Human Resources

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
Linnaea Jablonski
Director

Non-Merit - Social Services

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.

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: Department of Family Services, Adult Protective Services – Adult and Aging Division
Job#: ELT-DFS-24006
Salary: $30.26/hour (based on qualifications and experience)
Schedule: Flexibility with working hours/days
Location: Primary location is Heritage Center, West Wing, 7611 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003 and may provide coverage at other locations

Note: This is a non-merit G-status position. The selected applicant cannot exceed 900 hours per calendar year. 

Challenging temporary opportunity to work as part of the Adult and Aging Division’s Adult Protective Services (APS) program.  This appointee will conduct investigations in response to reports of abuse, neglect and/or exploitation of the elderly and incapacitated adults to include institutional investigations. Assesses the need and extent of protective services required and--in collaboration with the client, their support systems, and other public and private service providers--arranges for the necessary services to prevent/ameliorate the abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Assesses the need for Guardianship/Conservatorship and facilitates the process to include medical documentation, preparation of information required for petitions, testimony in court and advocacy. Assesses the need for mental health intervention, assists with the mental health detention process and testifies in the legal hearings. Attends court hearings and provides professional and legal testimony as needed.
Expected duration of employment is no more than 6 months. 

Minimum Requirements: 
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.

Contingent upon the area of assignment, some positions within this class may require specific certification(s) prior to employment and/or the ability to acquire necessary certification(s) within a specified time period following employment. The certifications are identified in the position description and employment advertisement.

Preferred Qualifications: 
Master's degree in social work (MSW) is preferred. One year of professional social work experience working with older adults or adults with disabilities and their caregivers within a long-term care system. Bilingual is helpful. Working knowledge of community-based and long-term care services. Good oral and written communication skills. Good organizational skills. Experience using automated technology and software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
 
Physical Requirements:
This job requires the ability to drive to client homes and facilities, use keyboard-driven equipment and computer, and telephone/cell phone. 

Necessary Special Requirements: 
The appointee to this position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry and a driving record check.  Driver’s license or ability to efficiently access other means of transportation in order to meet with clients and other community service providers.

Selection Procedure: Panel interview and a written exercise.

To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Rebecca.Mitchell@fairfaxcounty.gov
 

Agency: Department of Family Services, PAES Division
Job#: ELT-DFS-24005
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 30 hours per week. 
Hourly Salary: $23.9629

This job announcement will be used to fill multiple Human Service Worker I positions located in the departments’ office in Reston, Virginia. Determines eligibility of applicants for the Energy Assistance Program. Assists applicants with the gathering of information necessary to establish eligibility. Applies, explains, and interprets Federal, State, and local policies to clients, service providers, the public, and other interested parties. Works in a fast-paced team environment. Uses automated technology to document, obtain, and verify information, and to generate reports. Has the ability to follow instructions, establish and maintain effective working relationships, and communicate orally and in writing. 

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. Experience working in data systems such as VACMS, ECMS, and Microsoft: Excel, Outlook, and Word. Experience with public assistance programs. Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws governing public assistance and the ability to apply them correctly. Clear and concise oral and written communications skills. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to schedule and manage workloads to meet established deadlines. Experience using automated technology. The education or experience should have prepared the applicant with the ability to motivate, counsel and support clients; to make sound decisions independently by learning complex policies and procedures and applying these in the planning, management, coordination, and prioritization of multiple and varied activities.

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. 
*Positions are telework eligible 60% of work week after first 30 days of employment. 

Please email resume to: Jodie.white@fairfaxcounty.gov 
 

Agency: Family Services, Public Assistance and Employment Service Division
Job#: ELT-DFS-24004

ELT-DFS-24004 - EYE Program operates May-August 2024

Employment and Training is seeking a reliable, well-organized individual with a dynamic professional attitude to provide administrative and program support to the Summer EYE (Educating Youth through Employment) Program.  The Summer EYE Program places young adults (16-24) in paid work experience, and offers participants job readiness, leadership, and professional development training. The youth program counselor will be required to initiate, build, and maintain ongoing contact and relationships with clients, partners, employers, and community service providers and deliver ongoing support as needed. Participation, coordination, and development of trainings, events, presentations, and job fairs is required as part of the role. This individual will perform data entry, compile weekly reports, and provide a flexible and accommodating environment to support all stakeholders.

