HUMAN SERVICES CLINICIAN II- CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES (OVERSTRENGTH)

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Location
Arlington County, Virginia
Salary
$73,070.40 - $111,571.20 Annually
Posted
Jun 17, 2022
Closes
Jun 30, 2022
Ref
6614-22I-DHS-BL
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Position Information
Please note: This is currently an overstrength position expected to last 1 year. This position is currently eligible for all County-provided benefits. This position may be filled at the Trainee or Full Performance level.

The Child and Family Services Division of the Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking a Human Services Clinician II to provide Child Protective Services (CPS). The work involves case management, investigations, assessments, and the provision of short-term intervention to ensure child safety and well-being as well as to stabilize and support families. This Human Services Clinician serves a culturally and ethnically diverse population and will be part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team planning, organizing, and coordinating service delivery.

Specific duties include:

  • Investing allegations of child abuse and neglect; which includes interviewing children, parents, and other involved parties to protect children, preserve families, and reduce the risk of further maltreatment;
  • Performing comprehensive assessments of children and their families, including home visits to determine risk and safety;
  • Providing emergency crisis intervention to maintain safety and provide services in the best interest of the youth;
  • Designing and implementing safety plans with children and families to reduce risk and enhance safety;
  • Preparing court petitions and testifying in court;
  • Searching for and initiating contact with family members and/or additional supportive adults;
  • Coordinating and facilitating family engagement activities including Family Partnership meetings; and
  • Documenting assessments, treatment plans, critical incident reports, detailed case contacts, progress notes, and service plans for court review.
Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience. This includes but is not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.

Selection Criteria
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Full Performance:

  • A Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or other directly related clinical discipline;
  • A clinical practicum involving diagnostic, treatment and case management services in a child welfare setting (foster care, adoption, child protective services, family preservation, permanency planning, or domestic violence) prior to graduation;
  • Two years of post-Master's degree experience providing professional clinical social work services.

Trainee:

  • A Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or other directly related clinical discipline; and
  • A clinical practicum involving diagnostic, treatment and case management services in a child welfare setting (foster care, adoption, child protective services, family preservation, permanency planning, or domestic violence) prior to graduation.
  • Depending upon qualifications, a training period will be established to last no longer than the equivalent of 24 months. At the end of the training period, the employee must meet experience, training, proficiency and certification requirements for the journey level position. Once the candidate qualifies, the one-year probationary period will begin.
SUBSTITUTION: A directly related higher level clinical degree may substitute for the Master's degree education requirement and one year of child welfare work experience. In the case of the substitution, the remainder of the qualifying work experience must have been gained after the higher-level degree was awarded and must be in child welfare.

DESIRABLES: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:

  • Performing child protective investigations;
  • Foster care and/or family preservation;
  • Working within the court system;
  • Family group facilitation;
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish; and/or
  • Virginia licensed or license eligible as a clinical social worker.

Special Requirements
Applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment, a valid driver's license. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. An offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

A state of Virginia Central Registry check will be performed.

Covid-19: Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.

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