Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #12-1561

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


Children, Youth & Families Division,
Department of Family Services

Job # 12-1561

$50,668 to $67,557  (Grade S23)

Performs Child Protective Services work from the department's offices in Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church or Reston, Virginia. Responsibilities may include: Conducting child abuse and neglect assessments/investigations; assessing risk and safety; service planning; referring families to community resources and supportive services; preparing and filing court petitions; providing clinical casework intervention; monitoring compliance with court orders; assessing risk and working to ensure the safety of children; collaborating with a wide range of professionals; and maintaining case documentation through the use of automated systems. Cases require intensive interventions and services. Some caseloads include non-English speaking families, which requires the social workers to be bilingual and/or bicultural or to use translation resources in order to work with a diverse and multi-ethnic population. The positions require travel throughout Fairfax County. A flexible schedule, including evening and/or weekend work may be required to meet case management and monitoring responsibilities. Investigative positions may require responding to CPS cases outside of traditional business hours. The department promotes a strength-based, family-driven approach to working with families.

One or more positions may be filled from this job announcement. This announcement may be used to fill both Investigative and Ongoing CPS positions.



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.



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.



Bachelor's degree in social work (BSW) or master's degree in social work (MSW).



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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