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$70,116.80 - $107,140.80 Annually
Feb 19, 2021
Mar 05, 2021
Full Time
Position Information

This professional clinical position is part of the Clinical Coordination Unit in the Community Assistance Bureau (CAB) which serves income-eligible clients seeking emergency financial and housing assistance. The CAB is one of five operational bureaus in the Department of Human Services’ Economic Independence Division. The Clinical Coordination Unit assists low income residents by providing emergency financial assistance, crisis intervention, counseling, and information and referral to appropriate services within the Department of Human Services and the community. The Human Services Clinician is part of a team which assesses needs and provides intensive short-term counseling to support the employment, housing, financial stabilization, physical and mental health needs, and emotional functioning of individuals and families. This unit serves a culturally and ethnically diverse population, including homeless persons and those with limited English proficiency. Work in the unit is performed in a high volume, walk-in environment involving crisis situations and short-term interventions designed to prevent hunger and homelessness and promote self-sufficiency.

As a lead within the Clinical Coordination Unit, the Human Services Clinician will assist leadership with managing program staff, processing financial assistance applications and distributing funds to eligible clients, monitoring program funding, and coordinating and participating in case conferences and service integration meetings.

Responsibilities include:
  • Performing clinical assessment and case management services to clients in need of emergency assistance;
  • Serving as primary point of contact for all shelter intake and programs and all meetings related to Centralized Access System such as Rapid Rehousing, and Unified shelter;
  • Supporting staff by providing information regarding referral sources and addresses significant issues/situations in client's life;
  • Completing quality assurance reviews of client charts to ensure proper documentation in compliance with guidelines and policy;
  • Providing consultation and guidance to other professionals, referral agencies, and the public concerning program goals and policies;
  • Reviewing, tracking, and analyzing budget expenditures for various state and local programs; and
  • Developing partnerships with local businesses, nonprofits, and community organizations.
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 prior to graduation involving diagnostic, treatment and case management services;
  • Three years of post-Master’s degree full-time experience providing professional clinical social work or counseling services which included at least one year of experience providing assessment, service planning, emergency services, and/or case management services to individuals who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, low income or in threatening health or safety situations.
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 work experience must have been gained after the higher-level degree was awarded.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • In intake services such as emergency assessments, short-term service delivery, determining eligibility for services, and/or linking/referring clients to ongoing services;
  • 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

The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability or willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, 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.

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.

Completion of a State of Virginia Central Registry Check.

Additional Information

Work Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday with some flexibility. Must have the ability to work remotely as needed.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. 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:
  • Licensure: Y/N
  • Years of applicable experience (see minimum qualifications):

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    Please describe your experience providing case management services including employer, dates of employment, and services provided.


    Please describe your experience working with homeless services programs including employer, dates of employment, and services provided.


    Please describe your experience providing crises intervention services


    Please describe any experience you have managing budgets or supporting program data including your level of proficiency using Microsoft Excel and Word.


    This announcement may be used to fill similar vacancies in the future. Please indicate your area(s) of interest. Check all that apply.
    • I am interested in full-time employment
    • I am interested in part-time employment


    This announcement may be used to fill future similar vacancies. Are you sufficiently proficient in oral Spanish to interview, assess the needs of, counsel and refer Spanish speaking individuals who have limited English proficiency and who are facing a crisis?
    • Yes
    • No

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