Nutrition Case Manager (social Services Specialist Ii)

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$55,647.49 - $92,745.54 Annually
Posted
May 18, 2019
Closes
May 31, 2019
Ref
19-01063
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Provides case management services to older homebound adults and adults with disabilities in Fairfax County. Assesses clients in their home to determine their need for nutritional support services through home delivered meals program. Helps older adults and adults with disabilities stay independent in their homes by determining and coordinating appropriate support services. Appointee must be capable of using automated technology to maintain client data, case records and correspondence. This position requires the ability to multi-task and prioritize demands between clients, volunteers and vendors.

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;
  • Advocates for and assists families and individuals in obtaining services (e.g., mental health, intellectual disability, alcohol and drug, housing referrals, financial assistance for basic needs, home based services, training and medical services);
  • Communicates and works with colleagues, clients and the community in a manner that supports the agency and program goals and objectives;
  • Participates as a contributing member on interagency, multi-disciplinary teams, community groups and professional organizations;
  • Conducts home visits;
  • Uses automated technology and hard copy files to maintain and update case data, notes, documents, records, contacts and summaries of information. Maintains case notes, documents and records, enters and updates case load data, contacts and summaries of information;
  • Prepares and provides reports on casework;
  • Performs or reviews initial assessment of client's presenting need and conducts additional assessment as necessary to develop a coordinated service plan that establishes goals, tasks, and time frames with appropriate county and community-based service providers;
  • Demonstrates expertise in community service resources to identify, classify and describe services that address a broad array of client service needs-collaborates with service delivery professionals from all disciplines to identify service resource information requirements-translates those requirements into an automated catalog of resources necessary for client referrals and the development of client service plans.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of social work;
  • Knowledge of current social service problems and methods/approaches to address issues;
  • Knowledge of regulations and guidelines relating to the assigned area of social service specialization;
  • Ability to analyze case information and to reach sound decisions on the basis of such information;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to use automated technology to establish and maintain case records;
  • Ability to maintain professional ethics and confidentiality of client information;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals;
  • Ability to schedule and manage workload sufficiently to meet deadlines.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's degree in Social Work (MSW).
  • Proficient using automated technology and software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
  • Experience with aging, long-term care and/or volunteer management.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of older adults and the services targeted for them.
  • Two years of professional social work experience working with older adults.
  • Experience working directly with adults with disabilities.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented and organized person with strong multi-tasking skills.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Appointee must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driver's record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Able to drive self to client assessments, service provider meetings, and other community events outside of the office. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to use automated technology. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

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

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