Prevention and Education Coordinator (Social Services Specialist III)
As part of the Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Service's (OFWDSVS) County-Wide Coordination Services team, serves as the lead worker responsible for identifying community needs, planning, developing curricula, and coordinating the provision of sexual and domestic violence prevention and education programs to the public, including diverse populations and high risk groups. Develops and maintains effective partnerships and participates in a coordinated community response to intimate partner violence. Provides coverage for 24-hour crisis hotlines and after-hours, on-call support on a rotational basis, and participates in events held in the evenings and on weekends, as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.Employment Standards
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree, plus three years of professional social work experience. A master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Master's degree in social work (MSW) or other related field, experience working with victims of domestic and sexual violence. Excellent oral and written communication skills to include effective presentation and group facilitation skills. Excellent interpersonal skills, including listening and communication abilities; knowledge of intimate partner violence issues, trends, and interventions; ability to develop and present high quality educational programming, organize information, and manage workload sufficiently to meet deadlines; demonstrable understanding and acceptance of diversity.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Driver's license or ability to efficiently access other means of transportation in order to visit clients in their homes and to meet with community service providers.
Some positions may require oral and written bilingual competency in English and a second language.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Ability to transport self and equipment to different work sites or locations to attend meetings and community forums.
Ability to input, access and retrieve information from a computer and operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview; may include a written exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.