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.  



Housing Locator Support Specialist (Management Analyst I)

Agency: Office to Prevent and End Homelessness
Job # ELT-OPEH-15001
Salary: $30.00/hour, benefits eligible*
Schedule: Approximately 30 hours per week; work hours are generally during the day Monday through Friday with occasional evening or weekend hours required. 

The Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness (OPEH) seeks a Housing Locator Support Specialist, who will perform a variety of entry-level professional work and administrative functions to support housing search and placement services in county homeless assistance programs.

Duties include:

  • Using existing information management systems, monitor newly identified homeless households and assist housing location staff in connecting the households to appropriate housing options.
  • Organize training and professional development efforts for Housing Locators to include tenant rights and responsibilities, fair housing, housing quality standards, affordable housing programs, and other issues as needed;
  • Schedule and staff Housing Locator team meetings to promote interagency learning and county policies, procedures and written standards; participating in work group collaboration and mapping or charting of workflow processes;
  • Provide technical assistance to Housing Locators on a one-on-one basis, as required;  
  • Assist with data collection activities in support of existing projects and programs, including conducting research;
  • Assist with a variety of technical and professional work related to monitoring and reporting on homeless assistance program processes, activities, and outcomes;
  • Assist with measuring and analyzing indicators of performance, quality, quantity and efficiency of homeless assistance services; and
  • Contributes to position papers, evaluation reports and presentations.

Characteristics of the successful candidate will include a bachelor's degree and experience in housing- or sales-related positions. Relevant experience might include property management, real estate or the administration of housing or homeless assistance programs. Knowledge of the Fairfax County homeless services system and experience with a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is also beneficial.

Note: * This position and may not exceed 1,560 hours per calendar year. 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 your resume by fax to 703-653-1365 or by email to

Drop-In Daycare Worker

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #  ELT-FCPA-15069
Salary:  $10.50- $12.00/hour (increases based upon experience and availability); some positions are benefits eligible
Location:  Oak Marr RECenter
Schedule: 5-10 hours a week

The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) provides quality facilities and services which offer resident’s opportunities for recreation to improvement their physical and mental well-being, as well as the enhancement of their quality of life. In order to increase the quality of Oak Marr RECenter and its facilities, Oak Marr RECenter has opened a Drop-in Daycare program available to parents/guardians using the building services.

Drop-In Daycare is open:

M-F 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
M-T 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

We are currently looking to add a new staff member to our team to help out during the winter months on Saturday Mornings, and occasional morning shifts during the week. The Drop –in Daycare Staff are the frontline customer service employees for the daycare room. Daycare staff members are responsible for duties including the following:

    • Maintain a safe and sanitary environment for children in the daycare room on a daily basis
    • Assist in making sure that the daycare environment is always neat and orderly
    • Assist parents with the signing in/out process upon dropping off/picking up their children
    • Keep all appropriate records such as attendance, time and illness sheets
    • Meet and follow all daycare room rules and licensing regulations
    • Assist with daycare room activities
    • Maintain daily open communication with parents
    • Maintain confidentiality
    • Keep supervisor informed on all relevant matters
    • Attend in-service and staff meetings
    • Attend mandatory Fairfax County trainings
    • Able to work morning, evening, and weekend  hours

Desired Skills:

    • Demonstrate passion for children as well as quality childcare
    • Demonstrate ability to work well with others in a childcare setting
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
    • Ability to move and react quickly
    • Friendly, positive attitude
    • Reliable, dependable
    • Attentive, flexible and able to maintain a positive composure in a fast-paced environment
    • Exceptional customer service skills

Minimum Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years old. Must be First-Aid/CPR certified or willing to become certified. The appointee to this position must complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

To Apply: Email your resume to

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

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