Human Services Assistant - Community Health Worker

Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, Virginia
$43,498.00 - $72,496.11 Annually
Closing date
Dec 1, 2023

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Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Health Department is a progressive public health leader serving 1.2 million residents and providing services that promote population health, protect public health and the environment, and ensure residents equitable access to health services and information. We invite you to apply to become a member of our thriving workforce, together making a difference in the health of our community!

Works directly with clients enrolled in the Chronic Disease Care Management program to support the client in effective management of his/her chronic health conditions, self-care, linking with community resources and adopting healthy behaviors. Establishes trusting relationships with clients/caregivers and families while providing general support and encouragement. Provides these services in the client’s home, community, and clinic settings. Collaborates with the health care team, providers, and community partners in implementation of the client’s individualized health care plan. Provides social support, informal counseling, and advocates for individuals and community health needs, and provides services such as home visits, small group education and community outreach. Works u nder the direction of the Public Health Nurse (PHN).

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”) Graduation from high school or GED issued by state department of education; plus, three years of work experience, including two years in some area of human services (related two-year

[associate] degree may be substituted for the required human service experience).

Experience working with diverse populations with a high volume of client contact.
Knowledge and experience with care-coordination and/or health coaching. Knowledge of the principles and practice of social work, a plus
Ability to work independently and prioritize competing tasks effectively.
Clear and effective communication skills, both orally and in writing.
Possess exceptional English/Spanish verbal and written communication skills; must pass language proficiency exam.
Work well with multi-disciplinary team members and community partners.
Ability to build and maintain positive community relationships.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word and Excel applications


Driver's License (Required)
AED (Required within 60 days)
CPR (Required within 60 days)

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a child protective services check, a sanction screening, and driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer. Tuberculosis test.

Job is generally sedentary in nature, and job requires walking, standing, sitting, and kneeling, reaching, bending, climbing stairs; uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. May be required to lift or carry up to 25 lbs. occasionally. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor; ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. Generally, works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. Ability to drive a motor vehicle. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

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 encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this 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.



Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.

Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.The size of Fairfax County government and the diversity of services it provides to citizens allows opportunities for personal growth and development, without ever having to change employers. In addition to pay, Fairfax County Government provides an employee benefits package worth approximately 25% of your salary in additional compensation. This package of benefits consists of programs designed to protect you and your family during your employment with the county and into your retirement years.

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Group Term Life Insurance
Contributory Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Account Programs
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Plan
Tuition Assistance Program
Employees' Child Care Center
Virginia College Savings Plans

Fairfax County's Application Process: Fairfax County uses an online application process called NEOGOV at nearly all positions.

Applicants who need assistance with the online application process are welcome to come to the Application Center at Fairfax County's HR Central where staff will be happy to work with you to establish an account and get your resume into the system. HR Central is located in the Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270, Fairfax, VA, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or call 703-222-5872 for more information.

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12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 270

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