The successful applicant must be an active listener, adaptable, and able to handle day-to-day operations with a focus on efficiency and customer service. They must also have effective communication skills to serve individuals and families from diverse backgrounds and provide extensive support to young adults with challenges to employment. Participating youth come from diverse walks of life and may have physical or hidden disabilities, experienced homelessness, been involved in the justice system, or otherwise confront diverse social and economic challenges The ideal candidate will provide a person-centered, equity-focused, asset-based approach to coaching and a trusting relationship with the youth. In addition, qualities of an energetic, flexible, and professional presence and willingness to take on different roles and tasks depending on the program needs are qualities that support the role.

These positions will be required to provide services throughout northern Virginia, to include Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties.  

Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience delivering services and providing resources to young adults between the ages of 16 to 24.
  • Completed a minimum of 60 undergraduate college credits – junior status
  • Majors of Social Work, Human Services, Sociology, and Public Administration are encouraged to apply 
  • Knowledge of social, economic, health, and cultural factors that can serve as barriers to employment.
  • Knowledge of labor market conditions and job development techniques.
  • Knowledge of word processing and data management programs (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, survey software)
  • Clear and concise oral and written communications skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to perform repetitive hand, arm, wrist, and shoulder movements. Sufficiently mobile to work with clients and employers. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations. 

Driver’s license required

To apply: Submit your resume by email at DFSEYE@fairfaxcounty.gov
 

Agency: Department of Family Services
Job#: ELT-DFS-24003
Salary: $30.00 to $35.00 per hour (based on qualifications and experience)
Schedule: 20-40 hours per week between 8AM to 4:30PM Monday-Friday
Location: Primary location is 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 2702, Fairfax, VA 22030. However, the position may require support in other areas of Fairfax County as needed.

Note: This is a non-merit G-status position. The selected applicant cannot exceed 900 hours per calendar year. 

Under the supervision of the Advocacy Services Senior Victim Advocate, provides case management and court accompaniment support to SSII Advocates to meet the goals and objectives of the Improving Criminal Justice Responses (ICJR) to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking grant.  Supports SSII victim advocates by providing case management, court accompaniment, data documentation, referrals, and warm hand offs to programs and services on behalf of victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking, and stalking. Completes exchange of paperwork with victims/survivors for signatures/information sharing and service delivery. Assists with outreach and training events as assigned. Carries out other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Requirements: 
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Bilingual
  • Ability to resolve issues/concerns in a prompt and professional manner
  • Experience working in a Human Services environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Organized and detail-oriented

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to use automated technology to establish and maintain case records;
  • Ability to maintain professional ethics and confidentiality of client information;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals;
  • Ability to schedule and manage workload sufficiently to meet deadlines.

Necessary Special Requirements: 
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and child protective services check. 

Selection Procedure: Panel interview.

To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Lydia.Guirguis@fairfaxcounty.gov.
 

Agency: Department of Family Services
Job#: ELT-DFS-24001
Salary: $30.00 to $35.00 per hour (based on qualifications and experience)
Schedule: 20-40 hours per week between 8AM to 4:30PM Monday-Friday
Location: Primary location is 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 2702, Fairfax, VA 22030. However, the position may require support in other areas of Fairfax County as needed.

Note: This is a non-merit G-status position. The selected applicant cannot exceed 900 hours per calendar year. 

Under the supervision of the Advocacy Services Senior Victim Advocate, provides case management and court accompaniment support to SSII Advocates to meet the goals and objectives of the Improving Criminal Justice Responses (ICJR) to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking grant.  Supports SSII victim advocates by providing case management, court accompaniment, data documentation, referrals, and warm hand offs to programs and services on behalf of victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking, and stalking. Completes exchange of paperwork with victims/survivors for signatures/information sharing and service delivery. Assists with outreach and training events as assigned. Carries out other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Requirements: 
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Bilingual
  • Ability to resolve issues/concerns in a prompt and professional manner
  • Experience working in a Human Services environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Organized and detail-oriented

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to use automated technology to establish and maintain case records;
  • Ability to maintain professional ethics and confidentiality of client information;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals;
  • Ability to schedule and manage workload sufficiently to meet deadlines.

