Sr Social Services Supervisor

Fairfax, Virginia
$75,669.98 - $126,116.85 Annually
Jan 21, 2023
Feb 04, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

This position includes a signing bonus of $2,500 (full-time) for new county hires.

This is an exciting time to join Fairfax County Government as we shape racial and social equity policies in the county through the One Fairfax Policy. Using this framework, we intentionally consider equity when making policies or delivering programs and services. To learn more, we highly encourage you to watch the Becoming One Fairfax—An Introduction to Key Concepts video by clicking here and visit the One Fairfax webpage here.

The Department of Family Services (DFS) Adult and Aging Division welcomes applicants interested in the position of Senior Social Services Supervisor in the Adult and Aging Division.

Under the general direction of the Assistant Division Director,
  • Responsible for providing management and administrative oversight for multi-program functions that support service delivery and functions for: programmatic contract monitoring, communication, and compliance for contracts, Memorandum of Agreements (MOAs), Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs), and grants related to the work of the Adult & Aging division.
  • Works in collaboration with Adult and Aging (A&A) leadership and program staff, Department of Material Management (DPMM), and DFS Finance to ensure the contractor complies with the administrative, fiscal, and programmatic aspects of the contract.
  • Prepares and coordinates state audits for the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) program, acting as a liaison between the state and AAA.
  • Supervises the Home Care Unit (HCU) program staff and activities and projects related to the Home-Based Care (HBC) contract, including programmatically and fiscally monitoring the vendor and deliverables related to the HBC contract, as well as quality assurance.
  • Develops training curriculum and job aides to assist A&A social services staff with both local and state policy and procedure requirements related to the provision of home-based care services.
  • Participates in and may lead intra and interagency and community-based work groups and task forces.
  • Prepares and oversees preparation of narrative and statistical reports documenting the work or the program area or division.
  • Performs other supervisory, management, and monitoring duties as needed in support of the division, department or county's mission, vision and values.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Extensive knowledge of the principles, methods and problems of organization and management. Extensive knowledge of current social service problems and methods/approaches to address them. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of social work and casework supervision;
Knowledge of business process re-design methodologies. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to use automated technology.
Ability to maintain professional ethics and confidentiality of client information. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals. Ability to plan and direct the work of professional staff.

Employment Standards

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree, plus five years of increasingly responsible, directly-related professional experience in the social services or human services field. A master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.


The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services check.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

  • 2+ years supervisory experience
  • Ability to maintain professional ethics and confidentiality of client information.
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, methods and problems of organization and management.
  • Experience managing data
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of social work and casework supervision
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Contract and grants management experience

Ability to lift up to 10 lbs.
Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer.
All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

Panel interview; may include practical exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we are committed to providing county services to individuals regardless of English proficiency. Qualified candidates who are bilingual in English and another language are encouraged to apply for this job opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

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. EEO/AA/TTY.

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