Human Resources

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-3311
TTY 703-222-7314

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270
Fairfax, VA 22035-0035

Cathy Schafrik,
Director

Non-Merit - Counselor

**All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.**

The following non-merit substitute and relief counselor 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.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status 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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.  

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Agency: Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
Job#: ELT-JDR-21006
Salary: $21.1588/hour (Grade S14)
Hours: see below
Location: Stepping Stones, 10650 Page Ave, in Fairfax, Virginia

Cares for and supervises boys ages 14-18 in a community-based residential facility using trauma informed practices. Relief counselors will be responsible for supervision of residents, providing positive encouragement and consequences, adhering to the program schedule and implementation of program policies and procedures.

Schedule: This position is for all shifts in a unit that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Shifts include day, evening, overnight, weekends and holidays.  Shifts are filled on an as needed and emergency basis.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree; prefer one year of graduate study in social/behavioral sciences, counseling, social work, or education; and one year of professional experience in youth counseling probation work, or education.

Selection Procedure: Evaluation of relevant education and experience. Personal interview of top-rated applicants.

Special Requirements: Appointees will be required to satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, a driving record check, a physical examination and a TB test to the satisfaction of the employer as a condition of hiring, and periodically thereafter must possess a valid driver’s license.

Note: These positions are exempt and are not eligible for benefits such as leave and retirement. Some positions may be exempt benefits-eligible and incumbents may opt to enroll in benefits such as health insurance, dental insurance and flexible spending accounts.

To Apply: Resume can be mailed, faxed or emailed to Misty.Zdanski@fairfaxcounty.gov
Stepping Stones
Attn: Misty Zdanski
10650 Page Ave
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-591-0171
Fax: 703-591-6403
 

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church CSB
Job#: ELT-CSB-19035
Salary: Starting at $19.54/hour
Hours: 24-hour residential facility, hours are on an as-needed basis and can include early mornings, late afternoons, evenings, awake overnights, weekends, and holidays.
Location: A New Beginning

The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB), Residential Treatment & Detox Services area, is hiring for Substitute Relief counselor positions to work with our comprehensive, dynamic, integrated, recovery based residential treatment program for adults with substance use disorder and/or co-occurring with mental health disorder. This is a great opportunity for hands on clinical experience and professional development with the CSB. Duties include facilitating admissions, monitoring clients, documentation, transporting clients, phone screening, urine screens, crisis management, community-based outings and activities, and promotion of wellness and physical health and working on a multidisciplinary team.

Minimum Qualifications: 
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a human service field.

Preferred Qualifications: 
Currently hold a CSAC-A or CSAC certification in the State of Virginia

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

* This position may not exceed 1560 hours per calendar year. Individuals in this position 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: Please submit your resume to Nhat Nguyen via email at Nhat.Nguyen@fairfaxcounty.gov or Fax: 703-653-7216 (Attention: Nhat Nguyen)
 

Agency: CSB
Job#: ELT-CSB-22017
Salary: Annual Bi-weekly Hourly ranging from $19.07 - $31.78.
This position will not hire above the midpoint.
Grade: S-15
Hours per week: 30

This position works with individuals incarcerated at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center (ADC) through the STAR (Striving to Achieve Recovery) program, and individuals involved in outpatient substance use treatment at the Merrifield Center. STAR is a peer-led program supporting individuals who have used opioids and/or other substances to engage in a program of recovery. Taking place in a specialized men’s unit in the ADC, this program engages individuals with groups, activities, and 1:1 peer support. There is close collaboration with Sheriff’s Deputies, and other Law Enforcement uniformed and civilian staff.

For peer recovery support provided to individuals involved in outpatient programming, much of the work will involve co-facilitating IOP groups and working 1:1 with individuals in IOP or other outpatient programs. This includes collaboration with clinical staff members. 

Peer Specialists working in these programs should have a solid understanding of the principles of recovery, especially substance use recovery. They should also have a good team work ethic, and practice good boundaries with individuals in various stages of their recovery journey, or considering their recovery journey. 

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:
Graduation from high school or a GED issued by a state department of education; plus 4 months of experience in providing peer/recovery support services.
 
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Registered Peer Recovery Specialist (RPRS) with the Virginia Department of Health Professions (DHP) within six months of employment. 
Certification as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) with the Virginia Certification Board does not meet this requirement.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Criminal background record check;
Child Protective Services check;
TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience working with individuals with substance use disorder

Email cover letters and resumes attention: CSBOIFA@fairfaxcounty.gov
 

Agency: CSB
Job#: ELT-CSB-22002
Salary: S-25 - $63,213.07 - $105,355.12
Hours: 8AM – 4:30PM (Monday – Friday)  
Location: Merrifield Center

Looking for Case Manager to perform Outreach responsibilities through phone and letters to all newly referred clients to the Residential Admissions Unit (RAU). This Case manager will be responsible for contacting clients weekly and documenting all client contacts in the EHR. This Case manager most be proficient in Motivational Interviewing and Crisis management techniques, Case Manager will collaborate by phone and email with CSB staff and outside referral sources who refer individuals to RAU and who provide concurrent services. Case manager will work closely with RAU team members and communicate client status to other CSB staff. Case manager will facilitate or co-facilitate Waitlist groups. Case Manager will conduct urinalysis/Alco sensor surveillance in preparation for residential admission. Case Manager will visit clients in contract programs.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling or a related field, plus one year of clinical experience or Bachelor’s degree and a valid Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) certification plus one year of clinical experience.