Necessary Special Requirements: 
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and child protective services check. 

Selection Procedure: Panel interview.

To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Lydia.Guirguis@fairfaxcounty.gov
 

Agency: Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
Job#: ELT-NCS-23006
Salary: Starting at $16.76 per hour
Status: Temporary, Part-time
Location: Computer Learning Centers are located within Fairfax County. Assignment to a specific site will be done individually.
Schedule: The number of total hours to be worked are 900 per calendar year.  Students will work an average of (17.3) hours per week. Lab Aides will follow Fairfax County Government’s holiday schedule.  Work hours are 10:00 AM- 9:00 PM. Normal technology center hours are 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, but weather, school holidays, and field trips may alter normal work hours or include weekends. Specific schedules will be established individually. Not to exceed 17.3 hours per week without authorization.

Lab Aides working at an NCS after school technology center will interact with school-aged children, teens and adults utilizing the center, and may be asked to help assist or instruct a class related to technology. Students should have a basic background in computers. Ideally, they will understand and be comfortable working with programs such as Microsoft Office, an ability to navigate the Internet, and willingness to learn new software applications. Lab Aides will experience a rich variety of ethnic groups and cultures in the Centers.

Primary Responsibility: Individual will assist in the daily operations and delivery of curriculum which addresses the needs of a culturally diverse population.  They will assist the Information Technology Educators with administrative functions, communicate participant behavioral issues to supervisor, contribute to innovation and creativeness of programs, and assist in monitoring the proper usage of all materials and supplies.   

Functions within this position include:

  1. Assist with center administrative tasks which may include:
    1. Weekly statistical reports
    2. Monthly curriculum reports
    3. Field trips permission slips – distribution and collection
    4. Maintaining student records – registration forms, typing speeds, work samples
    5. Maintaining daily sign-in sheets
    6. Making copies
    7. Internet research – for activities, websites and worksheets for various age levels that follow the curriculum theme
    8. Teach courses on specific software applications (Windows, MS Office, etc)
  2. Assist in supervision of the children in the CLCP Center
    1. Interact with the children in an appropriate manner
    2. Converse with children
    3. Role model appropriate behavior
    4. Report misuse of materials
    5. Report instances of broken equipment
  3. Assist children with homework
  4. Chaperone field trips 
  5. Read to children
  6. Provide one-on-one assistance on computer with younger children
  7. Distribute snacks

Minimum Qualifications: Direct supervision of the Work Student III will be by the Technology Program Manager. Lab Aides must be 18 years of age. Lab Aides working in Teen Centers must be 21 years of age, and must be able to pass a driving background check and meet the necessary training requirements to drive a community center bus.  

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong background in personal computers and software. Experience working with school aged children.  Bilingual skills are a plus.  

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. 

*Note: Individuals in these positions not are eligible for benefits and do not earn leave or receive holiday pay. 

To Apply: Please submit your resume via email to Maria.RodriguezAntezana@fairfaxcounty.gov 

Position(s) open until filled 
 

Agency: Family Services
Job#: ELT-DFS-23007
Grade: S25
Salary: $33.33 - $55.55 per hour
Location: PENNINO BUILDING, 12011 GOVERNMENT CENTER PKWY, FAIRFAX (EJ27)

Do you want to be a part of a team that makes a difference in the lives of children and families? As a Child Welfare Trainer, you will be part of a team preparing new practitioners to engage in optimal practice in their child welfare roles. The Children, Youth and Families (CYF) Division within DFS is seeking a temporary position working up to 900 hours per calendar year to provide training, facilitation and coaching to new child welfare practitioners as part of our Child Welfare Institute (CWI) Onboarding Academy. The seven-week Onboarding Academy will operate three to four times per year. If you are looking to work in a diverse community to strengthen the well-being of children and families, then this opportunity may be ideal for you.

