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.  



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

Employment and Training Outreach Specialist

Agency: Department of Family Services
Job # ELT-DFS-15010
Starting Salary: $21.42/hour, benefits eligible*

Works as part of a team that provides case management, center operations, and community and business development for the Employment and Training program. Location varies depending on the need of the department at One-Stop Centers throughout Northern Virginia in the counties of Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William. Initiates and maintains ongoing personal contact with a variety of business and industry representatives to develop, locate, and secure partnerships and employment opportunities for clients facing barriers to employment. Determines eligibility for multiple employment and training programs, Including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Assesses occupational skills and support service needs and effectively communicates with customers and staff. Coordinates referred services with partner programs. Tracks, manages and analyzes data and performance.  Outreach activities, participation in employment/resource fairs, and various other related activities will require local travel and evening and/or weekend work.

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 one year of professional work experience.

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 driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual and fluent in English and Spanish. Clear and concise oral and written communications skills. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Selection Procedure:  interview.

Note: *This position is scheduled to work 30-40 hours per week (not to 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 resumes to

Drop-In-Daycare Worker

Agency: Fairfax County Park Authority
Job #
Starts at $10.50- $12.00/hour (increases based upon experience and availability); *few positions are benefits eligible
Schedule: Part-time, 15-30 hours per week

The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) provides quality facilities and services that offer residents 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 will be opening a Drop-in daycare program available to parents/guardians using the building services.

The Drop–in Daycare staff are the frontline customer service employees for the daycare room.  Daycare staff members are responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:

    • 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


    • 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
    • Be willing to undergo criminal background check

To Apply: Send your resume by email to or mail it to:

Attn: Lauren Geigan
Oak Marr RECenter
3200 Jermantown Rd.
Oakton VA 22124

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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