  • MANDT Certifications within six months of appointment and annually thereafter;
  • First Aid and CPR certification, within 90 days of appointment and maintained throughout CSB employment;
  • Medication Administration Assistance Certification within 90 days of appointment;
  • Valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or the equivalent in another State) at time of appointment and maintained throughout employment with CSB.


Preferred Qualifications: MA in Social Work, Licensed or License eligible

Special Requirements: 
* This position may not exceed 1560 hours per calendar year.  Individuals in these positions are eligible for County benefits. *

To apply: Email augustine.aderiye@fairfaxcounty.gov
 

Agency: Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
Job #: ELT-JDR-21002
Salary: $20.95/hour (Grade S14)
Location: Foundations Program, 12720 Lee Highway, in Fairfax, Virginia
Substitute Relief Counselor. 
Schedule: The Substitute Relief Counselor Position is located at Foundations (Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030), a community-based therapeutic residential treatment program for adolescent females’ 14-17 court ordered into the program through probation or monitored by a community-based case manager. The Substitute Relief Counselor provides direct sight and sound supervision to client in the milieu. May need to conduct psychoeducation, process, and support groups. In addition, will coordinate recreational and community activities for the clients while on shift. Ensures facility operation and building safety, maintenance, and security on evening, overnight, and weekend shifts. Ensures the health care and physical well-being of clients through appropriate disbursement of medication and administration of first aid. Operates a 15-passenger van and transports residents and families to a variety of community activities.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree; prefer one year of graduate study in social/behavioral sciences, counseling, social work, or education; and one year of professional experience in youth counseling probation work, or education.

Selection Procedure: Evaluation of relevant education and experience. Personal interview of top-rated applicants.

Special Requirements: Appointees will be required to satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, a driving record check, a physical examination and a TB test to the satisfaction of the employer as a condition of hiring, and periodically thereafter must possess a valid driver’s license.

Note: These positions are exempt and are not eligible for benefits such as leave and retirement. Some positions may be exempt benefits-eligible and incumbents may opt to enroll in benefits such as health insurance, dental insurance and flexible spending accounts.

To Apply: Resume can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to Annette.Twyman@fairfaxcounty.gov
Foundations Program 
Attn: Annette Twyman 
12720 Lee Highway
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-830-2930
Fax: 703-502-9853
 

Agency: CSB
Job #: ELT-CSB-21005
Salary: $18.88 - $31.46 
Hours: Varied 24/7 nights and Weekends
Location: Merrifield Crisis Response Center

This is an entry level staff position which includes primary responsibility for providing trauma-informed peer support, recovery support services, & other assistance to adults, adolescents, and children with co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders in crisis in a behavioral health emergency services setting. Responsibilities include answering phones, responding to requests for information or services, transporting clients, assisting staff with meeting the needs of individuals and the operation of the program.  Must be able to communicate and write clearly and document provision of peer services in electronic health record. Attends and participates in staff meetings.

Minimum Qualifications: 
Graduation from high school or a GED issued by a state department of education;
Successful completion of 72-hour Virginia DBHDS Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Curriculum within three months of hire.
Plus 4 months of experience in providing peer/recovery support services.

Peer support services (PSS) is a behavioral health model of care that provides community-based recovery services to individuals diagnosed with a mental illness of substance use disorder. PSS assist individuals in initiating and maintaining the process of recovery and resiliency to improve their health, wellness and self-care skills. PSS are provided by individuals who have lived experience with recovery from Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders and utilize this experience in provision of services. Peer Support Service is an individualized, recovery focused approach that promotes the development of wellness self-management, personal recovery, natural supports, coping skills, and self-advocacy skills and development of independent living skills for housing, employment and full community inclusion.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Peer Support Specialist Certification-Required within 12 months of hire
  • Wellness of Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) certification or equivalent-Required within 12 months of hire
  • Wellness of Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Facilitator Certification or equivalent-Required within 12 months of hire
  • Drivers License-Required upon hire
  • MANDT-Required within 3 months


EQUIPMENT INFORMATION:

  • Van up to passengers 15%
  • Computer 15%

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to independently drive county vehicle, sit, walk, stand, bend & write as needed to complete duties of the job.
  • Must be able to observe client behavior/appearance, and converse with clients & coworkers.
  • Tb test required annually.
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination required.