This position is based in the Fairfax office. Occasional travel is required to our regional offices in Reston, Annandale, and South County. 

In this job, you will be supported by a team of caring people working together to keep children safe and strengthen families.

You will make an impact by:

  • Delivering training based on curricula developed for the CWI Onboarding Academy
  • Facilitating Learning Circles to deepen learning related to clinical practice
  • Coaching new practitioners during simulation practice to support skill development
  • Providing guidance and feedback to new practitioners as they participate in the CWI Onboarding Academy
  • Liaising with unit supervisors to collaborate on supporting the development of new practitioners
  • Supporting unit supervisors in their onboarding efforts
  • Collaborating with other CWI support and training staff to support an integrated experience for all involved
  • Infusing the Safe & Connected™ practice model throughout CYF
  • Participating in the evaluation of the CWI Onboarding Academy
  • Maintaining necessary records related to the CWI Onboarding Academy
  • Performing other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The following knowledge, skills and abilities will support your success in this position:

  • Experience and skill in delivering classroom and online training
  • Experience and skill in facilitating groups
  • Experience and skill in coaching others to improve skills and performance
  • Experience in child welfare
  • Understanding of the Safe & Connected™ practice model 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to think critically and work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to use automated technology
  • Strong listening, creative problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to plan and organize your work while adjusting to changing situations and priorities

Note: All Fairfax County Government employees are expected to adhere to the Standards of Conduct. In maintaining a drug free workplace, employees are prohibited from manufacturing, distributing, possessing, using or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs while at work or on county premises.

Grow your career with Fairfax County!

With more than 16,000 employees, Fairfax County is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging opportunities across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a Fairfax County employee, you impact the well-being of our community every day.

This is an exciting time to join Fairfax County Government as we shape racial and social equity policies in the county through the One Fairfax Policy. Using this framework, we intentionally consider equity when making policies or delivering programs and services. To learn more, we highly encourage you to watch the Becoming One Fairfax—An Introduction to Key Concepts video and visit the One Fairfax webpage here.

Finally, click here to learn more about learn more about our Department of Family Services, meet our director and some of our practitioners, watch a short video to learn more about this position, read the top 5 reasons to come work with us, and check out the great benefits, including excellent paid leave, health plans, and retirement plans. In addition to the many County benefits, working with us gives you access to supervision towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, our Child Welfare Institute onboarding academy, and practice guidance grounded in the Safe & Connected™ practice model.

All Fairfax County Government employees are expected to adhere to the Standards of Conduct. In maintaining a drug free workplace, employees are prohibited from manufacturing, distributing, possessing, using or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs while at work or on county premises.

Employment Standards

Minimum Employment Standards:
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.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, a driving record check, and a Child Protective Services check.

This position is considered essential personnel and will be required to report to work during times designated countywide as approved for unscheduled leave regardless of the emergency situation (i.e., weather, transportation, other disaster).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in social work (MSW) or a related human services degree 
  • Experience in performing child protective investigations, foster care and/or family preservation services
  • Experience delivering training 
  • Experience providing guidance and feedback to child welfare practitioners

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work requires performing tasks with risks of secondary traumatic stress (STS). Ability to navigate through and make decisions in stressful and crisis situations. Sufficiently mobile to travel outside the office for client contact, court appearances, community events, and to conduct family assessments and investigations of allegations of child abuse and neglect. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to use automated technology. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle, and make use of personal vehicle. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview, may include practical exercise.

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 are committed to providing county services to individuals regardless of English proficiency. Qualified candidates who are bilingual in English and another language are encouraged to apply for this job opportunity.  

Send resumes to grace.jones@fairfaxcounty.gov

Agency: CSB
Job#: ELT-CSB-23013
Grade: S15
Hours: Hours per Week: <30 (Monday-Friday); Weeks per year: 52; 4:30pm-11:00pm.
Salary: $19.07 - $31.78 hour  

The Fairfax County Department of Community Services Board (CSB) is seeking an experienced administrative professional with a positive and “can-do” attitude to join the Business Operations team as a Human Services Assistant. 

