Pps Social Services Specialist Ii (social Services Specialist Ii)

Reston, Virginia
$56,816.03 - $94,693.25 Annually
Oct 05, 2019
Oct 19, 2019
Full Time
Job Announcement

This announcement may be used to fill multiple full-time Protection and Preservation Services Social Services Specialist II positions located throughout Fairfax County (Annandale, Alexandria, Fairfax, and Reston, Virginia). Serving Protection and Preservation Services, provides clinical casework services for a caseload of children (and their families) who have experienced abuse/neglect or who are at-risk of abuse/neglect. Casework responsibilities include but are not limited to: completion of comprehensive assessments and service plans, care coordination, crisis intervention, and brief counseling. Attends court hearings and provides professional and legal testimony as needed. Completes casework and documentation in compliance with federal, state and local policies and procedures. Develops partnerships with community agencies to provide a holistic approach to service delivery, guaranteeing collaboration and coordination of services offered to children and their families. Coordinates and attends intra-agency and inter-agency meetings. Uses automated information systems to maintain case documentation. Travels throughout the county for the provision of services.

A flexible schedule including evening and/or weekend work will be required. In addition, the position requires being part of Child Protective Services (CPS) on-call rotation that includes evening, overnight, weekend, and holiday hours which may require immediate response into the field.

Note: All applicants selected from this solicitation must successfully complete DFS's Child Welfare Institute program prior to joining their assigned unit.

Salary: Please note that the salary for this position will not exceed the midpoint of the advertised salary range.

Employment Standards

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.

Contingent upon the area of assignment, some positions within this class may require specific certification(s) prior to employment and/or the ability to acquire necessary certification(s) within a specified time period following employment. The certifications are identified in the position description and employment advertisement.

Driver's license (required upon hire).

  • Master's degree in social work or related field.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in either child protective services or on-going child protective services case management.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
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.

Sufficiently mobile to attend home visits, court, and meetings and community events outside 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.

Panel interview; may include written 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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