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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Management Analyst/Continuum of Care Support Associate

Agency: Office to Prevent and End Homelessness
Job#: ELT-OPEH-17000
Salary: Flexible; dependent on experience and education
Hours: 30-35 hours per week. Work hours are almost exclusively during the day Monday thru Friday; occasional evening hours required. 
Location: Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite # 333, Fairfax, VA

Benefits:Part-time E-Status Benefits Eligible. This E-status position may not exceed 1560 hours per calendar year. Eligible for limited employee benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, and participation in flexible spending programs, but not eligible to earn pension, personal leave, sick leave or receive holiday pay.

Description: The Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness (OPEH) seeks a Continuum of Care (CoC) Support Associate, who will perform a variety of entry-level professional work and administrative functions to support OPEH and the Fairfax Continuum of Care - Homeless Service System in meeting the federal requirements of the HEARTH Act.  

Preferred Qualifications: Characteristics of the successful candidate will include: a bachelor’s degree, demonstrated desire to learn about or previous experience with homeless service provision or administration, proficiency in Microsoft office applications (especially Microsoft excel), capacity to navigate databases and analyze data and ability to take initiative and work independently. Knowledge of the Fairfax County homeless services system, HUD CoC Program regulations, and experience with a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is also beneficial.

Duties Include:

    • Assist in completion of the Collaborative Application; including compiling data, crafting narrative sections, facilitating communication among applicants, and tracking deliverables.
    • Support the annual Point in Time and Housing Inventory Count; prepare materials, organize meetings, conduct training, coordinate enumeration, compile and analyze data, and produce reports.
    • Manage CoC Membership; conduct annual solicitation of new members, and administer membership list and communications.
    • Support CoC Program Monitoring and Evaluation Process; update tools annually based on HUD and community expectations, coordinate training, score responses, compile results, and prepare summary report.
    • Organize educational opportunities to increase knowledge among HUD CoC Program grantees about HUD requirements and best practices in service provision.
    • Coordinate county-wide CoC meetings twice a year.  
    • Assist in office-wide projects as needed.

Necessary Requirement: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check.

To Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter by email to Julie Maltzman at julie.maltzman@fairfaxcounty.gov  

Peer Support Specialist

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Job#: ELT-DAHS-17005
Hours: Up to 20 hours per week; work schedule may include early morning, late evening, weekend and holidays.
Location: TBD

Peer Support Specialist shall provide non-clinical, person-centered, strengths-based, wellness-focused, and trauma-informed support while helping to ensure the person’s recovery plan reveals the needs and preferences of the person being served to complete their measurable and personalized goals. Peer Support Specialist serve adults with behavioral health challenges. Peer Support Specialists also serve as peers to parents and other family members who provide support to parents and children under the age of eighteen.

Peer Support Specialist shall provide hope, support, knowledge, role modeling, connection, navigation, and more through their personal experience in recovery from mental health or substance abuse concerns. The level of services provided must be determined on an individual basis taking into account the intensity of the situation for the individual receiving services, the experience of the Peer Support Specialist, the acuity of the consumer’s condition and the foundational value that peer support is always received on a voluntary basis. Peer Support Specialist share their first-hand experiences that inspire and support individuals in their personal management of behavioral challenges. They assist individuals receiving services in articulating personal goals for wellness, recovery, resiliency and self-advocacy. Peer Support Specialist provide and advocate for effective recovery-oriented services.

Services include: crisis intervention, individual, group, trauma informed and family peer support, and linking individuals to ongoing mental health, substance use or co-occurring services as well as a focus on community integration.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record, a Child Protective Services Registry, and a check with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to the satisfaction of the employer.

Must successfully participate in and complete Registration as a Peer Recovery Specialist as required by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) within one year of hire.

Must successfully complete requirements to become Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Facilitator within one year of hire.

Must successfully complete requirements to become Whole Health Wellness Management (WHAM) Peer Support Training Facilitator within one year of hire.