Preferred Qualifications: 
3 years prior experience working as a Peer Recovery Specialist within a crisis setting. 
Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record, a Child Protective Services Registry, a TB screen, and a Sanctions Screening to the satisfaction of the employer. 
Note: This position may not exceed 1560 hours per calendar year. Individuals in this position 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: Please e-mail resume and cover letter to anna.davis@fairfaxcounty.gov with the subject line reading 2021 PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST-53005064

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

Agency: CSB
Job #: ELT-CSB-20013
Salary: $30.09 - $50.15*
Hours: Tue 8-4:30, Wed 8-4:30, Thu 8-4:30 and Fri 8-2:30.
Location: The Gartlan Center 8119 Holland Rd. Alexandria, Va. 22306

The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) has an exciting part-time opportunity available in our Behavioral Health Outpatient (BHOP) Services Area. This treatment provider/case management position serves adults with substance dependence disorders, serious mental illness, and co-occurring disorders, who may also have developmental disabilities, and/or physical illnesses. Provides substance dependence treatment programming to include group therapy modality of treatment. Functions independently in a multidisciplinary team as primary case manager/therapist performing a comprehensive array of professional treatment services for the most acute adult behavioral health population. Case management duties include providing both outpatient and community-based care, completing urinalyses and breathalyzers, linking, monitoring, and collaborating with family and various community partners such as PCPs, Probation and Parole, court system, Department of Family Services, etc. Maintain detailed Electronic Health Records meeting state local and federal performance contract expectations. A strong commitment to program development with an approach of "nothing is impossible" is required.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or nursing; plus two years of clinical experience.

Certificates and Licenses Required:
Possession of a current license to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia in one of the following: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Training and/or experience providing integrated services to seriously mentally ill, substance use
  • disorder and/or co-occurring adults.
  • Strong/expert level group facilitation skills.
  • Knowledge of the aging population and its issues, particularly life stage/developmental challenges common to the geriatric population.
  • Competent in crisis management.
  • Knowledge of DSM and diagnostic intake procedures.
  • Knowledge of psychotropic medication and its effects, as well as in-depth biopsychosocial history development.
  • Knowledge of CSB, county, and community resources.
  • Motivational interviewing and stages of change.
  • Knowledge of various substance abuse prevention and treatment methods/techniques.
  • Culturally competent.
  • Bilingual capability a plus. 

Physical Requirements:
Ability to access, input and retrieve information from a computer. Ability observe, process and
document clinical information and make clinical interventions appropriate to client need. Must be able to independently transport self and fulfill duties at other sites as needed. Work is located in general office. All duties perform with or without reasonable accommodations.

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

Note: This position may not exceed 1560 hours per calendar year. Individuals in this position 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: Please email your resume and cover letter to Dewayne.Mack@fairfaxcounty.gov.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

Agency: CSB
Job #: ELT-CSB-20001
Salary: 34.6309 – 57.7183. Position qualifies for an additional stipend of $499.26 per biweekly pay period
Hours: Variable, Includes afterhours, holidays and weekends
Location: Merrifield Center-Emergency Services

The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board is hiring two temporary part-time clinical psychologists to conduct comprehensive evaluations of both minors (16.1-642) and adults (37.2-815) who have been civilly detained pursuant to (16.1-640.1 or 37.2-809); and to complete independent examiner reports (adults) or qualified evaluator reports (minors) for submission to the court prior to civil commitment hearings.

Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSURES REQUIRED: 
Possession of a current license to practice as a Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD/ PsyD; Knowledge and ability to apply psychological principles and methods in the diagnosis prevention, treatment, and amelioration of psychological problems, emotional and/or mental conditions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other professional staff members and the public. Conduct comprehensive clinical evaluations, comprehensive risk assessment and written reports; Provide psychoeducation regarding treatment needs, risk assessment, and other clinical information to client and parties involved in the involuntary detention process. Familiar with court proceeding, appear and testify as requested.

To Apply: Please contact, send resumes to Jennifer.newhard@fairfaxcounty.gov

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

*This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year.  Individuals in these positions are not eligible for County benefits.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board/Assisted Community and Residential Services
Job#: ELT-CSB-16001
Salary: $18.01- $24.02 / hour (Grade S14)
Location:— 7 (4 to 6-bed) Group Homes throughout Fairfax/Annandale/ Springfield
Schedule: 17.3 or 30 hours per week; work schedules vary on an as needed basis and vary by site. Shifts may include early mornings, late evenings, or awake overnights. Candidates must be available to work weekends and holidays. Approximately 75% of the shifts are scheduled. Approximately 25% shifts are called on for immediate coverage.

The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board/ Intellectual Disability Services is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Substitute Relief Counselor to provide direct care services for group homes serving adults with intellectual and or development disabilities throughout the Fairfax/ Annandale/ and Springfield communities.

Minimum Qualifications: Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, is able to use computers and learn various programs, have a driver’s license, be able to lift 50 pounds or more, and be comfortable working with individuals in a residential setting and in the community who may have co-occurring disorders and medical issues.

Preferred Qualifications: The equivalent of two years of work experience in the human services field; a bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or another human services field is required. Work with adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities in group home settings.

Special Requirements: Appointees to these positions will be required to complete a criminal background check, a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer, and must possess a valid driver’s license.

Note: 30 hour a week positions are eligible for healthcare benefits.

Selection Procedure: Panel interview.

To Apply: Send resume by email to Ashleigh Kinch at ashleigh.kinch@fairfaxcounty.gov

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

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