Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #13-2089


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

SOCIAL SERVICES SPECIALIST III


Children, Youth and Families Division,
Department of Family Services

Job # 13-2089

$57,210 to $76,280  (Grade S25)
 
Description:

Assigned to the Kinship Care Unit located in the Pennino Building. This position is part of the Family Partnership Program with the Department of Family Services' Children, Youth and Families Division.

Provides clinical social work services to a specific population, Kinship/Relative placement of children. Engages families in a model with a focus of parent reunification and/or family support as defined by the policies and procedures of the division/program. Completes casework and documentation in compliance with federal, state and local laws and procedures. Develops partnerships with community agencies to provide a holistic approach to service delivery, guaranteeing collaboration and coordination of services offered to families and children. Coordinates and attends intra-agency and inter-agency meetings to collaborate with team members to meet the needs of the families. Serves as a consultant, trainer and policy expert for other social workers in the department. Provides assistance to the unit's supervisor and provides coverage in the absence of the supervisor. Uses automated information systems to maintain case documentation. A flexible schedule including evening and/or weekend work may be required.

 

Minimum
Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree, plus three years of professional social work experience. A master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

 

Special
Requirements:

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.

 

Preferred
Qualifications:

Master's degree in social work (MSW). Knowledge and skills using a strength-based family focus approach to working with families. Experience working with and familiarity with the needs of a diverse multicultural population. Experience working with the court system, testifying, filing affidavits, etc. Extensive experience with child welfare and/or mental health. Experience performing intensive home-based services. Bilingual in English and Spanish.

 

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:

11/29/2013

 

Date Posted:

11/16/2013

 

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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