Preferred Requirements:Any combination of education and job experience that leads to the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed for the position.  Prefer experience and/or education related to programs and services for veterans. Personal experience in recovery from a mental health and/or substance abuse issue, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is required with a self-affirmation of one year recovery time.

Knowledge of and experience in human services and behavioral healthcare field, including an understanding of the treatment and supportive services available to behavioral healthcare involved individuals, principles of confidentiality and knowledge of current behavioral health issues.

Note: * These position are exempt-benefits eligible (Status E) position. Status E employees work between 1,040 and 1,560 hours per calendar year and 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: Please send a complete resume to Mark.Blackwell@fairfaxcounty.gov

Peer Support Specialist

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Job#: ELT-DAHS-17004
Hours: Up to 20 hours per week; work schedule may include early morning, late evening, weekend and holidays.
Location: TBD

Peer Support Specialist shall provide non-clinical, person-centered, strengths-based, wellness-focused, and trauma-informed support while helping to ensure the person’s recovery plan reveals the needs and preferences of the person being served to complete their measurable and personalized goals. Peer Support Specialist serve adults with behavioral health challenges. Peer Support Specialists also serve as peers to parents and other family members who provide support to parents and children under the age of eighteen.

Peer Support Specialist shall provide hope, support, knowledge, role modeling, connection, navigation, and more through their personal experience in recovery from mental health or substance abuse concerns. The level of services provided must be determined on an individual basis taking into account the intensity of the situation for the individual receiving services, the experience of the Peer Support Specialist, the acuity of the consumer’s condition and the foundational value that peer support is always received on a voluntary basis. Peer Support Specialist share their first-hand experiences that inspire and support individuals in their personal management of behavioral challenges. They assist individuals receiving services in articulating personal goals for wellness, recovery, resiliency and self-advocacy. Peer Support Specialist provide and advocate for effective recovery-oriented services.

Services include: crisis intervention, individual, group, trauma informed and family peer support, and linking individuals to ongoing mental health, substance use or co-occurring services as well as a focus on community integration.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record, a Child Protective Services Registry, and a check with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to the satisfaction of the employer.

Must successfully participate in and complete Registration as a Peer Recovery Specialist as required by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) within one year of hire.

Must successfully complete requirements to become Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Facilitator within one year of hire.

Must successfully complete requirements to become Whole Health Wellness Management (WHAM) Peer Support Training Facilitator within one year of hire.

Preferred Requirements:Any combination of education and job experience that leads to the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed for the position.  Prefer experience and/or education related to programs and services for veterans. Personal experience in recovery from a mental health and/or substance abuse issue, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is required with a self-affirmation of one year recovery time.

Knowledge of and experience in human services and behavioral healthcare field, including an understanding of the treatment and supportive services available to behavioral healthcare involved individuals, principles of confidentiality and knowledge of current behavioral health issues.

Note: These position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible to earn sick, annual, or holiday leave and nor eligible to participate in the County’s health and life insurance programs or retirement systems..

To Apply: Please send a complete resume to Mark.Blackwell@fairfaxcounty.gov

Day Care Center Aide

Agency: Department of Family Services, Office for Children, Gum Springs Head Start Program
Job #: ELT-DFS-17007
Salary: $13.00- $17.50/hour, Benefits eligible*
Schedule: This is a year round program with operating hours of 7:30am-5:30pm Monday thru Friday. Occasional opportunity for weekend & evening work. Candidates selected for this position will serve in a substitute role which means you can be scheduled to work between 0-40 hours per week based on the need of the organization.

Job Description: Assists in implementing and leading planned activities for children 3 to 5 years. Helps establish a program environment that promotes positive child interactions with other children and adults. Helps prepare, arrange, and maintain indoor and outdoor activity areas and materials to accommodate daily schedule. Interacts with children using approved child curriculum and early development techniques.

