Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #13-1907


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

HUMAN SERVICE WORKER III


Self-Sufficiency Division,
Department of Family Services

Job # 13-1907

$49,561 to $66,081  (Grade S22)
 
Description:

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.

Performs comprehensive assessment of medical, financial and/or employment needs to develop a plan of service to meet the clients' needs. Advocates for and assists families and individuals in obtaining services (e.g., mental health, intellectual disability, 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 automated technology to document, obtain, and verify information, and to generate reports. The assigned caseloads for the Human Service Worker III are more difficult and complicated than those assigned to the less senior level positions. Serves as a consultant and policy expert to less experienced staff. Participates in the identification, development, and oversight of projects to assist in improved efficiency, accuracy, and timely delivery of client services. Assists the supervisor with duties that may include training, coaching, and reviewing the work of less experienced staff.

 

Minimum
Qualifications:

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

 

Special
Requirements:

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.

 

Preferred
Qualifications:

Bilingual in English and Spanish, Vietnamese, Farsi or Somali. Previous experience with public assistance programs. Knowledge of federal, state and local laws governing public assistance and the ability to apply them correctly. Knowledge of social, economic, health, and cultural factors which can serve as barriers to employment. Clear and concise oral and written communications skills. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Experience scheduling and managing 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; and 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.

 

Selection
Procedure:

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.

 

Closing Date:

11/8/2013

 

Date Posted:

10/26/2013

 

Benefits:

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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