Human Services Clinician (aging & Disability Services)

Expiring today

$57,387.20 - $87,630.40 Annually
Sep 04, 2019
Sep 20, 2019
Full Time
Position Information

Please note: This is a re-opening to expand the pool of qualified candidates. If you have already applied for this position, there is no need to re-apply unless you wish to update your application.

The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) is hiring an experienced Human Services Clinician to serve as Team Lead and Coordinator to the Division's Aging and Disability Resource Center in the Area Agency on Aging (ADRC). This Human Services Clinician will be responsible for supporting the work of the intake and referral team which provides individuals ages 60 and over as well as adults with a disability and their caregivers the opportunity to connect with key services and resources. These services are offered to enhance the quality of life, independence, and maximize the well-being of the individual. 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. This Human Services Clinician will perform comprehensive assessments in both the office and/or clients' homes to determine need for resources and services. The population served by ADSD is culturally and ethnically diverse.

To learn more about our services, please visit ADSD.

Responsibilities include:
  • Screens older adults, persons with disabilities, and caregivers through intake assessments in the office, over the phone, and in the community;
  • Triages emergency services/crisis intervention referrals to determine appropriate level of support needed;
  • Connects older adults, persons with disabilities, and caregivers to aging services and support so that they may remain safe and independent;
  • Maintains electronic case records in compliance with applicable clinical and regulatory requirements;
  • Manages administrative functions including processing financial emergency crisis funds, staffing complex cases with the intake team, and assisting with the development of key policies and procedures;
  • Analyzes data and trends to prepare monthly and quarterly performance measurement reports for leadership including the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Director;
  • Serves on workgroups/committees to enhance efficiencies and customer service experience with the AAA; and
  • Provides outreach and education to DHS and community partners to raise awareness of Aging and Disability Services, the Aging and Disability Resource Center referral process and aging programs.
Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.

Selection Criteria

  • Master's Degree in Human Services, Social Work. Counseling, Gerontology, Psychology, or other directly related clinical discipline;
  • Practicum prior to graduation involving diagnostic, treatment, and case management services with a focus on older adults, gerontology, adult services or a related field; and
  • Two years of post-Master's degree experience providing professional clinical human services, which included the application of diagnostic, treatment, and case management services with an older adult population.
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. 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, seniors, and their families;
  • Working in an Aging and Disability Resource Center;
  • Experience with a No Wrong Door system of record and/or PeerPlace electronic database;
  • Working with individuals from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds; and/or
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Korean, Amharic, or Vietnamese.

Special Requirements

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. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant'sdriving record.

A background check is required and 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 around Arlington County. Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time the appointment a valid Driver's license from the applicant's place of resident or be willing to use alternative modes of transportation.

A pre-hire background check and State of Virginia Child Welfare and Neglect Central Registry will be required.

Additional Information

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

An online application is 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.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website:

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


This position requires the completion of a clinical practicum prior to graduation. Please provide the following:
  • Highest level of degree earned:
  • Date of graduation:
  • Discipline of degree:
  • Date(s) of practicum:
  • Place of practicum:
  • Responsibilities of practicum:


Please describe your post-Master's degree experience providing professional clinical human services, which included the application of diagnostic, treatment, and case management services. Please include any work focused on older adults, gerontology, adult services or a related field.


Please use this opportunity to highlight your experience working with older adults and providing emergency crisis intervention to help connect individuals with support and services to improve their safety and assist in aging in place.


This announcement may be used for future openings of similar positions. If filled by a bilingual candidate an assessment of fluency and oral proficiency in English/Spanish will be required. Are you sufficiently proficient in oral Spanish to interview, assess the needs of, counsel and refer Spanish speaking individuals who have limited English proficiency and who are facing a crisis?
  • Yes
  • No


This announcement may be used for future openings of similar positions. Please provide information on your availability for future vacancies.
  • I am available for future full-time openings of similar work.
  • I am available for future part-time openings of similar work.
  • Please consider me for this recruitment only.

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