Interacts professionally with staff members, parents, and other support personnel. Supervises children and youth during daily scheduled activities, on field trips, outings and special events. Promotes and models safety, fitness, and health & nutrition practices. Helps serve appropriate snacks/meals where applicable. Observes program participants for signs that may indicate illness, abuse or neglect and reports as directed. Notes special instructions provided by parents.

Minimum Qualifications: Successful completion of an education program from an accredited four-year college or university that resulted in a Bachelor degree with major course work in early childhood or elementary education, special education, nursing, recreation, or a related field plus one year of related work experience.

Must have the ability to speak, read and write English, follow verbal and written instructions and communicate effectively orally and in writing.  Be physically and mentally capable of providing care for children, pass health screenings annually to include up-to-date immunizations.

Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a TB test, a criminal background check and a check of the Child Protective Services Registry to the satisfaction of the employer.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with children 3 to 5 years. Bilingual in English and any other language desired.

Note: *This position may not exceed 900 or 1560 hours per calendar year (depending on which category you are assigned to). 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.

Selection Procedure: Panel interview.

To Apply: Submit your resume to include 3 professional references to Eboni Gullatt, Head Start Education Manager by email at Eboni.Gullatt@fairfaxcounty.gov

Social Services Specialist II

Agency: Department of Family Services, Children Youth and Families Division, Family Engagement Program, Kinship Family Institute
Job#: ELT-DFS-17006
Salary: Starting salary:  $34.88/hour (S-23)
Hours: This position may not exceed 1,560 hours/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.

This position works from the Kinship Family Institute in the Historic Courthouse in Fairfax to assess service needs of kinship families, provide requested service information, offer assistance in navigating the service system, and assist with referrals for services.  Employs knowledge of the principles and practice of social work in providing support and services to kinship caregivers and their families. Provides information to county staff and community service providers who work with kinship families, as well as other community members seeking service information for kinship families.  Assists in development of an online tool to track and assess needs of kinship families. Operates a variety of computer applications for the purpose of screening and tracking customer activity. Assists in the development of services for kinship families and in community engagement to increase awareness of kinship care and services for kinship families. Must be sufficiently mobile to travel outside the office and county for meetings and to deliver services.

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 person appointed to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driver’s check to the satisfaction of the employer. 

Preferred Qualifications:   Master’s degree in social work (MSW) and child welfare experience. Experience in connecting clients to community-based services in Fairfax County and in providing kinship care support. Excellent communication skills, both listening and speaking. Links to the Fairfax County community and knowledge of community resources. An understanding of state and local service systems. Able to collaborate with a wide range of service providers. Able to help establish and maintain respectful relationships between caregivers and service providers within a variety of service systems. Strong advocacy, problem-solving and follow-through skills. Able to relate well to and communicate effectively with individuals from the community to be served across the full spectrum of cultural ethnic, socio-economic, religious, education, and age groups.      

If you would like to be considered for this position, please forward your resume to Nancy.Coffey@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Mental Health Counselor – Limited Term – Non Merit

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Job #: Mental Health Counselor - Limited Term
Salary: $17.25 to to $28.76 /hour (Grade S14)
Location: RIC Central - Annandale
Schedule: 30 hours per week; work schedule may include early morning, late evening, weekend and holidays.

The Supportive Community Residential Services Division of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Mental Health Counselor to provide mental health services at the Residential Intensive Care (RIC) Program in Annandale. The RIC Program provides to services 16 individuals with a serious mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders. The program operates from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

A bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or another human services field is required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be computer literate, and be comfortable working with clients in a residential services for seriously mentally ill adults, many with co-occurring substance use disorders and medical issues.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a mental health adult residential program. Qualified Mental Health Professional-Adult (QMHP) licensed or eligible.

Special Requirements: The appointee to these positions will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Note: * This position 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 resume by email to susan.gatsos@fairfaxcounty.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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