Domestic & Sexual Violence Counselor (Social Services Specialist III)

$59,951.01 - $99,918.42 yr
May 07, 2018
May 28, 2018
Full Time
Serves as a staff domestic violence counselor for the ADAPT (Anger & Domestic Abuse Prevention and Treatment) program and provides a full range of assessment, education and intervention services in an innovative, competency-based and comprehensive domestic violence setting program for adults. Responsible for intake, comprehensive behavioral health assessment (including mental health and substance abuse clinical assessment) and referral, collaboration with the criminal justice system and social services referral agents, psycho educational skills based group preparation and leadership, volunteer and intern supervision, and strong team based collaboration skills.

Illustrative Duties:
  • Conducts comprehensive clinical assessments and prepares and implements service plans.
  • Works with clients to develop a plan of service to meet social, health, emotional and economic needs. With the client, formulates objectives and identifies actions to resolve the clients' problems.
  • Provide two to three weekly skills based domestic violence intervention groups at multiple county sites.
  • Complete ongoing case management and monthly progress reporting on caseload of domestic violence offenders. Caseload will typically include over 50 individuals in various stages of intervention such as group preparation, ongoing assessment and post group intervention.
  • Provide partner outreach to provide psychoeducation, referral and risk assessment.
  • Provide on-call telephone crisis backup services for agency up to 3 times per month for a period of up to 24 hours at a time.
  • Provide community education workshops to the public as well as governmental and non-governmental agencies (and their staff) regarding program services or other issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking problems.
  • Training and supervising graduate interns and volunteers in providing program services.
  • Performing biopsychosocial assessments for clients with multiple often co-occurring problems and formulating service plans to address the need for corrective intervention.
  • Referring to, collaborating with and brokering a full range of health, behavioral health and substance use services.
  • Participation on the local and/or statewide coordinated community domestic violence response team.
  • Proactively developing resource procurement with clients with special needs so that these clients may successfully complete program services.
  • Ability to address client non-compliance with accountability, compassion and tact.
  • Recruits volunteers and manages volunteer services.
  • Uses automated technology and hard copy files to maintain and update case data, notes, documents, records, contacts and summaries of information.
  • Manages and maintains program data and outcomes.
This position requires strong communication, teaching and counseling skills and the ability to provide compassionate, competency-based, motivation enhancing intervention with typically court mandated clients in a context of safety and offender accountability.

Schedule: This position requires travel across multiple work sites in Fairfax County and the regular schedule will include work on two evenings per week with semi-annual training events on weekend days. Position also requires participation in hotline and hospital accompaniment of domestic and sexual assault victims to include several monthly shifts on a 7-day-per week 24-hour basis. Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

Not applicable.

Possess current license as Professional Counselor, Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychologist or Marriage and Family Therapist. Oral and written fluency in English and Spanish. Demonstrated experience providing competency-based domestic violence intervention services.

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

Ability to transport self to various work sites; ability to use automated technology to access, input, and retrieve computer data, and ability to lift/carry up to 30 pounds of materials up to 300 feet for transportation of educational materials to service sites. 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.