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 Spage,
Director

Non-Merit - Counselor

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.

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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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Job #: ELT-CSB-20005
Salary: $30.09-$50.15
Hours: TBD
Location: Fairfax Detoxification Center Chantilly, VA 20151

The CSB is hiring a Relief Senior Clinician for its Detox and Diversion team. As part of a multidisciplinary team, this individual will serve as a clinical expert and/or primary therapist, independently performing psychiatric diagnostic assessments and multi-dimensional assessments. This Clinician will perform ongoing diagnostic and treatment evaluations to include service authorizations; and provide consumer care and treatment, including Interventions for stabilization, relapse prevention, community maintenance, adaptive behavior change, case management, psychotherapy, crisis intervention, skill building with focus on recovery from substance abuse or co-occurring disorders.

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.

Preferred Qualifications: Licensed or License eligible as LCSW or LPC in Virginia

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Troy.Criser@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. 

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

Agency: CSB
Job #: ELT-CSB-20004
Salary: $18.88 - $25.17
Hours: 30 hours per week, with limited benefits (see below). The schedule will include 4 or 5 days per week, weekdays only, including one or two evenings.
Location: Fairfax County Adult Detention Center

The position works on a peer support team working with Justice-Involved individuals in Fairfax County. This position will work closely in the Striving to Achieve Recovery (STAR) program within the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center (ADC). This is a peer-led program supporting individuals who have used opioids and/or other substances. This position engages in a specialized men’s unit in the ADC in a program of recovery and meaningful change. Key duties include facilitating peer support groups, assisting with participants with developing recovery plans, 1:1 peer support, assisting participants in adhering to program rules and negotiating conflict, and working in collaboration with Sheriff’s Office civilian and sworn staff.

While primarily assigned to the STAR unit, this position may also provide peer support in other areas in the ADC, in the community, and/or in the Courts if need arises.

NOTE: While this position is intended to deliver in-person services at the ADC, due to COVID-19, at this time some programming is delivered via Zoom. Some limited services are delivered in person. This is subject to change based on Health Department guidance, and other relevant authorities.

Minimum qualifications (from class spec)

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.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Certificate of Completion of Wellness and Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) within 1 year of appointment;
WRAP Facilitator Certification within 1 year of appointment;
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist within 1 year of employment;
Valid Motor Vehicle Driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or equivalent in another state) at time of appointment and maintained throughout employment with CSB, for positions in residential programs;
MANDT Certifications within six months of appointment and annually thereafter, for positions in CSB residential services;
First Aid and CPR certification, within 90 days of appointment and maintained throughout CSB employment, for positions in residential programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

Currently Certified Peer Support Specialist
1+ years’ experience providing peer support service
Experience with the Justice system

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: Email Michael T. Lane at Michael.lane2@fairfaxcounty.gov with a Resume and Cover Letter.

Agency: Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
Job # ELT-JDR-20000
Salary: $19.29/hour (Grade S14)
Location: Stepping Stones, 10650 Page Ave, in Fairfax, Virginia

Substitute Relief Counselor. 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: CSB
Job #: ELT-CSB-20003
Salary: Starts at $18.01
Hours: Hours are on an as-needed basis and can include early mornings, late afternoons, evenings and holiday
Location: Residential Intensive Care Programs located in the South, Central and North County

The Residential Intensive Care (RIC) Program is currently hiring part-time, non-merit substitute relief counselors. Our treatment philosophy is comprehensive, dynamic, integrated and recovery based. The substitute relief will perform a wide range of counseling and therapeutic tasks such as case management, mental health skill building and substance use recovery development, community-based outings and activities, and promotion of wellness and physical health.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a human service field, or equivalent experience working with adults who suffer from serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders.

Preferred Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of one-year post-degree experience working with adults who suffer from serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders in intensive residential treatment settings.

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.

Certifications Required: Candidate must be eligible for certification by the Virginia Board of Counseling as a Qualified Mental Health Professional – Adult (QMHP-A) upon hire.

To Apply: Please send resume to Michelle.Booth@fairfaxcounty.gov

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

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.

