Aug 21, 2018
Sep 18, 2018
Full Time
Position Information

Please note: This recruitment will be filled by a bilingual candidate.

The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) is hiring an experienced Human Services Clinician in Adult Social Services to provide care coordination services for Spanish-speaking vulnerable adults over the age of 18, most whom are over the age of 60. Adult Social Services delivers intensive community-based case management support. This Human Services Clinician will be part of a team of six professional social workers in the Care Coordination Bureau which collaborates with Adult Protective Services, Nursing Case Management, and the Arlington Adult Day Program to provide coordinated care. These services are offered to enhance the quality of life, independence, and maximize the well-being of the individual. ADSD strives to prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation; ensures persons remain safely in their homes when possible; and facilitates linkages to internal and community resources. The population served is culturally and ethnically diverse, including Spanish speaking persons who have difficulty communicating in English.

ADSD is part of an integrated social and wellness model, connecting customers to wrap around supportive services including adult protective services, adult social services, home-based nursing case management, in-home services, Medicare counseling, senior adult mental health, and volunteer guardianship.

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Duties include:

  • Conducting pre-admission screenings in collaboration with nursing staff;
  • Performing comprehensive assessments in both the office and/or place of residence to determine need for resources and services;
  • Developing holistic plans of care to meet multiple client and family needs;
  • Crisis intervention and counseling;
  • Facilitating placement in long-term care residences;
  • Investigating reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation;
  • Maintaining electronic case records in compliance with applicable clinical and regulatory requirements.
The ideal candidate is a clinically proven team player who brings a passion for working with older adults with a strength-based and person-centered approach in human services delivery.

Selection Criteria

Language proficiency:  English/Spanish

Minimum: Master's Degree in Human Services, Counseling, Psychology, or other directly related clinical discipline, all of which required a practicum prior to graduation involving diagnostic, treatment, and case management services plus two years of post-Master's degree experience providing professional clinical human services to older adults, which included the application of diagnostic, treatment, and case management services.

Substitution: A directly related higher level clinical degree may substitute for the Master's degree education requirement and one year of professional clinical social work experience to older adults. In the case of such substitution, the remainder of the qualifying work experience must have been gained after the higher level degree was awarded.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Providing services to persons with disabilities, older adults (60+), and their families;
  • Working with individuals from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds; and/or
  • Working with Courts and the legal system.

Special Requirements

An assessment of oral Spanish proficiency will be required before a candidate can be appointed to the bilingual position(s).  The incumbent in the position(s) will receive the language pay premium on all hours worked and on paid leave hours.

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

A background check and State of Virginia Child Welfare and Neglect Central Registry may be conducted on all candidates who are finalists for the position. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit check and may require signing a release authorizing the County to obtain this information.

The position will require travel primarily in Arlington County.


Additional Information

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the application process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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