Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #13-0884

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


Self-Sufficiency Division,
Department of Family Services

Job # 13-0884

$43,095 to $57,460  (Grade S19)

One or more positions may be filled from this job announcement to work in the department's offices located in Annandale, Fairfax, Reston, or Alexandria, Virginia. Performs comprehensive assessment of medical and financial needs to develop a plan of service to meet clients' needs. Advocates for and assists families and individuals in obtaining services (e.g., mental health, mental retardation, alcohol and drug, housing referrals, financial assistance, skills training, medical services). Conducts in-depth interviews to determine and reassess eligibility of clients for financial or medical public assistance programs and works with clients to assist with gathering of information necessary to establish eligibility. Applies, explains and interprets federal, state, and local policies to clients, service providers, attorneys, the public and other interested parties. Performs needs assessment of clients to aid in making appropriate referrals to other services. Working in a team environment with other public and private service providers, coordinates and manages clients' participation in a variety of services. Uses various forms of automated technology to document, obtain, and verify information, and to generate reports.



Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree plus one year of professional work experience.



The appointees to these positions will be required to complete a criminal background check and a check of the Child Protective Services Registry to the satisfaction of the employer.



College degree. Bilingual in English and Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Farsi, Arabic or Somali. Previous experience with public assistance programs. Knowledge of federal, state and local laws governing public assistance and welfare reform and the ability to apply them correctly. Knowledge of social, economic, health, and cultural factors that can serve as barriers to employment. Clear and concise oral and written communications skills. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to schedule and manage large 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.



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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