The 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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.
Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, Office for Children, Gum Springs Head Start Program
Salary: $13.67- $17.85/hour, Benefits eligible*
Hours: This is a year-round program with operating hours of 7:30am-5:30pm Monday thru Friday. Occasional opportunity for weekend & evening work are available. Candidates selected for this position will serve in a substitute role which means you can be scheduled to work between 0-39 hours per week based on the need of the organization.
Job Description: Assists in implementing and leading planned activities for children 0 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: Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent that resulted in a childcare certificate, CDA or 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. Must be able to lift 30-35 lbs.
Special Requirements: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a TB test, physical screening, 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 0 to 5 years old in a classroom setting.
Note: *This position may not exceed 900 or 1560 hours per calendar year (depending on which category you are assigned to). Individuals selected for 900 hour positions are not eligible for benefits, do not earn leave or receive holiday pay. Individuals selected for 1560 hour 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
How to Apply: Resumes and references can be email to Eboni.Gullatt@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Agency: Department of Family Services (DSF), Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Division
Time: 17 hours per week
Salary: $29.47 per hour
Description: Works primarily with Spanish-speaking individuals affected by domestic or sexual violence who participate in group treatment through this program. Must be proficient in Spanish and culturally adept. Under direct supervision of social work supervisor and in collaboration with other group co-facilitators, performs safety and clinical evaluations and provides direct clinical services that may include: crisis care intervention for stabilization, group psychotherapy, adaptive behavior changes, risk assessment and management, prevention, psychoeducation, and case management. Maintains active utilization of groups by survivors, including groups offered in Spanish, with duties including recruitment of participants, intake screening and assessment, group co-facilitation, case management for group participants, and group logistical planning. May have use for specialized knowledge in psychotherapy group dynamics, the psychobiology of trauma, substance use and abuse, family dynamics, art and play therapy, and others. Makes appropriate referrals for clients requiring more individualized or longer-term services or services not offered through this program. Provides case consultation and adjunctive services for clients receiving longer-term treatment from other providers. Regularly initiates outreach activities to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and allied community partners who potentially serve them, focused particularly on Spanish-speaking populations and emphasizing recruitment for group services. Participates in required team/agency/committee meetings, case staffing, special projects, agency-sponsored events, and resource fairs. Provides community and professional trainings, as requested. Documents all client and collaborative work per professional and ethical standards in a timely manner. As part of the office for women & domestic and sexual violence services, works as a member of this team to provide services and support in line with program's mission.
Special Requirements: The appointee will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driver's record check. Flexibility to meet program's needs for some evening and weekend hours.
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree, plus three years of professional social work experience. A master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in a field related to counseling or Master's in social work. Clinical licensure. Specialized training and experience in treating trauma. Experience leading psychotherapy group.
Selection Procedure: Interview.
To Apply: Please email resume to Lorin.Davies@fairfaxcounty.gov
In Subject Line: Group Co-Facilitator
Agency: Park Authority
Salary: $15— $17 per hour
Location: Oak Marr RECenter
Oak Marr is seeking qualified individuals to supervise the new child care drop-in operation.
The Child Care Supervisor will be responsible for the management of the new drop-in child care operation. They will be required to help develop, plan and implement the child care policies to ensure a safe, fun and nurturing environment for children. Duties will include scheduling, hiring, monitoring staff to child ratios, program development, and supervision of paid or volunteer child care workers. The candidate must have child/infant first aid and CPR certifications within 30 days of hire date. Will be required to undergo criminal background check and have supervisory experience. Preferred qualifications include experience in early education or childcare and supervisory experience.
- Manage all child care operations and programs, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures.
- Assist in the development and implementation of the program curriculum and activities.
- Recruit, hire, develop and supervise staff teams.
- Practice continuous quality improvement, evaluating practices and programs and implementing changes as needed.
- Ensure that all administrative tasks related to site/program operations are completed.
- Assist the Land Programmer in reaching enrollment and revenue goals.
- Manage the department budget.
- Complete administration work as required for center operations.
- Serve as part of the branch leadership team.
- Works hands-on to meet ratio requirements.
Qualifications - Required
- 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.
Qualifications - Preferred
- Degree in education or recreation.
- Education or experience in child development, child guidance, human relations, communication, or recreational programs.
To Apply: Send your resume to Kirt.Chase@fairfaxcounty.gov.
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