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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Social Services Specialist II

Agency: Department of Family Services
Job#: ELT-DFS-16009
Starting Salary: $34.88/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 Annandale, Virginia office.  May require 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/Conservatorship 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 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 client’s in their homes and to meet with community service providers.

Preferred Qualifications: Currently in an accredited MSW program.  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 not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.

To Apply:  Send resume by email to Samantha.renner@fairfaxcounty.gov

Social Services Specialist II (exempt non-merit position)

Agency: Department of Family Services
Job#: ELT-DFS-16008
Starting Salary: $34.88/hour, benefits eligible*

Opportunity to work in Adult Services as part of the comprehensive Adult and Aging Program. The Adult Services position will be based out of the Fairfax Region. The position provides intensive community based case management services to Older Adults and adults with disabilities, with the overall goal of maintaining their independence in the community. Assesses clients for Long Term Care services; conducts assessments and monitors the provision of in-home services and assesses risk posed to the client. Conducts Adult Protective Services self-neglect investigations on open Adult Services cases. Position requires assessment, care planning and coordination skills; the ability to management competing priorities and the ability to respond effectively to crisis situations.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree, plus two years of professional social work/case management 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: Currently in an accredited MSW program. 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 not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.

To Apply: Send resume by email to Michelle.Butler@fairfaxcountv.gov

Hearing Officers

Agency: Civil Service Commission
Job # ELT-CSC-16001
Salary: $150/ hour, paid on a quarterly basis

The Fairfax County Civil Service Commission is seeking a contract Hearing Officer to preside over Employee Grievance Appeals. Assignments are made on a rotating basis between several Hearing Officers.  Pre-Hearing Conferences are conducted throughout the week as needed, and Hearings are scheduled on Wednesdays (average 8 hours per hearing). The Commission hears approximately twenty appeals annually.

Hearing Officers are independent attorneys retained by the Commission to conduct administrative hearings on grievances and to advise the panel of the Commission hearing the appeal on legal and procedural matters when the parties are represented by counsel. The Hearing Officer does not vote and participates in deliberations only to the extent of advising the panel concerning legal and procedural matters. The Hearing Officer is responsible for conducting hearings in an orderly and expeditious fashion; making rules on evidentiary and procedural questions; and, preparing the final written decision.

Qualifications: Five or more years of experience in the practice of employment law/ hearings. Membership in the Bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

To Apply: Email your resume to sara.simmons@fairfaxcounty.gov  or fax to Attn: Sara Simmons at 703-653-9431.  

Election Officers

The Office of Elections is currently recruiting voters to serve as Election Officers a few days a year, including the upcoming 2016 elections. Election Officers are needed at each of the 242 precincts in Fairfax County to run the polls and assist the voters. Election Officers must be registered voters in Virginia and complete required training and forms. You may choose to accept the $175 stipend for a full day, or volunteer your time. Click here for details about becoming an Election Officer.


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