Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #13-1799

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


Children, Youth & Families - CPS Division,
Department of Family Services

Job # 13-1799

$62,816 to $83,755  (Grade S27)

The position will work from one of the department's offices in Alexandria, Fairfax, Annandale or Reston, Virginia. Provides direct clinical and administrative supervision to social services specialists in the Child Protective Services (CPS) Program to ensure work is in compliance with federal, state and local laws, policies and procedures. Directs social services specialists 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, and the department to ensure a holistic response to the child welfare and human service needs of families. Adheres to family engagement best practices. Responsibilities also include assigning and monitoring caseloads through the use of various computer applications; monitoring case activity, files and outcomes; assuring compliance with mandates related to timeliness and completion; authorizing expenditures from various funding sources; developing and maintaining working relationships with community resources for collaboration and the efficient and effective coordination of services provided to children and families. May provide direct supervision of CPS social services specialists who work non-traditional hours, which will require a flexible schedule including nights and weekends.



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 and written exercise.


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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