Eligibility Specialist I (Human Service Worker I)
Performs all tasks related to determining eligibility of families for participation in the Child Care Assistance and Referral (CCAR) program. Interviews prospective families to determine child care needs. Requests documentary verification as required by established policies and procedures. Reviews and responds to all referrals from other units. Determines the need for other social services and makes referrals when appropriate. Provides child care resource and referral information to members of the community who are searching for child care. Duties are performed under the supervision of a Child Care Specialist III.
Note: This position is located in the Pennino building in Fairfax, Virginia, with possible weekly assignments in one of the Department of Family Services' regional offices in South County (Alexandria), Reston or Annandale. This announcement may be used to fill multiple full-time Human Service Worker I openings.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: Not applicable.
Graduation from an accredited four college or university with a degree in early childhood education, early childhood development, social work, or family studies. Excellent oral and written skills. Experience in early child hood development programs and/or working with low income families. Ability to work with a high caseload and in an environment of competing priorities. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other human service providers.
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. Some positions may require a driver's license or ability to efficiently access other means of transportation in order to work with clients and community service providers outside the office. Some positions may require oral and written bilingual competency in English and a target or preferred second language. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing in order to perform duties of position.
Ability to input, access and retrieve information from a computer and operate keyboard driven equipment. Sufficient visual acuity to be able to read forms completed by 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.