Social Services Specialist Iii

Fairfax, Virginia
$62,587.20 - $104,312.00 Annually
Nov 21, 2020
Dec 05, 2020
Full Time
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Under direction of Area Agency on Aging (AAA) leadership, creates and oversee the Aging 5-year, Strategic Plan Caregiver initiatives in coordination with community partners, Commission on Aging and Board of Supervisors. As mandated by the Federal Older Americans Act, ensures program compliance for the care coordination state standards related to caregivers and case management task alike. Provides clinical and non-clinical resources for caregivers. Manages a new FAMILIES intervention program. Serves as the expert and liaison to the strategic plan for aging for caregiver initiatives with the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Serves as the expert and liaison with Dementia Friendly Fairfax. Serves as the liaison with all ONE FAIRFAX initiatives to ensure inclusive efforts with the caregiver community. Creates partnerships with community organizations and develops community-appropriate programs to address unmet caregiver needs, evaluates the success of the programs, and revises approaches based on evaluations. Develops and provides training to professionals, policy makers and caregivers. Provides evidence-based trainings to the public. Works as part of the AAA caregiver team with other responsibilities to include county-wide planning, equity inclusion, analysis, reporting, and advocacy on behalf of the county's older adults and their caregivers. Advocates and helps resolve caregiver issues. Identifies and assesses best-practices in the growing field of caregiver support to include providing evidence-based trainings. Collects data and prepares reports required by regulatory agencies, monitors and analyzes expenditures, performs budget reconciliations, and ensures services are provided in accordance with DARS. Writes monthly caregiver related articles for the Golden Gazette. Covers the unit in the absence of the supervisor.

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 .

  • Knowledge of the needs and resources for family caregivers and older adults.
  • Case management experience.
  • Outreach, education, and partnership-building experience.
  • Contract management experience.
  • Certification to instruct educational preventive classes Chronic Disease Self-Management and Matter of Balance.
Not applicable.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background, Child Protective Services check, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Sufficiently mobile to attend community events, meetings, and various sites outside the office and throughout Fairfax County. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Ability to use automated technology to enter, retrieve information in various programs. Ability to lift at least 25 lbs. All duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include a verbal and visual exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran 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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