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church CSB
Job #: ELT-CSB-19035
Salary: Starting at 18.0170/ 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: Fairfax Detoxification Center, 4213 Walney Road, Chantilly, VA, 20151

The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB), Residential Treatment & Detox Services area, is hiring for Substitute Relief counselor positions to work with our co-occurring detoxification program for adults. 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 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

To Apply: Submit your resume to Jason Kasper via email at Jason.Kasper@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.

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

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church CSB
Job #: ELT-CSB-19033
Salary: Starting at 27.3154/ hr.
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. This position is emergency/ essential personnel. (Requires reporting for duty during inclement weather and/ or other emergencies) 
Location: Fairfax Detoxification Center, 4213 Walney Road, Chantilly, VA, 20151

Behavioral Health Specialist II is needed for co-occurring Detoxification program for adults. Opportunity for hands on clinical experience and professional development with the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board. Duties include outreaching intoxicated clients in the community, facilitating admissions, monitoring clients, documentation, transporting clients, phone screening, urine screens, crisis management and working on a multidisciplinary team.

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.

Preferred Qualifications: Currently hold a CSAC-A or CSAC certification in the State of Virginia and/ or licensed or license eligible for licensed professional counseling (LPC) or Licensed Social Worker (LCSW)

To Apply: Submit your resume to Jason Kasper via email at Jason.Kasper@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.

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

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church CSB
Job #: ELT-CSB-19032
Salary: Starting at $18.0170 per hour
Hours: Flexible hours Monday - Friday and requires one evening until 7pm; approximately 17 hours per week
Location: Merrifield Center 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Dr., Fairfax, VA 22031

This position works as an Engagement Specialist for the CSB. Position is responsible for contacting and engaging with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness, substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders who are not attending scheduled appointments. This position serves as a case coordinator to contact individuals, identify and address barriers to attendance, and coordinate care with other CSB Behavioral Health Providers who are assigned to work with the individual. Position may include screening, assessing for risk and referring individuals to crisis services. Position also includes working with interdisciplinary teams to review cases, develop plans to re-engage individuals into services or develop discharge goals as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience in behavioral health settings.

Licensed or license-eligible 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
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist

To Apply: Please provide an email address, where the applicants will be sending the resumes.

Christine.Heaton@fairfaxcounty.gov

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

Duration – advertised for 3 weeks

Note: *This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in this position are not eligible for employee benefits and not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.

Part-time

Agency: Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court - Central Intake Services
Job#: ELT-JDR-19003
Salary: $26.75/hour (Grade S23)
Location: 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 104

Duties include determining issues of jurisdiction, venue, probable cause, and the suitability of filing petitions and/or the issuance of detention/shelter care orders or diverting cases when appropriate. Diversion services may include: informal counseling, referrals to other agencies or community resources, placing the youth on a monitored diversion program, setting a case for the Diversion Hearing Program, preparing cases for court detention hearings with disposition recommendations, testifying in court and providing oral recommendations to the judges, and entering information into and managing cases in BADGE, a case management database.

This position has been identified as an essential employee by the county, which requires staff to report to work as scheduled regardless of emergency conditions, such as inclement weather.

This position is for all shifts in a unit that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Shifts include Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.; and 11:15 p.m. to 7:15 a.m.; also weekends and holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.; and 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

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

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

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 driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer. Must have a valid driver's license in state of residence.

Note: These positions are exempt and are not eligible for benefits such as health insurance, leave and retirement.

To Apply: Resume can be e-mailed to Tabitha Harris at Tabitha.Harris@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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 carla.bryant@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Agency: Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
Job # ELT-CSB-12006
Salary: Starting at $19.54/hour
Location: The Crisis Care Program at Woodburn Place, 3300 Woodburn Road, Annandale, VA 22003

Counselors needed to work with seriously mentally ill clients in crisis in a group home setting. Hours are on an as-needed basis and can include early mornings, late afternoons, evenings, awake overnights, weekends, and holidays. For more information about these positions, please contact Amy Miller at 703-205-9452.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a human service field, or equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree plus significant experience working with seriously mentally ill adult consumers in either residential or inpatient hospital settings.

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

Certifications Required: Certified by the Virginia Board of Counseling as a Qualified Mental Health Professional – Adult (QMHP-A) upon hire.

Note: These positions are exempt and are not eligible for benefits such as health insurance, leave and retirement.

To Apply: Email your resume to Amy.Miller@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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