Front desk duties include executing the CSB check-in and check-out procedures using the electronic health record (EHR); scheduling and reconciling clinical and medical appointments in the EHR based on approved protocol for notification; fielding phone and in-person inquiries made by the public, clients, and staff in a prompt, courteous, and professional manner and assessing for level of risk or emergency intervention; opening and closing program assignments in the EHR; updating financial and demographic information required in all client profiles in the EHR and cashiering.

Back-office duties include verifying insurance coverage and explaining insurance benefits as requested by clients; monitoring, researching, arranging and conducting annual review/updates of the EHR record with clients to ensure information is accurate and fees are properly set.

The successful individual will possess the ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing; multi-task; prioritize work; and must be detail oriented, accurate in data entry, organized, possess excellent customer service skills, and able to work in a fast-paced team environment. Protects individuals’ confidentiality using existing state, local, and federal policies and procedures. Maintains expertise in several databases related to the EHR, revenue cycle management, as well as Microsoft Office software.

**This position will be located at the Merrifield Center  in Emergency Services.

Note: To learn more about careers that make a difference, watch our video "CSB Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Providing Care."

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in behavioral health setting.
  • Experience and working knowledge of Electronic Health Records.
  • Experience and familiarity with HIPAA rules and regulations.
  • Experience providing direct customer services.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills and the ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to exercise tact, discretion, and initiative.
  • Well-organized, flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient.
  • Experience working independently with minimum supervision in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment with a strong commitment to customer service.

Minimum Employment Standards:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from high school or G.E.D. issued by state department of education; plus, three years of work experience, including two years in some area of human services (related two-year [associate] degree may be substituted for the required human service experience).

Physical Requirements: 
Ability to travel to various CSB sites to attend meetings or preform work duties; maneuver through multi-floor buildings; bend/stretch; carry up to 25lbs; answer phones; and use a keyboard driven equipment.  Ability to communicate clearly with others.  Ability to conduct various screenings on individuals upon entry to CSB facilities.  All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Special Requirements: 
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire is required.  This position is emergency/essential services personnel.
   
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.

Additional Work Schedule Requirements: You will be required to work evenings and holidays.

Emergency Service Personnel: Yes

Selection Procedure: 
Interview; may include exercise.

To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter Eriberto.Hernandez@fairfaxcounty.gov referencing the position title and job number.
 

Agency: Family Services
Job#: ELT-DFS-22015

The Division of Children, Youth and Families (CYF) of the Department of Family Services (DFS) is seeking a Substitute CPS Supervisor to provide supervision to Social Services Specialists who are performing Child Protective Services (CPS) duties. DFS is committed to strengthening the well-being of its diverse community by protecting and improving the lives of all children, adults, and families through assistance, partnership, advocacy, outreach, and quality services. To learn more about DFS and its Mission, Vision, and Values, please click here.

This position will provide relief to the existing CPS supervisors by providing supervision to selected practitioners for a finite period of time in order to improve retention and stability for the program. This position can work up to 900 hours in a calendar year and is primarily needed during the months of September through June of each year. This position requires regular travel throughout Fairfax County and Northern Virginia.  Some evening/night, weekend, and on-call work which may require immediate response into the field are required.

Duties of the Substitute CPS Supervisor include:

  • Directs and monitors staffs case actions related to safety and risk on a daily basis

  • Monitors workloads within the unit and program to advise location of deployment of staff

  • Conducts and participates in staffing and consultations with staff

  • Supervises, motivates and trains staff through use of regularly scheduled meetings

  • Ensures timely contacts is made on all cases and staff are continually assessing child safety

  • Reviews case records to ensure staffs documentation and contacts are entered accurately and timely

  • Reviews and approves submitted safety plans to enhance safety and reduce risk and further maltreatment

  • Reviews cases submitted for closure in accordance with Department policies and procedures

  • Accompanies staff to family meetings, home visits, and for court processes and/or appearances to model, train and to assure compliance with policy and best practices

  • Provides instruction, guidance, and support to on all imminent risk situations and intervenes as needed to resolve crises with clients

  • Trains or ensures staff are trained in policies and procedures and court paperwork    Once they got up and running I could see them training staff that are sent to them to supervise.

