Social Services Specialist II
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 client and conducts self-neglect investigations. Requires assessment, care planning and coordination skills, the ability to manage competing priorities, and to respond effectively to crisis situations.
Note: This job announcement may be used to fill multiple full-time Social Services II positions throughout Fairfax County. Positions are located in the South County region (Alexandria, Springfield, Ft. Belvoir, and Lorton).
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.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license.
Master's degree in social work (MSW). One year of professional social work experience working with older adults or adults with disabilities. Bilingual in English and Spanish is helpful. Working knowledge of community-based and long-term care. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated organizational skills. Experience using automated technology and software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, a check Child Protective Services Registry check, 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. Sufficiently mobile to travel and conduct home visits. Ability to communicate with clients.
Ability to lift up to 10 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
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.