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.  



Summer Youth Employment Program Counselor

Agency: Fairfax County Department of Family Services
Job # ELT-DFS-15005
Salary:  $16.08/hour (Grade S13)
Location: Main Office: Annandale. Local travel is required.
Schedule: 40 hours per week – Seasonal Position, some evenings and weekends required.

Multiple positions may be filled with this ad. Assist Program Coordinator with the development, launching, maintenance, and closure of a summer youth employment and training program serving young people in Prince William, Loudoun, and Fairfax County. Provide on-going support, communication, and information to participants and parents involved with program. Create necessary program materials, documentation, and other forms required for implementation of program. Network with local employers to create job placement for youth participants. Maintain an updated communication log of correspondence with youth and employers. Recruit, pre-screen, and assess youth participants to match accordingly with available job placements. Visit participating work sites throughout the summer to orient supervisors to program and determine that youth and business needs are being met. Aid with development and delivery of job readiness training curriculum to large and small groups of participants. Coordinate and present training sessions, workshops, and weekly check-ins to youth and employers. Ensure timely collection of youth timesheets and other necessary documentation. Assist with the coordination of payroll and review for accuracy. Assist with administration of mid-point and final evaluations with employers and participants and discuss feedback with both. Aid with coordination of wrap-up event and other duties as assigned. Extensive local travel is required. Hours include evenings and weekends.

Minimum Qualifications: Two years of college and previous experience in helping teens and young adults, ages 15-21.

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: College degree. One or more years of professional work experience. Ability to connect and engage teens and young adults with barriers to employment. Clear and concise oral and written communications skills. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Attention to detail. Bilingual and fluent in English and Spanish. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Notes: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year.

To Apply: Email your resume as a Microsoft Word attachment with “Program Counselor” in the subject line to Charisma Canty at

Drop–In Child Care Supervisor

Agency:  Fairfax County Park Authority
Job # ELT-FCPA-14032
Salary: $14.00 to $16.00/hour, benefits eligible*
Schedule: 20-30 hours per week

Oak Marr RECenter is seeking qualified individuals to supervise their new child care drop-in operation. The Child Care Supervisor manages the operation and helps develop, plan and implement the child care policies to ensure a safe, fun and nurturing environment for children. Duties include scheduling, hiring, monitoring staff-to-child ratios, program development, and supervision of paid or volunteer child care workers. 

Essential Functions:

    • Manages all child care operations and programs, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures.
    • Assists in the development and implementation of the program curriculum and activities. 
    • Recruits, hires, develops and supervises staff teams.
    • Practices continuous quality improvement, evaluating practices and programs and implementing changes as needed.
    • Ensures that all administrative tasks related to site/program operations are completed.
    • Assists the Land Programmer in reaching enrollment and revenue goals.
    • Manages the department budget.
    • Completes administration work as required for center operations.
    • Serves as part of the branch leadership team.
    • Works hands-on to meet ratio requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Minimum age of 21.
    • Minimum of two years of experience working with and leading youth programs.
    • Minimum of one year previous supervisory experience.
    • Strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills.
    • Adult and child CPR or CPR/PR, First Aid, and AED Certifications within 30 days of hire date.
    • Commitment to working with school age children in a recreational setting and a sincere desire to have a meaningful effect on their lives.
    • Basic skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
    • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Degree in education or recreation.
    • Education or experience in child development, child guidance, human relations, communication, or recreational programs.
    • Experience in early education or childcare and supervisory experience. 

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer. Must have supervisory experience.

Note: *This position may not exceed 1560 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: Email your resume to or mail it to:

Attn: Kirt Chase
Oak Marr Recreation Center
3200 Jermantown Road
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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