  • Communicates with and serve as liaison to social service agencies, local police, local law enforcement agencies, and the courts regarding reports and investigations of child abuse and neglect cases

  • Provides guidance to staffs about Emergency Removal Order (ERO), Preliminary Protective Order (PPO), CYF Visitation Policy, and other related policies and procedures related to the separation of children

  • Takes the lead in scheduling staffing/consultations with County Attorneys and other relevant parties when imminent risk remains present

  • Takes on a leading role in the operation to screen for validity, priority response time, and track assignments of reports received by the CPS hotline

  • Confers with program leadership when an unresolved danger indicator in the family or factors

  • Performs other duties as assigned to ensure child safety and improve outcomes in families

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of child protection laws, rules, and regulations

  • Knowledge of foster care and adoption laws, rules, and regulations

  • Ability to interview, assess needs, counsel, and refer clients to other resource as needed

  • Working knowledge of human services programs and protocol

  • Working knowledge of CPS intake and ongoing processes, procedures, and protocol

  • Ability to provide guidance, supervise and train others; ability to objectively review and appraise the performance and work of others

  • Ability to understand, interpret and communicate policies and procedures to staff

  • Ability to efficiently plan, schedule and organize

  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with co-workers, clients, other agencies, and the public

All Fairfax County Government employees are expected to adhere to the Standards of Conduct. In maintaining a drug free workplace, employees are prohibited from manufacturing, distributing, possessing, using or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs while at work or on county premises.

Minimum Employment Standards:


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree; plus four years of increasingly responsible, directly-related professional experience in the social services or human services field. A master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of required experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:


Valid driver's license.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in social work (MSW) or a related human services degree

  • At least three (3) years of experience in working child protective services sexual abuse cases

  • At least three (3) years of experience in child welfare. Child welfare is the continuum of services designed to ensure that children are safe and that families have the necessary support to care for their children successfully

  • At least three (3) year of experience in providing supervision

  • Experience in performing case management services in a child welfare setting (child protective services, foster care, adoption, family prevention, permanency planning, or domestic/sexual violence)

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, a credit check, a driving record check, and a Child Protective Services check.

This position is considered essential personnel and will be required to report to work during times designated countywide as approved for unscheduled leave regardless of the emergency situation (i.e., weather, transportation, other disaster).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:


Work requires performing tasks with risks of secondary traumatic stress (STS) Ability to navigate through and make decisions in stressful and crisis situations Sufficiently mobile to travel independently within Fairfax County and Northern Virginia to attend meetings, training, accompany staff to home visits, and court appearances. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Ability to use automated technology. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and make use of personal vehicle. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

Send applications/resumes to Brittny Li at brittny.li@fairfaxcounty.gov

Agency: Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
Job#: ELT-JDR-21000
Salary: Part-time, no benefits 
Hours: Average of 4 to 12 hours of class per week, held primarily in the evenings and on weekends
Location: 10700 Page Avenue, Suite 201 Fairfax, VA 22030 

Two Alcohol Safety Action Program group leader positions are vacant. These positions perform at the level of a Probation Counselor I (S-20.) 

Under supervision and within the guidelines of a VASAP-approved curriculum, the group leaders prepare and instruct a 10-hour or 8-hour alcohol and/or drug and driver education program appropriate to the classification level for the class. They are responsible for implementing several Fairfax County ASAP policies and procedures. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in psychology, sociology, social work, criminal justice, counseling, or related field, plus one year of graduate study and two years of experience in leading psych educational programs. Knowledge of classroom techniques and knowledge of substance abuse and its personal and societal effects is a must. Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in psychology, sociology, social work, criminal justice, counseling or related field, plus two years psych educational instruction experience.  

Please email resumes to Elwood.Jones@fairfaxcounty.gov

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