RELIEF WORKER - GIRLS' OUTREACH PROGRAM (PART-TIME, TEMPORARY)

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
$21.06 - $32.18 Hourly
Posted
Apr 16, 2021
Closes
Apr 30, 2021
Ref
6737-21D-JDR-DB
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court is seeking a part-time Relief Worker for its' Girls' Outreach Program. Relief Workers supervise and assist in the delivery of adolescent programs for the Arlington Juvenile Court by providing direct services to clients and supplementing case coverage, of full-time counselors, serving a culturally and ethnically diverse population, including many who speak Spanish and have difficulty communicating in English.

The Girls' Outreach Program is a gender-specific program for adolescent females who are referred by schools, parents, and other child-serving agencies including the Court. The program begins immediately following school and provides a supervised, structured and consistent environment for up to 12 young ladies which includes homework support, group activities, psycho educational groups and social skills building. During the COVID pandemic, the program has pivoted to weekday school hours to provide increased academic support. Girls' Outreach provides youth with consistency and structure while simultaneously providing them with empathy and support and individualized attention in a group program setting.

For more information on this and other services please click here .

Specific duties include:

  • Supporting girls who are struggling with school, interpersonal and family relationships, and who may engage in risky behaviors;
  • Partnering with family members, therapists and associated professionals to devise an individualized service plan with measurable results;
  • Preparing and completing paperwork including daily client progress notes;
  • Completing administrative tasks as assigned by the Program Coordinator such as filing, restocking and organizing;
  • Supporting program staff by preparing snacks and light meals;
  • Supervising and providing homework support to clients during study hall;
  • Actively engaging with clients during outings and activities to ensure client participation and compliance; and
  • Driving a 15-passenger van to transport clients to and from the program when needed.


Selection Criteria

Minimum: High school diploma/equivalent and two years of experience providing direct human services to adolescents in a community-based setting.

Note: See Special Requirements below for qualifications required by date of appointment or within a specific timeframe.

Substitution: College coursework in a human services related field may substitute for up to one year of experience on a year for year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Experience working in a gender specific program (all female) in a multilingual and multicultural environment; and/or
  • Bilingual capability (English/Spanish).


Special Requirements

1) A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted and candidates will be required to provide police clearance records upon final consideration for employment.

2) Clearance by the Virginia Department of Social Services Child Protective Services Central Registry is required.

3) The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment and maintain, a valid Driver License. Applicants 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.

5) Employees must have or obtain certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Handle with Care.

Additional Information

Work hours: This is apart-time, temporary position which consists of 4-hour shifts between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The work schedule and work location will be determined when the employee is hired, and work hours may change to support program needs. Holiday work is required.

This is a part-time, temporary position with an hourly salary range of $21.06 - $32.18.

The official title of this position is Human Services Aide V.

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: 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

What is your highest level of education?
  • High School or equivalent
  • Some College
  • AA or 60 semester hours (90 Quarter hours)
  • Bachelor's Degree in a human services or related field
  • Master's Degree in a human services or related field


02

How much experience do you have providing direct human services to adolescents in a community-based setting?
  • None
  • Less than 6 months
  • 6 to less than 12 months
  • 1 to less than 2 years
  • 2 to less than 3 years
  • 3 years or more


03

If applicable, please indicate the amount of experience you have working with at-risk female youth in a multilingual and multicultural environment.
  • None
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year but less than 2 years
  • 2 years or more


04

Please indicate if you possess any of the following certifications (please check all that apply):
  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • Handle with Care
  • None of the above


05

This position requires day and evening work hours between 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Are you available to work within this work schedule?
  • Yes
  • No, I am not available to work between the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


06

Are you sufficiently proficient in oral Spanish to interview, assess the needs of, and counsel Spanish speaking individuals who have limited English proficiency and who are facing a crisis?
  • I am sufficiently proficient in Spanish to carry out these duties without difficulty.
  • I can speak and understand some Spanish but I would require additional training to carry out these duties.
  • I cannot speak or understand Spanish.


Required Question

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