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Social Services Specialist Ii - Adult Services

Fairfax County Government
Alexandria, Virginia
$62,932.27 - $104,886.91 Annually
Closing date
Dec 2, 2023

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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.

Works as part of the Adult and Aging Division.

  • Provides intensive community-based case management services to older adults and adults with disabilities.
  • Assesses functional eligibility for Medicaid long term care services, conducts assessments and monitors the provision of in-home services.
  • Assesses risks posed to clients and may conduct self-neglect investigations.
  • Helps clients and families with plans to eliminate risk.
  • Requires assessment, care planning, and coordination skills, the ability to manage competing priorities, and to respond effectively to both deadlines and crisis situations.
  • Attends and participates in local meetings.
  • Requires assessment, care planning and coordination skills; the ability to manage competing priorities and to respond effectively to crisis situations.
  • Works with the client, family and service providers to resolve service delivery issues.
  • Completes required paperwork and follows policy required by the state.
  • Utilizes local and state information systems for individual client record keeping and tracking.
  • Performs record keeping according to local and state policy requirements within designated timeframes.
  • The primary purpose of the Adult and Aging Division is to ensure resources, advocacy, safety and well-being of older adults, adults with disabilities and caregivers are met. To ensure that the division can carry out its purpose and meet the agency’s responsibilities related to advocacy, protection, and wellbeing, the Adult and Aging Division Director may move or reassign this position’s related work duties and responsibilities within the job class.

Employment Standards

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

Valid driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Master's degree in social work (MSW).
  • One year of professional social work experience working with older adults or adults with disabilities.
  • Working knowledge of community-based and long-term care services.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Experience using automated technology and software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook

Sufficiently mobile to do home visits and able to communicate with clients. Ability to use automated technology. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a 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 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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Company info
12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 270

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