Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #12-1560

Fairfax County Application Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., #270, Fairfax, VA 22035


Children, Youth & Families Division,
Department of Family Services

Job # 12-1560

$61,284 to $81,712  (Grade S27)

Works from the Human Services Building in Alexandria, Virginia. Provides direct clinical and administrative supervision to social workers in the Child Protective Services (CPS) program to ensure work is in compliance with federal, state and local laws, policies and procedures. Directs social workers in conducting CPS investigations and family assessments, as well as in the provision of ongoing casework for court ordered and voluntary clients. Supervises administrative support staff. Works with other supervisors in Child Protective Services, the Children, Youth & Families Division, as well as the department to ensure a holistic response to the child welfare and human service needs of families. Adheres to family engagement best practices. Assigns and monitors caseloads through the use of various computer applications. Monitors case activity, files and outcomes. Assures compliance with mandates related to timeliness and completion. Authorizes expenditures from various funding sources. Develops and maintains working relationships with community resources for collaboration, and the efficient and effective coordination of services provided to children and families. Participates in a rotation of direct supervision to CPS social workers who provide an emergency response to reports received outside of normal business hours, which will require a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends. This announcement may be used to fill future CPS Social Work Supervisor positions in various locations.



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.



The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driver's record check to the satisfaction of the employer.



Master's degree in social work (MSW). Strong clinical skills and a family-focused, strengths-based approach to working with parents, children, and the community. Familiarity with the needs of a diverse, multi-cultural clientele. Extensive experience with CPS policies and procedures. Knowledge of processes required by the Comprehensive Services Act (CSA).



Panel interview.


To Apply:

Submit your resume on-line through the AIMS system.

If this is the first time you have used AIMS, you will need to create an account.

Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. 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. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.


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Most positions advertised here are merit system positions funded for full benefits such as health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Follow the link for details on Fairfax County's comprehensive benefits program for merit system employees. If a position is not funded for benefits that information will generally be included in the job announcement.


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