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Family Services Specialist II (OCS)

City Of Alexandria Virginia
Alexandria, VA
$63,295.44 - $84,784.96 Annually
Closing date
Oct 1, 2022

Job Details

Family Services Specialist II

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Family Services Specialist II position.

An Overview

The Family Services Specialist II in the Office of Community Services (OCS) provides intensive social work services and crisis intervention to the most vulnerable and at-risk individuals and families facing obstacles to self-sufficiency. The Family Services Specialist II supports and assists clients with a variety of social and emotional needs and implements and advocates for services to address these needs. The Family Services Specialist II assesses clients’ strengths and limitations, as well as potential safety and risk factors, and utilizes various therapeutic techniques to assist clients in becoming aware of feelings, attitudes, and anxieties which inhibits resolution of their problems, reduces risk, or poses barriers to self-sufficiency. The work involves home visits which may present unpredictable client behaviors or environmental hazards in the home. The Family Services Specialist II is the lead worker in OCS offering training, guidance and support to staff and provides supervisory coverage in the supervisor’s absence. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Community Services Coordinator II in the Office of Community Services.

How To Apply
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The City of Alexandria is an award-winning, innovative, and progressive local government that brings together elected leaders, residents, businesses, and staff to foster a thriving community.  We are an independent, full-service city, providing the services typically operated by both counties and cities in areas such as public safety, transportation, human services, parks and recreation, planning, and administration. We offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities in a variety of fields, with the resources and expertise to succeed.  In Alexandria, employees are our most important asset, and we work hard to create and support a culture that delivers excellence through the shared values of respect, integrity, teamwork and continuous improvement.

Our employees have access to excellent medical, dental, vision, life insurance and other benefits.  Alexandria provides a defined-benefit pension and offers six weeks of paid parental leave to employees who become parents through birth, adoption or foster care.

We offer a robust wellness program, interdepartmental rotation program, tuition assistance funding and professional development program that helps employees obtain the knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience to enhance their professional and personal growth.

With a population of approximately 160,000 and a land area of 16 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located on the Potomac River across from Washington, D.C., Alexandria is known for its beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture, charming waterfront, high-tech economy, vibrant retail and restaurant corridors and diverse neighborhoods. We are a unique and historic community, and we continue to innovate for the 21st century.

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