Pps Social Services Specialist Iii - Sexual Abuse (social Services Specialist Iii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$62,587.20 - $104,312.00 Annually
Oct 12, 2019
Oct 26, 2019
Full Time
Job Announcement

The position is currently located in the Pennino Building. Provides clinical casework services for a caseload of children (as well as their families) who have experienced child sexual abuse and require support to address the complex needs related to sexual abuse trauma. 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. Mentors and trains staff and provides supervision in the absence of the unit supervisor. Uses automated information systems to maintain case documentation. Travels throughout the county for the provision of services.

Schedule: 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: Compensation 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 three 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 .

Valid driver's license.

Appointee must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • 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.
  • Minimum of two (2) years working with sexual abuse victims.
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. Sufficiently mobile to travel outside of the office for client contact, meetings, and to work with community groups. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include a 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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