling. One year of graduate study in social/behavioral sciences, law enforcement or education may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree.Capable of managing various duties concurrently. Knowledge of the criminal justice system including court proceedings and the ability to interpret regulations, guidelines and statues. Experience working with domestic violence offenders and sex offenders. Experience in Evidence Based Practices and Motivational Interviewing. Proficiency in the use of personal computers. Familiarity with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services' Pretrial and Community Corrections case management software. Familiarity with the Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel). Experience in a juvenile and domestic relations court setting or in an agency that has close connection with a juvenile and domestic relations court. Bilingual in Spanish and English.

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

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position 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 have a valid driver's license in state of residence.

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

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

JUVENILE COURT ADMINISTRATION
Attn: Johanna Balascio
4110 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 201  
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-246-3093
FAX: 703-385-5964

Relief Intake Officer (Probation Counselor II) - Central Intake Services

Agency: Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
Job # ELT-JDR-15005
Salary: $25.82/hour (Grade S23)
Location: 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 104
Schedule: This position is for all shifts in a unit that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Shifts include Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.; and 11:15 p.m. to 7:15 a.m.; also weekends and holidays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.; and 12 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Duties include determining issues of jurisdiction, venue, probable cause, and the suitability of filing petitions and/or the issuance of detention/shelter care orders or diverting cases when appropriate. Diversion services may include: informal counseling, referrals to other agencies or community resources, placing the youth on a monitored diversion program, setting a case for the Diversion Hearing Program, preparing cases for court detention hearings with disposition recommendations, testifying in court and providing oral recommendations to the judges, and entering information into and managing cases in BADGE, a case management database.

This position has been identified as an essential employee by the county, which requires staff to report to work as scheduled regardless of emergency conditions, such as inclement weather.

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

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

Special Requirements: Appointees 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: Resume can be mailed, faxed or emailed to JDRDC-IntakeRelief@fairfaxcounty.gov.

CENTRAL INTAKE SERVICES
Attn: Intake Relief Recruitment
4110 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 104
Fairfax, Virginia  22030
Phone: 703-246-2495
Fax: 703-278-9339

Substitute Relief Counselor - Transitional Living Program (part-time)

Agency: Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
Job #: ELT-JDRDC-15001
Salary:
$19.04/hour (Grade S14), benefits eligible*  
Location: 10650 Page Ave., Fairfax, Virginia
Schedule:
 Position requires incumbent to work a flexible schedule including day, evening, overnight, weekend, and holiday hours.

Cares for and supervises young men ages 17-19 in a community-based residential facility, in which clients work in the community.  Relief counselors will be responsible for program implementation, community checks and behavioral management of residents on an as-needed basis.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with courses in the behavioral sciences. Two years of work experience with children or adolescent groups may be substituted for two years of academic credit toward a bachelor's degree. Completion of a two-year certificate or associate's degree program in behavioral sciences from a community college or other college, and one year of full-time work experience with children or adolescent groups, one of which must have been with delinquent youth, preferably in an institutional or group home setting. 

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

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a 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 benefits-eligible, and incumbents may opt to enroll in benefits such as health insurance, dental insurance and flexible spending accounts. These positions are not eligible for benefits such as leave, paid holidays and retirement.

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

TRANSITIONAL LIVING PROGRAM
Attn: Amy Sommer
10650 Page Ave.         
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-246-2924
Fax: 703-246-2730

Substitute Relief Counselor (part-time)

Agency: Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
Job # ELT-JDR-12002
Salary:
$19.04/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 Mitch Ryan at mitchell.ryan@fairfaxcounty.gov or mailed or faxed to:

JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER
ATTN: Mitch Ryan
10650 Page Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-246-2969
Fax: 703-384-1524

Relief Counselor (part-time)

Agency: Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
Job # ELT-JDR-15002
Salary:
$19.04/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 denise.studeny@fairfaxcounty.gov:

FOUNDATIONS
Attn: Denise Studeny
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:
$19.04/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

Relief Counselor (part-time)

Agency: Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
Job # ELT-JDR-12005
Salary:
$19.04/hour (Grade S14)
Location: Boys Probation House in Fairfax, Virginia
Schedule: Day, evening, overnight, weekend and holiday hours required.

Cares for and supervises boys ages 14-17 in a community-based residential facility. Relief counselors will be responsible for program implementation and behavioral management of residents on an as-needed basis.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with courses in the behavioral sciences. Two years of work experience with children or adolescent groups may be substituted for two years of academic credit toward a bachelor's degree. Completion of a two-year certificate or associate's degree program in behavioral sciences from a community college or other college, and one year of full-time work experience with children or adolescent groups, one of which must have been with delinquent youth, preferably in an institutional or group home setting.
Selection Procedure: Evaluation of relevant education and experience. Personal interview of top rated applicants.
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: Resume can be emailed to ivy.tillman@fairfaxcounty.gov or mailed or faxed to:

BOYS PROBATION HOUSE
Attention: Ivy Tillmen
4410 Shirley Gate Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-591-0171
Fax: 703-591-6403


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