Arlington, Virginia
$57,387.20 - $87,630.40 Annually
Aug 28, 2020
Sep 18, 2020
Full Time
Position Information

The Clinical Coordination Unit in the Community Assistance Bureau (CAB) is hiring an experienced Human Services Clinician. CAB is one of five operational bureaus in the Department of Human Services' Economic Independence Division and the Clinical Coordination Unit assists low income residents by providing emergency financial assistance, crisis intervention, counseling, information, and referral services. The population served is culturally and ethnically diverse, including persons experiencing homelessness and those with limited English proficiency. Work in the unit is performed in a high volume, walk-in environment and involves crisis situations and short term-interventions designed to prevent hunger and homelessness and to promote self-sufficiency.

To learn more about our services, please visit CAB

Responsibilities include:
  • Screen and assess individuals and families for emergency food, housing, medical and dental needs;
  • Identify barriers to self-sufficiency and create and monitor a coordinated plan to overcome those barriers;
  • Assess mental health and substance abuse issues, link with appropriate services; and intervening in crises when indicated;
  • Conduct homelessness prevention activities including securing emergency rental assistance, landlord mediation, and advocating on behalf of residents;
  • Provide financial counseling including household budget creation and monitoring and credit and debt management;
  • Partner with non-profit community agencies regarding client service integration and providing other professional social work services;
  • Share responsibility for ensuring adequate coverage of the Clinical Coordination Unit;
  • Ensure proper client caseload information is entered into the electronic data management systems; and
  • Participation in multidisciplinary service teams is required as directed
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 Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or other directly related clinical discipline which required a clinical practicum involving diagnostic, treatment and case management services; and
  • At least two years of post-Master's degree full-time experience providing professional clinical social work or counseling services which included assessment, service planning, 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 experience. In the case of such substitution, the remainder of the qualifying full-time work experience must have been gained after the higher level degree was awarded.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Intake services such as emergency assessments, short-term service delivery, determining eligibility for services, and/or linking/referring clients to ongoing services;
  • Delivering emergency services to individuals who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, low income or in threatening health or safety situations;
  • Financial counseling including setting up budgets and developing credit repair strategies; and/or
  • Proficiency in software applications such as Word and Excel and in the use of web-based information systems.

Special Requirements

A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

Applicant must possess, or obtain by 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 work site. 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's driving record.

Must complete pre-hire federal background check and State of Virginia Central Registry check.

Additional Information

An online application is required.

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with flexbility and the ability to work remotely.

Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. 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.


Please provide the following: • Highest level of clinical degree earned: • Date of graduation: • Date(s) of practicum: • Place of practicum: • Responsibilities of practicum: • Type of License (If any):


Describe your post-Master's degree experience completing needs assessments, service planning, and/or case management in a high-volume environment. How would you manage these responsibilities remotely? Indicate the name of the employer(s) where experience was gained.


Describe your experience working in the areas of client advocacy, agency partnerships and crisis intervention.


Describe your experience delivering emergency services to individuals who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, low income or other threatening health or safety situations.

Required Question

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