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.

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Community Services Board positions:

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court positions:


Substitute Relief Counselor

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Job # ELT-CSB-14009
Salary:  $16.84 to $22.46/hour, no benefits
Location:Fairfax Detoxification Center

Dynamic counselor needed for an innovative co-occurring (substance abuse/mental health) Detoxification program for adults. Exciting opportunity for hands-on clinical experience, professional development and potential for advancement in a progressive Fairfax County agency. This position requires day, evening and weekend availability, and flexibility with holiday and overnight coverage. Duties include facilitating admisions, monitoring clients, documentation, transporting clients, phone screenings, urine screens, acupuncture and crisis management and working on a multidisciplinary team.

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 in working with substance abusing and/or clients with mental illness.
Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, a driver's license check and a TB test to the satisfaction of the employer.

To Apply: Send your resume to Michael Lane at Michael.Lane@fairfaxcounty.gov. For more information about this position, call 703-502-7057.

Relief Counselor

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, ACRS
Job # ELT-CSB-14008
Salary: $17.40/hour
Location: Various
Schedule: Provides day, evening, weekend, and overnight shift coverage as needed

Relief Counselor positions available in various residences serving adults with intellectual disabilities in Fairfax County. Performs a wide range of  tasks in a residential program. Relief Counselors provide therapeutic counseling, training, and direct assistance to enable individuals to perform activities of daily living, enhance communication, behavioral control and safety skills, facilitate community integration, and monitor health and safety. Relief Counselors must be able to administer medications to individuals and complete documentation regularly. Relief Counselors are expected to perform duties as independently as possible and when regular staff are unavailable.

Must be able to drive a county vehicle to transport individuals to various destinations. Must be able to physically assist individuals who are non-ambulatory or have other mobility and sensory challenges as needed (e.g., transfer and positioning). Must be able perform MANDT techniques and First Aid and CPR as needed.

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 carla.bryant@fairfaxcounty.gov or mail or fax it to:

Relief Counselor
Attn: CarLa Bryant
12011 Government Center Parkway, #300
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Fax: 703-322-1518

Substitute Relief Counselor

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Job # ELT-CSB-14004
Salary:  $16.84 to $22.46/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-12008
Salary:
Starting at $19.15/hour (Grade S14)
Location: Sojourn House Group Home, Fairfax

Relief Counselor positions are available at the Sojourn House therapeutic group home in Fairfax to work with eight seriously emotionally disturbed adolescent females. Duties include, but are not limited to, supervision of residents, shift coverage, implementation of behavior modification programs, counseling, recreation, and socialization groups and activities. Hours are on an as needed basis and can include evenings, awake overnights and weekends. For more information about these positions, call Cathy Lynch or Christine Heaton at 703-691-1685.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in a human services field, or within one year of graduation. Driver's license.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with adolescents in a group home.
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: Mail or fax your resume to:

Sojourn House Group Home
5120 First Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fax: 703-691-1986

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

Central Intake Services Relief Intake Officer (Part-Time)

Agency: Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
Job #
ELT-JDR-14001
Salary:
$25.54/hour
Location: 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 104

Relief Intake Officer. 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, and referring appropriate cases to the Restorative Justice Program. Prepares cases for court detention hearings with disposition recommendations. Testifies in court, and provides oral recommendations to the judges. Provides written reports and recommendations on truancy cases that are scheduled for court. Enters information into BADGE- CSU Intake Module and/or Case Management System. 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.

This position is for all shifts in a unit that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Shifts include Monday thru 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.

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.  Must have a valid driver’s license in state of residence.

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

To Apply: Resume can emailed to JDRDC-intakerelief@fairfaxcounty.gov or mailed or faxed to:

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

Substitute Relief Counselor (part-time)

Agency: Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
Job # ELT-JDR-12002
Salary:
$18.83/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-12003
Salary:
$18.83/hour (Grade S14)
Location: Foundations, in Fairfax, Virginia
Schedule: Day, evening, overnight, weekend and holiday hours required.

Cares for and supervises girls 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 denise.studeny@fairfaxcounty.gov or mailed or faxed to:

FOUNDATIONS
Attention: 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:
$18.83/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 - Overnight (part-time)

Agency: Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
Job # ELT-JDR-12005
Salary:
$18.83/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 gregory.harper@fairfaxcounty.gov or mailed or faxed to:

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


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