Non-Merit Social Services Job Opportunities

social servicesThe following non-merit social services 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.

Fairfax County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. 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 703-222-7314. Minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.  



Social Services Specialist III

Agency: Department of Family Services
Job # ELT-DFS-15012
Salary: $34.05 to $42.56/hour
Schedule: Monday-Friday, approximately 17-20 hours per week

The Neighborhood Networks program supports families as they build on their strengths as parents and leaders within their community. Neighborhood Networks is a child abuse prevention program that works in collaboration with Fairfax County Public Schools, local non-profits, and other Fairfax County and community agencies.

This dynamic Specialist serves as a behavioral health consultant to interagency team based planning meetings and helps school/county colleagues from other agencies in understanding and navigating the processes related to the mental health needs of children, youth, and families. The Specialist provides consultation/parent coaching services and support for families who are concurrently receiving case management services through the Department of Family Services (DFS) Neighborhood Networks program, and behavioral health consultation to Social Services Specialists who are providing case management services through programs within the Children, Youth and Family Division (CYF). 

Qualifications: Must have experience and comfort with interagency collaboration and team-based problem-solving. Must have experience providing direct clinical interventions to children, youth, and families and an understanding of the mental health issues related to child abuse prevention. The position will be located in either the Fairfax or Alexandria office; however the person hired will be expected to travel throughout Fairfax County.

Preferred Qualifications: Clinical social work experience, post licensure. LCSW or LPC. Experience working in school and community-based settings, and Spanish language capabilities.

To Apply: Email your resume to

Social Services Specialist II

Agency: Department of Family Services
Job # ELT-DFS-15011
Starting Salary:$25.82/hour, benefits eligible*

Challenging opportunity to work in Adult Protective Services (APS) as part of the comprehensive Adult and Aging program.  Based out of the Alexandria, Virginia office (South County).  Requires travel throughout Fairfax, Annandale and South County to serve as a regional floater taking APS cases in the three regions.

Conducts investigations in response to reports of abuse, neglect and/or exploitation of the elderly and incapacitated adults to include institutional investigations. Assesses the need and extent of protective services required and--in collaboration with the client, their support systems, and other public and private service providers--arranges for the necessary services to prevent/ameliorate the abuse, neglect or exploitation. Assesses the need for Guardianship/Conservator-ship and facilitates the process to include medical documentation, preparation of information required for petitions, testimony in court and advocacy. Assesses the need for mental health intervention, assists with the mental health detention process and testifies in the legal hearings. Attends court hearings and provides professional and legal testimony as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree, plus two years of professional social work experience. A master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Special Requirements:  The appointee to this position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry and a driving record check. Driver’s license or ability to efficiently access other means of transportation in order to visit clients in their homes and to meet with community service providers.

Preferred Qualifications:  MSW degree or higher in social work. Experience in social work and/or case management.  Experience working in a state or local social services agency.

Selection Procedure:  Panel interview.

Note: *This position is scheduled to work 30 hours per week.  Individuals in these positions are eligible for limited employee benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, and participation in flexible spending programs, but are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.

To Apply: Send resume by email to

Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) Group Leader

Agency: Administration for Human Services
Job #
Salary: $22.44 to $25.00/hour; no benefits
10640 Page Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030
4 to 12 hours of class per week. These classes are held primarily in the evenings and weekends.

Two Alcohol Safety Action Program group leader positions are vacant. Under supervision and within the guidelines of a VASAP-approved curriculum, the group leaders prepare and instruct a 20-hour or 8-hour alcohol and/or drug and driver education program appropriate to the classification level for the class. They are responsible for implementing several Fairfax County ASAP policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in psychology, sociology, social work, criminal justice, counseling or related field, plus one year of graduate study and two years of experience in leading psych educational programs. Knowledge of classroom techniques and knowledge of substance abuse and its personal and societal effects is a must.

Preferred Qualifications: A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in psychology, sociology, social work, criminal justice, counseling or related field, plus two years psych educational instruction experience.

To Apply: Please email resume to

Cook (part-time)

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Job # ELT-CSB-12010
$13.99 to $18.66/hour  
Location: Chantilly, Virginia
Schedule: 20 hours per week; no nights required

An excellent opportunity for someone with cooking and people skills. Works in a residential treatment setting within a Fairfax County Alcohol and Drug Treatment and Detox facility.  Duties include menu planning, inventory management, and working directly with clients. Requires ability to work as part of a team in the production of approximately 200 quality meals per day. No nights required.

Special Requirements: Position requires Food Handler’s license, and the ability to work weekends and holidays. Annual TB screening needed.  The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, an Office of the Inspector General (OIG) check and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

To Apply: Send your resume by fax to 703-502-7006 or by email to

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