CHILDREN'S SERVICES ACT (CSA) COORDINATOR

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Location
Virginia
Salary
$64,272.00 - $98,217.60 Annually
Posted
Nov 13, 2020
Closes
Dec 03, 2020
Ref
6618-21A-DHS-SD
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

The Child & Family Services Division (CFSD) within the Department of Human Services (DHS), is seeking a Children's Services Act (CSA) Coordinator to serve as a lead team member of the CSA system process to create improved outcomes for children and families. The Children's Services Act (CSA) was enacted in 1993 to establish a single state pool of funds to purchase services for youth at risk of out of home placement and their families. The state and combined local community funds, are managed by local interagency teams, which plan and manage services to youth.

The CSA Coordinator is responsible for monitoring services and ensuring high quality, child centered, family focused, and cost-effective community-based services for at-risk youth and their families within Arlington County, as organized under the Virginia CSA. The CSA Coordinator supports a culture of integration, learning, and data informed decision-making among family members as well as private and public providers. This includes working with child welfare, court services, schools, health and behavioral health services. At the core of this effort is a shared set of guiding principles, including inter-agency collaboration, family-driven and youth-guided decision-making, individualized strength- based and trauma-informed care, culturally and linguistically competence, robust community-based services, and accountability for outcomes.

Specific duties include:

  • Ensuring administrative accountability for compliance with state and local policies for the CSA Act;
  • Assisting the Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT) in coordination with the System of Care Manager with the development, implementation, and revision of legislative policies and procedures;
  • Documenting and sharing correspondence and meeting information of CPMT;
  • Working closely with stakeholders to develop cost-effective programs with emphasis on home, family, and community involvement and collaboration;
  • Monitoring Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT) meetings to ensure strengths-based, child-centered and family-focused community care of those seeking services;
  • Assisting with identifying the most appropriate funding resources for services;
  • Serving as local administrator for Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) assessments;
  • Collaborating with local partner agencies (i.e., Court Services and Schools) to implement policies, procedures, and guidelines adopted by the State Executive Council;
  • Providing training, guidance and leadership to the internal and external cross-systems staff and FAPT team members in areas such as CSA, Medicaid, CANS, etc.;
  • Ensuring compliance of records of all authorized CSA purchases and expenditures; and
  • Monitoring the utilization management plan to assist with FAPT review process.


About DHS

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

Minimum:
  • Master's Degree in Human Services, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or directly related clinical discipline, all of which required a clinical practicum prior to graduation;
  • Three years of post-Master's Degree experience providing professional human/social services clinician work, which included the application of diagnostic, treatment, and case management services; and
  • One year of providing services in child welfare (foster care, adoption, child protective services, special education, juvenile justice and/or family service).

Substitution: A directly related higher level clinical degrees may substitute for the Master's Degree education requirement and 1 (one) year of experience.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Licensed or license eligible (transferrable) in the Commonwealth of Virginia as an LCSW or LPC;
  • Experience interpreting and monitoring adherence to complex policies and regulations such as the Children's Services Act; and
  • Use of data to develop and document meaningful, measurable outcomes to provide feedback to management.


Special Requirements

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. 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 Driver’s License or willingness to use alternative modes of transportation. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. An offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

A state of Virginia Central Registry check will be performed.

Additional Information

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm with flexibility dependent upon program needs. Occasional evening and weekend work. Travel to state and regional meetings required.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process. Please do not enter "see resume" as a response to the questions. Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. 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: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

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.

01

This position requires the completion of at least a Master's level clinical practicum prior to graduation as described in the announcement. Please provide the following: • Degree Earned: • Date of graduation: • Dates of clinical practicum: • Description of duties of clinical practicum:

02

Please check ALL which describe your background and experience
  • Provided professional human/social services clinician work, including the application of diagnostic, treatment, and case management services
  • Provided services in child welfare (foster care, adoption, child protective services, special education, juvenile justice and/or family service)
  • Licensed or license eligible (transferrable) in the Commonwealth of Virginia as an LCSW or LPC
  • Interpreting and monitoring adherence to complex policies and regulations such as the Children's Services Act
  • Used data to develop and document meaningful, measurable outcomes to provide feedback to management
  • None


03

Please indicate how many years of post Master's Degree experience you have providing professional human/social services clinician work, including the application of diagnostic, treatment and case management services
  • None
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year but less than 2 years
  • 2 year but less than 3 years
  • 3 years or more


04

Please describe your experience providing services in child welfare, such as foster care, adoption, child protective services, special education, juvenile justice and/or family service? Put N/A, if not applicable

Required Question

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