Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #13-2027

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


Children, Youth and Families Division, FC&A,
Department of Family Services

Job # 13-2027

$51,935 to $69,246  (Grade S23)

Works from the Pennino Building in Fairfax as part of the Foster Care and Adoption Program. Serves a caseload of clients that includes children/youth in foster care and their birth/foster/adoptive families. Conducts assessments, service planning, recruitment and clinical casework intervention for children/youth legally free for adoption to place them in permanent homes with birth relatives or adoptive families. Coordinates the placement, treatment, and educational services to these children with other public and private providers, including private child-placing agencies, congregate care providers, therapists, and schools. Provides clinical counseling services to prepare children/youth for placement in a permanent home. Conducts regular home visits with children/youth placed with families, group homes and residential facilities. Provides in-home support to foster/adoptive families to assure positive adjustment of the child. Participates in the negotiation of subsidized adoption assistance agreements with adoptive parents. Finalizes adoptions through the legal process of the Circuit Court. Uses automated technology to maintain client data, case records, and for correspondence. Prepares court reports and testifies as necessary regarding compliance with service plans. Teams cases as secondary workers with foster care staff as a part of concurrent planning to help achieve timely permanence for children/youth in foster care.



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.



Master's degree in social work (MSW). Experience in child welfare and or/mental health. Knowledge of childhood trauma and attachment.



Panel interview. A writing sample will be required.


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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