Sexual Violence Counselor (Social Services Specialist III)

Location
ALEXANDRIA (KP10), VA
Salary
$59,951.01 - $99,918.42 yr
Posted
May 07, 2018
Closes
May 21, 2018
Hours
Full Time
Provides individual, group, family, and couples counseling for survivors of sexual violence, including sexually abused children and teens and adult survivors of sexual assault/rape and/or childhood sexual abuse. This position predominantly services Spanish-speaking clients and bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is required. Duties include:
  • Performs assessments and develops treatment plans for providing services, to include crisis intervention, stabilization, and short-term treatment with an emphasis on intervention and prevention and appropriate referrals for continuing care;
  • Provides case consultation for other service providers;
  • Provides hospital accompaniment as requested by survivors of domestic and sexual violence;
  • Performs counseling services duties including community and professional training, volunteer training and supervision, intern supervision, meetings with professionals in the community, hotline coverage, and scheduled on-call overnight availability for crisis response.
Note: This is a grant funded position and the starting salary will not exceed $59,951.01 of the advertised compensation range. It is anticipated that grant funding will be renewed on an annual basis. Employment Standards 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.

UNDERFILL REQUIREMENTS:
This position may be underfilled as a Social Services Specialist II (Grade S-23, $54,422.99 - $90,704.64). The employment standards for the Social Services Specialist II are: 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree in a field related to counseling or master's in social work; clinical licensure, specialized training in treating trauma; and the ability to speak Spanish fluently. Experience in counseling or a related field is acceptable in place of social work experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, Child Protective Services Registry check, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer. Must have access to reliable transportation during all hours of the day and night for scheduled and on-call duties at multiple work sites. Ability to communicate with others. Some positions may require oral and written bilingual competency in English and a second language.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This job is generally sedentary in nature. However, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor and operate keyboard-driven equipment. Ability to lift up to 15 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview.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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.